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Petzl - Am’D Carabiner Screwlock


Petzl - Am’D Carabiner Screwlock: Essential Equipment for Search and Rescue Operations

In the world of search and rescue (SAR) operations, having the right equipment can mean the difference between success and failure, life and death. Among the essential tools used by SAR teams, the Petzl Am'D Carabiner Screwlock stands out as a reliable and versatile piece of gear.

The Importance of a Reliable Carabiner

Carabiners are fundamental tools in the field of SAR. They serve as connectors, allowing rescuers to attach ropes, harnesses, and other equipment securely. When it comes to life-saving operations, reliability is paramount. This is where the Petzl Am'D Carabiner Screwlock shines.

The Petzl Am’D Carabiner Screwlock: An Overview

Design and Construction

The Petzl Am'D Carabiner Screwlock is meticulously engineered to meet the stringent demands of SAR missions. Crafted from high-quality aluminum, it strikes the perfect balance between strength and weight. This lightweight design ensures that rescuers can carry multiple carabiners without adding excessive bulk to their gear.

Screwlock Mechanism

One of the standout features of the Petzl Am'D Carabiner is its screwlock mechanism. Unlike traditional twist-lock carabiners, the screwlock system offers added security. Rescuers can manually screw and unscrew the gate, reducing the risk of accidental openings during critical moments.

Keylock System

The Petzl Am'D Carabiner Screwlock also incorporates a keylock system, which prevents the carabiner from snagging on ropes or other gear. This feature is invaluable during high-stress situations, where every second counts.

Versatility in SAR Operations

Rope Compatibility

The Petzl Am'D Carabiner Screwlock is compatible with a wide range of ropes and harnesses. This versatility allows SAR teams to adapt to varying terrain and rescue scenarios seamlessly.

Multiple Attachment Points

With multiple attachment points, this carabiner enables rescuers to create complex rigging systems efficiently. Whether it's a simple anchor or a more intricate mechanical advantage system, the Petzl Am'D Carabiner delivers.

Safety First

Strength and Certification

Petzl takes safety seriously, and the Am'D Carabiner Screwlock is no exception. It is rigorously tested to meet international safety standards, ensuring that it can withstand the most demanding SAR operations.

Visual Indicator

A unique visual indicator on the carabiner's gate provides an additional layer of safety. Rescuers can quickly assess whether the gate is locked or unlocked, reducing the chances of user error.


  1. Is the Petzl Am'D Carabiner Screwlock suitable for rock climbing?

    While it's primarily designed for SAR operations, it can be used for rock climbing in certain situations. However, climbers often prefer different carabiner types.

  2. What is the maximum weight the Petzl Am'D Carabiner can support?

    The Petzl Am'D Carabiner Screwlock is rated for a maximum load of 27 kN, making it suitable for a wide range of rescue scenarios.

  3. Can the screwlock mechanism freeze in cold temperatures?

    The screwlock mechanism is designed to function in various conditions, but it's essential to keep it free from ice and debris for optimal performance.

  4. Is the Petzl Am'D Carabiner Screwlock compatible with Petzl harnesses?

    Yes, it is compatible with Petzl harnesses and a wide range of other harness brands commonly used in SAR operations.

  5. Can I use the Petzl Am'D Carabiner Screwlock for industrial purposes?

    While it's primarily designed for SAR and climbing, it may be suitable for certain industrial applications. However, always consult with safety experts and follow industry regulations.


    • Material(s): aluminum
    • Certification(s): CE EN 362, EAC, NFPA 1983 Technical Use