RatTrap – the mechanical rat trap
RatTrap is the name of a new mechanical poison-free rat trap to be placed in the sewer systems to get rid of the pesky rodents.
The Danish company Ratél who manufacture products for poison-free rat control have developed a mechanical rat trap, which will reduce the number of rats in the sewer systems with new technology. In the development process and in close collaboration with Ratél, DIS has been responsible for the extensive construction work of the actual trap and the equipment used around the trap.
- The requirements for rat traps in sewer systems are extensive as the environment in which the product is used is tough and difficult to access. The trap will be mounted in the sewer discharge pipe, allowing it to block the access of rats to certain parts of the sewage system while at the same time it will kill intruding rats, explains Hans Knudsen, Managing Director at Ratél.
From drawing board to finished product
Based on Ratél’s experience with a previous rat trap, DIS received drawings of the new adjustable trap and has been responsible for the development work in close collaboration with Ratél involving idea development, 3D design work, strength calculation of affected components, testing of partial solutions using rapid prototyping, and design for manufacturing in relation to plastic molding of the complex plastic components.
The trap is constructed as modules and just by changing the plate, it can be used in all conventionally seized pipes from ø150 to ø500 millimeters in diameter. The trap is wirelessly connected to the GSM network and reports the number of killings to a custom-made portal.
- The new RatTrap traps are already used by customers in Scandinavia, where several municipalities use the trap. The technology in the trap has given the municipalities the ability to comply with the legal rules for registering rat control in a clever and innovative way, says Hans Knudsen.
In the effort to fight the rat population there is a constant need for new variations of trap solutions, and Ratél and DIS will continue to work on this together.
Ratél, based in Kolding, Denmark, is one of Europe’s leading companies within the development of environmentally friendly and ethically correct solutions for poison-free rat control.