Overhead Rigid Rail Fall Arrest Protection When and Where you need it
The FLS FlexBridge provides the functionality of our FlexRail rigid rail enclosed track in a bridge format. Much like an overhead crane, the FlexBridge can be positioned anywhere along the runway and provide large areas of fall protection coverage. The FlexBridge is an ideal solution in industrial applications with existing overhead cranes or varying areas where fall protection is needed.
Maximum Flexibility and Coverage
Flexible Lifeline System’s FlexBridge is a cartesian bridge fall protection solution that provides maximum flexibility and coverage for users. A typical FlexBridge system consists of parallel runways that support a FlexRail bridge. Users manually move the FlexBridge in to the work position. This provides fall protection coverage over a wide area.
The FlexBridge system can also be retrofitted to existing overhead crane runways, providing a viable option for overhead fall protection in areas with cranes. The FlexBridge can be designed for spans from 6’ to 60’. Shorter bridge spans will automatically follow the user’s movement, while longer spans require manual positioning.
The FlexBridge system has gained popularity because it gives the owner the flexibility of changing the layout of their operations without having to reconfigure their fall protection sytems. In hangars and facilities where change is the norm, the FlexBridge rigid rail fall protection system is a preferred solution.
FlexBridge is commonly used in applications such as fixed wing and rotary aircraft hangars and industrial and manufacturing facilities with overhead cranes.
EASY TO USE FALL PROTECTION
The system is completely hands-free, allowing the employee to concentrate on the task at hand. Due to the 1:100 movement-to-weight ratio, the retractable lifeline remains directly overhead at all times, eliminating the possibility for an in-line swing fall.
OPTIONAL BYPASS CAPABILITY
With each user on their own enclosed track, multiple users gain the added benefit of bypass resulting in increased safety and productivity.
RELIABLE AND MAINTENANCE FREE
The FlexRail enclosed track is by far the most reliable rigid rail system in use today. With an enclosed track eliminating dust, debris, and ice and snow build up, the FlexRail beam and trolley system is virtually maintenance free. FLS FlexRail systems are installed around the world providing the best fall protection available.
All structural components are hot-dip galvanized for added durability and corrosion control. The teflon wheels of the sealed bearing trolleys do not damage the coating resulting in years of maintenance free use. A life expectancy of 25 years, maintenance free, is not uncommon in most industries.
Combining a competitive initial cost with minimal ongoing maintenance, increased productivity, and peace of mind, the rigid rail fall protection systems provide unmatched value for certain applications.
Complies with US OSHA 1910, ANSI Z359.6 and Canadian CSA Z259.2 standards for Engineered Fall Protection.
Aircraft Rigid Rail Bridge System
Animation of the Rigid Rail Bridge system with Overhead Lifelines installed and in use.
FlexRail Demonstration Video
Click the video above to view a demonstration of FlexRail’s ease-of-use.
Merfish came as a new customer for Flexible Lifeline Systems, seeking out a fall protection solution for its employees climbing stacks of pipe in order to attach rigging hardware for lifting with overhead cranes.
Overhead fall protection was needed to safely access the tanker trucks and ISOTainertrailers in the truck bay. A FlexBridge was designed by FLS engineers to safely access both lanes in the truck bay regardless of the configuration of the trucks/trailers below.
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