Petzl’s AM’D Triact-Lock Carabiner is an asymmetrical locking carabiner that has been specially adapted for attaching equipment (rope clamps, etc.) and for use at the end of a lanyard. It has an excellent strength-to-weight ratio. This carabiner has three features that make it stand out. First, the Keylock nose of the carabiner prevents the frustrating snag that happens with most tooth-type carabiners. Second, the three-step locking gate, although difficult to use, is a great feature when extra security is important. This lightweight aluminum design is great when you need to carry multiple carabiners, contrasting its steel counterparts. Aluminum is lighter than steel, but it does corrode and has some durability issues when comparing the two. A little extra care during storage and inspection is required with aluminum items because they can’t always handle the rigors of an industrial setting. Gravitec often recommends this type of carabiner for personal use since the worker knows every minute of its history and when it has been dropped or possibly damaged. Less exposure reduces concerns about using aluminum carabiners in a rescue system, and rescue applications are a great fit for this carabiner’s extra secure gate.
- Adapted for attaching equipment and for use at end of lanyard
- Excellent strength-to-weight ratio
6, 070 lbs./27 kN
CE EN 362, EAC, NFPA 1983 Technical Use