Manipulation from a distance using a cord
- Carefully read the Instructions for Use used in this technical advice before consulting the advice itself. You must have already read and understood the information in the Instructions for Use to be able to understand this supplementary information.
- Mastering these techniques requires specific training. Work with a professional to confirm your ability to perform these techniques safely and independently before attempting them unsupervised.
- We provide examples of techniques related to your activity. There may be others that we do not describe here.
In certain work situations, manipulating the PRO TRAXION from a distance may be an advantage.
The fixed side plate and the cam are equipped with a hole for attaching a cord that can be used to activate or deactivate the cam from a distance.
Pass the cord through the hole in the fixed side plate, then through the hole in the cam, and then tie a stopper knot. Warning: the end of the cord exiting the stopper knot must be very short, so as not to interfere with the functioning of the cam. There is a risk of it not locking if the cord gets caught between the cam and the rope.
This manipulation requires particular care and skill and is reserved for experts having performed a risk analysis of the situation. In order to keep visual control of the PRO TRAXION, Petzl recommends you limit the length of the cord to two meters maximum.