Wind generating sites receive climb assist systems

Power Climber Wind installs 441 IBEX 1000P climb assist systems at six project sites across U.S. and Canada.


Seattle/Brussels—Power Climber Wind, a division of SafeWorks, has completed installation of 441 of its new IBEX 1000P climb assist systems at six separate project sites across the U.S. and Canada for the nation’s largest independent wind plant owner.

With other projects currently in various stages of development, the owner has developed more than 20 wind generating facilities with an aggregate capacity of over 2,200 MW.

The recently released IBEX 1000P climb assist system sets new standards for portability and durability and offers the same market leading IBEX performance that owners have come to expect. The 1000P’s portable control box, weighing only 8.5 lbs (4 kgs) is easy to set up – just click, plug and climb. The robust design is thoroughly life-cycle tested and approved by wind turbine technicians.

With the EasyClimb Controller, each user can customize assistance from 50 to 125 lbs (25 to 55 kgs), and enjoys constant load support regardless of climbing speed in both up and down directions. The system can be installed in any wind turbine tower and significantly improves employee health and safety as well as productivity.

“Since its launch in May, the 1000P has outsold our projections,” said Mike Russell, National Sales Manager.

“IBEX 1000P buyers value the portable, robust control box which is convenient to carry - improving their technicians’ productivity and safety significantly. The ease of retrofitting IBEX to any turbine was key to this latest order, because the impact to six sites was not casual for the buyer.”

For more information on Power Climber Wind or climb assist systems, click here to go to Utility Products' Buyers Guide.

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