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A-Frame Deadweight Anchor

The SAS A-Frame Deadweight Anchor is a portable anchor and is ideally suited to flat roofs with parapet walls between 300 mm and 1.8 m high. It can be used for both rope access and fall arrest purposes and provides two high anchor points. Assembly is quick and easy thanks to the spring-loaded sword pins; which eliminate the need for nuts and bolts. If used correctly, the pneumatic tyres will not damage roof membranes.

SAS A-Frame Deadweight Anchor

A-Frame Deadweight Anchor – Advantages

  • Easy to assemble
  • 2 m high anchor points
  • Can be moved sideways when fully assembled
  • No damage to surfaces or building structure
  • Doesn’t require structural anchor points

SAS A-Frame Deadweight Anchor

A-Frame Deadweight Anchor – Specification

  • Safe Working Load (SWL): 250 kg
  • 2-person rescue capacity
  • Total weight: 390 kg
  • Life span: 10 years
  • Minimum recommended upstand: 300 mm
  • Orange powder coated mild steel frame
  • 2x white coated galvenised steel eye-bolts
  • 12 x 25 kg weights with handle
  • Built-in shock absorber
  • 7-piece frame
  • Spring-loaded zin plated sword pins
  • Locking wheels with pneumatic tyres
  • Height: 2.15m
  • Length: 1.93m
  • Width: 1.42m
  • Individually Serial Numbered

SAS A-Frame Deadweight Anchor weight box

A-Frame Deadweight Anchor – Certification

  • EN 795:2012 – type E
  • Designed in accordance with BS 7883:2005 – Code of practice for the design, selection, installation, use and maintenance of anchor devices conforming to BS EN 795
  • Meets IRATA ICoP minimum recommended static strength of 15 kN
  • Meets the requirements of PD CEN/TS 16415:2013 for 2-person rescue
  • Conforms to the manual handling lifting and lowering guidelines (maximum component part 25 kg)

SAS A-Frame Deadweight Anchor pneumatic wheel

Limitations

Friction, and therefore effectiveness, can be reduced in a number of ways:

  • Using less than the recommended number of weight plates (all 12 must be correctly used at all times)
  • The type of roof finish. For example, gravel ballast, concrete pavers, green roof, membrane etc.
  • Surface water
  • Icy conditions
  • Excessive roof slope
  • Moss / Lichen or other contaminants on the roof
SAS A-Frame Deadweight Anchor 25 kg weight plate

https://www.abaris.co.uk/prod/anchors/Abaris-A-Frame-Deadweight-Anchor.htm

Deadweight Trolley Anchor

The SAS deadweight trolley anchor is a portable anchor device intended for use in industrial rope access and fall arrest. If there are no appropriate anchor points on a roof, the deadweight trolley anchor can be used. It is designed for use against a parapet wall but you can also use it against structural handrails / balustrades. It’s important to realise that it works by the amount of friction it exerts on the surface that it’s used on. With this in mind, the roof slope should be no more than 5 degrees downward slope from horizontal in order to avoid movement. Where possible, deadweight anchors should be backed-up.

SAS Deadweight Trolley AnchorSAS Deadweight Trolley Anchor weight stack

Deadweight Trolley Anchor – Advantages

  • Easy to assemble
  • Can be moved sideways when fully loaded
  • No damage to surfaces or building structure
  • Doesn’t require permanently installed anchor points

SAS Deadweight Trolley Anchor EyeboltsSAS Deadweight Trolley Anchor 25 kg weight

Deadweight Trolley Anchor – Specification

  • Orange powder coated mild steel frame
  • 2x white coated galvenised steel eye-bolts
  • 6x 25 kg weight plates, with 2 handles
  • Threaded weight retaining safety pin
  • Working Load Limit: 250 kg
  • 2-person rescue capacity
  • Life span: 10 years
  • Minimum recommended upstand: 600 mm (tested down to 450 mm)
  • Total weight: 178 kg
  • Height: 1410 mm
  • Length: 570 mm
  • Width: 540 mm
  • Individually serial numbered

