Traversing ladder

The traversing ladder system embraces a wide range of different products.

Ladders can be designed and built in all kinds of different shapes and sizes. They are always custom designed for each project in order to blend in with the building's design.

The ladders can have the following characteristics:

  • Traversing along monorails or fixed to the building.
  • Electric, rope driven, or manual.
  • Straight, curved, or angled.
  • Extendable or fixed length.
  • Horizontal, vertical, or incline.
  • Rungs, threads, or fixed floor.
  • Massive floor or see-through floor.
  • Plus many other possibilities for suitable design.

The ladders are all built in aluminium, which ensures the low weight and durability against damage and corrosion.

The surface is either mill finish, anodised aluminium or powder coated.

The ladders are bolted together, 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 definition (BS 6037) of a ladder is among others that the angle is 65 degrees or more. There shall also be rungs or threads.

If the angle is less than 65 degrees - but still has the characteristics of a ladder, then this ladder is called a travelling ladder/gantry (TLG).

The traversing ladders can be connected to any of our monorail systems. The most commonly used monorails are the NP33 and NP06 monorail. These monorails are specifically designed for installation on glass roofs and other roofs.

The ladders and gantries will normally have a low handrail combined with a fall arrest system.