Safety, Care and Handling.
Safety. Its imperative that all safety
precautions specified on the warning page In the front of
the manual be observed. Also observe specific
warnings and cautions specified throughout this manual.
The warnings are provided for protection from death or
Care and Handling.
Protect the lowering device from the
weather elements, dust, dirt, oil,
grease, acids, and direct sunlight.
Store lowering device in a dry, well
ventilated location, protected from
pilferage, dampness, fire, dirt, insects,
rodents, and direct sunlight.
Section III. TECHNICAL PRINCIPLES OF
1-10 Principles of Operation .......................... 1-11
1-10. Principles of Operation. The weight of the load
determines the way the rope is laced around the rungs
of the governor. The way the rope is laced also
determines the control effort needed during the
lowering. Between the rope and the rungs exist friction.
As more rungs are laced, according to the loads, the
friction between the rope and rungs increases. To
control the descent, grip the rope