April 21 2014 Monday at 12:00 AM

Solutions for Success: 65' Retracta-Belt Leaves the Competition Falling Short

Our commitment to providing Advanced Solutions and Advanced Service is supported by our manufacturing partner, Visiontron.  With over 50 years of experience listening to customers' needs and their challenges with day-to-day operations, Visiontron manufactures products that others simply do not.  These efforts to eliminate previous limitations of the industry's products have led to innovations such as a nearly indestructible base for Retracta-Belt productsEverStraight® Technology, and the product featured in our latest "Solutions for Success" installment, the Retracta-Belt SM6500.

Visiontron Retracta-Belt SM6500 Tarmac | Advanced Stanchions

This stand mount Retracta-Belt unit is designed for the most imposing of environments such as energy plants, manufacturing facilities, or lengthy outdoor queues.  There are few manufacturers that actually approach a 65' unit as a solution for their customers, instead relying on shorter belt lengths and causing the customer to incur the costs of extra products and, as a result, the additional need to move and store more posts.

The increasing awareness of, and need for, safety in the workplace and general public provides the need for longer belt lengths.  By blocking off longer distances with fewer posts, organizations will save on labor costs, during transport and setup by needing fewer workers, less time, or a combination of both.  Similarly, moving fewer posts provides less physical stress for employees.  

Visiontron has successfully created a heavy duty, longer belt stanchion that is outdoor ready and can endure the most trying of conditions.  The stand mount unit also has an easy-to-transport base which allows for quick assembly and removal from your work site.  

As we mentioned, there are few manufacturers in the United States that have a 65' belt unit.  Here are the key factors that distinguish the Visiontron Retracta-Belt SM6500 from other 65' belt units and ensure that you receive the most durable long-term investment from your safety equipment.

Visiontron Retracta-Belt 65' Comparison | Advanced Stanchions

1. More durable, more diverse belt options.  

The Retracta-Belt SM6500 is available with all of the "standard" and "specialty" belt lengths available to the Retracta-Belt series.  Not only is the belt material significantly thicker than other brands' belts, the Black/Yellow Diagonal belt, which is the most popular for this unit, is made even thicker to withstand the abuse of the most imposing of environments.

The SM6500 also provides variety for belt ends.  Issued with a standard belt end loop design, the unit is also available with S-Clip belt ends or universal belt ends for Retracta-Belt.

                              Visiontron Retracta-Belt Belt Colors | Advanced Stanchions 

Visiontron Retracta-Belt SM6500 Belt Ends | Advanced Stanchions

2. Heavy Duty Construction

The Retracta-Belt SM6500 is made with aluminum and stainless steel, providing you the highest quality of durability and reliability.


3. Easy to Maintain

Although Retracta-Belt is built to withstand even the most imposing of environments, occasionally you may need to adjust or fix components.  Visiontron designs the products in a way that allows for the end user to fix the unit on site, without needing to ship anything back to the manufacturer.  As with all Retracta-Belt products, replacement parts are available for easy maintenance.


4. Unique Folding Base

The base on the Retracta-Belt SM6500 is designed to allow for easy setup, portability, and usage in diverse landscapes.  For many outdoor applications, such as construction sites, the terrain is not always smooth and even.  The legs on this Retracta-Belt Stand Mount are individually adjustable so that you can setup your unit on uneven terrains.  


For more information on the Visiontron Retracta-Belt SM6500 or to order some for your next project, please contact our Stanchion Team at 844-831-8400 or info@advancedstanchions.com