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URGENT: RopeGuide Safety Inspection
Published at Jan 17, 2019
 

Safety in the industry is our highest concern. Please review the following notification in regards to the ART RopeGuide 2010 and Twinline:

https://www.freeworker.de/en/2019/01/16/safety-information-ropeguide-2010-and-twinline/


ART has received information about two incidents in short succession, according to which the casing cover of a RopeGuide 2010 (see instruction manual page 8 position 5) has fallen off. This is only possible if the locking screws (see instruction manual page 8 position 6) are not tightened properly. The missing casing cover may cause the load-bearing axles to fall out. In this case there is a high risk of unsecured falling for the user.

To avoid loosening of the casing cover with any other device, ART strongly urges all owners of a RopeGuide 2010 or RopeGuide TwinLine to check the tight fit of the locking screws (see figure Abb.: 1 & Abb.: 2) with a 3 Millimeter Allen wrench. Once you have ensured the proper fit of the screws you can continue to use your device without any concerns.

NOTE: SHERRILLtree recommends removing both screws, applying blue locktite, and reinserting. If you do not have blue locktite, you can contact our customer service department at info@sherrilltree.com for a small one time use tube that SHERRILLtree will supply at our own cost.


The fact that the locking screws in the ART assembly line were not tightened properly on further devices immediately caused ART to analyze this serious matter and to install an additional safety check to ensure that this error will be ruled out for the manufacturing of all future devices.

If you feel unsure about whether your device is affected or if you have any further questions regarding the troubleshooting, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Safety Notice from Freeworker reads as follows:

Potential concern with the screws which block the closure head of all 5 types/versions of the ART RopeGuide:

1) RopeGuide 2010 with Cocoon-Pulley in 150cm
2) RopeGuide 2010 with Cocoon-Pulley in 300cm
3) RopeGuide 2010 with Link-Pulley in 150cm
4) RopeGuide 2010 with Link-Pulley in 300cm
5) RopeGuide Twinline