Installation

TRUEBLUE Auto Belay Installation Guidelines

Prior to installation, all Operators must be familiar with the requirements of all relevant Standards for anchor points, hardware and equipment used with the Auto Belay. Anchor Points All anchor points and connectors used with the TRUBLUE Auto Belay must conform to any federal, state requirements for such devices.

Minimum requirements for anchor points must conform to the requirements of: · EN 12572:2007 – Climbing wall anchor points. · EN 795 – Anchor Devices. The location and anchor points for the TRUBLUE Auto Belay should comply with the following: · Minimum load capacity of the anchor point(s) 20 kN (4400 lbs). · Anchor points are not to be used by other devices or as attachments for hardware not associated with the Auto Belay installation. · Anchor points should be of a suitable size to correctly install any mounting hardware.

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Note When Double Point mounting as shown, ensure that the attachments are equalized so that the load is shared equally between the anchor points and the Auto Belay hangs vertically and is symmetrical about its center.

Secondary Connectors

All secondary connectors and hardware used in the installation of the TRUBLUE Auto Belay must conform to the requirements of: · EN 362:2004 – Types of connectors for personal protection. · EN 12275:1988 – Types of connectors for mountaineering. All connectors, hooks, D-rings and shackles used to mount the TRUBLUE Auto Belay must meet a minimum breaking load of 20kN (4400 lbs) and be of compatible size, shape and strength for the mounting point to which they are attached.

Selecting a Location

The TRUBLUE Auto Belay is to be mounted at the top of the climbing route with the nozzle and webbing line pointed down. When selecting a location to mount the Auto Belay always check: · All anchor points have a minimum load capacity of 20kN (4400 lbs) and conform to all federal and state requirements for such devices. · The Auto Belay will hang vertically over the climbing route with the nozzle pointing down.

All paths that can be used by the climber when connected to the Auto Belay are free of sharp edges and high friction surfaces that may damage the webbing line. · Ensure that the descent path and landing area are free of other climbers, pedestrians or obstacles that may cause entanglement or restrict the climber’s ascent or descent. Outdoor Installations The TRUBLUE Auto Belay may be installed outdoors. It is recommended that in wet or aggressive environments the Auto Belay is protected from the direct ingress of water or foreign objects. Note – Prolonged exposure to the elements will increase the risk of internal corrosion and degradation of the webbing line resulting in increased operation and servicing costs.

Mounting

With a suitable location for the Auto Belay selected it can be mounted only using the methods and hardware described in this manual. When mounting the Auto Belay be aware of the following precautions: · All connectors, hooks, D-rings and shackles used to mount the TRUBLUE Auto Belay must meet a minimum breaking load of 4400 lbs (20kN) and comply with the relevant standards. · All secondary connectors must be of compatible size, shape and strength to the mounting point to which they are attached. · The Auto Belay is free to pivot in all directions and should not bind the mountings or be able to impact upon the surrounding structure.

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Orientation Always mount the Auto Belay with the round covers parallel to the face of the climbing wall. Mounting in this direction will allow the Auto Belay to swing laterally and minimize the wear on the webbing line, nozzle assembly and mounting points.

Mounting Points USE ONLY THE DESIGNATED MOUNTING POINTS Use only the correct mounting points designated for single or double point mounting. Use of incorrect points can result in equipment damage. Ensure all mounting hardware is secure but free to pivot in mounting point. The TRUBLUE Auto Belay is manufactured with a single Central pivot mounting point and a second Offset mounting point and formed Handle located at the top of the casing on the central plate. These mounting points ensure the unit hangs centrally and vertically with the line nozzle pointing down. It is recommended that a minimum distance of 100 mm (4 in) is maintained between the Auto Belay and any adjacent wall to minimize wear or damage to the Auto Belay’s Side Covers. The Side Covers are a sacrificial, protective cover designed to prevent damage to both the device and any adjacent surface. Should the covers become excessively worn, damaged, or aesthetically unpleasing, they may be replaced by the user. Details of replacement parts may be found in the Spare Parts & Accessories section of this manual.

Single Point Mounting For Single point mounting, the Auto Belay is installed using the Single central mounting point, as shown, with a longer non-loaded secondary mount utilizing the Offset or Handle mounting points. For Single Point mounting, use only the central mounting point as shown. Ensure mounting hardware is secure and the unit is free to pivot in all directions. Double Point Mounting For Double Point mounting use only the Offset mounting point and Handle as shown. Ensure mounting hardware is secure but free to pivot in the mounting point.

 

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