Lindsey’s flagship ERS towers are an industry standard. Lindsey Manufacturing Company is the company you want to call in the event you have to deal with any situation involving electricity towers that went down due to unexpected events. For instance, if a landslide led to a region without electricity, Lindsey ERS towers can easily bypass the entire area and offer a new distribution network that can be used.
At the core of the ERS network is the Lindsey ERS tower. A great thing about this structure is that it can be erected with the use of many different construction methods. This is what allows perfect installation, no matter the present terrain. The most common building methods are presented below.
The Gin Pole
The Gin Pole is the chosen Lindsey ERS tower when manual installation is necessary. Hand installation normally means placement in a site that is really hard to get to, a remote region or highly limited equipment ability. It does not matter what model is chosen since the ERS structures are so light they can be transported by hand. Then, they can be installed on-site through the use of manual methods.
Special gin pole accessories will be used during the hand installations. They allow it to really easily lift column sections right to a structure’s top. Gin poles are used when the installation relies on manpower as the only option available. Alternatively, powered capstans can be utilized. Also, Lindsey erection jibs are often used in order to offer tilting up the ERS column.
When faced with on ground construction you just need one crane in order to erect a Lindsey ERS tower. This is how rigid these structures are. They are not going to bend. Small cranes are more than enough when installing ERS columns. As you pick up ERS columns, the column’s gimbal end is simply walked to the on-site foundation. You can easily take advantage of this in those locations where larger cranes simply cannot be utilized.
There are situations when the only way to install electricity towers is from the air. Similarly as with crane methods, Lindsey ERS towers can remotely be built and then transported right to the site with a helicopter. Even the ERS 800-series, which is the heaviest duty ERS tower, can be installed with the helicopter and suitable locking mechanisms. A helicopter being used automatically offers 2 main advantages:
- If the installation location is difficult or completely remote, a helicopter is more than enough to perform most of the tower installation.
- If the location is at a high altitude and the lifting capability of a helicopter is reduced, lightweight sections can be transported one by one. ERS towers have a modular design, which allows installation in sections as opposed to all at once.
The bottom line with the Lindsey ERS system is that it does not matter what emergency happened and the condition of the terrain is completely irrelevant. This is because it is now possible to build distribution towers practically everywhere.