SAS Deadweight Trolley Anchor rollers

Deadweight Trolley Anchor – Certification

  • EN 795:2012 – type E
  • Designed in accordance with BS 7883:2005 – Code of practice for the design, selection, installation, use and maintenance of anchor devices conforming to BS EN 795
  • Meets IRATA ICoP minimum recommended static strength of 15 kN
  • Meets the requirements of PD CEN/TS 16415:2013 for 2-person rescue
  • Conforms to the manual handling lifting and lowering guidelines (maximum component part 25 kg)

Limitations

Friction, and therefore effectiveness, can be reduced in a number of ways:

  • Using less than the recommended number of weight plates (all 6 must be correctly used at all times)
  • The type of roof finish. For example, gravel ballast, concrete pavers, green roof, membrane etc.
  • Surface water
  • Icy conditions
  • Excessive roof slope
  • Moss / Lichen or other contaminants on the roof

https://www.abaris.co.uk/prod/anchors/Abaris-Deadweight-Trolley.htm

Hydrajaws Model 2000

In this Blog, we’ll explain what the Hydrajaws Model 2000 is , what’s in the box and the available options and accessories.

Hydrajaws Model 2000 Deluxe kit

The Model 2000 Deluxe is Hydrajaws medium duty fixing tester. It enables engineers / skilled technicians to establish the working load limit and to validate correct installation of anchors / fixings. The tester unit uses a mechanical screw arrangement acting through a hydraulic load cell to measure the load applied to an anchor / fixing. You should turn the handles slowly and progressively in order to apply the test load. First movement is shown on the built-in movement indicator scale (50 mm stroke).

If the handles / gauge need more room or become obstucted, the top part of the tester can be rotated, thus giving more room. Furthermore, all Hydrajaws testers can be used in confined spaces by removing the handles. This leaves the 22 mm operating nut, which can be turned using a spanner.

The Model 2000 Deluxe is fitted with a fixed gauge. This means that the whole unit must be sent away for annually gauge calibration. Hydrajaws offer a Fast Track walk in service for gauge calibration. This needs to be pre-booked.

You can use this kit to test:

  • Threaded rods
  • Bolts

Hydrajaws Model 2000 Deluxe

In the box

  • Model 2000 medium duty tester (50 mm stroke)
  • 150 load spreading bridge (incorporating bubble level on each face) – 116 mm span
  • 3 x 100 mm threaded legs and swivel feet
  • Operating handles (removeable) with 22 mm integrated operating nut for confined spaces
  • M12 locking adapter
  • Bolt testing adaptor
  • Button adapters – Threaded – M4, M5, M6, M8, M10, M12
  • Button adapters – Slotted – 4.5 mm, 5.5 mm, 6.5 mm, 8.5 mm, 10.5 mm, 12.5 mm
  • Choice of 5 fixed analogue gauges – 0-5 kN, 0-10 kN, 0-15 kN, 0-20 kN, 0-25 kN
  • 3 mm ball driver
  • Mounting screws
  • Allen keys
  • Operating instructions
  • Robust foam-filled carry case with grab handle
Hydrajaws Bridge BubbleHydrajaws case

 

Weight: 2.2 Kg

Hydrajaws Model 2000 Deluxe Plus kit

The Hydrajaws Model 2000 Deluxe Plus features a detachable gauge (with quick release coupler) and includes everything that’s in the Deluxe kit plus:

  • M12 ringbolt adaptor clevis
  • 50 mm and 75 mm hexagonal extension leg sets
  • 4 threaded stud adaptors (M10, M12, M16, M20)
  • Oil replenishment bottle with hydraulic coupler and piston key

You can use this kit to test:

  • Threaded fixings
  • Bolts
  • Eyebolts / Ringbolts
Hydrajaws Model 2000 Deluxe Master

Hydrajaws Model 2000 Deluxe Master kit

The Hydrajaws Model 2000 Deluxe Master includes everything that’s in the Deluxe kit plus:

      • 2 analogue gauges with quick release couplers (supplied with 0-10 kN and 0-25 kN gauges, unless specified)
      • Oil replenishment bottle with hydraulic coupler and piston key

This tester is supplied with 2 detachable gauges, which has two advantages. Firstly, you can select different gauge ranges for increased accuracy. Secondly, you can continue to use the unit when one of the gauges it sent for calibration.

