CMC Rescue

PULLEYS AND MECHANICAL ADVANTAGE SYSTEMS

This is a repost from CMCPro.com 5/17/22 Where To Get CMC Pulleys Raising systems are essential in any rescue or rigging scenario in which loads are lifted using rope. A raising system using a combination of pulleys to leverage the force applied in lifting is referred to as a mechanical advantage (M/A) system. Whether building …

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CMC Arizona Vortex Series 4 of 4: Arizona Vortex Easel Leg A-Frame

Arizona Vortex Easel Leg A-Frame So we’ve arrived here on the scene, we’ve got a cliff edge in the background. And what we’re going to be doing is setting the Vortex up as an easel leg A-frame, which will facilitate the ability for us to be able to get the litter out over the edge …

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CMC Arizona Vortex Series 3 of 4: Arizona Vortex Sideways A-Frames

Arizona Vortex Sideways A-Frames Depending on your edge conditions or the topography of the surface, you might not be able to use a traditional easel leg A-frame. In that case, the Vortex allows you to go to a sideways easel leg and that way you can work the Vortex into a narrower condition. Or maybe …

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CMC Arizona Vortex Series 2 of 4: Arizona Vortex Tripod Configuration

Arizona Vortex Tripod Configuration Here we are at CMC rescue in Goleta, California. We’re going to set up the Arizona Vortex. It is a traditional tripod for entry to this manhole right here. The Arizona Vortex is an artificial high directional. It has numerous configurations. We’re going to share the most basic configuration. That is …

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CMC Arizona Vortex Series 1 of 4: Introduction to the Arizona Vortex

The originator of modern artificial high directionals (AHD)s, the Vortex is a tripod, bipod and monopod in one all-inclusive kit. Its precision machined two-piece head can be rigged as a standard tripod or, in advanced applications, as an A-frame, Sideways A-frame, Gin Pole or a multitude of other configurations. The tripod can be formed into …

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CMC PROSWIVEL™ PULLEYS

CMC PROSWIVEL™ PULLEYS Strong, versatile, and ergonomic pulleys are at the foundation of efficient rope systems for rescue and work at height. Expanding on the original patented swivel pulley line by Rock Exotica, the CMC ProSwivel Pulleys are time-tested and brought to you by two companies committed to quality and service. Each pulley is certified …

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MORE IS POSSIBLE ~ Introducing the 13 mm CMC CLUTCH™ BY HARKEN INDUSTRIAL™

CMC CLUTCH by Harken Industrial is the latest evolution in rescue and rope access hardware. The CLUTCH is patented and made in the USA by CMC and Harken Industrial in a partnership that combines over 90 years of experience in rescue and rope management. Suited to a multitude of rigging operations, the CLUTCH moves seamlessly …

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CMC Pro CSR2 Pulley System ~ Worth Another Look

The patented locking mechanism in our updated CSR2 Pulley is easy to release under load, creating much greater efficiency with the lowering and raising necessary to a confined space rescue. The machined aluminum swivels at both ends of the system eliminate any potential twisting of the lines. This system is also an excellent choice for …

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Double CLUTCH | Using the CLUTCH In a Twin Tension Rope System (TTRS)

I always appreciate great video.  Video (to me) is either aesthetic or technical and trying to bridge both is tough. This video from CMC is clearly technical, but I really appreciate the angles of perspective. So often the “clarifying message” of “the how” can get completely lost if the angles are not right. The CMC …

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ASCENDING & DESCENDING With The CMC Harken CLUTCH 11MM

This is an Official CMC Application Series video ~ Enjoy!!!!  This video explains how to ascend and descend with the CMC Harken 11mm CLUTCH. We begin by demonstrating a simple step-up ascent method then progress to a Rapid Ascent and Descent (RAD) technique. While there are many ways to move on the rope, we recommend these …

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