ReadyRail configuration. All picture credits: Bedford Reinforced Plastics
Bedford Reinforced Plastics (Bedford, Pennsylvania, USA), a full-service supplier that offers a full line of glass fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) products and services, announced on the 13th. and meet security structure. ReadySeries is said to be the first modular system of this size made from FRP.
Whether there is an area to climb or a space to span – or both – Bedford Reinforced Plastics says it can be handled quickly, safely and inexpensively with ReadySeries. The system includes industrial platforms, mezzanines, walkways, catwalks, fixed ladders, handrails, handrails, stairs, stair towers, pedestrian bridges and more for extensive configurations. Each product can be used independently or combined with other products in the series.
ReadyStairs configuration. All picture credits: Bedford Reinforced Plastics
The company advises that industrial, prefabricated and prefabricated structures need only be screwed together with ordinary tools for easy installation. If on-site adjustments are required, the GRP can be cut, drilled and assembled using standard tools. The material is strong yet lightweight for easy transport and installation.
Bedford Reinforced Plastics advises that its ReadySeries products require minimal ongoing maintenance, withstand corrosive environments and harsh weather, and will not rust, rot, or corrode. They are dimensionally stable, ie the components do not shrink, swell, warp or bend.
In addition, the structures are OSHA-compliant. Unlike wood and metal, ReadySeries FRP is fire retardant, non-conductive and has low thermal conductivity to prevent expansion and contraction and to keep the structures stable. Anti-slip coatings minimize the risk of falling and slipping. A safety yellow color is available in all relevant components.
ReadySeries products include:
- Ready platform: Ideal for industrial access platforms, catwalks, mezzanines, and catwalk applications that do not require custom designs. ReadyPlatform materials are available in 3 x 3 foot increments and 1½, 3, 4-1 / 2, and 6 foot heights. Customers can also add ReadyStair, ReadyLadder, or ReadyRail components to get their ideal configuration.
- ReadyRail: Railing and handrail materials that can be used alone or as a complement to ReadyPlatform products. They are stored in 3 foot sections and users can specify their railing route; Bedford packs all components in a convenient kit.
- Ready ladder: Customers can supposedly get the ladder height they need by combining sections available in 10 foot and 15 foot increments. In addition, Bedford says customers can quickly trim a section using common tools to get a precise fit, or add a complete solution for a complete system, if needed.
- ReadyTree: Stair towers that can be easily adapted to almost any configuration. They fit 7 feet 5-1 / 4 inches by 12 feet 3/4 inches and rise in 6 foot increments between landings. If necessary, a short staircase ascent or descent is provided for the last transition to the top. ReadyStair profiles are also used in conjunction with ReadyPlatform materials to meet any required configuration.
- ReadySpan: The high-strength ReadySpan bridge components are available for pedestrian, riding and light vehicle applications with a length of up to 30 m and a width of 3 m. Materials can be supplied in a kit that is assembled in the field, in modules that require limited assembly, or fully assembled.
According to the company, the ReadySeries range is ideal for indoor and outdoor applications because of its size range, versatility in configuration, seamless compatibility, and durability. In addition, Bedford says it can achieve operational savings and long-term reliability.
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