You can use this kit to test:

      • Threaded fixings
      • Bolts

Hydrajaws Model 2000 Deluxe Master Plus kit

The Hydrajaws Model 2000 Deluxe Master Plus includes everything that’s in the Deluxe Master kit plus:

      • M12 ringbolt adaptor clevis
      • 4 threaded stud adaptors (M10, M12, M16, M20)
      • 50 mm and 75 mm hexagonal extension leg sets

This tester is supplied with 2 detachable gauges, which has two advantages. Firstly, you can select different gauge ranges for increased accuracy. Secondly, you can continue to use the unit when one of the gauges it sent for calibration.

You can use this kit to test:

      • Threaded fixings
      • Bolts
      • Eyebolts / Ringbolts
Hydrajaws Eyebolt / Ringbolt Clevis adaptor

Hydrajaws Model 2000 Safety Harness kit

This kit is designed to test Eyebolts / Ringbolts to the requirements of BS 5845 and EN 795 and BS 7883.

In the box

      • Model 2000 medium duty 50 mm stroke tester
      • Detachable gauge to 15 kN (or 25 kN digital)
      • 150 load spreading bridge (incorporating bubble level on each face) – 170 mm x 75 mm
      • 75 mm threaded legs and swivel feet
      • Operating handles (removeable) with 22 mm integrated operating nut for confined spaces
      • M12 ringbolt adaptor clevis with locking adaptor
      • Oil replenishment bottle with hydraulic coupler and piston key
      • 3 mm ball driver
      • Mounting screws
      • Allen keys
      • Operating instructions
      • Robust foam-filled carry case with grab handle

Although this tester is supplied with a detachable gauge, unless you have two gauges, you will not be able to use the tester when you send the gauge away for it’s annual calibration.

Hydrajaws Clevis Adaptor testing Eyebolt

Hydrajaws Model 2000 Scaffold Tie kit

This device will test all types of anchors most commonly used for anchoring scaffold ties including threaded fixings and Eyebolts / Ringbolts.

In the box

      • Model 2000 medium duty 50 mm stroke tester
      • Fixed gauge to 20 kN (or 25 kN digital)
      • 150 load spreading bridge (incorporating bubble level on each face) – 170 mm x 75 mm
      • 100 mm threaded legs and swivel feet
      • Operating handles (removeable) with 22 mm integrated operating nut for confined spaces
      • M16 threaded stud, adapter and hexagon set screw
      • M12 ringbolt adaptor clevis with locking adaptor
      • Operating instructions
      • Robust foam-filled carry case with grab handle

The fixed gauge on this tester means that the whole unit must be sent away for annually for gauge calibration.

Gauges

      • UKAS calibration certificate supplied with each gauge (valid for 12 months)
      • Protective rubber cover
      • Impact resistant glass
      • Protected against sudden load relief (if the fixing fails)
      • Peak hold memory
      • Working temperature – Analoge -20 °C to +60 °C – Digital -20 °C to +35 °C
Hydrajaws fixed gauge

 

Hydrajaws digital gauge

 

Hydrajaws digital Bluetooth gauge with phone App

Gauge accuracy

Analogue 0-25 kN gauge +/-2.5% FSD (Full Scale Deflection). All readings will have an accuracy of +/-0.625 kN

The accuracy on this gauge means that lower gauges readings are likely to be fairly inaccurate.

Digital 0-25 kN gauge +/-0.5% FSD (Full Scale Deflection). All readings will have an accuracy of +/-0.125 kN

Gauge calibration

Tester gauges are supplied with a calibration certificate which is valid for one year from the date of purchase. Annual calibration should be completed to ensure the gauges are kept accurate and in good working order. Hydrajaws offer a Fast Track pre-booked walk in service.

