The ladder system embrace a wide range of different products.
Ladders can be designed and built in all kinds of different shapes and sizes. They are always designed especially for each project in order to blend in with the building design.
The ladders can have the following characteristics:
- traversing along monorails or fixed to the building
- electrical, ropedriven or manual
- straight, curved, angled
- extendable or fixed length
- horizontal, vertical or inclined
- rungs, threads or fixed floor
- massive floor or "see through floor"
- man safe support system
- pluss many other possibilities for suitable design.
They ladders are all built in aluminium, which ensures the low weight and durability against damage and corrotion.
The surface is either mill finish, anodised aluminium or powdercoating.
The ladders are bolted together and not welded. This gives a much better product finish, and also the possibility to replace parts if needed.
What is the difference between a ladder and a gantry?
The definision (BS 6037) of a ladder is among others that the angle shall be 65 degrees or more. There shall also be rungs or threads.
If the angle is less than 65 degrees - but still with the characteristics of a ladders, then this ladder is called a travelling ladder/gantry (TLG).
The traversing ladders can be connected to any of the monorail systems.
The most commonly used monorails are the NP33 and NP06 monorail.
These monorails are specially designed for installation ontop of glass roofs and other roofs.
The ladders and ladder/gantries will normally have a low handrail combined with a fallarrest system.