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SKYLOTEC to Expand with Acquisition of ActSafe
17/01/2020 SKYLOTEC, Permanent Fall Protection, Industry

SKYLOTEC to Expand with Acquisition of ActSafe

With the Swedish company ActSafe, SKYLOTEC acquires the worldwide market leader for motor-driven power ascenders. SKYLOTEC’s integration of ActSafe into its company group will allow it to expand its product program in this area and create additional development and production capacities. The ActSafe solutions for ascending and descending persons and loads provide multifaceted application possibilities: wind farms, confined spaces, building facade cleaning as well as rescue and tactical situations, among others. Read more
SKYLOTEC presents its new descender hardware for rope accesses
05/12/2019 Industry

SKYLOTEC presents its new descender hardware for rope accesses

SKYLOTEC, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of rescue and evacuation devices, has put its know-how into improving its products in the area of hardware over the years. The German, family-owned company is now introducing new solutions for rope access in this segment. This includes the ‘Sirius’ descender - which was specially designed for use in industry and rescue as well as for rope work for arborists and building cleaners. Next to the rope clamp and manual ascender ‘Get up’ new harnesses of the ‘Ignite’ series and suitable soft goods, such as lanyards and loop ascenders, are also part of the new product program for rope access. Read more
New harness: SKYLOTEC expands its popular “Ignite Series”
04/12/2019 Industry

New harness: SKYLOTEC expands its popular “Ignite Series”

When it comes to wearing comfort and design, SKYLOTEC has set new standards on the market with its “Ignite Series”. Now the manufacturer of fall protection has expanded its popular harness series with new models that are optimal for use in rope-assisted work for industry and tree work. It has expanded the harness program with different models for almost every possible area of use. Just as with the other models, the new harness “Ignite Series” has clever details, real simplification, and added safety for all who work at heights. Read more
SKYLOTEC expands its head protection product range with visors
04/12/2019 Industry

SKYLOTEC expands its head protection product range with visors

SKYLOTEC provides workers in industry and trades reliable head protection with its industrial climbing helmet, “Inceptor GRX”, which is also comfortable to wear. The helmet series also features many add-on accessories, such as capsule ear protection and neck protection against intense UV exposure. Now, it has been expanded with visors for face protection from injury, designed by SKYLOTEC’s cooperation partner Centurion. Any helmet can be modified to suit the conditions of various workplaces providing very diverse use options. Read more
SKYLOTEC enables more efficient work with “ACX”
04/12/2019 Industry

SKYLOTEC enables more efficient work with “ACX”

The “ACX” personnel winch by SKYLOTEC is a battery-operated solution for reaching higher or lower situated work places easily. The device is ready to use quickly, has many advantages in terms of safety, and offers flexible options for use. Users can perform their work more efficiently - whether working at wind energy plants, in confined spaces, cleaning building exteriors or rescuing. Read more
SKYLOTEC now has a new fall-arrest system for steel cables, the “Claw Line”
04/12/2019 Permanent Fall Protection, Industry

SKYLOTEC now has a new fall-arrest system for steel cables, the “Claw Line”

SKYLOTEC now has a new solution for fall protection on ladders - the “Claw Line” - a steel cable fall-arrest system. The system can be installed on existing structures or ladders already in use with little effort. It can also be flexibly adjusted to individual circumstances and locations. “Claw Line” is certified under the latest standard EN 353-1:2014+A1:2017 and approved for stainless steel cables with diameters of 8mm and 10mm. When used with the vertical fall-arrest sleeve, “Claw” and its safety-relevant details, users can ascend and descend on a permanently secured fall-arrest system. " The new stainless steel fall-arrest system, ‘Claw Line” from SKYLOTEC makes ascending and descending ladders safe." Read more
The transitional period for placing PPE products on the market ends on 20 April 2019
18/04/2019 SKYLOTEC, Sport, Industry

The transitional period for placing PPE products on the market ends on 20 April 2019

The new PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 replaced the 30-year-old PPE Directive 89/686/EEC of 1989 on 21 April 2018. It is binding in all EU Member States. On Sunday, 21 April 2019, the transitional period for manufacturers to place on the market Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that does not meet the requirements of the Regulation, will end. Read more
SKYLOTEC TO PRESENT ITS PORTFOLIO FOR TACTICAL OPERATIONS UNITS
27/02/2019 Industry

