The Maillon Rapide Delta is a triangular shaped connector with a hand or spanner tightening screw thread for use in mountaineering, caving, rescue and access situations. Comes in steel with a zinc galvanised finish and stainless steel options from 4mm through to 12mm diameters.
Maillon Rapide quick link connectors have a number of uses in caving, climbing and industrial access. Some are PPE rated and they are available in a number of different shapes to accommodate different loading stresses. Generally they are much stronger than karabiners of similar bar dimensions, but not as quick to operate.
The Maillon Rapide Long Opening is a long oval shaped Maillon Rapide, the gate being longer than the standard. Available in galvanised or stainless steel, and in a number of different sizes (see drop down menu). These are ideal for rigging ropes in any situation where they will not be in view during use as they are much less likely than a karabiner to open accidentally. The downside is that they are slightly slower to use than a screw gate karabiner.
The Maillon Rapide Long Opening Twist is an 8mm galvanised quick link karabiner with a 90° twist. This allows for smoother orientation of any part.
The Maillon Rapide Pear are ideal for rigging ropes in any situation where they will not be in view during use as they are much less likely than a karabiner to open accidentally. The downside is that they are slightly slower to use than a screw gate karabiner. The pear shape gives the rope room to run over the wider end. Available in galvanised or stainless steel, and in a number of different sizes (see drop down menu).
The Semi circular or half moon Maillon Rapide is ideal for securing caving harnesses, it is commonly used for the junction of 2 connecting points on a harness. Screw links are a lot more secure than karabiners so are essential if there's a possibility that the connector may be cross-loaded.
The Maillon Rapide Square can be used as a lightweight connection for harnesses or risers, where the minimum weight is paramount.
The Maillon Rapide Standard was developed on the principle of a chain link fitted with manual nut opening. This shape reflects the spirit of Maillon Rapide quick links connectors.
Maillon Rapides have a working load limit that is a fifth of the breaking load of the maillon (as stated by the manufacturer) and will become damaged and distorted if they are used above this load limit. Some are certified as PPE (to protect falls from height) and some are not. If you are unsure of which is which, either ask us, or have a look at your maillon which will be marked with "PPE" if it is and "CE" if it is not. CE maillons conform to Maillon Rapide's standards but are not certified as PPE.