New Inboard End Batten Adjuster

UK sailboat hardware manufacturer, Allen, is pleased to announce an addition to its extensive range of sailmakers products. The A.951-10 – Batten Adjuster.

The new inboard end batten adjuster has been developed alongside one of the world’s leading sailmakers. It has been designed to help sail manufactures streamline their sail designs by moving the batten tensioning hardware to the luff of the mainsail, up by the mast where the wind is already turbulent. This allows the sailmaker to reduce drag and improve the aerodynamics of the trailing edge of the sail.

The new batten adjuster from Allen will take a 10mm wide batten and has an adjustment range of 10mm with calibration marks to help gather regular sail settings. It can be easily fixed to a sail using the four nuts and bolts provided, and once attached gives a low-profile streamline finish.  

Made from glass-filled nylon and weighing only 33 grams the A.951-10 is a simple yet effective performance-enhancing product for any sailmaker. Check out the video below to see a hands-on video or get in touch with the Allen sales team for more information –


60mm Dynamic Block | DETAILS AND FEATURES

We would usually be welcoming hundreds of people onto our stand at METS over the next few days to discuss new and existing products.

Unfortunately, METS cant go ahead this year. So instead we will be releasing a few short product videos to help keep you informed on Allen products.

In this video, you can find out more details about our 60mm Dynamic Block Range.

“60mm Dynamic Blocks feature our patented Dynamic bearing technology, which comprises of high-quality stainless steel ball bearings running on stainless steel rails. This provides unsurpassed performance under load. The large central hole is for tie-on becket requirements but also give this block range a distinctive style and significant weight reduction.”

More details on the 60mm range click here

Please get in touch if you have any further questions –

Investing in Rapid 3d Prototyping

We have recently invested in a new workstation to assist with rapid product prototyping and testing. 

At Allen, we were one of the early adopters of 3d printing technology as the in-house design team could see it would help with many areas of the research and design stages of product development. But as technology has moved on so too has the capabilities of 3d printers. 

Our existing 3d printer was somewhat outdated and worn out, and so, as a business which prides itself on innovative product design, we did some extensive research and decided to purchase the new MakerBot Method X. 

It may come as a surprise that in the peak of a pandemic we would invest in new hardware for the design department. But, due to the demands of many entrepreneurs looking to develop products to assist in the fight of COVID-19 it became a logical investment for us to upgrade the existing machine. 

The MakerBot Method X is one of the latest 3d printers available on the market. The new machine can print in multiple materials including ABS, PVA, Nylon and PETG Carbon fibre – Materials which could be used in final production. The wide range of materials will allow for stronger and more reliable parts to be manufactured. Resulting in better and more accurate testing results. Coupling this with quicker print times will also benefit the customers of Allen, as lead times to get their hands on a sample product will be reduced and the results will be more reliable and accurate than ever before.

If you have a custom project, would like to find out what Allen can do for you or If you need help bringing ideas to reality, contact to find out more.  

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