Precision Ladders, LLC
stairways and ladders


P. O. Box 2279
Morristown, TN 37816-2279
Toll Free: 800-225-7814
Fax: 423-586-2091
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Since the 1940s, Precision has been producing superior, commercial-grade, industrial-strength access products. Precision Ladders specializes in light-weight, low-maintenance, and high-strength aluminum products. While these products may be more familiar in commercial and industrial applications, they are also very common in many residential applications (both single-family and multi-family). These products are customized for the job requirements and always built to comply with the appropriate OSHA Code and/or ANSI Safety Standard.


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Precision Ladders

Our products cover the gamut of your needs

How you exit at the top dictates the type of ladder you will need.

Identify the Ladder for You

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Super Simplex Disappearing Stairway

A commercial-grade aluminum folding stairway. It is the most structurally superior product of its kind on the market today. Its primary use is for attic access, but when used in conjunction with one of our roof hatches can be used for access to a rooftop.

*A test weight of 500 lbs. *Individual tread test weights of 1000 lbs. *No shear of rivets when tested at 2000 lbs. *11 gauge steel frame *A 5-3/16" tread depth *Availability of optional 2-HOUR FIRE-RATING.

The Super Simplex is the only stairway available with a frame complete with built-in treads custom fabricated to your exact distance from ceiling to floor above thereby accommodating dropped ceilings.

For secure access to your rooftop equipment, we offer a package unit consisting of a folding stairway, a custom frame to fit distance from ceiling to roof and a custom roof hatch factory-mounted to the top of the frame. This entire unit can then be dropped in from above, secured and flashed in for safe, comfortable roof access.

The Super Simplex is so reliable you can reclaim attic space for storage purposes without the need for a permanent stairway. Many national companies are already using the Super Simplex to maximize use of attic space. Some typical applications are: airport control towers, banks, better residences, bottling plants, churches, drug stores, government buildings, hospitals, laboratories, libraries, museums, restaurants, schools and retail stores.
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Automatic Super Simplex Folding Stairway

Precision Ladders' NEW patent-pending folding stairway can be OPENED AND UNFOLDED AT THE PRESS OF A BUTTON! It may be configured to accomodate ceiling heights up to 16', and a total level-to level climbing height of 24'. This new generation of folding stairway boasts these key features:
  • Meets A.N.S.I. for "Commercial Use"
  • 500 pound load capacity
  • Actual shear of rivets tested at 1175 lbs
  • Steel Frame
  • Extruded aluminum treads and siderails
  • Clear tread area of 5 3/16" x 16-1/2"
  • Can be used for attic access OR roof access
  • Can be operated from above as well as below
  • Operated via wireless wall-mounted keypad
  • Powerful 24v DC motor provides ultra-quiet operation, along with variable speed smooth start & smooth start
  • 6' long 120v 15 amp power cord for simple connection to a power source
  • Evercharge stand-by power system will allow stair to be operated for up to 10 full cycles within a 24 hour period in the event of a power outage
  • Custom-made for ceiling heights from 8' 0" - 13' 6" (ceiling heights from 13' 7" - 16' 0" are available where door panel will open/close automatically, but sections must be manually folded/unfolded)
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Automatic Electric Disappearing Stairway

Precision also offers the best automatic stairway on the market. In the open position, it is as sturdy as any fixed stair and just as easy to climb with its 52 degree pitch. This unit can handle a 1000 lb. load without failure or deformation of treads. It is constructed of one-piece siderails of 7" x .230" aluminum channel and treads of 6" x .225" aluminum channel. The Automatic Electric Stairway can be opened or closed with a simple toggle switch. The unit can be supplied with a key operated switch in areas where security is important. As with the Super Simplex, these units can be fabricated with a custom frame to accommodate dropped ceilings. Other optional equipment include a wood veneer door panel with mineral core, warning buzzer to sound when stairway is in motion, emergency manual operation to lower the unit from above and/or below.

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Fixed Aluminum Wall Ladders - FL Series

Precision offers a complete line of aluminum wall ladders custom fabricated to your exact field measurements. Precision's ladder treads are a full 2-1/4" in width and they are deeply serrated to maximize traction. These treads have been thoroughly tested for strength, and are able to withstand a 1000# loading without failure. Treads are attached to siderails using 4 rivets rated at 1100 lbs. shear strength each. Additionally, all edges on the siderails and treads have been rounded to provide a more comfortable, powerful grip for the hands. Safety cages are required on most ladders in excess of 20' length to a maximum unbroken length of 30' (plus rail extensions). Cages are also recommended for shorter ladders at high or hazardous locations. Precision offers this item as well as landing platforms as required by OSHA and other regulatory bodies in certain situations. Mill finish is standard.

