SpanSet Axzion GmbH, a company within the SpanSet Group Germany with its own production facilities, specialises in load handling attachments for international on- and offshore wind power turbines.
Since 2019, the "double name" SpanSet Axzion has manifested the close interaction of two traditional companies. It is about a comprehensive range of products and services for the erection of onshore and offshore wind turbines.
One part of the company name: Axzion. Founded in 1991, the company specialises in the development of lifting beams, gripper and other load handling equipment for the assembly of wind turbines. The second part: the parent company SpanSet GmbH & Co. KG, a specialist in lifting technology, load securing and personal protective equipment against falls from a height (PPE). Also represented in the group: SpanSet secutex GmbH, market leader in the field of coated lifting straps and protective hoses. Each of the three companies brings individual products for individual tasks to the market. Or even better: as a "trio", they provide coherent overall solutions for all aspects of transport as well as the assembly and disassembly of wind turbines.
Upending tool erects monopiles
Since 2016, the Upending Tool has proven to be SpanSet Axzion's most impressive lifting device. This is the world's largest grab for raising monopiles weighing up to 2,500 tonnes with a diameter of up to eight metres. The tool with three grippers and six tongs works on jack-up and floating installation vessels. Customers use it on their own or opt for offshore service support from SpanSet Axzion staff. Prominent locations where the Upending Tool has been used: Hornsea 2 and Dogger Bank A in the North Sea, as well as the Yunlin offshore wind farm in western Taiwan.
With DNV certificate
Axzion SpanSet simulates the lifting of loads on its own test stand in Neustrelitz (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania). The facility is designed for up to 3,000 tonnes. DNV (Norway, Hamburg branch) has certified the site as a manufacturer of load lifting equipment for offshore use. SpanSet Axzion 2023 has commissioned another test facility in Großefehn (district of Aurich).
SBI rotor blade lifting beam
For the assembly and disassembly of rotor blades in the air (Single Blade Installation, SBI), SpanSet Axzion has developed a special lifting beam together with a manufacturer of wind turbines. It has a load capacity of 30 tonnes and is controlled via remote. The telescopic design allows the lifting beam, which weighs only 15 tonnes, to be transported to the construction site with a standard truck. This lifting device was designed especially for use in adverse wind conditions, when it is not possible to bring the rotors, which are completely mounted on the ground, safely upwards.
Round slings made from high-performance fibres
The premium products of the parent company SpanSet are in demand for lifting operations in the onshore and offshore sector - above all the Magnum-X round sling with a load capacity of up to 500 tonnes. Its special feature: the fibre core and protective cover contain high-performance fibres, which is why the Magnum-X is significantly lighter and up to 50 percent narrower than comparable round slings. The smaller volume reduces wrinkling during the lifting process and ensures a long service life.
Working safely at height
As a specialist in height safety, SpanSet develops personal protective equipment against falls from a height (PPE). On wind turbines and metrological masts, fitters prefer to use the Clima Tec system. It combines a safety harness and a work positioning harness. SpanSet offers various systems for the rescue and evacuation of casualties.
[Info box Axzion]
SpanSet: Axzion GmbH
Phone: +49 (0)2173 20892-0
Address : Winkelsweg 172
Category: Suppliers of mechanical components
Profile: Tools and machine tools
Year of foundation:1991
[Info box SpanSet group]
Turnover: > € 100 million (SpanSet Group)
Employees: 350 (SpanSet Group)
- Founded: 1991
- Sales: > 100 Mio. EUR (SpanSet Group)
- Employees: 350 (SpanSet Group)