Ross Technology recently developed new production tooling to advance its slip-resistant ladder rung design and provide a more cost effective solution for customers. The new fabrication process allows the ALGRIP™ technology to be applied directly to bar stock, yielding a seamless ladder rung. Previously, Ross applied ALGRIP to its ladder rung covers, which were then welded to round bar stock to form a complete ladder rung.
Ross’ Ladder Rungs and Covers are designed to provide an added measure of safety to both new and retrofit construction projects. Ladder Rungs are intended for use in the production of new ladders. Rung Covers are formed to fit over top of existing rungs, for a quick and cost effective method of upgrading ladders already in service.
ALGRIP was developed by Ross and features a patented CNC laser deposition process in which custom-alloy deposits are applied to a substrate in a highly precise and uniform pattern. The superior bond strength of these welded deposits not only increases the useful product life, but also allows nearly any type of onsite fabrication without compromising the traction-providing surface.
Ross’ standard ladder rung measures 18 3/8” long and is manufactured out of ¾” or 1” diameter round bar stock in carbon or stainless steel. Deposits are laser welded to the top half of the rung only, with a 1/2” portion at both ends of the rung left bare (no deposits) for ease of attachment to the ladder stringers.
Custom sizes, profiles and finishes are available to meet your specific project requirements. Contact Ross to discuss your project