1983 was a pretty big year for innovations across the pond in the USA.
Over the course of 12 months, the very first Microsoft Word package made its debut, Michael Jackson monopolised the airwaves with the Thriller album and, most importantly, McDonald’s introduced the world to the almighty McNugget. God bless America!
That same year, the US revolution continued as safety gear specialists, Ergodyne, also began operating in Minnesota. The company has been relentless in their quest to provide top class work gear for the masses ever since.
This includes two brand-new, retractable tool lanyards, available now at SafetyLiftinGear.com!
Squids 3010 and 3011 from Ergodyne
Building on the existing success of the Squids 3001 version, the new 3010 and 3011 models are the latest additions to the popular Squids range.
These new models were primarily invented to reduce the amount of snag hazards and tangles that occur when tethering tools. Created for functionality, both products are third-party certified and specifically engineered to withstand the demands of the working environment, as well as the task at hand.
How so? Let’s take a closer look…
When working at height, dropped objects can spell disaster for anyone unlucky enough to be in the vicinity below. Luckily, the Squids 3010 provides ample safety for any tool carrying butterfingers that finds themselves working high above ground.
Weighing in at just 0.5lb in total, this extremely lightweight lanyard is surprisingly durable, capable of carrying tools up to ten times its weights (max load of 5lbs/2.26kg). The product also features a fixed belt loop for easy mounting to both work belts and fall protection harnesses.
Made of high-strength, cut-resistant material, the cord also comes with a protective sleeve to reduce wear and tear. Meanwhile, the casing is specifically textured for grip enhancement and additional protection of the inner workings.
A manually adjusted trigger switch allows you to set the cord at a fixed, working length, with a retracting flip switch/pull release mechanism for easy length adjustment.
It even features a revolutionary impact indicator in the form of a red cord. This red indicator becomes visible when the belt is exposed to excessive force of over 110lbs, immediately indicating if a drop has occurred.
Much like its 3010 counterpart, the 3011 is also an extremely durable tethering solution when working at height.
The Squids 3011 offers all the perks of its brethren, providing lightweight, industrial grade tool support, with several additional benefits applied.
Unlike the 3010, the 3011 version is capable of withstanding additional weight, with a limit of up to 8lbs (3.6kg). Despite this fact, it still weighs in at just 0.5lbs.
The additional load capabilities allow you to attach heavier tools such as drills, grinders and wrenches, for safe work at height.
Boasting a dual carabiner, the 3011 is ideal for mounting to a D-ring user’s belt or a separate anchor point. It also includes a swivelling anchor end, ideal for reducing cord tangles when using rotating tools.
Why choose the Squids 3010 or 3011?
Designed for heightened safety in every sense of the word, these products are backed with nearly four decades of industry knowledge and expertise, resulting in two new products that are the pinnacle of retractable lanyard technology.
Watch the video below for a closer look at both products:
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