Ikar Product Information
Ikar's range of fall arrestors are manufactured in Germany in accordance with EN 360 and produced for maximum durability using the latest developments in materials and manufacturing technology to ensure that they withstand the rigours of todays demanding workplace conditions. All components important to the devices functionality are made from rustproof materials such as aluminium or stainless steel and shockproof plastic. Therefore Ikar fall arrestors sturdy construction ensure that they are always reliable when in use and exhibit especially low-maintenance.
Each Ikar fall arrestor is similar to a car safety belt in the way that it functions. A restoring spring keeps the rope or polyamide webbing strap, depending on the model, taught allowing it to respond immediately in the event of a fall without a slack rope.
If the working speed (approx. 1 to 1.5 m/sec.) is exceeded, the brake pawls, which activate the brake system, lock into place as a result of centrifugal forces. The fall absorption required for the fall arrestor is attained via a new type of disk brake system which can only be set from the inside.
Brake values, which you can see on the brake diagram opposite, are independent of any weather situation or application and far below the 6 KN limit specified by the EN standard.
Ikar fall arrestors are constructed according to EN 360 and have the requisite test approvals (CE 0299). Ikar fall arrestors are used when working on high buildings, chimneys, roofs and at other workplaces involving a fall hazard.
Requirements corresponding to the new draft of EN 360: "Fall arrestors for horizontal use"
Quite simply put: Ikar fall arrestors fulfil this standard!
All Ikar fall arrestors are tested in accordance with the requirements based on the new draft of EN 360 (fall arrestors) and have the requisite test approvals.
Ikar fall arrestors are certified in accordance with CE by the test and certification body of the "Personal Safety Equipment" technical committee. The functional capability of the fall arrestors is guaranteed by testing them in extreme situations (e.g. heat, cold, damp).
The new draft of EN 360 requires that all fall arrestors that are also tested in horizontal use. Falling over a sharp edge in particular is tested for this. The tests have fully confirmed that Ikar fall arrestors satisfy this new standard.
List of the requirements for the new EN 360:
All Ikar height-safety devices work in any position and are sharp edge tested and approved .