|Name:||CMC Proseries Manual-Lock|
|Category:||triple-action twist lock|
|Sleeve Rotation:||90° (unlocked) | 90° (maximum)|
|Nose Guard:||offset gate|
|Dimensions:||Length: 139 mm|
Width: 80.5 mm
Depth (basket end): 12.7 mm
Gate Opening: 28 mm
|Strength Ratings:||40 kN | 11 kN | 15 kN|
|Other Markings:||Laser: MANUAL LOCK PATENTED (made in usa flag logo) (CMC logo)RESCUE(R) PROSERIES(R) | (UL Classified logo) 5F04 MEETS NFPA 1983 (2017 ED) MBS 40 kN "G" PART# 300262 LOT# 17347C0287 | (lock-icon-locked) (left-turn-arrow)|
|Batch Marking Location:||spine-right|
|Collection Criteria:||★ Mechanically Interesting|
|Summary:||spring-powered manual locking|
|Description & Commentary:|
The CMC Manual Lock acts somewhat like a standard triple action locking carabiner, but can be manually set to the unlocked position. The user must manually trigger the sleeve, which then engages two-stage locking under spring pressure.
Unlike a Rock Exotica ORCA-Lock, the CMC Manual Lock does not automatically reengage the locking action when the gate is fully opened.
The CMC Proseries carabiner is extremely well built, but oversized both in dimensions and strength ratings (carrying a NFPA General rating). It is designed for US Fire and Rescue services, but generally unsuitable for recreational activities due to the size and weight.
A note on the strength ratings: The minor axis and gate open strengths are pulled from CMC's website. The carabiner markings only include the major axis strength rating.
|Technical Notice:||Technical Notice|