ABS-Lock SYS - overhead system
Traversable lifeline systems: ABS-Lock SYS II (8 mm) & IV (6 mm) for overhead installation

Product image of the ABS special stainless steel cable (red and colourless)
Stainless steel cable made from extremely robust AISI 316 steel material. The 6mm version is also available in the easily recognisable warning colour red. Weight: 152g/m (6mm), 250g/m (8mm). Pre-packed lengths: 2.5m sections available up to 20m; over 20m = 5m sections. Price per meter.
ABS-Lock SYS - overhead system: Watch our short product video to find out more about its most important features!
Image showing an ABS ForceLimiter for anchorage systems - specially designed to stretch and reduce the force of a fall
If an individual falls whilst connected up to an ABS-Lock SYS lifeline system, our ABS ForceLimiter reduces the force exerted on the subsurface
Image showing an ABS CompactForce tensioning element - can be used in combination with both traversable and non-traversable lifeline systems
Keeps your lifeline system taut: Presenting our high-quality, stainless steel ABS CompactForce tensioning element - specially designed for lifeline systems
Image showing a fully-traversable ABS TI Bracket - an intermediate bracket for lifeline systems
Install an ABS TI Bracket on top of an intermediate support in a lifeline system for a fully-traversable solution
Image showing an ABS TI-FlexCurve element for lifeline systems - simply adjust it manually to fit
For 6 and 8 mm cables: Our fully-traversable, stainless steel ABS TI-FlexCurve curve element can be manually adjusted to the required angle
Image showing a specifiation plate for safety systems, e.g. lifeline system, to protect against fall from height
Mandatory sign for safety systems, e.g. lifeline systems, manufactured from stainless steel material with weather-resistant, laser-etched specifications.

Product information ABS-Lock SYS - overhead system

When installed overhead, these fully-traversable lifeline systems (8 and 6 mm) offer the utmost in protection. Both anchorage systems have been awarded national technical approval for numerous surfaces and are capable of protecting up to 4 individuals simultaneously.

  • National technical approval ("abZ"): Z-14.9-786
    (pls. observe the installation instructions provided in the "abZ")
  • EN 795:2012, C & CEN/TS 16415:2013
  • Add an ABS TI-FlexCurve (corner element) and ABS TI-Bracket (intermediate bracket) for a fully-traversable system
  • Various system supports are available for all surface types
  • Ideal for overhead usage or on a facade
  • Simultaneous protection for up to 4 individuals
  • 8 or 6 mm stainless steel cable (316)
    • Variant 6mm optionally available in red

Find out more about our ABS-Lock SYS - overhead system Overhead-mounted lifeline systems reduce the risk of a fall to an absolute minimum

If you decide on an ABS Safety overhead-mounted lifeline system, you are putting your trust in a system that offers you the ultimate in fall protection. The fact that the anchor in this type of installation is installed overhead, greatly reduces the risk of a swing fall. In addition, the connector between the user and the fall arrest system is kept relatively short so that it comes into play much more quickly, if the user falls - thus reducing the fall distance and the risk of sustaining injury through hitting the ground. An ABS-Lock SYS - overhead system can secure up to 4 individuals simultaneously and fits in well with your building structure.

Our fully traversable ABS-Lock SYS II and ABS-Lock SYS IV lifeline systems combine ease of usage with the highest product quality: Our lifeline systems are manufactured almost completely from extremely robust 316 steel material. This not only makes them exceptionally durable but also means that they are suitable for permanent implementation in aggressive conditions. Our ABS-Lock SYS anchorage systems are used outside, e.g. on roofs, facades and directly under hall roofs. They are installed in a wide range of industrial surroundings  as the durability of these stainless steel securing systems makes them suitable for a multitude of applications, for example in the chemicals industry and incineration plants.

Our ABS-Lock SYS II system is based on a 8 mm stainless steel cable. When installed overhead, this strong cable solution is particularly suitable for usage in coimbination with a self-retracting lifeline (SRL), for example with one of our ABS B-Lock models. Even when a SRL is hung permanently on the cable, the strength of the stainless steel cable means that it hardly sags - so that it remains fully traversable at all times. We recommend using a permanently-installed ABS UniGlide PRO roller glider, particularly at heights that are difficult to reach. This high-quality cable glider is also made of V4A steel material.

Our ABS-Lock SYS IV system, with its 6 mm stainless steel cable, offers a lighter-weight solution to other lifeline systems. This thinner cable is also fully traversable and can be run easily around corners and obstacles. As the worker moves on, the cable glider simply follows along and glides smoothly over the intermediate supports and corner elements. All you need is one of our particularly easy-to-install and plan ABS TI-FlexCurve gliders which can simply be bent by hand to the required angle (up to 180°). Whether you need to tackle a corner, pillar, difference in height or particularly narrow access route, our ABS-Lock SYS IV system allows you to set up a reliable fall arrest sollution in virtual any surroundings. Two different gliders can be used with the system. Choose between our lightweight, standard aluminium ABS ProSlide model or our particularly user-friendly ABS SkyRoll glider with smooth-running stainless steel rollers.

All our ABS-Lock SYS lifeline systems have been awarded national technical approval ("abZ") by the German Institute for Contruction Technology (DIBt) and bear a label with the prescribed Ü symbol. The abZ contains full details on the numerous installation types and surfaces approved by the DIBt (concrete, steel, single anchorage points with an abZ and/or ETA certificate). As the system can be installed with virtually any of our approved anchorage points, you have a broad range of anchors and surfaces to choose from. Naturally, our ABS Safety lifeline systems have also been tested in accordance with EN 795, type C.

In order to ensure that your overhead system is optimally adapted to suit your architectural design, our experienced installation team would be happy to support you during the planning process. Simply contact our Service Team to find out about all the various options open to you for installing a reliable, user-friendly and low-cost fall arrest solution.

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Lifeline systems ABS-Lock SYS I (8 mm) & III (6 mm)

Image showing a lifeline system where you only need to attach your glider to it once

ABS lifeline systems: ABS-Lock II (8 mm) & IV (6 mm)

Traversable lifeline systems: ABS-Lock SYS II (8 mm) & IV (6 mm) - specially designed for facades

Accessories / Components

Lifeline tensioning element - designed to compensate deviations in temperature

Flexible and fully traversable curve element - specially designed for lifeline systems

Detachable aluminium glider for traversable lifeline systems

Aluminium roller glider for overhead fall protection systems