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CMC Overview:

CMC is a designer, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of rescue and work-at-height equipment, as well as a globally respected emergency response educator. Their tools, education, and training are used by professionals in the fire service, USAR, wilderness rescue, rigging, tactical and work-at-height industries. As co-founders of the Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT), the International Technical Rescue Symposium (ITRS), and the International Technical Rescue Association (ITRA), they remain committed to innovating across all work-at-height industries. An employee-owned company, CMC is an ISO-9001 certified manufacturing facility.

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CMC and Harken Industrial announce Announce The Launch Of CLUTCH, A Multi-Purpose Rope Travel Device

CMC and Harken Industrial are proud to announce the launch of a new multi-purpose rope travel device, the CLUTCH. Now available in 13 mm and 11 mm models, this single wearable tool has been designed for efficient hauling, controlled lowering, smooth personal descent, easy ascending, and reliable progress capture. Single Wearable Tool The CLUTCH boasts an impressive range of benefits for those working in the Rescue, Rope Access, and Work at Height industries, including: Single wearable tool designed for multiple uses: hauling, lowering, personal descent, ascending, and belaying Stainless steel ratcheting and rotating sheave that provides efficient and audible progress capture Rope loading/unloading is secured with an innovative double-latched side plate design independent of the device’s attachment point Anti-panic brake and force limiting features ensure operational safety and overload protection Machined aluminum chassis clad with stainless steel wear guards for lightweight durability Integrated becket allows for direct connection of mechanical advantage systems Does the work of multiple devices: reducing cost, weight, volume, and training time. Both models are certified to NFPA (G) and ANSI. The 11 mm is also CE marked. Rope Access And Rescue It has reduced our financial expenditures on equipment and training time The CLUTCH and CMC’s G11 Lifeline can also be used together to build NFPA G-rated systems using 11 mm rope, ultimately saving space and reducing weight. The end result? Technical rope professionals can accomplish more tasks with less equipment. Check out the product page for further information. “The CLUTCH has allowed our team to replace three devices with one by its ability to lower and raise heavy loads along with its comparatively smaller size. It has reduced our financial expenditures on equipment and training time. CLUTCH’s ability to be used in both Rope Access and Rescue has simplified and streamlined our training and operational programs.” – Mark Pfeifer, President & CEO, Ronin Safety & Rescue. Safety And Efficiency “We are committed to helping our professional rope rescue and rope access customers do more with less while improving safety in the vertical environment. The CLUTCH is our testament to that objective and is now available in a version that is applicable to 12.5 mm (1/2 in) rope. Together with the 11 mm (7/16 in) version, the CLUTCH is available to the global rope professional. It is robust, efficient, intuitive and its development was inspired by our customers.” Jason Lusk, CMC Director of Product Strategy. “Harken Industrial has contributed its core competency - creating high-performance load-handling equipment with the development of the CLUTCH. Combine that with CMC’s expertise in designing products specifically for the Rescue and Rope Access industries and you’ve got a winning combination for CLUTCH users." "We know that the device has the capacity to lessen the margin of error during operations, as well as provide more safety and efficiency.” – Sean Cogan, Technical Sales Manager, Harken Industrial.