Our tower is made up of three aluminum ladder-like structures. Each of these structures is stowed in coils, or bales, when the tower is in its lowered state.
The three bales are mounted on a platform in a triangular configuration. When an operator presses a button on the base of the tower, all three bales begin to unwind at the same speed. As the bales rise and meet, they lock together to form a rigid, triangular tower. This relatively lightweight but rigid tower can reach a height of 80 feet (24.38 meters) in approximately five minutes.
To lower the tower, the operator presses the down button, and the three sides of the tower structure recoil into their original stowed positions.
This patented technology is driven by an electric gear system, which allows for very precise movements. The aluminum bales have machined joints at the pivots, and the brake system has a safety lock so that the tower is not dependent on electric power once it has been raised.
Our system is equipped with a level-sensing device that tells the operator when the unit is level. The tower is nearly maintenance-free, and there are no hydraulics to cause leaking.
The aluminum structure will not rust and does not need to be painted. The tower can be operated from its own power source or remotely. Multiple tower units can be erected simultaneously and operated by a single operator at a single control system.