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Capital Safety introduces Nano-Lok Arc Flash Self-Retracting Lifeline

Nano-Lok Arc Flash Self-Retracting LifelineCapital Safety, home of the DBI-SALA® and PROTECTA® brands of fall protection equipment, introduces an important addition to its popular Nano-Lok™ product line – the DBI-SALA® Nano-Lok™ Arc Flash Self-Retracting Lifeline (SRL). The first-of-its-kind SRL is designed to provide a safe and reliable fall protection connection for all utilities and electric markets, as well as welding, cutting and torching applications.

The Nano-Lok™ Arc Flash is extremely versatile, offering users 16 standard Nano-Lok™ configurations to meet virtually any arc flash or hot work need, and two unique web leg configurations specifically designed for bucket truck and aerial lift applications. It has an electric arc performance of 40 cal/cm2 and has been rigorously tested to meet the ASTM F887-11 arc flash standard, as well as ANSI Z359.14 and all applicable OSHA requirements.

“Those working in the utilities industry face unique safety issues and complex equipment needs. We believe that all workers at height should be protected, so we designed the Nano-Lok Arc Flash to meet those needs without worry,” said Jeff Martin, hard goods senior product manager at Capital Safety. “The new Arc Flash SRL meets the same high quality standards as the original model, but with the added arc flash protection our customers are looking for.”

The Nano-Lok™ Arc Flash SRL is made of 100 percent Kevlar® to offer complete spark and fire resistance, while the NanoSphere® coating provides abrasion resistance and a “self-cleaning” effect. At only 1.9 pounds, it is the smallest and most compact SRL on the market, yet can support workers weighing up to 420 pounds.

Other features of the Nano-Lok™ Arc Flash include:

• Quick-connect anchorage connector – Attaches directly to the back of most harnesses without requiring a separate carabiner.

• Swiveling anchorage loop – Limits lifeline twisting for smoother operation.

• Automatic, quick-activating arrestor – Reduces fall distances to inches with an average arresting force of 900 pounds.

• Six-foot arc flash rated retractable lifeline – Reduces dragging, snagging and trip falls.

• 3,600 pound gate hooks – Reduces chances of accidental disengagement.

About Capital Safety

Capital Safety, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of height safety and fall protection equipment with 20 operating sites worldwide, is home of the DBI-SALA® and PROTECTA® brands. All of Capital Safety’s fall protection and rescue systems are backed by extensive training, knowledgeable technical assistance and professional customer service. For further information, contact Capital Safety at 800-328-6146, 651-388-8282 or visit them on the web at

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