Harken CMC Clutch Multi-purpose Rope Travel Device

Harken
Product code: IN401
£659.99
(inc. VAT)

Harken CLUTCH™ Multi-purpose Rope Travel Device

A multi-purpose rope travel device engineered to assure rescuers and access professionals are prepared for the most situations possible.

The versatile CMC™ CLUTCH™ by Harken Industrial™ is a single wearable tool suited for efficient hauling, controlled lowering, smooth personal descent, easy ascending, and reliable progress capture. Not only does it replace the hardware used in a traditional raise/lower system for rescue operations, it also serves as a personal descender with the most efficient ascending capability of any product in its class. The CLUTCH enables more rope operations with one tool than anything we’ve ever evaluated. The CLUTCH is the result of the design and product engineering collaboration by two experts with a collective 90 year history in rope management under heavy loads; CMC, a company with roots in rescue and rope access and Harken Industrial, a manufacturing company with roots in high-performance sailing.

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Description

Harken CLUTCH™ Multi-purpose Rope Travel Device

A multi-purpose rope travel device engineered to assure rescuers and access professionals are prepared for the most situations possible.

The versatile CMC™ CLUTCH™ by Harken Industrial™ is a single wearable tool suited for efficient hauling, controlled lowering, smooth personal descent, easy ascending, and reliable progress capture. Not only does it replace the hardware used in a traditional raise/lower system for rescue operations, it also serves as a personal descender with the most efficient ascending capability of any product in its class. The CLUTCH enables more rope operations with one tool than anything we’ve ever evaluated. The CLUTCH is the result of the design and product engineering collaboration by two experts with a collective 90 year history in rope management under heavy loads; CMC, a company with roots in rescue and rope access and Harken Industrial, a manufacturing company with roots in high-performance sailing.

Key Features

  • The CLUTCH combines the attributes of more expensive multipurpose devices with those of less sophisticated wearable personal descenders. Rescue teams can carry less equipment while assuring they’re prepared for even the most technical rescues.
  • The patented mechanical geometry inside CLUTCH and its ergonomic handle, combine for better control across the load range in descent.
  • The CLUTCH features a faceted ratcheting sheave of stainless steel that provides secure rope holding and audible progress capture. It also proves to be uncommonly efficient on ascent or haul.
  • Designed for efficient operation, ease of use and optimal control. Its innovative double-latched side plate is independent of the device‘s attachment point and resists inadvertent opening. Rescuers and access professionals can change rope without disconnecting.
  • 10.5-11mm rope diameter compatible device certified to NFPA 1983 (G-Rated), ANSI Z359.4 and EN 12841/C, 341/2A, and 15151/8 (up to 200m/240kg).
  • Opening side plate is secured with a patented, two-step safety actuation. The CLUTCH has a force-limiting sheave for overload protection. An Anti-panic function automatically locks the device during descent if the handle is pulled too far.

 

 

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Specification

Descender

Device Functions
Anti Panic Function
Rope Compatibility
10.5mm to 11mm

General

Industrial or Sport Use
Industrial
Conformity
ANSI Z359.4
CE EN12841
NFPA (1983)
CE EN341 Class A Type 2
CE EN15151/8
Dimensions
112mm x 204mm
Weight (g)
840g

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