X-TEND Fall protection

High quality and low-maintenance fall protection

Whether for personal safety on suspension bridges, viewing platforms, in air spaces or at helicopter landing pads - the fall protection systems from CARL STAHL ARC are made of high-quality V4A stainless steel. This robust material is not only durable, for users, the low maintenance is a factor that lowers running costs.

The comparison of fall protection made of stainless steel wire rope nets and fiber rope nets reveals that the latter are often installed as horizontal fall protection without static proof. In addition to residential buildings, some zoos also equip their large aviaries with fiber rope nets. The problem is that they have to be replaced every 3 to 5 years, both in living areas and in zoo enclosures, in order to ensure the necessary security.

The fall protection systems made of X-TEND stainless steel cable net require almost no maintenance. It is also weatherproof against ice, hail, snow or UV radiation. For example, the stainless steel cable nets have an abZ certification (general building authority approval) as fall protection, and the new version of the European technical approval is in preparation .

The fall protection systems from CARL STAHL ARC were subjected to a pendulum impact test in accordance with the ETB guideline for components that protect against falls. The ETB guideline applies to non-load-bearing components which, in addition to their dead weight, only absorb those loads that act on their surface and transfer those to other components. Components tested according to ETB guidelines take on a safety function against falling for people and objects.

The fall protection devices were also subjected to drop tests in accordance with DIN EN 12600. The framework conditions and test regulations used were those of the German and European approvals.

Installation of fall protection

Based on the quality of the horizontal and vertical fall protection, the assembly personnel at CARL STAHL ARCHITEKTUR are also optimally qualified for their tasks. Equipped with a defined pressing tool (defined pressing geometries for correct power transmission), the filigree stainless steel wire rope nets are safely and sustainably installed.

The assembly employees ensure that there are force-fit pressings at all connection points. In this way, weak points are prevented. The X-TEND stainless steel cable net is completely connected to the supporting structure via edge meshes, cable loops and edge elements.

CARL STAHL ARC offers maintenance contracts for fall protection on request. These include annual inspections. This is how CARL STAHL ARCHITEKTUR supports operators in their safety and maintenance obligations.

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