Notrax® 570 De-Flex™ - A State of Balance

1 Jun 2018

The 570 De-Flex™ is the newest Notrax® innovation – a 45 cm x 45 cm rubber tile that hits the right balance of comfort, safety and flexibility.  The De-Flex name reflects the contradiction in terms of the challenges that needed to be overcome in the design of this anti-fatigue mat. 

As with any new Notrax® innovation – the premise for the new product design is clear: maximizing the level of comfort and safety for standing workers. In order to bring a truly new innovation to the market, we accepted the challenge to design our bestselling product, the 479 Cushion Trax®, into a modular and flexible solution for extreme industrial workstation applications. 

To make it bigger, we made it smaller

In order to surpass the maximum width of the 479 Cushion Trax® of 152 cm wide, we made the 570 De-Flex™ a 45 cm x 45 cm modular rubber tile so that it can be easily assembled for coverage of large areas, around corners and long aisle solutions.


To make it heavier, we made it lighter
Although the overall weight of 16 kg/m² is almost triple compared to 5.5 kg/m² of the 479 Cushion Trax®, the 45 cm x 45 cm tiles are easy to handle weighing in at just 3.3 kg per tile.

To make it softer, we made it harder144 hard bulleted domes beneath the surface force the mat to continually bend and “flex” with every movement enhanced even more by the natural resilience and “deflection” of the rubber compound.

To create a single universal locking system, we designed a double locking system
The first seamless universal interlocking system simplifies installation yet the double-lock technique is extremely strong and will hold even in the most difficult conditions.

To make it specialized, we made 6 variations
Available in a range of specialized rubber compounds for general purpose applications, resistance to industrial oils, ESD static dissipative and fire retardant applications. Also available with Grip Step® II for extremely slippery areas.

The result is an extremely comfortable heavy duty anti-fatigue matting system with popular diamond plate traction surface that can be easily assembled for coverage of large areas or individual workstation mats.  The 570 De-Flex™ is in essence equal opposing forces creating a perfect state of balance. 

More in-depth look at some of the features of the De-Flex™ Anti-fatigue Tile

Seamless universal double-lock
The 570 De-Flex™ has the first seamless universal interlocking system on all sides simplifying the installation as the tiles and safety ramps will fit in any which way.  Simply lay and double lock these handy tiles together to assemble individual mats, wall-to-wall flooring or islands, in any direction or shape.  

The connection is completely seamless and does not impact the level of comfort even on the connection points.  The double-lock system is extremely strong and will hold even in the most difficult conditions.  

A single extended bevelled ramp prevents tripping and allows cart access and is easily customized for inside and outside corners.

High level of comfort
144 bulleted domes underneath allow the mat to continually bend and “flex” with every movement while distributing weight evenly to allow the worker to stand upright and steady. The 19 mm thick platform elevates and insulates the worker from the hard ground.  

Made from a durable rubber compound that provides a natural rebound resilience and creates an energizing rebound effect or “deflection” that stimulates automatic balance checks to improve posture and constant micro movements to maintain blood flow. 

Too much cushioning can have a negative effect. Too great an amount of softness or “give” will actually cause excessive fatigue because it overworks the muscles.  Think of it like jogging in soft sand as an extreme example of this concept. 

In material science, resilience is the ability of a material to absorb energy when it is deformed elastically, and release that energy upon unloading, without creating a permanent distortion.

Freedom of movement
The popular diamond plate surface provides traction yet allows easy twist turns for freedom of movement for dynamic workstations.  

This study showed that composition of the material and surface pattern significantly influences the mechanical behaviour of the mats. Some mats’ conceptions are very deformable against a load, while others allow normal load and transverse deformations.  It is suggested that mats with high potential stored energy, will be easiest for walking and movement, whereas mats with a high absorption and displacement of the weight will be easiest for static positions since they will offer high comfort for small variations of movement.  

570 De-Flex™

Product Features
  • Made of heavy-duty rubber compound.
  • Overall thickness: 19 mm
  • Weight: 3.3 kg/mat
  • For heavy duty dry industrial areas
  • Slip resistance rating R10 according to DIN 51130.
  • Attachable bevelled edges prevent tripping and allow inside and outside corners.
  • Superior Manufacturing Group, now part of the Justrite Safety Group, is one of the world's largest integrated manufacturers of dust control and industrial floor matting.  The privately held corporation has grown significantly since its humble beginnings in 1948 and still maintains its headquarters in Chicago with facilities in Mississippi, Illinois and Rhode Island in the United States and Barendrecht in The Netherlands.  Our commitment is to make quality products and to continue looking for innovative ways of serving the matting industry.

    Unit 1, Achterzeedijk 57.
    2992
    Barendrecht, SB
    NETHERLANDS

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