The Traverse 540 Rescue Belay is developed specifically to meet the needs of rescue system belays. It is a self-locking device that is able to hold falling loads quickly while limiting the peak force.
This well engineered device is easy to rig and the systematic design reduces the risk of improper loading. A built-in release lever reduces the tension on the belay rope, eliminating the need for a release hitch. For use with kernmantle rescue rope.
The BCCTR Belay Compliance Drop Test specifications require a 1 m drop of a 280 kg load onto 3 m of 12.7 mm kernmantle rescue rope, with less than 1 m of additional travel and less than 15 kN peak force.