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The Vortex

A GRATING EDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

The Vortex

The Vortex can be used with nylon or natural fiber Rope diameters of up to 13mm.

Care

The Vortex is not designed for use with the wire rope or steel cable of any kind.

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Weight

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

Load Rating

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.

The Vortex Sharp Edge Management System is designed for use in varying sizes & depths of steel “Walkway Grating” & composite “Grid-Mesh” found on industrial & commercial work sites around the world.

The Vortex has been designed for use with nylon 7 natural fibre Ropes as a physical barrier to assist in the protection of life supporting Rope system from coming into contact with the sharp  edges of steel & composite walkway grating during normal use.

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.

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.

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The Vortex Pair

THE VORTEX

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THE VORTEX 1X1

The Vortex Sharp Edge Management System is designed for use in varying sizes & depths of steel “Walkway Grating” & composite “Grid-Mesh” found on industrial & commercial work sites around the world.

The Vortex has been designed for use with nylon 7 natural fibre Ropes as a physical barrier to assist in the protection of life supporting rope systems from coming into contact with the sharp edges of steel & composite walkway grating during normal use.

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.

Lifespan of The Vortex is 10yrs from manufacture date & 5yrs from first use, and dependant on passing regular inspections.

The Vortex can be used with nylon or natural fiber Rope diameters of up to 13mm. (The Vortex “Rope Channel” oval 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.

THE VORTEX DOES NOT PROTECT ROPE FROM HOT SURFACES. NORMAL AVOIDANCE PRACTICES OF HOT SURFACES IN AN INDUSTRIAL SETTING SHALL BE OBSERVED WHILST USING THE VORTEX.

MATERIAL – PA 12 NYLON

PA 12 NYLON PROPERTIES

MELTING POINT

175° C

TENSILE STRENGTH

48 MPa

ELONGATION

approx 15 – 20%

IMPACT RESISTANT

to 1247 flbs/ sq. inch

LOW TEMP LIMIT

-40°C in short term duration

THE VORTEX GALLERY

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THE VORTEX – TECH DATA SHEET – PDF

THE VORTEX – INSTALLATION VIDEOS