heightec EGO Rope Access Descender
High specification multi-function rope access descender for ascent, descent, hauling & rescue.
heightec’s advanced EGO rope access descender for ascent, descent, hauling & rescue.
The EGO offers all the functions for professional users, in an intuitive, easy to clean & maintain design.
Simple – all components are accessible for cleaning and inspection
Reliable – intuitive progressive secondary brake
Tough – designed for aggressive environments e.g. offshore blasting, geotechnical work
High load rated – 200 kg fully independent rescue device, no extra components needed for rescue.
Progressive second brake is more intuitive for users unlike devices that trip out. Allows ease of use in more aggressive work environments (e.g. slopes, grit & muddy ropes) or if descending quickly past an obstacle.
The cam design gives precise control, giving a safe and more predictable descent.
The handle remains locked in the safe position for all functions other than descent. This reduces the need to manipulate the device for functions such as ascent and changeovers.
Choice of tail rope positions for different uses: In-line (over stainless braking surface) reduces rope twist on long descents and increasing device longevity on dirty ropes, or over front plate similar to other devices.
It’s 200 kg load rating allows for a 2 person rescue without the addition of any equipment for extra friction.
Simple mechanism, quickly accessed by removal of the cover. The mechanism cover is fully accessible to allow for inspection, cleaning and servicing, prolonging the usable life of the device. Less reliant on small moving parts than other similar devices.
The EGO rope access descender has a number of inherent safety features including threading protection which ensures the device is used in the correct orientation, an anti-panic progressive brake which slows to stop if the handle is pulled too hard in descent and has a built-in wear indicator which shows when the device should be retired.