Power Climber Wind has completed installation of 66 IBEX 1000P climb assist systems at Erie Shore Wind Farm near Port Burwell, Ontario, Canada. The wind farm is one of the largest wind power facilities in Canada, owned by Capstone Infrastructure, representing about 2.2% of installed wind capacity. Each 1.5 MW wind turbine is 80-m tall.
“After considering the costs associated with finding, training, and retaining a crew of top quality technicians, as well as the physical requirements involved with climbing an 80m turbine on a regular basis, the IBEX 1000P was an obvious choice”, said John Kirby, Plant Manager for Erie Shores Wind Farm. “This system has provided a substantial increase in our productivity and employee morale. The installation was seamless and has proven to be invaluable to operations.”
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 durable robust design is thoroughly life-cycle tested and approved by wind-turbine technicians. With the EasyClimb Controller, users customize assistance from 50 to 125 lbs (25 to 55 kgs), and enjoys constant load support regardless of climbing speed in up and down directions. The system installs in any wind turbine tower and significantly improves employee health and safety as well as productivity.
The 1000P system provides a portable control box that eliminates lugging heavier controls from tower to tower thereby improving employee morale. Click here for an IBEX 1000P video
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