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Auto Belays
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AUTO BELAYS
Clutch Units
MSA Redpoint Descender
Stop Use: 10/2009
NORTH
EN341 Class A Certified, 10.7 Kilos in weight, 12 metre steel
cable, 0.7 - 1.2 mps descent speed, All weather cast alloy case
Recalled: 12/2010
This is no longer available in the US. All recalled
units must be sent to Europe.
HYDRAULIC UNITS
SPECTRUM
Spectrums Sports Int'l is the original
manufacture of the air/oil hydraulic dual
redundant belay system.
EXTREME ENGINEERING
Extreme Engineering invented THE FIRST auto-belay system 14
years ago
VERTICAL REALITY
Belay in a Box
TM
EXTREME ENGINEERING
Meets and/or exceeds ASTM, AWS and OHSA standards.
Extreme Engineering’s auto-belays are perfect for rope courses, climbing gyms, fitness centers and search and
rescue. All Extreme Engineering’s patented Belay in the Box™ auto-belay systems meet or exceed ASTM, CE and
other climbing wall standards.
"Best Technology Applied" by IAAPA this is the safest auto-belay system on the market.
Self Installation
Zinc coated steel case and come equipped with two pressurized hydraulic rams and internal check valves.
Galvanized steel cable with marine eyes, swivel, sight tube and safety boot pre-installed
AB34 - $ 2,395
AB52- $ 2,995
SPECTRUM
Mission Statement: - Spectrum Sports, Int’l is the premier provider of portable and stationary amusement products
under $500,000. We utilize height, speed and/or adrenaline activities to the amusement park, carnival/fair and
destination markets.
The latest Generation 4 Auto-Belay is available for climbing heights from 12' to 75'.
ABZIP 40' to 80' = 40' - 80‘
Auto-Zip
AB32 = 12' - 32'
PRICES
AB32 - $2,295
AB40 - $2,995
AB80 - $4,995
ABZIP- $5,695
AB40 = 40'
4th Generation
AB80 = 75'
Vertical Reality
Rods are Starnited (nitro-carburized) for
corrosion resistance(out performs zinc, chrome
& nickel by 10:1)
Pressurized Hydraulic Composite Tank: Opaque
for easy inspection. 8 inch by 24 inch, 5.5
gallon.
Each cylinder type is cycle tested at our
standard rate of 1 million cycles, or 1,000
miles. Assembled with pride and rigorously
tested before shipping.
VERTICAL REALITY
$1,995 PER UNIT BASED ON THREE STATIONS
With thousands of loyal customers around the world, our mission is to create the safest, most exciting, durable and
competitively priced attractions in the extreme entertainment and amusement industry.
For almost 2 decades, Vertical Reality has been the industry leader in interactive amusement devices in North
America and around the globe.
Magnetic Units
TRUBLUE is designed specifically for the climbing
industry, the TRUBLUE self-regulating braking system
is the result of over four years of research,
development and testing.
The TRUBLUE auto belay is the only auto belay device
that meets the same safety standards as other
climbing gear.
American National Standard ANSI/ASSE Z359.4-2007
Canadian Standard, CSA Z259.2.3-99
Australian/New Zealand Standard, AS/NZS 1891.3
European Union Directive BS EN 341
CAN BE USED FOR:
•41’ Vertical belay line
•Traversing Elements (cat walk, vine walk, etc.)
•Zip Line Breaks
TRUBLUE - $1,995
Fall Protection
ANSI
Non-Certified | Certified
Fall Arrest Systems 5,000 lbs. (22.2 kN) |
2 X maximum arresting force
Work Positioning Systems 3,000 lbs. (13.3 kN) 2 X foreseeable force
Restraint & Travel Systems 1,000 lbs. (4.5 kN) 2 X foreseeable force
Rescue Systems 3,000 lbs. (13.3 kN)
5 X applied load
All fall protection equipment and anchorages must be inspected at the beginning of each eight-hour shift
by an authorized person and at least once per year (or more frequently if required by manufacturer) by
a competent person or a competent rescuer as appropriate to verify equipment is safe for use.