SKYLOTEC TO PRESENT ITS PORTFOLIO FOR TACTICAL OPERATIONS UNITS

SKYLOTEC will be presenting a full range of tactical rope access technology products at the ENFORCE TAC trade fair. The manufacturer of fall protection equipment, which is designed and produced in Germany, will be presenting specially designed equipment to fulfil the demands of special units, task forces, the police and military, as well as private personal protection, at the exhibitions held in Nuremberg. The focus will be on solutions, which can be put into action rapidly and safely at any time, even in extreme situations. This includes specially developed harnesses, a range of carabiners with locks that can be turned 180° and abseiling equipment offering flexible applications. Read more
Re-seal rescue devices: SKYLOTEC doubles lifetime of
09/01/2019 SKYLOTEC, Industry

Re-seal rescue devices: SKYLOTEC doubles lifetime of "Seal Pacs”

To be able to leave a wind turbine quickly in an emergency, European standards and occupational health and safety laws prescribe a second escape route. The SKYLOTEC rescue system is often used for this purpose. It is stored in place in the "Seal Pac" (a sealed aluminium box) for up to 10 years. Now the manufacturer of fall protection systems offers the possibility of extending the service life by another ten years. This is cost-effective and sustainable. Read more
SKYLOTEC makes cleaning facades more efficient with “ACX” and “Skyrail”
04/01/2019 SKYLOTEC, Permanent Fall Protection, Industry

SKYLOTEC makes cleaning facades more efficient with “ACX” and “Skyrail”

The use of facade access systems and mobile elevated work platforms to clean and maintain complex building facades can often be costly and sometimes even impossible. SKYLOTEC now offers an alternative that makes working on such facade structures much easier: by combining the “Skyrail” rail system with the battery-operated “ACX” power ascender. This work device replaces access systems or mobile work platforms for building cleaners. “ACX” makes the place of work easier to reach and users can then carry out their work along the facade more efficiently and more flexibly. Read more
Manufacturers' Associations Provide Information About Transitional Provision
03/12/2018 SKYLOTEC, Industry

Manufacturers' Associations Provide Information About Transitional Provision

What's right and what's wrong? Regulation 2016/425 regarding personal protective equipment (PPE Regulation) has applied since 21 April 2018. There is still a lot of misinformation on the market regarding the transitional provision, which expires on 21 April 2019. The rights and obligations of distributors are erroneously equated, for example, with those of manufacturers. Here you can read what effects the transitional provision will actually have on manufacturers and resellers and when the placing on the market or sale of goods will no longer be permitted under the old law. Read more
Service life of SKYLOTEC products
29/10/2018 SKYLOTEC, Industry

Service life of SKYLOTEC products

Due to the fact that SKYLOTEC products are made of the highest quality materials, under normal usage conditions a maximum service life that exceeds the recommendations of the DGUV 112-198 regulation can be assumed. Read more
SKYLOTEC introduces its new Claw Line fall-arrest system for steel cables
25/09/2018 Permanent Fall Protection, Industry

SKYLOTEC introduces its new Claw Line fall-arrest system for steel cables

With its Claw Line steel cable fall-arrest system, SKYLOTEC offers a new solution for fall protection on ladders. The system can easily be installed on existing structures or on ladders. It can also be adjusted flexibly to suit specific on-site requirements. Read more
Flexible and versatile: the “Gordon” and “Gordon Rescue” fall arrest devices
13/06/2018 SKYLOTEC, Industry

Flexible and versatile: the “Gordon” and “Gordon Rescue” fall arrest devices

Light yet robust, the new “Gordon” fall arrest block from SKYLOTEC can be used at great heights and individually adjusted to suit any situation. As well as the standard version for use when climbing up or down, the manufacturer of fall protection equipment also offers the “Gordon Rescue” version with integrated rescue eyelet, which means that it can also be used as a lifting device to lift or lower people. The addition of pulleys allows this fall arrest block to offer a variety of customisable configuration options, including use as a pulley system. Read more
Precautionary Inspection Check of SKYLOTEC Via Ferrata Sets
25/05/2018 SKYLOTEC, Sport, Industry

