Superchute® Cable Assemblies
Superchute Chain Assembly
Cross sectional view of a 7 x 19 cable 5/16″ diameter
With cable the load is shared over 133 wires. When cable becomes fatigued the wires break one by one over a long period of time with little effect on the overall strength. This is the way cable alerts the user to the need for replacement.
Other Brands Chain
With chain the weight of the entire chute system rests on a single link. If you lose a link then you lose it all with potentially fatal consequences. Chain provides no obvious visible warning before failing. The low quality chain that is used by other chute makers is inconsistent, unreliable & unsafe.
A chain is only as strong as the weakest link.
Factors that can reduce the load bearing capacity of cable assemblies:
Changes have been made to the cable assembly since previous versions. Contact Superchute® for the height and weight limit that applies to your fall. The following 3 limits are designated for fall sections equipped with the original cable assemblies. Check the stamping on the sections to verify when a section was manufactured.(1)
Notes: Since June 1996 the month and year of manufacture are marked in each section. The month and year of manufacture is only relevant if the pair of cable assemblies has not been modified.
Superchute® Warning Gate