Suspended Scaffold Hoist
Manufacturer introduces its new suspended scaffolding hoist to the construction industry. Designated Tirak L-500 Series, the scaffold hoist has a 1,000-lb rated load capacity and is fitted with a three-phase electric motor. Weighing only 84 lb (pneumatic hoist even less), the new series incorporates the latest technology, says the maker. In addition, the Tirak L-500 model is equipped with only 6.8-amp draw, voltage indicator light, optional hour meter and quiet operation. It also is UL classified. Tractel Group, Griphoist division;; 800/421-0246

Work Platform
Double Tower System
Mast climbing work platform, the Max Climber 5700, can be used for light-duty projects, including painting, tuckpointing, siding, glazing and light restoration. It features a double tower system with a maximum platform length of 70 ft. Maximum working height is 265 ft. The system travels at 35 feet per minute and must be tied in at 20 ft intervals. Beta Max Inc.; 800/233-5112;

New Areas For Steel Cable
Safety Netting and More

Carl Stahl; +49 7031 742 49 0;

Improved Hook Design
The WrapBax lanyard is specifically designed for tie-back use, eliminating the need for time-consuming anchor straps on projects, the company says. It features the easy-to-use hook action found standard on all of DBI patented snap hooks and incorporates a new ergonomic pistol-grip design for smooth one-handed operation, even while wearing gloves. The WrapBax hook offers a unique look to easily differentiate the safety device from standard 360 � protection—5,000 lb in any direction. DBI/SALA: 800/328-6164;

Temporary Guard-rails
No Bracing
Safety Boot helps create safe, guardrail and stair rail systems throughout the construction process. The systems are freestanding, do not require bracing and exceed OSHA fall-protection requirements.They are made for both homebuilders and heavy commercial construction. In heavy commercial work, Safety Boots are popular because their high-impact polymer base can anchor directly into concrete. Safety Maker Inc.; 800/804-4741;

A steel cable and lifting gear manufacturer has developed new areas for its well-established steel cable, adding new sectors to the classical applications in mechanical engineering, construction and shipbuilding. The patented X-Tend stainless steel mesh is designed to serve a variety of architectural applications. A range of cable diameters plus flexible ferrule spacing permit mesh sizes suitable for safety netting, balustrade infill, zoo enclosures and more. Also, the X-Tend stainless steel cord netting can be used to encompass an entire tower to prevent falls. It is pre-assembled at the factory for rapid and uncomplicated linkage.