Approved Mechanical Devices

Tony

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Location
Lancaster, PA
There's no "panic feature" for one.
The best way to look at this is to understand why the rules committee wrote 2.2.1 the way they did.

First, the how...Yes a CE rating is sufficient. It means that the device was tested to known standards and a certain level of performance was obtained under specific conditions. Therefore, follow the manufacturer's instructions for set up keep it within operating standards and use guidelines and all is good.

2.2.1 goes on to state that in the absence of a industry standard mark the user must provide information that the equipment meets industry standard....

That leads to the why... If a new piece of gear is to be used in ITCC competition there must be clear proof that the equipment meets current industry standards and a clear set of instructions for set up and inspection. Without that how are the judges and technician to know if the devise it set up properly? How are they to know how to inspect if for function pre climb?

2.2.1 is simply asking for a reasonable documentation and a clear set of instructions.. Submit some numbers guessed at or derived form unreliable sources and a shitty picture or two and you can expect refusal. Take the time and effort to simulate industry standardized testing, provide valid and repeatable numbers and a clear set of instructions and it will most likely be a win.

Tony
 

RyTheTreeGuy

Well-Known Member
Location
Canada
The best way to look at this is to understand why the rules committee wrote 2.2.1 the way they did.

First, the how...Yes a CE rating is sufficient. It means that the device was tested to known standards and a certain level of performance was obtained under specific conditions. Therefore, follow the manufacturer's instructions for set up keep it within operating standards and use guidelines and all is good.

2.2.1 goes on to state that in the absence of a industry standard mark the user must provide information that the equipment meets industry standard....

That leads to the why... If a new piece of gear is to be used in ITCC competition there must be clear proof that the equipment meets current industry standards and a clear set of instructions for set up and inspection. Without that how are the judges and technician to know if the devise it set up properly? How are they to know how to inspect if for function pre climb?

2.2.1 is simply asking for a reasonable documentation and a clear set of instructions.. Submit some numbers guessed at or derived form unreliable sources and a shitty picture or two and you can expect refusal. Take the time and effort to simulate industry standardized testing, provide valid and repeatable numbers and a clear set of instructions and it will most likely be a win.

Tony
Would like to hear @treebing experience with getting a new device approved for competition
 

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