|Name:||Skylotec FS 64 ALU|
|Gate Material:||steel - plated|
|Rivets:||domed: rounded or flush edges|
|Anti Crossload:||captive eye(s)|
|Dimensions:||Depth (basket end): 20.00 mm|
Depth (runner end): 8.74 mm
Gate Opening: 66.46 mm
|Strength Ratings:||28 kN | 16 kN | 28 kN | 16kN|
|Other Markings:||(skylotec-logo) SKYLOTEC c(csa-logo)us(triangle) | 05/2020(289400) ↔28kN H-157-OR PT (ce-logo)2777|
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS INSPECT BEFORE USE | TRANSVERSE STRENGTH 2600LBF/16kN EN362:2004/A CSA Z259.12 ANSI Z359.12
WARNING:WHEN IN USE GATE MUST CLOSE AND LOCK | GATE STRENGTH 3600LBS/16KN FORIEGN PATS. ISSUED US PAT. 74337806
|Batch Marking Location:||spine-left|
|Collection Criteria:||★ Mechanically Interesting|
|Summary:||aluminum scaffold hook with a ANSI rated gate|
|Description & Commentary:|
This may look like a basic aluminum snaphook sized for large connections like scaffolding and ladders, but also sports a gate rated to 16kN for minor axis, inward (gate face), and side loading.
The gate is supported at the nose against minor axis (transverse/outwards) and side loading by overlapping with the nose of the hook. Unlike a true carabiner, the gate does not intereface with a latch (e.g. notch & pin or keylock) which supports the body of the connector during major axis loading.
For loading against the gate face, as found in a potential connector roll-out, the FS 64 blocks the gate opening with a limiting pin which is well supported by the sides of the U-shaped lock lever.
This particular version came with a work positioning lanyard which has the FS 64 ALU permanently attached to a rope with a sewn splice, and uses the Lory Pro for adjustment.
Skylotec explicitly lists 30 years as a maximum lifespan for the connector, which seems both long and short.
The color is listed on the Skylotec website as silver and polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which appears to be an error, as this is a type of plastic.
Interestingly, the body of the connector appears slightly larger on one side than the other, most noticable when looking directly head-on at the nose.
|Manufacturer Color:||polyethylene_terephthalate / Silver|
|Product Info Sheet:||Product Info Sheet|