SixAxis Secures Utility & Design Patents on Ingenious ErectaStep Products

ErectaStep brings a fundamental shift in staying OSHA compliant. 5 modular components: endless configurations, fast assembly, easy on-site changes. (Graphic: Business Wire)

ANDREWS, S.C.--()--Adding to a growing list of over 24 innovative proprietary industrial designs, SixAxis, LLC secured U.S. patent 10,358,871 in July on behalf of its ErectaStep brand. The product line is ingeniously simple, composed of 5 OSHA-compliant modular components designed with an infinite number of configurations for safe and efficient industrial access.

We want customers to understand the huge difference between ErectaStep metal stairs and anything else on the market,” explains co-founder and CEO of SixAxis and ErectaStep Rob Honeycutt. “We’ve created a fundamental shift in how our customers stay OSHA compliant.” Prior to ErectaStep, standard solutions or custom fabrication were the only options available. “Our customers no longer have to sacrifice efficiency to get the job done safely.”

ErectaStep crossovers and work platforms can be configured for use in any industrial setting. All products are OSHA-compliant, in stock, and ready to ship. Named after the metal toy Erector Sets Honeycutt played with as a child, ErectaStep components are robotically welded on the assembly line with a universal hole pattern, allowing them to be bolted together in any direction.

“The best part,” explains Honeycutt, “is that these are not one-time use solutions. ErectaStep components can be reassembled when the facility needs change.” Another feature included in the patent is the unique ability to extend up to three platforms without additional support.

SixAxis has been providing access and safety systems to the truck, rail, ship, aviation, and aerospace industries using state-of-the-art technology since 2003. Their award-winning products and patents have helped support the efforts of industry-leading Fortune 500 companies such as Boeing, Dow, and Coca-Cola.

About ErectaStep, SafeRack & SixAxis

Launched in 2010, ErectaStep is a subsidiary of SixAxis Manufacturing Technologies. SixAxis was founded by Fred Harmon and Rob Honeycutt in 2002 to deliver high-quality loading rack and fall protection solutions to companies around the world. In addition to SafeRack, product-specific brands such as ErectaStep, RollaStep, PerfectaStep, AeroStep, and MarinaStep have been developed to engineer and manufacture innovative products that increase safety and boost productivity. For more information about how SixAxis is changing the world of manufacturing, visit For more information about ErectaStep products please visit


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Release Summary

ErectaStep secures a major U.S. Patent for its ingeniously simple concept.


Tracy Mikulec,, 949-422-4875