KL321SS - Karabiner Offset Oval Keelock Nose
KL321SS OFFSET OVAL KEELOCK STEEL KARABINER
40kN Offset Oval Keelock Supersafe Steel
The KL321 combines the specification of an Oval with that of a 'D' shape Karabiner. True Ovals are not capable of achieving high breaking loads, as their symmetrical shape shares the load between the spine and the gate of the Karabiner. The weakest part of any Karabiner is the gate and so wherever possible, designers will try to bias the load toward the spine of the Karabiner.
This is why 'D' shape Karabiners (typically) have the highest breaking loads. However, in many industries such as Rope Access & Rope Rescue, the Oval is a popular shape...hence the introduction of this new hybrid KL321 Offset Oval
|Strength rating (MBS):||40kN|
|Individual dot matrix serial number:||All ISC Steel Karabiners now come with an individual serial number.|
|Gate opening (Approx.) :||17mm (SS version)|