The versatile CLUTCH™ by Harken Industrial™ is a single wearable tool suited for efficient hauling, controlled lowering,smooth personal descent, easy ascending,and reliable progress capture. Not only does it replace the hardware used in a traditional raise/lower system for rescue operations,it also serves as a personal descender with the most efficient ascending capabilityof any product in its class.
The CLUTCH is the result of the design and product engineering collaboration by two experts with a collective 90 year history in rope management under heavy loads; CMC, a company with roots in rescue and rope access and Harken Industrial, a manufacturing company with roots in high-performance sailing.
The CLUTCH is the only 10.5-11mm rope diameter compatible device certified to NFPA 1983 (G-Rated), ANSI Z359.4 and EN12841/C, 341/2A, and 15151/8 (up to 200m/240kg).
Its opening side plate is secured with a patented, two-step safety actuation. CLUTCH has a force-limiting sheave for overload protection. An Anti-panic function automatically locks the device during descent if the handle is pulled too far.