The Harken® PowerSeat™* is a groundbreaking in-seat powered ascender/descender for vertical rope access. Operated by gas, the PowerSeat™ is designed to stay in an upright position, allowing technicians to work comfortably at height and to complete tasks quickly. Safety is paramount. A dead man’s switch controls ascent speed up to 15 m/min (49.2 ft/min), while a fail-safe braking system controls descent and prevents free-falls. The Harken PowerSeat™ is built of strong, noncorrosive materials and weighs just 30.80 lbs (14.000 kg) for easy hand carry. Maximum working load is 601.80 lbs (273 kg), allowing two-person rescue operations. It is CE certified to Machinery Directive and verified by Bureau Veritas. The PowerSeat™’s many applications include: mountain rescue, industrial maintenance, wind turbine & offshore construction, engineering and inspections, marine & rigging. It can also be used in horizontal configurations to haul material or fixed -point rigging for rescue.
*Must be used with a Fall-Arrest system