Product News: Construction Equipment and Supplies

Lift Platform provides safe external wind turbine access.

Press Release Summary:

Sep 14, 2009 - SafAscent(TM) Wind Turbine Platform allows access to wind turbines for maintenance, repair, inspection, and cleaning. It features 6 ft 6 in. modular platform with steel wind cage stirrup, as well as 3 sets of removable, padded roller systems that protect tower and blades from damage. With 500 lb capacity, system can lift 2 workers and tools. Kit includes platform, hoist, and accessories which exceed OSHA, OH&S, and ANSI standards and meet all UL and CSA requirements.

Original Press Release

Safway Introduces Newest Product for Wind Turbine Maintenance

Press release date: Sep 11, 2009

WAUKESHA, Wis. - Sept. 11, 2009 - ThyssenKrupp Safway, Inc., a continuing leader in suspended access solutions, is introducing the SafAscent(TM) Wind Turbine Platform for complete external wind turbine access.

Available for sale or rental, SafAscent(TM) is used for turbine maintenance, repair, inspection, and cleaning and is available at any of our branches throughout the U.S. and Canada.

"Safway has always been a leader in scaffold and access products and services," said John Callahan, Motorized Division Manager. "Now we're taking our years of industry experience to specialize in suspended access for wind turbines. Like any of our products, SafAscent(TM) is reliable, secure and well-equipped to handle the demands of the market."

Reaching new heights in access, SafAscent provides a 6' 6" modular platform with a steel wind cage stirrup that adds strength and stability. Three sets of removable, padded roller systems protect the tower and blades from damage. The platform's 500-lb. capacity adds efficiency with its ability to lift two workers and tools.

The SafAscent kit includes the platform, hoist and accessories to enable quick access to turbines. The platform and kit contents exceed OSHA, OH&S and ANSI standards and meet all UL & CSA requirements.

Safway's sales staff, located at 90 branches throughout North America, can create a rental or sales package to fit the needs of any project, no matter how remote.

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About ThyssenKrupp Safway, Inc.
Founded in 1936, ThyssenKrupp Safway, Inc. is headquartered in Waukesha, Wis. Approximately 90 branch locations throughout the U.S. and Canada provide scaffolding products and services to our customers. We provide sales, rental, labor services, training, engineering, design, project management, and computerized inventory management. ThyssenKrupp Safway, Inc. products and services are used for new construction and renovation projects, suspended access, petrochemical plants, power plants, shipyards, wind turbines and other industrial sites. For additional information, visit