Written or electronic records of inspection should be kept on file for service life of product.
ASTM F-24
Specifically, within the scope of the F – 24 standard referred to (F-1159), the only mention of anything
related to a climbing wall, is:
a.) For design purposes, the weight assigned to a “passenger” shall be 170 lbs., and:
b.) That any required fall protection for such rides, shall meet the minimum design requirements
specified in OSHA 29 CFR Part 1926.502 (d) – Personal Fall Arrest Systems.
OSHA 29 CFR Part 1926.502 (d),
1926.502 (d) (9): States that Lanyards and vertical lifelines shall have a minimum breaking strength of
5,000 lbs.
1926.502 (d) (12): States that self retracting lifelines which automatically limit free fall to 2 ft or less,
shall be capable of sustaining a minimum tensile load of 3,000 lbs.
CE 341, AS/NZS, CSA
The static load required in the CE 341, AS/NZS, and CSA are roughly 12 kN (or 2,697 lbs). The dynamic load is
much greater, but is dependant upon the how the catch mechanism works
STATIC
LOAD
SWL
ANSI 359.
ASTM F24
C E 341
Max break Strength
13.7 kN
3,100 lbs
N/A
12 kN
2,697 lbs
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Safe Working Load
310 lbs
170 lbs
N/A
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TRUBLUE
50k
15kN web
330
EXTREME ENG.
5.5 kN
1,250 lbs
250
SPECTRUM
5.5 kN
1,250 lbs
250
VERTICAL REALITY
5.5 kN
1,250 lbs
250
SAFECLIMB/NORTH
12 kN
2,697 lbs
310
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Certifications
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TUV
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TRUBLUE TESTING PROTOCOL
TRUBLUE TESTING PROTOCOL
Extreme Engineering
TROUBLE SHOOTING
Cable does not retract at all or not all the way to the top of the wall.
Not enough air pressure in air/oil tank. Pressurize the tank. Reference the maintenance section for proper
pressure setting.
Something is interfering with cable travel. Verify cable does not touch anything but pulleys and all pulleys
rotate freely. If the cable is rubbing on something, remove the obstruction.
Something is blocking one or both check valves. Replace the check valves.
Climbers can climb up the wall quicker than the cable retracts.
Not enough air pressure in air/oil tank. Pressurize the tank. Reference the maintenance section for proper
pressure setting.
Something is interfering with cable travel. Verify cable does not touch anything but pulleys and all pulleys
rotate freely. If the cable is rubbing on something, remove the obstruction or correct the positioning of the
item causing the obstruction.
Something is partially blocking one or both check valves. Replace the check valves.
After climbing to the top of the wall and then releasing to lower back down, the Auto-belay drops
freely without restriction a foot or more.
The Auto-belay possibly has air in the check valves. Follow the Prime Before You Climb instructions at the
beginning of this manual.
The oil level in the Auto-belay air/oil tank is insufficient for proper belaying operation. Follow the Oil Check
procedures found under the maintenance section of this manual.
Spectrum
Appendix C
Trouble Shooting Guide
Problem: Auto-Belay cable will not retract
Q: check the air pressure in the tank
If NO;
• Charge tank to the appropriate psi, and then check for air leaks by using soapy water.
If YES;
• Check cable/rope routing to ensure there is no cable obstructions.
• Check pulleys and the pulley cart to ensure the pulleys are turning freely and that the
cable/rope pulley cart is free from obstructions.
• Ensure the ram alignment is true.
Q: When proper air pressure, does the tracking pulley cart seem to stop at a point and not track??
IF NO;
• Spectrum Sports Int’l for advice 888 563 0163
IF YES;
• Check bearing for proper turning/tightness or track is clear of debris
Vertical Reality
Trouble Shooting Guide
Auto belay cable will not retract when wall is vertical
• Check air tank pressure is between 35 to 40 psi
• Check for air leaks using soapy water
• Check cable routing for obstructions
• Check that pulleys are rotating freely
• Check Hydraulic ram alignment.
Contact Vertical reality if further assistance is necessary.

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