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Self-braking descenders (NEW)

Easy to use, self-braking descenders adapt to any situation encountered during work at height, rope access work, or technical rescue: descending, work positioning, short rope ascents, belaying with climbing techniques.

Available April 2019

Self-braking descenders (sneak 2018)

With anti-panic function and anti-error catch

With anti-panic function and anti-error catch.

Designed for work at height, rope access, and technical rescue and evacuation, these devices are equipped with an anti-panic function and an anti-error catch, limiting the risk of an accident due to user error. They are also compatible with auxiliary brakes, in order to increase the braking friction for descents with heavy loads.

Ease of use

AUTO-LOCK system

AUTO-LOCK system

The AUTO-LOCK system allows users to easily position themselves at a work station without having to manipulate the handle or tie off the device: as soon as the user releases the handle, the rope is automatically locked in the device.

Installation of the rope

Installation of the rope

The device has a safety gate on the moving side plate that allows the rope to be installed easily while the device remains connected to the harness.

Comfortable, controlled descent.

Comfortable, controlled descent

The ergonomic handle allows unlocking the rope and comfortably controlling the descent. Two descent modes are possible: on the side plate or in the V-shaped friction channel



Self-braking descenders are versatile and can be used for both descents and short rope ascents.

Wear resistance

Stainless steel wear plate.

The stainless steel wear plate improves durability by reinforcing the rope friction zone.

Choosing your I’D self-braking descender

For work at height and rope access work

I’D© S.

I’D® S

I'D S is compatible with 10 to 11.5 mm ropes and allows handling of loads up to 250 kg.

For technical rescue

I’D© L.

I’D® L

I'D L is compatible with 12.5 to 13 mm ropes and allows handling of loads up to 280 kg.

For lowering from an anchor



I'D EVAC is compatible with 10 to 11.5 mm ropes and allows handling of loads up to 250 kg.