SafeRack redesigns G4 Gangway
Aug 1, 2008 12:00 PM
SafeRack LLC is offering its redesigned, patent-pending SafeRack G4 Gangway. In development for 18 months, the G4 uses cutting-edge metal-stamping technology to create a stronger gangway that is at the same time lighter and smoother to operate.
G4 Gangways are constructed using parts, most often aluminum, that are stamped out in a tool-and-die process and then formed by bending the metal into the required shape, eliminating the need to weld pieces together. This production process is also quicker than the one used for legacy gangway systems.
All SafeRack gangways have 90 shared parts that fold or unfold as the gangway is used. Use of the new metal-stamping technology means the gangways are more reproducible, as well. This reproducibility also yields accurate replacement parts that can be bolted into the original gangway. Also, in the past, if a gangway were hit by a truck or railcar it would have been destroyed. With the G4, if an accident occurs, SafeRack now has the capability to deliver bolt-in replacement parts on a same-day basis.
While lighter materials that don't require welds are used on the G4, that doesn't mean that any of the quality associated with SafeRack products has been sacrificed. In fact, the metal-stamping tooling offers the same 4,000ths tolerance on each of the 21 pivot points on the G4 that is found on SafeRack's other gangways.
For more information, visit www.saferack.com.
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