SAGE PARTS DELIVERED ITS 4,000TH RAMPTECH®BELT LOADER SAFETY HANDRAIL SYSTEM, ENHANCING SAFETY FOR GSE OPERATORS
Sage Parts, the world’s leading supplier of replacement parts for ground support equipment, delivered its 4,000th Ramptech® belt loader safety handrail system, enhancing safety for GSE operators around the world. Sage Parts is committed to providing the GSE industry with innovative, technologically advanced products that can increase safety on aviation ramps around the globe. The Ramptech® safety handrail system for belt loaders is one such product.
The Ramptech® belt loader safety handrail, which meets or exceeds OSHA requirements, is the result of extensive research, design, and development expertise. The creation of the Ramptech®handrail involved the utilization of intricate 3D modeling, user input, extensive field testing, as well as numerical simulations for optimization.
“Product safety is our number-one priority and we believe it should be the expectation for every ground support operation. Complementing our leading-edge R&D initiatives, we conducted extensive numerical simulation analysis for design optimization and validated the results with stringent field-testing experiments. These efforts generated a universal, high quality, and robust system that is ideal for the real-world ramp conditions.”
- Ruddy Castillo, Sage Parts Director of Product Engineering and Quality Control
The Ramptech® belt loader safety handrail is a fixed rail system designed to optimize operator safety by assuring that the rails are always engaged. Safety is further enhanced by numerous other key features including single hand operated auto-lock handle mechanism with over-engage protection; double weld construction; reinforced stainless-steel tubing; textured powder coat paint for improved operator grip; non-slip surface walkway with Rhino Linings®; and an ergonomic rear grab bar. The safety rail assembly is engineered as a split design for easy shipping and installation, with no compromise in structural strength.
Along with its state-of-the-art safety features, the Ramptech® belt loader handrail is a universal product that can be installed on all major belt loader models and brands and can be installed on either or both sides of the conveyor. Versatility is further underscored by the product’s ability to service all major aircraft types. In addition, the product is easily field-installable, with no special tools required and all hardware included.