500 Climb Auto Systems now installed at wind farms across the United States
September 28, 2020
3S Lift is proud to announce the installation of 500 Climb Auto Systems (CAS) in wind farms across the United States, adding to the 40,000 CAS installations worldwide.
“We are very excited to see a growing number of North American owner/operators choosing our Climb Auto System to increase their park efficiency and improve the health and safety of their technicians,” said 3S Lift Americas President Giovan Scialdone. “Installing our CAS enables our customers to improve turbine uptime and grow site technician morale at the same time. This improves employee retention which leads to significant operational cost savings.”
With 500 Climb Auto System installations in the United States, 3S Lift has hit a milestone in the expansion of this new technology in the North American market.
”We are seeing orders coming in from multiple types of customers, including self-performing IPPs, passive utility owners, and turbine OEMs,” Scialdone said. “We are currently installing at five sites across three states at a rate of 30 units every week.”
With the 3S Lift Climb Auto System, ladder climbing is a thing of the past, allowing technicians to focus on the job, not on the climb. Using the CAS improves efficiency and prevents climbing-related injuries. This reduces the amount of sick-leave and extends the job longevity for wind technicians. With a large number of U.S. windfarms now adopting the CAS, 3S Lift expects to see these positive effects all over the American wind industry, making a contribution to the health and safety of thousands of wind turbine technicians all over the country.
The 3S Lift Climb Auto System is a single technician ladder-mounted lift that can transport personnel or equipment. This safe and cost-effective system improves health and safety by eliminating the need for climbing completely. Without the mental and physical strain of climbing, employee motivation is improved. Quick and easy tower access improves turbine uptime and saves costs.
The Climb Auto System can be installed to any new or existing 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.