The Revolver Screwgate is the carabiner that a lot of people have been waiting for and it is now finally available.
This version has a screwgate locking mechanism and comes with a keylock nose so that it does not snag on ropes or gear.
It features the same friction reducing pulley as the wiregate version, but this model will be fully certified as both a carabiner and pulley. This will make it ideal for use in hauling or rescue systems where complete safety and legislative compliance is required.
The Revolver was the reason for I-Beam technology being concieved because this process crucially allows the body to deal with the stresses involved in placing a pulley into a carabiner while remaining light enough for general use.
The 7075 series pulley runs on a dry lube "IGUS" bearing, which is seated on a high tensile stainless sleeve and spindle. This will continue to rotate with loads up to 11Kn before any deformation occurs.In the unlikely event that the pulley does deform - and we have not seen one case yet - the biner still acts as a full strength (24Kn) carabiner.
It has been anodised for protection against the elements especially coastal and rigouirous mountain enviroments.
Lubrication:The 'IGUS' bearing will run without lubrication, however like all gates and barrels a periodic clean and oil will prolong the units life.