The Edge Rope Protector is designed for use on varying sizes of “Kick-Plate” and metal plating found on industrial & commercial work sites. (aka: Walkway grating Kick-Plate. Aka: Toe Board and other steel plate configurations).
In Industrial Rope Access, all rigging equipment & ropes shall be rigged in such a way so as to avoid contact with potential hot, sharp or abrasive surfaces that threaten the integrity of the life supporting Rope Access system.
The Edge may be used with steel & nylon Rope diameters of up to 13mm. (The Edges “Rope Channel” is 16mm wide). The Edge is not designed for raising or lowering using wire rope or steel cable of any kind at any time.
The Edge should not be used if the expected load on the Rope exceeds 250kg regardless of the entry angle into the device. The Edge, and all of its parts is never to be considered, or used as, an anchoring device or an anchor itself, and therefore, does not hold a load rating.
Normal life Span of The Edge is the earlier of 5yrs from manufacture date & 2.5yrs from first use, and dependant on passing daily and 6 monthly minimum inspections.
The Edge does not protect Rope from hot surfaces of any kind. Normal avoidance practices of hot surfaces in Rope Access shall be observed whilst using The Edge.
Materials – PA12 Nylon. PA12 Properties;
- – Melting point 175°C
- – Tensile Strength 48MBa
- – Elongation approx. 15-20%
- – Impact resistant to 1247flbs per square inch
PA12 Nylon holds excellent chemical resistance to oils, greases, aliphatic hydrocarbons & alkalis. However, should be inspected and removed from service in the event of contamination.
Actual properties of the material may vary slightly from those listed above based on processing parameters, operating conditions, and material usage. The Manufacturer makes no warranties of materials for any particular application, nor does it make a warranty of any type, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the warranties of merchantability for a particular purpose.