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BMS Micro-Racks

MICRO-RACKS from left to right:
1. Dual Hyper-Bar Long Frame
2. Dual Hyper-Bar Short Frame
3. Single Hyper-Bar Long Frame
4. Single Hyper-Bar Short Frame
High Strength Stainless Steel Construction
For Maximum Abrasion and Corrosion Resistance
Compact And Easy to Carry
Frame Strength: 14,000 lbs. plus
Individually Tested: 1,000 lbs. load
Manner of Use Test: Failure at 6,000 lbs. plus

Short Frame Dimensions:
8 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 3/4"
or 216 x 70 x 19 mm
For 3/8" (10 mm) &
7/16" (11 mm) Rope

Long Frame Dimensions:
10 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 3/4"
or 267 x 70 x 19 mm
For 7/16" (11 mm) &
1/2" (12.5 mm) Rope

Recommended for light loads or
small people on stiff rope

Short Frame: 14.2 oz.(405g)
Long Frame: 15.2 oz.(432g)
Add 1.3 oz.(42g) for Dual Hyper-Bar Models
For pricing visit
authorized BMS retailers
on the Links page.

      The BMS MICRO-RACK was originally designed for the caving community and has become the device of choice for both expedition and recreational cavers in the US. These closed frame racks offer increased strength (see spec. above) and at the same time are almost one half the size of conventional open frame racks. The bars are fabricated from extra-heavy wall stainless steel tubing which yields unequaled resistance to abrasion. Under normal conditions they should supply a lifetime of use. Supplied with an extended top bar with pin (hyper-bar) the BMS Micro-Rack not only increases options for control of descent but also facilitates simple lock offs (see drawing below). The transition from locked off to descent or lower is smooth and easy.

      BMS Micro-Racks are available in two frame lengths (see specs. above) to accomodate a wide range of rope sizes and loads. They are also available with a second inverted hyper-bar below the top hyper-bar (see pic.).This modification allows the user to take an additional wrap around the hyper-bars to further increase the load handling abilities of these devices. This modification has been widely accepted in the Fire and Search & Rescue communities as providing a compact and safe alternative to traditional 6 bar open frame racks.





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