Picture of the Day: October 11

Gold: original ladder lock Silver: custom ladder lock

Gold: original ladder lock
Silver: custom ladder lock

After some testing, adding friction back to the bearings in the system did not look promising. Instead, I machined a custom ladder lock (shown in silver in the image). This design has a third aperture for the webbing which eliminates the self-unlocking angle.

Slip-testing results which compare the off-the-shelf ladder lock (shown in gold in the image) to the custom ladder lock are documented in the graph below.

Blue lines: custom ladder locks Gold lines: OTS ladder lock

Blue lines: custom ladder locks
Gold lines: OTS ladder locks

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Picture of the Day: October 11

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s