International Safety Components Limited (ISC) is replacing a number of steel carabiners manufactured by Bending Bar, Stamping and Machining with new forged versions.
The carabiners that are affected are:
KH212 steel HMS 50KN
KH219 small iron wizard 70KN
KH260 steel swivel eye 40KN
This has allowed ISC to add desirability to the appearance of each carabiner and to update the markings in line with current EN standards, it also means that the manufacturing processes are much simpler to control — which ultimately means improved production planning and therefore quicker delivery times.
The new KH219 has a side-opening gate that increases the gate opening beyond 26mm, but it has not changed the strength.
The color of ISC’s plated steel carabiners is changing from yellow-gold zinc plate to a silver-gold finish. This is a move away from the more toxic plating called “hexavalent,” in line with upcoming standards in the auto industry.
For more information, visit www.iscwales.com