The Vortex Rope Protector


The Vortex has been designed for use with ropes as a physical barrier to assist in the protection of rope from coming into contact with the sharp/serrated edges of steel & composite walkway grating during normal use.

The Vortex is made from heavy duty PA12 Nylon compound for protection against sharp edges and rope wear.

Sold as a pair.

Grating fit size: see pictured

10 in stock (can be backordered)

SKU: AATV - 1001 Categories: ,


The Vortex rope protector is designed for use on varying sizes & depths of “kennedy grating” found on industrial & commercial work sites.  (aka: walkway grating)

In Industrial Rope Access, all 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 Vortex may be used with Rope diameters of up to 13mm. (The Vortex “Rope Channel” dia. is 15mm x 16mm). The Vortex is not designed for use with the wire rope or steel cable of any kind.

The Vortex should not be used if the expected load on the Rope exceeds 250kg regardless of the entry angle into The Vortex.

The Vortex, and all of its parts is never to be considered, or used as, an anchoring device or an anchor, and therefore, does not hold a load rating.

Life span of The Vortex is the earlier of 5yrs from manufacture date & 2.5yrs from first use, and dependant on passing regular inspections.

The Vortex 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 Vortex.

Materials – PA12 Nylon. PA12 Nylon 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.


Manual & Resource Sheet

Additional information

Weight 50 g
Dimensions 7 × 4 × 8 cm


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