Braking Devices

Alpine Brake Tube
PMI

HD26048

Alpine Brake Tube

Regular price $265.00
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The best device hands down for passing knots in ropes easily and efficiently. Bead blasted and anodized for long wearing friction this lowering device offers tie-off capability. Special risers on the bottom keep it off the ground while in use. Works with virtually any size life safety rope. Not to be used for rappelling.

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Bar-Tender
PMI

SG51167

Bar-Tender

Regular price $14.00
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Store your brake bar rack in this handy pouch to keep bars together and minimize the jingle factor when not in use. The PMI Bar-Tender fits any size rack, with or without a hyper bar.

Specs

  • Fits any size rack
  • 4 x 8"
  • Quick release buckle closed and cinch tight
  • Velcro closure
  • Cordura sheath"
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D4 By ISC
PMI

HD26268

D4 By ISC

Regular price $252.00
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The NEW D4 Work/Rescue Descender features a unique and innovative cam action, which offers precise control at slow or fast speeds. The progressive cam works by way of one cam operating inside another cam.

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D5 By ISC
PMI

HD26270

D5 By ISC

Regular price $276.00
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The D5 Descender has been designed for use on 1/2" (12.5mm) rope. The D5 is EN12841:2006/C and is compliant with NFPA G and ANSI Z359.4:2013 and developed for the North American fire & rescue and tower climbing markets, which typically use 1/2" ropes. The D5 is a double-stop device with an auto-lock function, which is activated whenever the operator releases the handle; and a panic-brake function, which is not overly sensitive in normal use. The D5 also has a double-locking safety mechanism. In addition to the locking button, the side plates are designed such that the plates cannot be rotated open, whilst under load, due to the position of the carabiner. The D5 is easy to attach/detach from the rope, without having to detach from the harness, therefore eliminating the risk of accidental dropping of the device. The D5 features a progressive cam action, which offers precise control during low or high speeds. The cam is made from high grade, solid Stainless Steel, for maximum durability, even in harsh environments, such as geotech work. Designed to accommodate ropes from 12.5 mm to 13.0 mm.
 
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Heightec Prism
PMI

HD26181

Heightec Prism

Regular price $220.75
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The Prism descender is a completely new product which offers great functionality to rope access workers. It contains two new patented principles; a mechanism which multiplies the braking force applied by the user providing fine control, and a new design of a secondary brake which minimizes the possibility of uncontrolled descent. An additional capability of this device is the ability to unthread the secondary braking system, which allows the rope to be easily pulled back through the device during short ascents.

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Heightec Quadra
PMI

HD26202

Heightec Quadra

Regular price $101.00
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The Quadra can change instantly from one mode to another while under load. A special braking mechanism increases the frictional force for lowering heavy loads. This device will arrest a 2 person fall factor by 1/3 when in life lining mode with no rope damage. It will also retain full function after a fall.

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Heightec Quantum Backup Device
PMI

HD26235

Heightec Quantum Backup Device

Regular price $156.00
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The Quantum fall arrest device is a new product that is suitable for a two person rescue. This self-trailing rope grab is designed to move on the rope easily. A unique cam (patent pending) actually grips the rope in two places and is designed to not damage the sheath of the rope while providing minimum slippage during an arrest.

Specs

  • Opening catch allows easy attachment and detachment from the rope
  • All parts are visible for ease of inspection and maintenance
  • An additional energy absorber is not required
  • Can be used with a dynamic rope lanyard
  • Made with high strength alloy with stainless steel friction surfaces
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RA/SMC Large Aluminum Figure 8
PMI

SM142000

RA/SMC Large Aluminum Figure 8

Regular price $78.00
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Larger version of the popular Rescue 8 with ears. Made for ropes up to 5/8 (16 mm).

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Rack Frame
PMI

SM13002

Rack Frame

Regular price $53.00
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Type #304 stainless steel construction, with a welded eye for extra strength. Each eye weld is inspected for dye penetration before shipping. Average tensile of material used is over 10,000 lbf.

