SQUID is an innovative solution for twin tension rope systems (TTRS) and load-sharing applications. Its multi-planar design features a large attachment point for redundant anchoring and two perpendicular points for optimal alignment. SQUID efficiently brings two hardware devices side-by-side for dual operation and better shared tension. SQUID also sets ideal spacing between devices, allowing a single operator to maintain simultaneous twin tension control using dual-handle technique (aka “shark finning” or “DOUBLE CLUTCHING”). SQUID promotes safe and efficient rigging of dual capacity TTRS and provides smooth raising and lowering in mirrored and nested systems.
SQUID streamlines the rigging of redundant load-sharing systems. The SQUID’s attachment points are compatible with a wide range of connection methods and they position rope hardware for easy loading and unloading while connected. SQUID naturally orients toward the load and lets components move freely, reducing the risk of binding and shifting in the event of anchor or line failure. Strong and compact, SQUID is a versatile tool for TTRS, litter bridals, cross hauls, and more. SQUID is CE marked, classified to NFPA General Use for specific configurations including TTRS, and classified to NFPA Technical Use when the secondary points are pulled directly apart from each other.
Note: textile breaking strength may be reduced when directly connected to the SQUID. See test data using the link at the bottom of this page.
*More carabiners may fit in the SQUID attachment points depending on the type of carabiners, applied loads, and rigging practices involved. Care should be taken to avoid binding, wedging, or other geometric restraints.