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HaulerBiner Compact Rescue Kit

July 18th 2017

HaulerBiner Compact Rescue Kit

The HaulerBiner Compact Rescue Kit is a lightweight, compact and simple to use/deploy. The HaulerBiner is fully rated for lifting people.

The HaulerBiner has three  pulley wheels incorporated into each Karabiner, creating a compact and lightweight 6:1 or 7:1 Mechanical Advantage system. The HaulerBiner also has a purpose-designed progress capture cam with, an ‘on/off’ position.  The HaulerBiner utilises purpose-developed 6mm (1/4") rope, for strength and easy handling/best grip.  The kit is supplied in a two-pouch bag, for easy deployment.

The HaulerBiner is load rated to 140kg (310lbs) but it has an MBS of at least 16kN/3500lbs tested as a complete system.  Kits are available in three standard lengths; 105cm (41"), 165cm (65") or 300cm (118"), with custom lengths available on request.  The length of the system, when fully contracted is only 32cm (12")!

The HaulerBiner can be used in a number of ways:

- As part of a pick-off system

- On a structure, pull down on the system and achieve a 6:1 (theoretical) MA

- When suspended in a harness, pull up on the system and achieve a 7:1(theoretical) MA

- With a D4/D2 Descender, as part of a short-haul / long-lower system

- As a tensioning system for short/low load lines

- As a stretcher management device, using two or more HaulerBiners to easily change or adjust the orientation of the stretcher




Blog gallery:

  • HaulerBiner Compact Rescue Kit
  • HaulerBiner Progress Capture Cam
  • HaulerBiner Progress Capture Cam

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Dr Jut Wynne uses ISC equipment on latest expedition

July 12th 2017

Dr Jut Wynne is a conservation biologist who has bushwhacked through the jungles of Belize, rappelled into the deepest volcanic pit on Hawaii, endured the world’s driest desert in Northern Chile, used cutting edge instruments on board NASA Aircraft and has travelled to the most remote inhabited place on earth, Easter Island.  We’re keenly following Jut’s expeditions, as he puts a range of our hardware through its paces, in some of the very harshest, intriguing and beautiful environments, in his worldwide exploits.

Jut is kitted out with a range of our gear, including the D5 Work/Rescue Descender (for 12” Rope), RAD Rope Adjustment Device for Work Positioning, Ultra-safe Hand Ascender, Chest Ascender and an assortment of Karabiners.  Jut’s latest adventure is to the caves of Parque Natural Sierra de las Nieves, Andalusia in Southern Spain.  At sixty meters below ground, Jut researches a host of cave-dwelling, insect communities.

Photo's left to right: Jut's equipment before dispatch.  Rogelio Ferrer and Jut returning after sampling a cave near Las Naves, Sierra de las Nieves - Credit Eulogio Pardo-Igúzquiza.  Large limestone fissure leading into one of the study caves, Sierra de las Nieves - Credit Jut Wynne.  Rogelio Ferrer and Jut at 60 m below southern Spain, Sierra de las Nieves - Credit Jut Wynne.  A selfie of Jut prior to descending a 40 m vertical shaft, which is also the largest known bat hibernacula in Sierra de las Nieves - Credit Jut Wynne.  This spider species was observed in four of the seven caves sampled (possibly of family Clubionidae) - Credit Jut Wynne.  Harvestmen (of the arachnid Order Opilones) observed in the twilight zone of one of the study cave - Credit Jut Wynne.  Snails and/or snail shells were observed in three of seven caves samples. This one is translucent and may be cave adapted - Credit Jut Wynne.


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D4/D5 Descender Wear Indicator Inspection

July 4th 2017

We are often asked how to inspect D4/D5 Work Rescue Descenders for wear.  Here Adam shows how to perform a wear inspection and how to identify when your device needs to be retired from service.

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