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Rescue 8
Rescue 8
Rescue 8
Rescue 8
Rescue 8
Rescue 8
CMC

300840

Rescue 8

Regular price $73.00
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Machined from12.5-mm (1/2-inch) plate, our classic Rescue 8 design has been refined for even better performance with todays selection of life safety rope. Descenders no longer routinely use 16-mm (5/8-in) rope, so the smaller dimensions of our Rescue 8 provide greater control. The proprietary black finish on the aluminum model provides outstanding wear resistance, while the nickel-chrome-plated steel model excels in high-wear situations, such as sandy, gritty environments. The extended carabiner hole accommodates multiple carabiners.

* Certified range of rope diameters and CMCs recommendation for best performance.

Specs

About CMCs Super Black Finish
The CMC 3D, Rescue Rack, Rappel 8, and Rescue 8 products feature an exceptionally long-wear proprietary finish because typical hard or soft anodizing on aluminum descenders eventually wears through. This finish also prevents transfer of material onto the rope, common with bare aluminum components. After years of heavy use, our products and test samples with this Super Black Finish continue to be used in CMC School classes without showing any indication of the finish wearing through.

Rescue Industry Applications
The Rescue 8 descender is a type of descent devicecommonly referred towithin the technical rescue industry as afigure eight descender and isusedfor rappelling anddescent maneuvers in the field in search and rescue (SAR), urban search & rescue (USAR) and has solution applications for fire rescue and industrial rope access.

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Rescue Rack
Rescue Rack
Rescue Rack
Rescue Rack
Rescue Rack
Rescue Rack
CMC

300890

Rescue Rack

Regular price $210.00
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CMC’s Rescue Rack offers several innovative features to provide enhanced performance. The large diameter aluminum bars provide excellent control for rescue loads. These bars are center drilled to reduce weight and allow for better heat dissipation. The proprietary black finish also prevents transfer of material to the rope, common with bare aluminum bars. The Turbo Bar at the top has a tie-off pin on the side. The second bar has a straight slot to help warn the user of a mis-rigged rack. Since the top two bars do most of the work, they are a full one inch in diameter. The next four angled slot bars are 7/8-inch diameter. The stainless steel frame has a welded eye. Comes assembled, ready for use.

About CMC’s Super Black Finish
The CMC 3D, Rescue Rack, and Rescue 8 products feature an exceptionally long-wear proprietary finish because typical hard or soft anodizing on aluminum descenders eventually wears through. This finish also prevents transfer of material onto the rope, common with bare aluminum components. After years of heavy use, our products and test samples with this Super Black Finish continue to be used in CMC School classes without showing any indication of the finish wearing through.

Specs

ITEM #300890
PRODUCT WEIGHT 1.8 LB (794 G)
OVERALL LENGTH 15 IN (381MM)
ROPE SIZE (DIAMETER) 1/2 IN (13 MM) / 3/8-1/2 IN (9.5-13 MM)
COLOR STAINLESS STEEL / BLACK
NFPA RATING GENERAL USE / TECHNICAL USE
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SMC 'J' Rack Frame
PMI

SM13502

SMC 'J' Rack Frame

Regular price $53.00
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Type #304 stainless steel construction, with a welded eye for extra strength. Each eye weld is inspected for dye penetration before shipping. Average tensile of material used is over 10,000 lbf.

Specs

  • Stainless Steel
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SMC 4 Bar 'U’ Rack
PMI

SM13105

SMC 4 Bar 'U’ Rack

Regular price $35.00
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Type #304 stainless steel construction, with a welded eye for extra strength. Each eye weld is inspected for dye penetration before shipping. Average tensile of material used is over 10,000 lbf.

Specs

  • Stainless Steel
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SMC 6 Bar 'U' Rack
PMI

SM13106

SMC 6 Bar 'U' Rack

Regular price $45.00
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Type #304 stainless steel construction, with a welded eye for extra strength. Each eye weld is inspected for dye penetration before shipping. Average tensile of material used is over 10,000 lbf.