Other optional equipment include *Security Door with piano hinge and padlock provision. *Floor brackets with pre-drilled holes for attaching ladders to the floor. *Safety Pole Fall Prevention Systems *Annodized Finish * Painted Finish.

Precision also provides roof access from a building's interior by combining an FL series ladder with a roof hatch.

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Aluminum Ships Stairs - SL Series

The two most important features of our SL series ladders are easy installation and no maintenance. The relative weight of these units compared to a steel unit makes it a breeze to install and as with the FL series ladders, its aluminum construction also makes it virtually maintenance free. A Ships Ladder is an ideal solution for mezzanine access or, when combined with a Precision Roof Hatch, for roof access from interior of building.

Some important characteristics of these ladders are: *All components shall be aluminum alloy 6005-T5 *Stringers are 5" x 2" x 3/16" aluminum channel *Treads are from the same extrusion used on our Super Simplex Disappearing Stairway, 5-3/16" x 1-1/4" x 1/8" extruded channel with deeply serrated surface to maximize traction in a 30" clear width *Handrails are 1-1/2" diameter schedule 40 pipe *Mill finish aluminum *Available in pitches from 63 degrees to 75 degrees.

Available as options: *Wider tread widths up to 48" maximum *Other finishes: primed for field painting, enamel paint, annodized, vinyl safety striped *Safety textured handrail *Other tread materials: Checkered plate, grating.

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Fixed Aluminum Industrial Stairways

Precision Ladders' Fixed Industrial Stairs are built to meet or exceed OSHA 1910.24. The much lighter weight of these units as compared to traditional steel ones make them much easier to install, and the aluminum construction also makes them virtually maintenance-free. Industrial Stairs have a climbing angle of 30 to 50 degrees which means the climber can carry such items as toolboxes, equipment, supplies, etc. while accessing mezzaniness, catwalks or roof hatches and still comply with OSHA standards. These stairways are built per job conditions and shipped to the job site ready to install.

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Aluminum Alternating Tread Ladders

Alternating Tread Ladders allow the user to descend the ladder face-forward giving a clear view of the floor below. Precision Ladders' AT series of aluminum Alternating Tread Ladders were designed with tubular siderails to provide maximum structural integrity while keeping the overall ladder weight to a minimum. As with all Precision's products, these ladders are built to project conditions and shipped to the job site completely assembled ready for installation.

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Precision Roof Hatches

All Precision Roof Hatches are fabricated of heavy gauge steel or aluminum properly finished to withstand rough handling and exposure to the elements. Insulation in the cover and curb minimizes the effects on the building's HVAC system. A rubber gasket, in its own formed track, tightly seals the lid against the curb, making the unit weathertight. The cover is devoid of all hardware except for the handle, negating areas where corrosion and rust can form. All hatches are provided with padlock provisions both internally and externally.

The PLH hatch series provides the most economical means of accessing the roof from the building's interior when used with a Precision FL series ladder. The safety of the climber and ease of operation of the hatch were given attention in designing the PLH. A zinc plated cablock with a built-in inside handle is provided. Support arms found on some competitive hatches are not needed, therefore the space normally required by the arm is available to the climber.

The PSRH hatch series were engineered to be compatible with the Super Simplex Disappearing Stairway and the Precision Ships Ladder, as well as other "steep" ladders. As with other Precision products, each unit is tested in the plant to assure smooth opening and closing with one hand. These units are also provided with a 1 point cablock.

Metal-pan and poured-in-place concrete stairs have not been ignored by Precision. When this type of access is used, the PNRH series hatches should be used. The Super Simplex units that that require a roof deck opening of 5' 4" or longer would also use this model. Additional pressure intensifiers compensate for larger, heavier covers allowing the operation to be as easy as with a ladder hatch. Security is provided by a 2-point slam-lock.

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Miscellaneous Products

Aluminum Guard Rail Systems
NEW! Folding Guard Rail System (includes roof hatch)
Hatch Access Safety Rail
Ladder Safety Cage (for retro-fit)
Ladder Security Door
Ladder Security Gate

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Architects Corner

A resource for the Architect to quickly locate technical information about Precision's products including CAD files, product specifications, O & M Manuals and installation instructions.

Last Update: 2018-01-19