SQUID provides an innovative solution for rigging G-Rated twin tension rope systems (TTRS). SQUID’s multi-planar design includes a primary collection point for redundant anchoring and two secondary points set at 90 degrees for optimal device alignment and load-sharing. SQUID simplifies the technique of bringing two hardware devices together for side-by-side operation. Its secondary points set the ideal orientation and spacing for a single operator to maintain simultaneous twin tension control using dual-handle shark fin (aka “DOUBLE CLUTCH”) technique. By supporting dual capacity raising and lowering systems with better shared tension, SQUID has the potential to minimize failure risk and reduce personnel requirements.
SQUID streamlines the rigging of redundant load-sharing systems. Its attachment points are compatible with a wide range of connection methods and provide ideal positioning for smooth loading and unloading of connected hardware. SQUID naturally orients toward the load and lets components move freely, reducing the risk of binding and mitigating extension in the event of single anchor or line failure. Versatile, solid, and lightweight, SQUID provides a reliable solution for rapid rigging of TTRS, bridal harnesses, cross hauls, and more.
SQUID is CE marked, classified to NFPA General Use for specific configurations including TTRS, and classified to NFPA Technical Use when the secondary points are pulled apart from each other. Please note, the breaking strength of textiles may be reduced when directly connected to the SQUID. Follow best practices for load sharing and redundancy. Please refer to the textile data provided in the link below for details.
- Multi-planar rigging plate with perpendicular attachment points
- Optimizes device alignment for twin tension rope systems (TTRS)
- Enables single operator control for better shared tension
- Promotes smooth loading / unloading of connected hardware
- Allows components to move freely and orient toward the load
- Reduces shifting / extension in the event of line or anchor failure
- Aligns secondary points for high strength and easy load sharing
- Supports a variety of connection methods for versatile rigging
- Provides large collection points for building redundant systems
- Primary attachment point fits two (G) or three (T) carabiners
- Secondary attachment points fit one (G) or two (T) carabiners
- Simple and solid aircraft grade aluminum with no moving parts
- Strong, compact, and lightweight for multiple applications
- GENERAL USE (G) MBS 45 KN (10,116 LBF) – SPECIFIC CONFIGURATIONS*
- TECHNICAL USE (T) MBS 27.7 KN (6,227 LBF)
- PPE-R/RFU 11.114 VERSION 01
*Refer to the following diagrams for MBS. See User Manual for details.
More About TTRS:
SQUID is purpose-built to optimize device alignment in twin tension rope systems (TTRS). It simplifies the technique of bringing two devices together in a mirrored, dual handle orientation and allows a single operator to provide simultaneous twin tension control. By maintaining shared tension across two rope systems, there is reduced risk of single line failure. If such a failure does occur, TTRS has the advantage of limiting shock and extension by transferring the load to an already stretched and loaded rope. While TTRS can be deployed in a variety of ways, using the SQUID to bring two CLUTCHES together in DOUBLE CLUTCH Technique creates a lowering/hauling system that meets best practices, minimizes failure risk, and offers the potential to reduce personnel requirements.
More About Rig Plates:
Rig plates are a key piece of equipment for building anchors, managing rope systems, and organizing connections. Using a rig plate assists with cleaner operations by spacing out components and making each part easier to assess. The SQUID’s multi-planar secondary attachment points have the added benefit of aligning multiple devices and separate lines in distinct order, keeping them orderly and easy to control. The SQUID also serves as the collection point for a variety of attachment methods and allows building connections to multiple secure anchor points. Larger rig plates and anchor plates may have increased potential for rotation and system extension if any movement or failure of an anchor occurs. The SQUID is strong and compact with inherent load sharing capabilities. It naturally orients toward the load, letting components move freely and reducing the risk of binding and load shifting in the event of dynamic or directional impacts to the system.
|MINIMUM HOLE DIAMETER
|3 SIGMA MBS
|240 G (.52 LB)
|10.4 X 8.4 X 5.1 CM (4.1 X 3.3 X 2.0 IN)
|PRIMARY 3.6 CM (1.42 IN); SECONDARY 2.7 CM (1.07 IN)
|NFPA (G) – SPECIFIC CONFIGURATIONS; NFPA (T); CE
|45 KN (10,116 LBF) – SPECIFIC CONFIGURATIONS; 27.7 KN (6,227 LBF)