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3S Lift offers specialized retrofit solutions that can add considerable value, improving both, Health & Safety and economic performance. These climbing aid solutions allow technicians to ascend towers more quickly and with little or no effort. This way, they can reach the top rested and start their work right away. In addition, climbing aid solutions protect the health of the technicians against the strain put on the body by climbing. On wind farms with climbing aids, there are considerably fewer soft tissue injuries which would otherwise lead to sick days, reduced motivation and would stress the operational efficiency of the project.

3S Lift Offers Specialized
Retrofit Solutions

Having recognized the value of climbing aids, a number of large developers have recently retrofiited their entire fleets with 3S Lift’s solutions. While one developer in the US has chosen to install a large number of Climb Assits into his turbines, other customers have ordered hunderds of Climb Auto Systems.

Climb Assists alleviate technicians from some of the strain of climbing and can be retroffited to almost any ladder. 3S Lift’s innovative Climb Auto System eliminates the need for climbing completely. This single technician ladder-mounted lift can transport personnel or equipment and offers a variety of benefits. It is easy retrofitted using the existing ladder and can often be installed in 8 hours or less.

Benefits

Improved Health & Safety

The repetitive motion of climbing towers puts extraordinary strain on the muscles and joints of technicians and causes conutless injuries. These injuries lead to sick days reduced motivation among technicians. The decreased technician availability stresses the project’s potntial to maximize operational efficiencies. With the Climb Assists, technicians can climb the ladder with substantially less strain on their body. Even better when using the Climb Auto System, technicians can safely reach the top of tower putting zero stress on their muscles and joints.

Higher satisfaction and motivation

The repetitive motion of climbing towers puts extraordinary strain on the muscles and joints of technicians and causes conutless injuries. These injuries lead to sick days reduced motivation among technicians. The decreased technician availability stresses the project’s potntial to maximize operational efficiencies. With the Climb Assists, technicians can climb the ladder with substantially less strain on their body. Even better when using the Climb Auto System, technicians can safely reach the top of tower putting zero stress on their muscles and joints.

Greater employee efficiency

The repetitive motion of climbing towers puts extraordinary strain on the muscles and joints of technicians and causes conutless injuries. These injuries lead to sick days reduced motivation among technicians. The decreased technician availability stresses the project’s potntial to maximize operational efficiencies. With the Climb Assists, technicians can climb the ladder with substantially less strain on their body. Even better when using the Climb Auto System, technicians can safely reach the top of tower putting zero stress on their muscles and joints.

Higher technician retention

The repetitive motion of climbing towers puts extraordinary strain on the muscles and joints of technicians and causes conutless injuries. These injuries lead to sick days reduced motivation among technicians. The decreased technician availability stresses the project’s potntial to maximize operational efficiencies. With the Climb Assists, technicians can climb the ladder with substantially less strain on their body. Even better when using the Climb Auto System, technicians can safely reach the top of tower putting zero stress on their muscles and joints.

Increased uptime and AEP

The repetitive motion of climbing towers puts extraordinary strain on the muscles and joints of technicians and causes conutless injuries. These injuries lead to sick days reduced motivation among technicians. The decreased technician availability stresses the project’s potntial to maximize operational efficiencies. With the Climb Assists, technicians can climb the ladder with substantially less strain on their body. Even better when using the Climb Auto System, technicians can safely reach the top of tower putting zero stress on their muscles and joints.

Decreased amount of sick leave

The repetitive motion of climbing towers puts extraordinary strain on the muscles and joints of technicians and causes conutless injuries. These injuries lead to sick days reduced motivation among technicians. The decreased technician availability stresses the project’s potntial to maximize operational efficiencies. With the Climb Assists, technicians can climb the ladder with substantially less strain on their body. Even better when using the Climb Auto System, technicians can safely reach the top of tower putting zero stress on their muscles and joints.

Lower hiring and training costs

The repetitive motion of climbing towers puts extraordinary strain on the muscles and joints of technicians and causes conutless injuries. These injuries lead to sick days reduced motivation among technicians. The decreased technician availability stresses the project’s potntial to maximize operational efficiencies. With the Climb Assists, technicians can climb the ladder with substantially less strain on their body. Even better when using the Climb Auto System, technicians can safely reach the top of tower putting zero stress on their muscles and joints.

Reduction of labor costs

The repetitive motion of climbing towers puts extraordinary strain on the muscles and joints of technicians and causes conutless injuries. These injuries lead to sick days reduced motivation among technicians. The decreased technician availability stresses the project’s potntial to maximize operational efficiencies. With the Climb Assists, technicians can climb the ladder with substantially less strain on their body. Even better when using the Climb Auto System, technicians can safely reach the top of tower putting zero stress on their muscles and joints.

CLIMB AUTO SYSTEM

The 3S Lift Climb Auto System is a single technician ladder-mounted lift that eliminates the physical and mental strain of climbing. It features safety control switches on both handles, a remote mode for easy transport of tools, and collapsible footboards for rapid evacuation in the event of an emergency. The Climb System offers independent fall-arrests for both personnel and the system itself, providing utmost safety.

The Climb Auto System eliminates climbing completely

The Climb Auto System can be easily retrofitted to almost any wind turbine – often in 8 hours or less. Because the Climb Auto System is mounted to the existing ladder, the installation typically requires no changes to the wind turbine structures. The Climb Auto System reduces the cost of ownership compared to service lifts, both in terms of capital and maintenance costs. Its annual inspection can be completed in just 1 hour. The Climb Auto System is certified in accordance with CE, UL, ANSI, OSHA, and more, fully complying with the requirements of all major markets.

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CLIMB ASSIST

The 3S Lift Climb Assist provides constant lifting force for technicians ascending and descending wind turbine towers, alleviating the load and reducing fatigue. Equipped with advanced adaptive technology, the Climb Assist automatically adjust to the climber’s speed. No hand operation is needed for starting and stopping, meaning the user’s hands are always safely on the ladder. The constant lifting force of 30-50 kg for ascent can be easily adjusted, based on the operator’s body weight. The descent assistance offers a constant lifting for of 30 kg. This help the operator reduce strees on the body, especially on the joints in their knees and ankles, when climbing down the ladder.

The Climb Assist provides constant lifting force, alleviating the load and reducing fatigue

Designed to require minimal maintenance, the Climb Assist’s annual inspection can be completed in just 1 hour. 3S Lift Climb Assist has become the trusted solutions for customers everywhere. It is CE and OSHA compliant and valued by customers around the globe for its proven safety, reliability, and ease to use.

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Testimonials

Neal Gyngard

Founder, TCGM
TCGM US & Canada
Neal Gyngard is the founder of Tower Climbing Grease Monkeys. TCGM is the place where wind turbine techs from all over the world can share their knowledge and experiences.

The Climb Auto System by 3S Lift is an amazing device that can extend the longevity of a wind turbine technician. Climbing keeps you in shape, but it also fatigues you very much. It wears out your knees and other joints. Constant climbing is really a burden to the wind tech job and pushes people out of the industry. I’d like to see more people stick around. If they had a Climb Auto System they could work in this job for a longer period of time.

What’s special about the Climb Auto System is that I feel a lot safer on it than I did in some of the Service Lifts that I rode on in the past years. I think the system is just inherently safe. I think it’s well designed, well put together, well-engineered, and it seems like it’ll last for quite a long time.

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