      • Fixed gauge – send the whole tester away
      • Quick release coupler gauge – just send the gauge away

Optional accessories

      • 50 mm, 75 mm and 100 mm hexagonal extension legs
      • 25 kN digital gauge
      • 25 kN third generation digital Bluetooth gauge (including Hydrajaws App)
      • 270 load spreading bridge (maximum load 25 kN) – 270 mm span
      • 600 load spreading bridge (maximum load 25 kN) – 485 mm span
      • M12 ringbolt adaptor clevis – S (20 mm), M (23 mm), XL (40 mm) (for testing Eyebolts / Ringbolts)
      • M16 and M20 threaded stud adaptors (for testing threaded fixings)
      • Insultation adaptor (for testing ETIC fixings)
      • Threaded rod adaptors (for testing threaded Remedial wall ties)
      • Safety kit (bungee tether and self-locking karabiner to prevent the tester dropping to the ground)

www.abaris.co.uk/hydrajaws

Hydrajaws Limited is based in Coleshill, Birmingham. Hydrajaws have been developing and manufacturing portable testers in the UK for the last 30 years.

2019 Petzl ASAP

The 2019 Petzl ASAP has been launched from 1st July 2019. In addition, Petzl have also revised their ASAP’SORBER range and introduced the ASAP’AXIS 11mm low-stretch rope.

The new versions look the same. So, what has prompted the changes? The new PPE regulations! These require manufacturers to ensure that their products comply with any change to the Standards. This is the case for EN 353-2 (Guided type fall arresters), which now requires more stringent testing: all fall-arrest devices used with a detachable energy absorber, like the Petzl ASAP, need to pass the tests with or without an energy absorber (impact force < 6 kN). This also led to the development of a rope with an integrated energy absorber on the end that is clipped to the anchor: the ASAP’AXIS (R074DA0X). This is available in 10 m lengths from 10 m to 60 m.

2019 Petzl ASAP (B070AA00)

The most noticeable difference when taking the new 2019 Petzl ASAP out of the box is the missing Petzl OK (M33A TL) karabiner. This will no doubt catch a lot of die hard Petzl users out and the vast majority of the many Petzl UK non-technical resellers.

2019 Petzl ASAP (B070AA00)

In addition to the ANSI certified OXAN TLA (M72A TLA), the ANSI certified Bm’D TL (M032AA00) can now be used with the ASAP. Using both is compliant with ANSI Z359.15 certification. The Petzl OK (M33A TL) is still a recommended karabiner for use with the 2019 Petzl ASAP (where ANSI is not a requirement).

Certification

  • CE EN 12841 type A when used with an OK TRIACT-LOCK carabiner and an EN 1891 type A, 10-13 mm rope. An ASAP’SORBER or ASAP’SORBER AXESS energy absorber can be used, when needed
  • CE EN 353-2 when used with an OK TRIACT-LOCK carabiner and an ASAP’AXIS 11 mm rope. An ASAP’SORBER or ASAP’SORBER AXESS energy absorber can be used, when needed
  • EAC when used with an OK TRIACT-LOCK carabiner and an EN 1891 type A, 10-13 mm rope. An ASAP’SORBER or ASAP’SORBER AXESS energy absorber can be used, when needed
  • ANSI Z359.15 when used with an ASAP’SORBER or ASAP’SORBER AXESS energy absorber, a Bm’D or OXAN TRIACT-LOCK (international version) carabiner, a CAPTIV positioning bar, and a RAY 12 mm rope

New Petzl ASAP’SORBER range

The ASAP’SORBER range is now much easier to understand because all three are certified to EN 355 and ANSI Z359.13.

 


Certification
CE EN 355, ANSI Z359.13 6 feet

The ASAP’SORBER AXESS remains the only product with a rescue capacity (up to 250 kg). The CAPTIV is no longer delivered with the ASAP’SORBER. Please note: for compliance with ANSI Z359.13, you need to use the CAPTIV.

