Load Arrestor Blocks
Load arrestors are designed as a safety device to arrest (catch, stop) falling equipment if the primary lifting devise fails while being lifted lowered or for equipment that is permanently suspended. The fall may be caused by mechanical, electrical failure of due to anchorage point failure. Load arrestors are also known as fall arrestors, materials arrestors, safety fall arrester. Load arrestors are commonly used on lifting machines such as electric chain hoists, stage lighting rigs in the theatre and in mechanised production processes such as pallet strapping and shrink wrapping machines etc... Load arrestors provide a secondary back-up safety devise that, in the event of the load free falling will prevent damage to the equipment impacting on the lower surface; more importantly 'material load arrestors' also stop the load from dropping onto or in the region of people below weather working of members or in a public place such as in a lighting rig in the roof space of a shopping centre. A Load arrester is designed for arresting material and equipment and not to be used in systems for arresting people or equipment carrying people / persons.
We can build load arresting products to customers working conditions, environment and duty requirements and recommend that with all enquiries you complete our online load arrestor questionnaire which asks our customers to describe their application in detail so that our technical staff can evaluate your need and provide the most appropriate product and solution. We offer load arresting equipment from LiftingSafety, Sala, Protector, Tractel and others dependant on customer requirements. Fall arrest blocks will arrest falls of goods and equipment weighing up to 4 tonne using a single arrestor and up to about 12 tonnes using multiple arrestors. We look forward to receiving your enquiry.