Cross beams, grabs, coil tongs – our products have to bear heavy loads and withstand a lot in other aspects as well. Especially in offshore applications. All we can say is: water, salt, corrosion! To protect the steel from aggressive media, we recently installed our own painting and drying booth at the Neustrelitz site. It provides the tools, which often weigh several tons, with a coating in accordance with DIN EN ISO 12944-2. The standard categorizes the corrosion-relevant influences to which steel components are exposed. The worst environments in this respect include offshore parks with high salt loads (category Cx “extreme”). Our upending tool for erecting monopiles for offshore wind turbines also receives its standard-compliant coating in Axzion’s own painting and drying booth.