Vent Engineering Reports Successful FIT 2019

Vent Engineering, the natural and smoke ventilation specialist, reported a successful FIT 2019 with visitors keen to learn more about their smoke ventilation products, especially their new Ventec Elite, a Certified AOV Smoke Window.

“The Ventec Elite attracted a lot of interest at the show and has now been specified on a number of projects, which is a real positive,” commented Alan Riggs, Vent Engineering Internal Sales Manager.

High visitor levels, especially during the first two days, kept the team busy handling enquiries across the Vent Engineering product range, such as the TOPP ACK5 window chain actuator, which comes with a five-year warranty option.

Designed for top-hung, side-hung and bottom-hung windows, as well as pitched vents or rooflights, the ACK5 offers a long-life and highly versatile solution for automated opening and closing applications.

Also attracting much interest was the new TOPP S80 Linear Actuator, which has an IP 68 rating and is the first waterproof actuator on the market. The S80 comes with an adjustable stroke up to 1000mm and 800N max thrust and traction force. It is also RWA suitable and has been tested for exterior applications with the added option of synchronisation through an on-board microprocessor.

Commenting on trends, Alan said enquiries were split with most of the interest shown in natural ventilation, actuator and control products, adding: “However, this year we did see a rise in enquiries for our smoke ventilation products; arguably reflecting changes in legislation and building regulations.”

Praising the show’s excellent organisation, Alan said this gave them the opportunity to meet existing customers as well as welcoming potential new ones. “The wide variety of exhibitors covering all aspects of the industry contributed to generating plenty of interest and enquiries for the ventilation systems we can offer to residential, commercial and industrial sectors across the UK. Overall, we were impressed with how the show worked really well for us!”

Currently marking its 30th anniversary year, Vent Engineering is the specialist distributor of actuators, window controls and openers for natural and smoke ventilation systems and the sole UK agent for manufacturer TOPP S.r.l.