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Lyon Obelisk Quad-Pod

The Lyon Obelisk Quad-Pod is designed and manufactured by Lyon Equipment. The Obelisk (LPP0003) provides an elevated anchor point(s) for combined loads not exceeding 272kg (refer to User Instructions). It’s many features and configurations make it a flexible tool in a variety of situations.

Supplied with a 500mm top-beam, which provides a maximum width of 400mm at the cross-head. The adjustable width top-beam allows wider loads to be passed between the two pairs of legs.

The swivel feet enable use of either the flat foot or the spike, depending on the surface. The Obelisk can also be used with dissimilar leg lengths, if dictated by an undulating/uneven surface. However, the top-beam must always be level. The leg restraint straps must always be used as they are essential for the structural stability of the Obelisk.

Lyon Obelisk lowering

Lyon Obelisk Quad-Pod – Product features

  • 3 section telescopic legs (two pairs) for optimum adjustment
  • 500mm top-beam
  • One carriage with swivel anchor point
  • Adjustable width cross-head
  • Captive locking pins provide tool-less locking
  • ‘Swivel and lock’ feet – load spreading or stainless steel spike
  • Leg restraint straps
  • Guy line attachment points
Lyon Obelisk foot/spike Lyon Obelisk with 2x carriage Lyon Obelisk push-pins

Conformity

  • EN 795:2012 type B (when used for a single person load)
  • CEN/TS 16415:2013 type B (when used for a two-person load)

Specification

  • Working Load Limit (dynamic load) single user up to 100kg, two people up to 200kg (refer to User Instructions)
  • Working Load Limit (static load) up to 272kg (refer to User Instructions)
  • Minimum Breaking Strength – single user 12kN, two people 13kN
  • 2200mm maximum height (under swivel anchor point)
  • 400mm maximum width (at cross-head)
  • 22 kg (including accessories)

Materials

  • Body – stainless-steel
  • Legs – aluminium alloy
  • Locking pins – stainless-steel
  • Leg restraint straps – polyester
  • Leg restraint straps quick links – steel
  • Leg restraint straps adjustment buckles – aluminium alloy

Product options

  • 300mm top-beam
  • Second carriage (anchor point). No more than two carriages are permitted for use with the 500mm top-beam
  • Transport/storage bag
  • Split transport bag (separates into two units for two person transport)

Replacement parts

  • 300mm top-beam
  • 500mm top-beam
  • Carriage (anchor point)
  • Strap set (4 straps)
  • Replacement pin – long (80mm)
  • Replacement pin – short (50mm)
  • Transport/storage bag
  • Split transport bag

Click this link for further details on the Lyon Equipment Obelisk

User Inspection Notice – ISC RP205 / RP209 Pip-pin Ropegrab

Please read below the ISC User Inspection Notice for ISC RP205 / RP209 Pip-pin Ropegrabs. This applies to all units sold in 2018/ early 2019.

Petzl Energy Absorbers

A year ago, the Petzl L57 Absorbica energy absorber was discontinued and replaced with the Petzl ASAP SORBER AXESS (L071CA00). So, here’s a chance to catch up on the current range of Petzl energy absorbers and the applications for each one; new and old.

Petzl ASAP SORBER AXESS – L071CA00

This is designed to connect to the Petzl ASAP (B71AAA) and Petzl ASAP-LOCK (B071BA00). It replaces the L57 Petzl Absorbica; which was discontinued in March 2018.

Features

  • Limits the impact force on the user in the event of a fall
  • Allows the user to work at a distance from the rope; which helps to declutter the work zone and keep the rope away from potentially damaging situations
  • Can be used in a two-person rescue situation – up to 250kg
  • Designed for users weighing between 50kg and 130kg (thanks to the innovative progressive tearing of the energy absorber)
  • The fabric pouch helps protect against abrasion and contaminants and enables easy inspection of the energy absorbing webbing
  • Length = 40cm
  • Includes the:

– Petzl STRING, which help to hold the connectors in position and also helps to protect the webbing

– Petzl CAPTIV (M093AA00) positioning bars, which help to keep the karabiners correctly orientated with the energy absorber

Certification

Petzl_L071CA00-ASAPSORBER-AXESSPetzl ASAP'SORBER AXESS three stage tearingTwo person rescue using Petzl ASAP'SORBER AXESS

ASAP SORBER (European version)

Like the Petzl ASAP SORBER AXESS, this is designed to connect to the Petzl ASAP (B71AAA) and Petzl ASAP-LOCK (B071BA00).

Features

  • Limits the impact force on the user in the event of a fall
  • Allows the user to work at a distance from the rope; which helps to declutter the work zone and keep the rope away from potentially damaging situations
  • The fabric pouch helps protect against abrasion and contaminants and enables easy inspection of the energy absorbing webbing
  • Does NOT provide the ability for a two person rescue
  • Includes 2x Petzl STRING, which help to hold the connectors in position and also help to protect the webbing
  • Available in two lengths:

– 20cm – L71AA 20

– 40cm – L71AA 40

Certification

Petzl L71AA-20-Asap-Sorber-20 Petzl L71AA-40-Asap-Sorber-40

ASAP SORBER (International version)

This is designed to connect to the Petzl ASAP International version (B071AA00) and Petzl ASAP-LOCK (B071BA00).

Features

  • Limits the impact force on the user in the event of a fall
  • Allows the user to work at a distance from the rope; which helps to declutter the work zone and keep the rope away from potentially damaging situations
  • Does NOT provide the ability for a two person rescue
  • Designed for users weighing between 50kg and 130kg (thanks to the innovative three stage tearing of the energy absorber)
  • The fabric pouch helps protect against abrasion and contaminants and enables easy inspection of the energy absorbing webbing
  • Includes the Petzl CAPTIV (M093AA00) positioning bars, which help to keep the karabiners correctly orientated with the energy absorber

Certification

Petzl L071BA01-ASAPSORBER-40 Petzl L071BA00-ASAPSORBER-20Petzl ASAP'SORBER AXESS three stage tearing

Petzl ABSORBICA – L064AA00

Designed for use in combination with a JANE lanyard to make a fall arrest lanyard with a maximum length of two metres.

Features

  • Limits the impact force on the user in the event of a fall
  • Designed for users weighing between 50kg and 130kg (thanks to the innovative progressive tearing of the energy absorber)
  • The fabric pouch helps protect against abrasion and contaminants and enables easy inspection of the energy absorbing webbing
  • Length = 25cm
  • NOT to be used with the ASAP or ASAP-LOCK

Certification

CE EN 355, EAC

Petzl L064AA00-ABSORBICA
For further details of the range please visit Petzl.com
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