The CLUTCH is the latest evolution in rescue and rope access hardware that enables the technical rope professional to do more with less. This multi-purpose device was designed and engineered in collaboration by two companies with a collective 90 year history in rope management under heavy loads. CMC, a company with roots in rescue and rope access, and Harken Industrial, a manufacturing company with roots in high performance sailing. Designed for intuitive, efficient operation, ease of use and optimal control, the CLUTCH is suited to a multitude of rigging operations.

  • Single wearable tool suited for efficient hauling, controlled lowering, smooth personal descent, easy ascending and belaying.
  • Stainless steel ratcheting and rotating sheave provides efficient and audible progress capture.
  • Rope loading/unloading is secured with an innovative double-latched side plate design that is independent of the device‘s attachment point.
  • Anti-Panic brake and force limiting features ensure operational safety and overload protection.
  • Machined aluminum chassis clad with stainless steel wear guards ensures lightweight durability.
  • Integrated becket allows for direct connection of mechanical advantage systems.
  • The only 10.5-11.5mm rope diameter compatible device certified to NFPA 1983 (G-Rated), ANSI Z359.4 and EN 12841/C, 341/2A, and 15151/8.
  • The CLUTCH and CMC’s G11 Lifeline can be used together to build NFPA G-Rated systems using 11mm rope, saving space and reducing weight.
  • Patent pending.
  • Rope Size: 10.5 – 11.5mm (7/16 IN)
  • Weight: 836g (1.84 lbs)
  • Dimensions: 208 X 112 X 47mm (8.2 X 4.4 X 1.9 IN)
  • Max Load: 272kg (600 LBS)
  • Minimum Breaking Strength: Pulley 40 KN (8,992 LBF) / Becket 22 KN (4496 LBF)
  • Certifications: NFPA 1983 (2017 ED) GENERAL USE; ANSI/ASSE Z359.4-2013; EN 12841: 2006/C; EN 341: 2011/2A; EN 15151-1: 2012/8
  • Color: Graphite (Grey)

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