Jafco Tools Ltd have taken the original design concept for an e-clip removal tool, created by Roy Evans and Toby Keates of Network Rail, we further developed it to create an efficient, fast, cost effective and innovative tool which has safety as a key design element.
Our aim from the start was to create a product which inspired and connected with Network Rail.
The customer is and always has been at the centre of our product development process. Our understanding of Network Rail Infrastructure through our ongoing partnership delivers the design direction needed to succeed.
The product was developed following a number of in-house “brain-storming” sessions. From day one it was always Jafco Tools goal to design a standalone tool encompassing a striking tool at its core, no hammer required. This resulted in the first prototype which was submitted for trial at Network Rail Whitmore.
Following the initial trials at Whitmore of two designs from Jafco Tools; design 1. Cage version and design 2. Hook-Guard version. These first innovative prototypes were then further improved though continuous testing and trials at Jafco Tools.
As a result of this a further set of innovative changes were made to the prototypes through discussions with Network Rail, Senior Ergonomics Specialist and Senior Reliability Improvement Specialist, resulting in the finished product.
- Ergonomically designed to reduce repetitive injuries
- Full control during e-clip removal process
– A safer way of working
- Dedicated Clip Locator
- Operated by one person with minimum effort
- Ambidextrous Tool
- Tool fits various sizes of rail fasteners
- Conforms to BS8020:2011 (for live working)
- Safety lock and carrying strap
- Ergonomic hand grip with cushioned hand stop
- Vibration tested
Jafco tools made a big impression at this years Infrarail Exhibition at the ExCel Centre in London's Docklands from the
12th - 14th of April 2016
Jafco boasted the only rail tools stand at this years exhibition, so they certainly generated quite a bit of interest from visitors and industry professionals alike.
Jean Wilkes and Malcolm Latham seen above and left talking to Claire Perry MP, Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport, shared their plans to further develop the already impressive Jafco product range still further to consolidate their reputation as one of the worlds leading manufactures of both insulated and non-insulated quality rail tools.
Jafco are poised to offer their products and expertise at this time of unprecedented rail investment in infrastructure
and modernisation programmes both globally and at home.
A breathtaking view from the Emirates Skyline on your way to ExCeL...