Attractive and eco-friendly
Blumenbecker boarding steps provide the kind of security that comes from many years of experience paired with world-class, reliable technical service. Our quality promise extends to our current range of battery-powered boarding steps – an innovation from our very own research and development lab.
Boarding steps are not cookie-cutter products. Every airport has its own requirements. That’s why we won’t stick you with an off-the-shelf solution but will help you configure your own stairs from our extensive system of modules.
Configuration options for the steps
- Passenger steps
- Crew steps
- Service steps
- GPU steps
Adjust the following parameters as desired to configure the perfect steps for you:
- Number of steps
- Drive: hydroelectric, hydroelectric with diesel generator or fully electric
- Towability: platform side, stair side or manual positioning
- Walk-behind controls or operator cabin on the platform
Tracking system for airport ground equipment
The Blumenbecker tracking system provides maintenance-free motion tracking and sensor technology using rechargeable batteries and solar modules. This means that large amounts of information can be transmitted on an ongoing basis. Further modules such as RFID, load sensor, temperature sensor, defect message and many more can be connected to the open tracking system.
Airport operators everywhere are keen to re-engineer all their processes for maximum environmental friendliness. For passenger or crew/service steps, that means replacing diesel generators and most of the hydraulic components with electromechanical systems. This approach is cleaner and also allows the steps to be powered by renewable sources. Blumenbecker boarding steps run without fossil fuels or hydraulics and so greatly improve airports’ environmental footprint.
High energy consumption used to drastically limit the operating times of boarding steps. Today, optimised controls and multiple means of energy generation allow Blumenbecker boarding steps to run for long periods of time. When batteries run low, they can recharge at charging stations or simply tap their solar panels and drive energy recovery technology during regular operations.
Easy to manoeuvre
Blumenbecker boarding steps are highly manoeuvrable and can effortlessly navigate to the perfect location, even in close quarters.
Quick to find
How much time is still being wasted searching for boarding steps? Luckily, those days are over thanks to our optional GSE Tracking system. With it, you’ll always know exactly where in the airport your steps happen to be. As an added bonus, you’ll also be told the battery’s current state of charge. That way, you always know how much energy your boarding steps still have left.
Most airports use three different types of steps: passenger steps for normal passenger boarding, crew steps exclusively for crew or ground personnel and service steps for working on the aircraft itself. Each type of steps has very different safety requirements.
With Blumenbecker, you get steps that are suitable for maintenance workers, cabin crews or ground and service personnel. Airports can significantly trim back their inventories of steps while cutting maintenance and repair costs. Our two-in-one solution provides added flexibility in how and where you use the steps, too.
Blumenbecker offers a wide range of services for its boarding steps. Our most important service, though, is probably pre-sales consulting. We work with you to analyse individual requirements and develop the solutions that consider not just your technical needs but your budget as well. Our goal is always to supply the best-possible solution for you.
Engineering / Design
We engineer and design all our boarding steps ourselves. With our engineers’ expertise, you can rest assured that your ideas will be realised exactly as you envisioned them from the moment the engineering process begins.
Blumenbecker is known for its high quality standards. All our locations are certified to DIN EN ISO 9001. No boarding step leaves our facility without thorough testing.
GSE tracking system
With our tracking system, developed together with the Fraunhofer Institute, you’ll always know the location and battery loading status of your boarding steps.
We examine and test your boarding steps in the intervals prescribed by DGUV V3 and other regulations. This includes preparing the necessary documentation for you.
We provide tailor-made, manufacturer-independent maintenance and immediately make any repairs that may be necessary.
We generally keep a stock of the most important wearing parts for the boarding steps we sell and can ship them out within 24 hours. We can also provide professional engineering and repair services for more complex challenges by working with our other business divisions. Also, thanks to our many service centres, our technicians are never far away and can keep your boarding steps running smoothly.