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    Sterling Rope Company
The new PDQ2 is Sterling's lightweight (<10lb) evacuation system for work-at-height environments. The PDQ2 descent-control device and the 6mm X-TEC heat-resistant Technora rope are the core of this system. The redesigned PDQ2 descent device has an improved full stop anti-panic function, increased holding power on the auto-lock, and an increased certification distance, from 120m to 150m. With a user-load of 310lb, the fully-assembled kit comes ready to deploy, can be stored compactly, and carried until needed. Adding of one of Sterling’s Raise and Rescue Kits will convert the PDQ2 to a mechanical-advantage system for simple and efficient victim raising, and multidirectional transfers.
The Tractelift climb assist was designed with two pulleys, a continu-
ous belt loop, and a maximum pull force of 150lbs to assist technicians while climbing to the top of the wind turbines. With a Tractelift installed, there is a lower risk of accidents and employee fatigue and injuries
are reduced. The Derope emergency escape/controlled descent device enables the evacuation of one or two persons from an elevated position to the ground at a controlled speed of 235 ft/min (72m/min). Tractel’s Derope descent device can also be used for one man or two-man rescue operations. Victims can be lowered alone or accompanied by the rescuer following the standard procedures for rescue applications.
   TECHÉOL, Inc.
With over 120 technicians, TECHÉOL has performed various repairs on more than 2000 wind turbines across Canada, USA, and Mexico. TECHÉOL is a company specializing in wind farm O&M services. They have forged their expertise in harsh conditions, providing quality preventive and corrective maintenance, major component replacements, up-tower drive train repair, blade repair, and optimization since 2007. Their objec- tive is to insure comprehensive wind turbine inspections, maintenance and repair services.
Remote Monitoring
Electro Static Technology
AEGIS’ WTG-MR Rings combine wind turbine bearing protection with continuous monitoring of shaft voltage levels from a remote location in real time. Combining an AEGIS Shaft Grounding Ring and a shaft monitoring ring in one, it ensures maximum uptime and reliability of wind turbines and is designed for OEM installation or easy up-tower retrofit. High-frequency currents induced on the shafts of wind turbine genera- tors can reach levels of 60 amps and 1200
volts or greater, and can cause severe electri- cal damage, bearing failure, and catastrophic turbine failure. The WTG-MR safely diverts
up to 120 amps of continuous shaft current at frequencies as high as 13.5 MHz and discharge up to 3000 volts (peak).
Safety Equipment | Fall Protection
    Corgo Industries
Corgo Industries provides robust, long lasting lift bags to North America and Europe. Featuring cold crack to -40° and sizes up to 1000lbs are available as well as COR-061786 200lb bags, buckets, and tool kits. Corgo Industries has been manufacturing lift bags since 1989, and will work with their custom- ers on special orders, smaller tool bags, personal equipment bags, and rope bags.
    Dakota Riggers
From tool lanyards and tie-off points to holsters and pouches, Dakota Riggers stocks a full selection of 3M tool tethering products 3M. With the recent publication of the ANSI/SEA 121-2018 Dropped Objects Standard, fall protection for tools is quickly becoming a necessity in the wind industry in order to protect those working below.
 Ropes Park Equipment
Ropes Park Equipment provides safety and rescue equipment for work at heights, fall arrest, and rescues/evacuation needs. Products include Mark Save-a-Life Hero and Phoenix; 3-person rescue devices featuring redundant braking and fire resistance. These items can last up to 10-years maintenance free when stored in Seal-Pack.
The new SKYLOTEC CLAW Vertical Fall Arrest Cable Sleeve is designed to fit a wide variety of wire ropes and travel along the vertical system while providing fall arrest when needed. Engineered to fit 3/8 and 5/16-inch wire rope, this high quality, lightweight stainless-steel device travels smoothly up and down the vertical system without hanging up. The redundant safety features reduce the risk of improper installation and unsafe situations. The CLAW is independently tested to meets ANSI A14.3-08, CSA Z259.2.5-17 and OSHA requirements.
 Skysaver Rescue, Ltd.
Skysaver offers a professional line of products for immediate evacuation for wind turbine, construction, cranes, hotels, and cell towers. Using SkySaver's military-grade Controlled Descent Device [CDD], an entire rescue opera-
tion will take only a matter of minutes and eliminates the need for rescue professionals. Their CDD has passed all necessary outdoor tests (heat, fire, extreme cold, water, salt) and can be pre-installed on site. They also offer an injured evacuation kit for incapacitated workers which provides an immediate solution facilitated by only one rescuer.
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