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Traffic no problem as Gates tensioner arrives by FPS drone.
A Gates DriveAlign tensioner sent by drone to Sheffield based Group Auto member Brakeline Motor Factors (13 March 2015) is believed to be the first commercial delivery of its kind.
The experiment, which is the subject of a 4-minute video produced by parts distributor FPS and available to view online (http://bit.ly/1GLRPLy) demonstrates how such a system might work in the future.
Gates regional manager Taco Homan said:
‘We applaud the success of the FPS initiative – which complied with all current air traffic regulations governing drone operation – and Gates was delighted to be involved in yet another industry first.’