The MAX Descender is the most versatile constant rate descender on the market today and is packed full of innovative features. Models are available for both automatic hands-free operation and multiple descent models with advanced rescue functionality, as well as the power-assisted option (separate Checkmate approved drill required).
MAX-150 models are single-user devices, with a maximum all up to user weight of 330lbs(150kg). The device is designed to be used attached to the anchor point in the regular mode of operation, or in an inverted mode, attached to the user and/or casualty. The device is completely symmetrical, allowing full use of all functions regardless of the direction the MAX is running. This also gives full functionality for each multiple descent or rescue.
Stainless Steel Wear Points - Low-wear guides on main wear points enhances the life of the device, and are also changeable at time of service.
Sealed Brake Chamber - The sealed brake chamber with a breathable vent allows air to enter and cool the brake whilst stopping moisture from entering.
GORE protective vent - The integrated GORE vent prevents the ingress of moisture, particulates and other contaminants whilst allowing the brake to breathe and vent heat.
Captive fittings - MAX top anchorage enables fast change out of captive top connectors at time of service.
FEATURES OF RESCUE MODE ONLY (MAX150R)
Rope lock off - Non-mechanical lock-off forms part of the housing on both sides for use in a remote or direct rescue.
Integrated rope guides - Machined in guides add varying levels of friction as necessary for operator controlled descent.
Raising mechanism for rescue - The rotating wheel handle for raising a casualty a short distance as part of a rescue.
Body, Plates, and Pulley - Aerospace grade hard anodized aluminum
Handle - Polypropylene based technopolymer
Rope Lengths - 10m-40m
Rope Guides and Anchorage Connection - 316 stainless steel
Anchorage Connection - Steel twist lock captive karabiner as standard. Other connectors available
Max Descent Height - 200 metres/656 feet
Descent Energy - Class A (7.5 x 10 x 6 J)
User Weight - Single user - Total 150kg/330lbs for 150 model
Standards - EN341:2011/1A, EN1496:2006 Class A, ANSI Z359.4 2013, OSHA 1926 Subpart M