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Aug 24, 2012

Manufacturer stresses importance of safety

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For optimum safety on the roads and during the loading and unloading of materials, it is critical that drivers have a clear vision, not only of what is in front and behind the vehicle, but also of what is on either side of the vehicle, says automotive components manufacturer Stirling Accessories CEO Keith Russon.

“Safety provided by rear-view mirrors depends on the quality of materials used and the standards implemented during manufacturing, as well as the correct installation procedure and accurate adjustment of each mirror,” he points out.

Stirling Accessories manufactures a range of rear-view mirrors for commercial motor vehicles, caravans and armoured vehicles, as well as trucks, trailers, buses and bakkies.

The company’s interior and side rearview mirrors, which are ecompliant, streamlining the compliance process for government agencies and businesses, and meet European specifications, adhere to South African Bureau of Standards passenger and commercial vehicle standards.

The company states that it has made a substantial investment in modern machinery and testing facilities and has a technical team that is committed to developing design and safety advances.

“Every component is subjected to harsh impact, bending and vibration testing to ensure the unit is able to withstand the toughest operating conditions, Russon notes.

This range of rear-view mirrors also adheres to the exact design specifications of vehicle manufacturers. These units are available in various shapes and sizes, including a streamlined option, based on previous vehicle designs, and a modern aerodynamic design for modern vehicles, he explains.

An important component of these rear-view mirrors is the use of high-quality materials that include reflecting, surface, flat and convex glass with a shatterproof backing, which enhances safety in the event of an accident.

A blind-spot mirror option is also available for greater visibility.

Mirrors that consist of a plastic acrylonitrile butadiene styrene back, with ultraviolet and heat resistance, are suitable for an extended service life in harsh South African conditions. The unit will not distort, maintaining its shape and design in all environments, Russon states.

Motorised rear-view mirrors for heavy- duty applications enable the driver to adjust the unit from inside the vehicle. A heat control facility also eliminates mist for clear vision, which enhances safety.

For heavy-duty truck and bus applications that can require up to five rear-view mirrors, the use of units from Classes II to VI, with a 3 mm glass thickness and a shatterproof backing, is recommended. Depending on the class, these mirrors have a 1 800 mm radius (Classes II and III) or a 400 mm radius (Classes IV to VI).

In the event of damage or breakage, the company offers the market the option of either replacing the mirror arm, the rear-view mirror, or just the mirror glass.

“We also custom-design and manufacture mirror arms to exact specifications,” Russon points out.

Edited by: Chanel de Bruyn
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Online
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