4.5-6FT Rigging Lanyard Elastic Y-Lanyard
Yates Gear has developed “State-of-the-art” technology in shock absorbing tear tapes.
Past generation tear tapes all required a structural backup webbing following the tear tapes to accomplish the 22kN (5,000 lbf) ANSI required ultimate strength. YATES latest technology has incorporated Dyneema® fibers into the core of the tear tape webbing so that a back up webbing is no longer required. This results in a loss of bulk in the shock pack of approximately 50%.
The Standard 6 foot lanyards that Yates is now producing with this new Dyneema® fiber tear tape is quite unique. It passes both 6 ft Free Fall(Factor 1) and 12 Ft Free Fall(Factor 2) criteria. The 6/12 tear tapes start activation at 900 lbf. average activation, then half way threw the deployment distance it ramps up to 1,350 lbf for a maximum deployment distance of 60″. We have replaced the steel D-Ring connector between the shock pack and lanyard legs with a forged 2″ aluminum O ring. The new tear tape system will reduce total lanyard weight by slightly over one half of a pound.
- Maximum free fall distance allowed 6 and 12 feet. Full activation of lanyard extended absorber an additional 48 to 60 inches.
- New snap hooks located on shock absorber and legs meet 3600 lbf. (15kN) side load gate strength requirements of ANSI Z359.12-2009 standard.
- Certified to meet ANSI/ASSE Z359.12-2009 and ANSI/ASSE Z359.13-2013 standards