Petzl Am'D Pin Lock

Am'D Pin Lock

Name:Petzl Am'D
Sub Item:Pin Lock
Category:other locking
Locking Type:full-auto
Unlock Style:press-and-twist
Sleeve Rotation:45° (unlocked) | 45° (maximum)
Shape:asymmetric D
Nose Guard:none
Rivets:flat disk
Gate Shield:relieved
Weight:76 g (without pin)
Dimensions:Length: 113.2 mm
Width: 68.1 mm
Depth (basket end): 10.0 mm
Gate Opening: 26.2 mm
Strength Ratings:Major Axis: 27 kN | Minor Axis: 8 kN | Gate Open: 7 kN
Other Markings:Forged: Petzl Am'D | CE0082 MBS(ratings) UIAA
Laser: (2D barcode) EAC TP TC 019/2011 EN362:2004/B (UL logo) Meets NFPA 1983(17ED) T 22E046335434 Ⓑ PL read
Batch Marking Location:spine-left
MSRP:$29.95 (2022)
Collection Criteria:★ Manufacturing, Engineering, or Design
Summary:requires tool to unlock
Description & Commentary:

This is a 2nd generation Am'D carabiner body mated with a tamper-resistant pin-lock sleeve. The locking mechanism acts much like a button lock system except that a finger cannot depress the button and a tool is (intended to be) required instead.

This sort of tamper-resistant connector is intended for ropes courses, adventure parks, and other guided experiences where the client either does not have the training or cannot be trusted. The unlocking tools can be positioned at exit points for self-service as well as carried by guides. A small button snap / tack can be installed in the thumb of a glove to provide guides easy(ish) repeated unlocking rather than a separate tool.

This model has an aluminum body, and is intended for use with other aluminum hardware or soft goods (such as a harness). It would be unsuitable for use directly on steel cables. Given the application, these typically used with Petzl's anti-crossloading bar - the CAPTIV, which is compatible with the main workhorse carabiners in the Petzl range.

Technical Notice:Technical Notice