The Vortex

A Rope Access Edge Management System 

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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.

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.

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

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


approx 15 – 20%

Impact Resistant

to 1247 flbs/ sq. inch

Low Temp limit

-40°C in short term duration

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 exposures. 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 warranty of merchantability for a particular purpose.

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