SALTUS™ Composite poles for the Agricultural Industry

Vineyard, fruit, shade-net & irrigation

The SALTUS™ Composite Pole has been developed in co-operation with the industry since 2012. The internationally patented design guarantees the BEST VALUE composite utility pole in the world.

CARBON FIBRE DESIGN, manufacturer of WORLD CLASS QUALITY carbon fibre and glass fibre poles, introduces the REVOLUTIONARY and worldwide patented COMPOSITE SUPPORT POLE

INNER LAYER: PLASTIC TUBING

Plastic tubing is used for increasing wall thickness and also adds elasticity to protect fibreglass shell. Plastic tubing is typically used as water irrigation pipe and has very little load bearing compressive strength.

MIDDLE LAYER: FIBREGLASS WITH RESIN

Fibreglass acts as main load bearing material with its excellent compressive and tensile strength properties. Fibreglass to resin ratio is 70:30.

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Developing and testing a durable and robust product took /me and currently SALTUS™ poles are well proven for various applications in the Agricultural Industry, such as Vineyards, Shade netting & Fencing with or without electrification

The SALTUS™ Composite Vineyard Pole Impact Resistance

HIGH
BENDING
STRENGTH

Will SALTUS™ Composite Vineyard Support Poles survive mechanical harvesting?”

YES, the SALTUS™ Composite Vineyard Support Pole has been tested for impact strength and will survive a mechanical harvest machine.

The fibreglass layer itself can survive impacts and has been tested underground in mining to survive a dynamite blast impact with 11mm wall thickness.

Why consider SALTUS™ Composite Poles?

The internationally patented design aims at low cost to compete with the price of wood and addresses the following problems of wood and concrete poles:

BENEFITS of the SALTUS™ Composite Pole:

LOWEST LOGISTICS COST

SALTUS™ Poles nest for transport and is LIGHT WEIGHT, therefore the transport is usually volume limited and not weight limited as with concrete or timber

FAST INSTALLATION

SALTUS™ Poles are LIGHT WEIGHT and therefore installation requires LESS LABOUR and will typically be installed at tripple the speed compared to concrete or timber poles. We have now got solid proof of this for the Telecoms industry.This contributes to its competitive initial installation cost compared with alternatives

FLAME RESISTANT

SALTUS™ Poles has SUPERIOR FLAME RESISTANCE due to its unique advanced flame-resistant composite properties. The special flame resistant resin is well known for its flame resistant properties and is often used for this reason in the aerospace composite industry

LONGEST LIFE

With a 60 years ENGINEERED service life and integrated UV protection. No scheduled maintenance is required resulting in lowest lifecycle cost and immunity to rot, corrosion, woodpeckers and termites

SUPERIOR TEMPERATURE PERFORMANCE

SALTUS™ Poles performs well in hot and cold environments. The established temperature range is -60°C to +75°C

HARDWARE COMPATIBILITY

Smooth surfaced hardware without sharp edges should be used with SALTUS™ Poles. Hardware for round cross-sectioned steel and concrete poles is commonly available and can be used with SALTUS™ Poles

LOWEST LIABILITY

With a limited 30 year warranty, high dielectric strength providing IMPROVED SAFETY for workers and the public, better storm and higher wind reliability and minimum environmental impact

SALTUS™ Composite Pole Flame Resistance

Will SALTUS™ Composite Support Poles survive a fire?

The flame resistant composite layer on the outside can survive a gas flame burning for 5 minute without any smoke. The composite layer on the outside also protects the inner plastic layer and conducts heat away from the plastic layer.

After flame test of one minute at 1500°C – no mechanical degradation to fiberglass layer or inner plastic pipe

LOWER TRANSPORT COSTS

FASTER INSTALLATION

LABOUR SAVING

TYPICAL MYTHS RELATED TO FIBREGLASS SUPPORT POLES:

Fibreglass poles whip around in the wind

Each vineyard support pole is engineered to withstand a wind load of 365 Pascal which is an internationally accepted design standard for fibreglass luminaires and road signs. This allows for deflection of the pole up to 5% of its length in strong winds.

Fibreglass poles leach chemicals into the ground over time

Each SALTUS™ pole is engineered for a service life of 60 years (with a limited warranty of 30 years) and the resin which holds the fibres together will not degrade or leach into the ground.

Fibreglass poles cannot support big headloads

Each SALTUS™ pole is individually engineered by factoring in wind load and exposed area and support load. Also refer to 40 ton support for mining industry.

Fibreglass poles are deteriorated by sunlight

The UV rays of sunlight will only damage unprotected fibreglass. The SALTUS™ support pole is protected by an imbedded layer of UV protection which cannot be scratched or flaked off. No maintenance is required.

Fibreglass poles are made out of plastic

Only the inner shell is made of plastic and is used for its elastic properties to extend the lifetime of the pole. The support is mainly provided by the fibreglass outer shell which consists of 70% fibreglass and 30% resin.

Truckload Quantity Comparison

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The SALTUS™ Composite Poles

Relevant pole data is based on a shape factor of 0.7 and a calculated wind pressure of 365-700 Pa depending on application

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The poles can be recycled and used in other applications after its service life of 60 years

Inner plastic tube recycle

The plastic inner layer can be recycled via the standard plastic recycle route. This is a closed loop cycle and no plastic is wasted.

Chopped fibre filler for geopolymers or concrete

Each SALTUS™ pole has a fibreglass outer layer. This layer can be chopped into short fibres and the fibres can be mixed into geopolymer or concrete. It has been shown that geopolymer and concrete can be strengthened using up to 40% (by volume) chopped fibre.

Chopped fibre filler for green plastic wood products

Each SALTUS™ pole has a fibreglass outer layer. This layer can be chopped into short fibres and the fibres can be mixed into green plastic wood products. It has been shown that extruded plastic profiles can be strengthened using up to 40% (by volume) chopped fibre.

The SALTUS™ Composite Poles for
Fruit Shade Net Structures

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The SALTUS™ Range of Poles

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