Sage Parts delivers its 4,000th belt loader safety handrail system

The Safety Handrail System enhances safety for GSE operators

Melville, New York, June 1, 2019

Sage Parts, the world’s leading supplier of replacement parts for ground support equipment, delivered its 4,000th 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. Sage’s safety handrail system for belt loaders is one such product.

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The belt loader handrail, which meets or exceeds OSHA requirements, is the result of extensive research, design and development expertise. The creation of Sage’s handrail involved the utilization of intricate 3D modeling, extensive field testing, as well as numerical simulations for optimization.

“Product safety is our number-one priority and we believe should be the expectation for every ground support operation,” said Ruddy Castillo, Sage Parts Director of Product Engineering and Quality Control.  “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.” 

Sage’s 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 with no compromise in structural strength.

Along with its state-of-the-art safety features, the new and improved Sage Parts belt loader handrail is a universal product that can be installed on all major belt loader models and brands. 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.

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About Sage Parts

Sage Parts, headquartered in Melville, New York, USA, has the most extensive ready-to-ship inventory of GSE replacement parts in the world. The company helps minimize expensive GSE downtime and provide significant cost savings for ground support operations by utilizing advanced computer databases, which enables rapid availability of parts for virtually all makes and models of GSE, both old and new. Sage Parts also offers a comprehensive range of strategic solutions that can lower the total cost of GSE ownership – including engineered parts and components, on-site and integrated supply, point of use parts distribution, and an unprecedented level of GSE expertise.  Sage Parts has GSE parts locations at major airports throughout the world, including locations in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (AMS), Atlanta, Georgia (ATL), Calgary, Canada (YYC), Chicago, Illinois (serving ORD and MDW), Dallas, Texas (serving DFW, DAL, and IAH), Hong Kong (HKG), Johannesburg, South Africa (JNB), London, England (serving LHR, LGW, and STN), Los Angeles, California (LAX and all of southern California), Manchester, England (MAN), Memphis, Tennessee (MEM), Miami, Florida (serving MIA, FLL, and Latin America), Montreal, Canada (YUL), New York (serving JFK, LGA, and EWR), Paris, France (CDG and serving all airports in Europe), San Francisco, California (serving OAK, SFO, and SJC), Santiago, Chile (SCL), Lima, Peru (LIM), Singapore (SIN), Toronto, Canada (YYZ), and Vancouver, Canada (YVR). Sage Parts maintains a distribution center and headquarters in Melville, New York.

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