Specs

  • Stainless Steel
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SMC Compact U Rack
PMI

SM14400N

SMC Compact U Rack

Regular price $128.00
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SMC‚ Compact U Rack has many advantages over other small U racks beyond SMC‚ quality manufacturing. The ingenious design prevents the bars from sliding around the bottom of the rack. The standard rack width allows it to be rigged on two ropes. The upper and lower tie off bars provide a greater variability of friction and secure tie off.

Specs

  • Stainless Steel
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SMC Long Bar 'J’ Rack
PMI

SM14003N

SMC Long Bar 'J’ Rack

Regular price $137.00
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The NFPA rack is sold as a complete un-assembled kit so you can arrange it for right-hand or left-hand use. SMC has also added a 17.9 long rack to complete the line.

Specs

  • 1 six-bar rappel rack
  • 1 stainless steel tie-off bar
  • 1 anodized aluminum grooved straight slot bar
  • 4 aluminum angled brake bars
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SMC Micro U Rack
PMI

SM13700

SMC Micro U Rack

Regular price $88.00
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The SMC Micro U-Rack assembly is the smallest and lightest of all SMC Rappel Racks. The design is based on the same principles of our proven NFPA Rappel Racks but more suited for sport climbing and caving expeditions. This device is ideal for either a long rappel or lowering as it evenly distributes the weight between both sides of the rack and does not allow the rope to twist.

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SMC Mountaineering 8
SMC Mountaineering 8
SMC Mountaineering 8
SMC Mountaineering 8
PMI

SM81700

SMC Mountaineering 8

Regular price $20.95
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Easy to rig and handle when wearing gloves, this descender has smooth action on belay or rappel. Works well with either single or double ropes from 8 mm to 12.5 mm. Additional friction is gained by increasing the number of wraps.

Specs

Key Features:
  • Effective for either single or double wrap braking
  • Works with 8 mm to 12.5 mm
  • Bottom hole can be used as a stitch plate
  • High quality aircraft grade 6061 aluminum
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    SMC Personal Escape 8
    SMC Personal Escape 8
    SMC Personal Escape 8
    SMC Personal Escape 8
    PMI

    SM126501N

    SMC Personal Escape 8

    Regular price $24.00
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    When easy application and removal of an escape descender is desired, the SMC Escape 8 is a convenient choice. Familiar figure 8 shape is modified and optimized for descending on small diameter ropes.

    Specs

    Key Features:
  • Compact Lightweight
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    SMC Rack Kit, Straight Eye, 2 Grooved S.S. Bars, 4 Regular S.S. Bars
    PMI

    SM13006S

    SMC Rack Kit, Straight Eye, 2 Grooved S.S. Bars, 4 Regular S.S. Bars

    Regular price $128.00
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    Brake racks can be customized for your specific application. The following kits are designed based upon the preferences of frequent rack users. To determine which rack kit best fits your need, review the following:

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    SMC Rack Kit, Straight Eye, All Aluminum Bars
    PMI

    SM13007A

    SMC Rack Kit, Straight Eye, All Aluminum Bars

    Regular price $117.50
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    Brake racks can be customized for your specific application. The following kits are designed based upon the preferences of frequent rack users. To determine which rack kit best fits your need, review the following: 1. Choose from “straight” or “90 degree” harness attachment eye. Most users prefer to orient the rack’s short leg pointing down. Most harnesses with a sewn-in “D” ring that lays flat against the user’s stomach (like our Avatar) need a 90 degree twist eye rack. 2. Select Aluminum or Stainless Steel bars. SS bars are cleaner on the rope and last longer, but have less friction and thus are faster rides with the same number of bars. Select a model number with an A at the end for aluminum bars (including an aluminum top bar) or an S for stainless steel bars. 3. The addition of a stainless steel top bar with an extension (hyper- bar) accommodates easy lock off and extra control – more money but worth it, especially with stainless steel bars. Select a model with an S-2 at the end. (SM13006S2 & SM13506S2 do not include hyper-bar)

