Developed and tested under a
DARPA Small Business
Innovative Research (SBIR)
Contract for the US military, The
patented PowerQuick Ascender is
an innovative powered climber
that provides powered ascent and
powered and manual descent.
Whether used as a work access
tool or for on-site rescue
capability, the PowerQuick
Ascender is quick to deploy using
standard climbing rope.
PowerQuick eliminates climber
fatigue, and provides for
increased worker safety. Unlike
climb assist type systems, when
used for tower applications the
PowerQuick requires no costly
installation and is flexible in that it
can be used in any location in
which a rope can be rigged.
PowerQuick Mfg. is an engineering,
manufacturing, and international
distribution company that specializes in:
industrial work-at heights and rescue
products for military and commercial
Hydraulics, pneumatics, power, and
actuation disciplines engineering
One of our keystone commercial products,
the highly successful PowerQuick
Ascender product line was originally
developed and tested under a DARPA
contract for the US military. This product is
now sold world-wide through our
international network of distributors.
Browse through our web page and see
what PowerQuick Mfg. can do for you.
Beware India Imitations
Please note that PowerQuick Mfg.
no longer warrants, cooperates
with, or supports product
manufactured under the company
name JMV PowerQuick or any
other name they may be using. If
you purchase an ascender
manufactured in India be aware
that no company in India is
licensed to manufacture
PowerQuick products due to failure
to adhere to our strict
manufacturing and material
standards. The quality and safety
of these units may be seriously
compromised. Please see our
distributors page for a list of all
authorized distributors. If you have
purchase an ascender
manufactured in India please
contact PowerQuick directly at
sales @ powerquickinc.com.
"I am impressed that a battery operated device can do
what this one does. We found your product to be
extremely useful and innovative. We rigged a
rappel/ascend setup off the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge
which carries Interstate 71 over the 200 ft deep Little
Miami River Valley in Lebanon, Ohio. Everyone was
comfortable with the safety and reliability of the device.
Ropes were easy to rig in the device. “We got over 800 ft
of ascending on a charge, battery life was good.
Universally, people said it was much easier to pull the
trigger and ascend 200 ft than doing it the old fashioned
Mark E. Bernhardt, PE
Director of Facility Inspection
Burgess & Niple, Inc.
teamed with Restech
Norway to provide a
rope launcher to meet
the needs of our
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