The ZipAbsorber 1 protects the climber in case of falling from dangerous maximum impact forces just like an airbag. These kind of impact forces can occur even with ‘short’ falls and they can cause severe injuries. In a standard test conducted during certification (100 kg dropped by 1 m) the ZipAbsorber reduces impact forces reliably to under 6 kN. Without the shock absorber impact forces would almost double!
What’s so special: Compared to the conventional shock absorbers the ZipAbsorber withstands permanently challenging work conditions without early opening. Within the RopeGuide it serves not only as a shock absorber but also as a retrieving device. According to ART philosophy this device is available as spare part as well.