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Installation Best-Practices
Pre drill a 4mm hole 40mm deep, apply adhesive either Traxbond or SY5 white formula to the base of Traxeyes insuring all 3 holes in the base are libraly coated to insure a good bond is formed with the base, the GLF (glowing disc) and the surface, coat the nail with adhesive place in the pre drilled hole and press firmly. It is important that you do not use a hammer as it may cause damage to the Traxeyes lens or crack the glowing disc within the lens. We recommend that a rubber mallet be used to tap the pin into the pre-drilled hole. if cracked it will not effect the glow output but is a deterent to potential vandalism as traxeyes design is almost imposible to remove without shattering the lens, thus making it worthless to vandals.

To achieve optimal boundary marking and illumination, TraxEyeTM Marker Studs should be placed on all sides of the area to be illuminated, if possible. There should be no more than five (5) meters between each stud.



In the case of a cycling path or walking trail, for instance, TraxEyeTM Marker Studs are generally installed in pairs with a single marker stud being placed on each side of the pathway. Each such pairing of TraxEyeTM Marker Studs is referred to as an illumination point. As the installation of illumination points proceeds along the path, care should be taken to follow the "Five Meter Rule" in order to maintain the effectiveness of the TraxEyeTM Safety Illumination System at night and in low-light conditions.

Anchoring
The TraxEyeTM Safety Illumination System is quite simple to install. In most cases, all that is required is a nylon or rubber mallet along with the unit's anchoring pin. A strong exterior epoxy should be applied to the base of The TraxEyeTM Marker Stud prior to anchoring, regardless of the surface type. A mastic is highly recommended. The adhesive is required to minimize dislocation or removal of the TraxEyeTM Marker Stud due to vandalism, exposure to the elements, or the accelerated wear normally associated with high-traffic public areas, whether indoors or outdoors.

Surface Types
The most common surface types for installing the TraxEyeTM Safety Illumination System are tarmac, wood, brick, concrete, mud, sand, and gravel. Out of these, special consideration should be given to the following:

Hard Surfaces (e.g. Brick and Concrete)
To prevent damage to the anchoring pin and the TraxEyeTM Marker Stud during installation, a 3mm pilot hole should be drilled prior to installation to accommodate the anchoring pin. This can be quickly and easily accomplished using an ordinary electric hammer-drill and masonry bit.

Loose Surfaces (e.g. Mud, Sand, and Gravel)
Mud, sand, and gravel paths are unsuitable surfaces on which to mount a TraxEyeTM Marker Stud. In order to use the TraxEyeTM Safety Illumination System on these surfaces, stakes or fixing posts should first be installed. Then, install the TraxEyeTM Marker Stud to the stake or fixing post.

 

Types of Installation Surfaces
Surface Type Required Tool Secondary Item Required Considerations & Precautions
Tarmac Nylon or Rubber
Mallet
A strong exterior epoxy is recommended
(mastic preferred)
Only use a nylon or rubber mallet to strike the anchor pin during installation. Excessive force may crack the plastic cover of the TraxEyeTM Marker Stud. Use extreme caution.
Brick & Concrete Drill w/ 3mm Masonry
bit; Nylon or Rubber
Mallet
A strong exterior epoxy is recommended
(mastic preferred)
A 3mm hole must be pre-drilled in order to sink the anchor pin. A proprietary must also be applied to the pre-drilled hole and the base of the TraxEyeTM Marker prior to installation to ensure a firm adherance to the material.
Wood Nylon or Rubber
Mallet
A strong exterior epoxy is recommended
(mastic preferred)
Apply a proprietary epoxy to the base of the TraxEyeTM Marker Stud
installation. The use of a mastic is preferred.
Mud, Sand, and Gravel Tracks Nylon or Rubber
Mallet
Stake or Fixing Post Mud, sand, and gravel tracks are unsuitable surfaces on which to mount TraxEyeTM Marker Studs. We suggest you first install a stake or fixing post, then attach theTraxEyeTM Marker Stud to it using the same precautions listed above.

 

 
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