The old ASAP and current ASAP LOCK (B071BA00) are compatible with the new ASAP’SORBER’s. However, when used together, the system will not be certified.

www.petzl.com

Skylotec Milan 2.0

The Skylotec Milan 2.0 is the ‘go to’ industrial evacuation Controlled Rate Descender (CRD). There are three devices in the range. The A-027 which doesn’t have the facility to lift a casualty (for abseiling only), the A-028 which has the hub / wheel to facilitate a lift and the A-029 which also has the hub functionality but can also be used with the Skylotec Rescue Device Driver (RDD) which provides powered ascents. All three offer:

  • a constant abseiling speed of 0.9 m per second
  • 2 person capacity (260 kg)
  • coated core super static 9 mm rope
  • maximum abseil height of 500 m (subject to rope length)
  • temperature range  -35 °C to +60 °C
  • maximum service life of 20 years

The Milan is ideally suited for numerous sectors, notably:

  • Wind energy
  • Oil and Gas
  • Power networks
  • Telecoms
  • Fire Service / Rescue
  • Construction
  • Crane operators
  • Special Forces

A-027 Milan 2.0

Front of Skylotec Milan 2.0 (A-027)

Karabiners are at both ends of the rope. This facilitates alternate abseiling (in a yo-yo fashion). Provided that the rope length is the same as the structure height, as soon as the first evacuee(s) are on the ground, further evacuee(s) can attach themselves and escape (without having to pull the rope through). Otherwise, a temporary attachment point can be tied into the rope when the first evacuee(s) have safely reach the ground.

Weight 4.24 kg

Certification:

ANSI Z359.4:2013, EN 341-A:2011, MEETS CSA Z259.2.3-1B:2012

A-28 Milan 2.0 Hub

Offers the ability to lift a casualty / evacuee

Front of Skylotec Milan 2.0 Hub (A-028)

Weight 4.8 kg

Certification:

ANSI Z359.4:2013, EN 1496-A:2006, EN 341-A:2011, MEETS CSA Z259.2.3-1B:2012

A-029 Milan 2.0 Power

Also offers the ability to lift a casualty / evacuee. In addition, it’s designed for use with the Skylotec Rescue Device Driver (RDD) (A-029-G) and the Skylotec Milan 2.0 Power Battery (A-029-A). With this in mind, energy saving ascents of up to 60 m carrying 100 kg in weight are possible. Surprisingly, the battery can even be charged during operation (on the rope). In rescue situations, weights of up to 280 kg can be lifted.

Front of Skylotec Milan 2.0 Power (A-029) Front of Skylotec Milan 2.0 Rescue Device Driver RDD (SET-260)

 

Weight 4.82 kg (excluding RDD and battery)

Certification:

ANSI Z359.4:2013, EN 1496-A:2006, EN 341-A:2011, MEETS CSA Z259.2.3-1B:2012

Moisture protection

All rescue devices kept for emergencies must be checked once a year, even if they have not been used. The Skylotec SEAL PAC makes this regular thorough inspection unnecessary. In this case, the Milan is stored in a specially sealed aluminium box. Once a year, a Skylotec authorised inspector should open the box and check the moisture indicator on the packaging to make sure it is in good condition. If it is, the inspector seals the box once more. This saves time and money in not having to send the Milan away. This makes the SEAL PAC ideal for use in wind turbines and crane cabs. After 10 years, Skylotec must re-seal the SEAL PAC, which can then give an overall life-time of 20 years.

Top view of Skylotec SEAL PAC (SET-SEAL PAC-)

It’s important to realise that only the Milan 2.0 and Milan 2.0 Hub can be stored in the SEAL PAC. The Milan 2.0 Power can’t because of the battery pack on the Rescue Device Driver (RDD).

The Seal Pac Light To Go (SET-SEALPAC-LITG10L) has been designed to ensure safety for mobile deployments. This 59 litre padded lightweight dry bag can easily be taken with you from deployment location to deployment location (provided the indicator does not show any signs of moisture). Maximum service life of 10 years.

Front view of Skylotec Seal Pack Light To Go (SET-SEAL-PAC-LITG-L)

The SEAL PAC and SEAL PAC LIGHT TO GO are sold empty. The Milan 2.0 and other associated equipment must be specified.

Training & Servicing

Training should be provided by a Skylotec certified instructor, who is specifically trained in using the Skylotec Milan 2.0 devices.

Abaris International is an authorised and Skylotec approved Inspection and Service Agent for the Skylotec Milan Constant Rate Descender (CRD) Rescue Device. For further information please click www.abaris.co.uk/Skylotec-Milan-Servicing.

www.skylotec.com
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