Gorilla All-Purpose Warning Whips’ State-of-the-Art Designs Garner U.S. and Australian Patents for Checkers

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Checkers Industrial Safety Products is known for developing cutting-edge safety products utilized in a variety of applications. The company’s commitment to constant improvement has now resulted in patents being issued by the United States and Australia for its top-rated Gorilla All-Purpose Warning Whips.

Checkers' Patented AP Whip

Lighted warning whips have become a valuable, accident-reducing safety tool in mining and a variety of other industries

Checkers Industrial Safety Products is known for developing cutting-edge safety products utilized in a variety of applications. The company’s commitment to constant improvement has now resulted in patents being issued by the United States and Australia for its top-rated Gorilla All-Purpose Warning Whips.

“Lighted warning whips have become a valuable, accident-reducing safety tool in mining and a variety of other industries,” says Checkers President and CEO, Ray Torres. “Unfortunately, the design of many whips on the market led to frequent shorting due to an inability to resist water, as well as other factors. Introduced in 2013, our re-engineered Gorilla whips were a game changer, as evidenced by the recently issued utility and design patents.”

According to Torres, the redesign of its Gorilla All-Purpose Whips included the development of a single, continuous power and ground connection from the installation point to the whip light. This connection drastically reduced the possibility of light failure due to electrical shorting, while a unique stainless steel hex base, water-resistant pig tail, and o-ring seal design improved water resistance. Its premium fiberglass resin construction makes the whip the strongest whip in the industry.

The patents issued to Checkers Industrial Safety Products for its Gorilla All-Purpose Whips include:

  • Waterproof Warning Whip Hex Base and Connector (U.S. Utility Patent #8939635, Australian Design Patent #349732)
  • LED Adaptable Whip Light (U.S. Patent Approved, Australian Design Patent #352914)
  • LED AP Permanent Whip Light (U.S. Patent Approved, Australian Design Patent #351911)

Additional patents are approved and pending in both the United States and Canada.

“Checkers was built on a commitment to creating outstanding safety products that protect lives,” Torres says. “We believe these
patents serve to further those efforts.” For more information about the design and advantages of the safety whips, please visit the company’s website at checkersindustrial.com. A video demonstrating the rigorous testing of the Gorilla All-Purpose Waterproof Warning Whip is also available here.

For more information on the Gorilla All-Purpose Waterproof Warning Whip, contact:
Steve Gottlieb, Director of Sales
sales(at)checkersindustrial(dot)com
800-438-9336
http://www.checkersindustrial.com

About Checker's Industrial Safety Products
Checkers began in 1987 with a simple vision: to be a dynamic and growing organization dedicated to saving lives and protecting assets by delivering innovative safety products. That vision still drives Checkers today. Product offerings include cable and hose protection systems, wheel chocks, warning whips, warning lights and more. Learn more at http://www.checkersindustrial.com.

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