    Specs

    • Allows user to adjust friction, even under load
    • Welded eye is very strong
    • Can be used as a lowering device
    • Does not twist rope
    • Can be easily attached to rope while still attached to the seat harness
    • May be used with a variety of rope diameters
    • Allows use of two ropes at the same time
    • Kits are created with SMC parts and come un-assembled
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    SMC Rack Kit, Straight Eye, NFPA
    PMI

    SM14001N

    SMC Rack Kit, Straight Eye, NFPA

    Regular price $134.00
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    The NFPA rack is sold as a complete un-assembled kit so you can arrange it for right-hand or left-hand use. SMC has also added a 17.9 long rack to complete the line.

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    SMC Rack Kit, Straight Eye, Tie Off Bar, 1 S.s. Grooved Bar
    PMI

    SM13007S2

    SMC Rack Kit, Straight Eye, Tie Off Bar, 1 S.s. Grooved Bar

    Regular price $152.00
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    Brake racks can be customized for your specific application. The following kits are designed based upon the preferences of frequent rack users. To determine which rack kit best fits your need, review the following: 1. Choose from “straight” or “90 degree” harness attachment eye. Most users prefer to orient the rack’s short leg pointing down. Most harnesses with a sewn-in “D” ring that lays flat against the user’s stomach (like our Avatar) need a 90 degree twist eye rack. 2. Select Aluminum or Stainless Steel bars. SS bars are cleaner on the rope and last longer, but have less friction and thus are faster rides with the same number of bars. Select a model number with an A at the end for aluminum bars (including an aluminum top bar) or an S for stainless steel bars. 3. The addition of a stainless steel top bar with an extension (hyper- bar) accommodates easy lock off and extra control – more money but worth it, especially with stainless steel bars. Select a model with an S-2 at the end. (SM13006S2 & SM13506S2 do not include hyper-bar)

    Specs

    • Allows user to adjust friction, even under load
    • Welded eye is very strong
    • Can be used as a lowering device
    • Does not twist rope
    • Can be easily attached to rope while still attached to the seat harness
    • May be used with a variety of rope diameters
    • Allows use of two ropes at the same time
    • Kits are created with SMC parts and come un-assembled
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    SMC Rack Kit, Straight Eye, W/1 Lg S.s. Top Bar, 1 Grooved S.S. Bar
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    SM13006S2

    SMC Rack Kit, Straight Eye, W/1 Lg S.s. Top Bar, 1 Grooved S.S. Bar

    Regular price $174.50
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    Brake racks can be customized for your specific application. The following kits are designed based upon the preferences of frequent rack users. To determine which rack kit best fits your need, review the following: 1. Choose from “straight” or “90 degree” harness attachment eye. Most users prefer to orient the rack’s short leg pointing down. Most harnesses with a sewn-in “D” ring that lays flat against the user’s stomach (like our Avatar) need a 90 degree twist eye rack. 2. Select Aluminum or Stainless Steel bars. SS bars are cleaner on the rope and last longer, but have less friction and thus are faster rides with the same number of bars. Select a model number with an A at the end for aluminum bars (including an aluminum top bar) or an S for stainless steel bars. 3. The addition of a stainless steel top bar with an extension (hyper- bar) accommodates easy lock off and extra control – more money but worth it, especially with stainless steel bars. Select a model with an S-2 at the end. (SM13006S2 & SM13506S2 do not include hyper-bar)

    Specs

    • Allows user to adjust friction, even under load
    • Welded eye is very strong
    • Can be used as a lowering device
    • Does not twist rope
    • Can be easily attached to rope while still attached to the seat harness
    • May be used with a variety of rope diameters
    • Allows use of two ropes at the same time
    • Kits are created with SMC parts and come un-assembled
    Have questions or concerns about your order? Please email us at sales@saferescue.com. Please note that we are not currently accepting returns or exchanges.
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