Retracting lanyards keep tools safe

Gear Keeper’s RT3 Series dual-axis retracting lanyards offer 360 degree rotation and 180 degree swing-away for infinite accessibility.

Sep 14th, 2011

Ventura, Calif.—Accidentally dropping or misplacing an expensive hand-held instrument or tool, particularly when working aloft, is a costly and potentially dangerous event that can easily be avoided. Aside from the inconvenience and lost down time spent retrieving or searching for the dropped object, delicate instruments such as bar code readers and gas detectors can be damaged beyond repair. Gear Keeper’s RT3 series of instrument and tool lanyards offer exceptional benefits of safety, productivity and comfort for workers. When the instrument is stored, held or used with a Gear Keeper RT3 retractable tether, the dangers of entanglement, fatigue and annoyance are minimized and worker satisfaction and output are maximized.

The new RT3 Gear Keeper instrument tethers are designed for operation in even the most volatile environments. The retractable tether mounts securely to the wearer’s belt, providing a low-profile tethering system that avoids snags and snaps back securely every time. Featuring a unique 360-degree rotating clamp-on belt clip and a dual-axis rotation option with 180 degrees of swing-away from the body, the worker can enjoy ease of use in a virtually infinite variety of applications.

Rugged, compact and reliable, Gear Keeper’s spring-loaded, self-retracting RT3 security system prevents loss or damage of critical gear. If the instrument is accidentally dropped, the tether easily absorbs the stress these heavier instruments produce. When the instrument or tool is being used, pull it out… use it and when you’re finished let it go... it automatically retracts back.

Utilizing Gear Keeper’s exclusive Quick Connect System Gear Keeper RT3 tethering systems allow instruments to swiftly detach from the retractor when necessary. In addition, the tethers come with a comfortable reach of 42” of extension. Built for heavy-duty industrial use with maximum breakage strength and durability, its sturdy Nylon/Kevlar cable features 80 lb. break strength.

The RT3 versatile instrument tethering system can take the punishment many industrial applications demand. Gear Keeper retractable tethers are all designed to survive extended salt water and chlorine exposure. They are virtually jam-free with a patented flushing system that self clears sand and other debris from the retractor mechanism. With more than one million systems in use, the devices have a failure rate of less than .001 percent.

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