Petzl's RIG is the most widely-used compact self-braking descender in Australia, if not the world, for rope access work.
The RIG is designed for experienced users, in that it has no anti-panic function. The ergonomic handle allows comfortable descent control, and the AUTO-LOCK system allows users to easily position themselves at the work station without having to manipulate the handle or tie off the device. As soon as the user releases the handle, the rope is automatically locked in the device, and the automatic return system on the handle limits the risk of the device getting accidentally snagged.
Once locked, the rope can be taken up without having to manipulate the handle. The safety gate allows the rope to be installed with the device remaining connected to the harness, thus, facilitating the passage of intermediate anchors.
- The stainless steel wear plate improves durability by reinforcing the rope friction zone
- Descending a heavy load up to 200 kg
- Rope compatibility: 10 to 11.5 mm in diameter
- Weight: 400g