Precautionary Inspection Check of SKYLOTEC Via Ferrata Sets

Neuwied 29 May 2018 – The brand SKYLOTEC stands for the highest safety in industry and mountain sport and guarantees this through high standards and regular internal tests. In the critical area of via ferrata sets in particular, we aim to offer the “safest via ferrata set on the market” since we launched the “RIDER” and our quality controls at SKYLOTEC are accordingly stringent. During the routine quality check of the last batch of the SKYSAFE carabiner, we noticed that its break values are scattered, even though the hardness tests exhibited no deviations. During an enhanced sampling, erratic values were even determined in a range that is no longer standard-compliant/safety-relevant. Read more
Innovation from SKYLOTEC at “DACH+HOLZ International”: The versatile and efficient MULTIPIN for trapezoidal sheets
02/01/2018 SKYLOTEC, Permanent Fall Protection, Industry

Innovation from SKYLOTEC at “DACH+HOLZ International”: The versatile and efficient MULTIPIN for trapezoidal sheets

SKYLOTEC has launched the “Multipin” single anchor point, which boasts several advantages when it comes to fall protection on trapezoidal sheet roofing. The anchor point, which is presented by the manufacturer at the Dach + Holz International trade fair in February, is suitable for just about any trapezoidal sheeting; it is smaller than comparable products and therefore helps to make logistics more efficient. This is because its ergonomic design allows retailers, steel construction workers, roofers and industrial fitters to optimise many of their processes in storage facilities and on the building site. Read more
SKYLOTEC presents its new fall protection systems at SICUR in Madrid
01/01/2018 SKYLOTEC, Permanent Fall Protection, Industry

SKYLOTEC presents its new fall protection systems at SICUR in Madrid

SKYLOTEC will be presenting its new Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and products for fall protection when working on roofs at SICUR 2018. The focus here is on easy operation and enhanced safety for workers. As well as the new “Inceptor GRX” helmet range, which offers many impressive advantages in terms of criteria such as comfort and ergonomics, the family company also offers the “Raptor” fall arrestor device. This is the first to feature two fall indicators, which clearly display the functionality of the device. Also on show at the exhibition stand will be the new “Claw” cable runner for vertical ascent, which reduces the risk of incorrect use, and the innovative “Multipin” permanent anchor point, which is suitable for just about any trapezoidal sheeting and helps to make logistics in the warehouse and at the building site more efficient. Read more
Flexible and versatile: the GORDON and GORDON RESCUE fall arrester devices
17/10/2017 SKYLOTEC, Industry

Flexible and versatile: the GORDON and GORDON RESCUE fall arrester devices

Light yet robust, the new “Gordon” fall arrester device from SKYLOTEC can be used at great heights and individually adjusted to suit any situation. As well as an EN 360 certified version for use when climbing up or down, the manufacturer of fall protection equipment also offers a version with integrated rescue eyelet, which means that it can also be used as a lifting device to lift or lower people. The addition of pulleys allows this fall arrester device to offer a variety of customisable configuration options. Read more
DEUS EXIT KIT for private users for self-rescue by abseiling down from high buildings
24/07/2017 SKYLOTEC, Vertical Rescue College, Industry

DEUS EXIT KIT for private users for self-rescue by abseiling down from high buildings

Following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire disaster, SKYLOTEC has looked into how products from the industrial sector could be used in the private sector for people to evacuate themselves in an emergency. Our wide product range helped us to find the best solution, resulting in the ready-to-use DEUS EXIT KIT for private use. Read more
SKYLOTEC RIDER 3.0 is presented with the OutDoor INDUSTRY AWARD in GOLD
18/06/2017 SKYLOTEC, Sport, Industry

SKYLOTEC RIDER 3.0 is presented with the OutDoor INDUSTRY AWARD in GOLD

Friedrichshafen 18/06/2017: And the winner is ... SKYLOTEC has already had the pleasure of hearing these words many times in the past. This year, the company from Neuwied in Germany has once again been able to impress an independent jury with its innovative RIDER 3.0 via ferrata set with free-running cable clamp, winning the Outdoor Industry Award 2017 in GOLD in the category “Climbing equipment”. A total of 330 participants were competing for the coveted trophy, which SKYLOTEC has now been able to take home for a third time. Read more

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