ROTOR Automatic Rescue and Evacuation Descender

The ultimate high performance rescue descender for self-evacuation or casualty recovery from tall structures, including wind turbines.

  • Unique robust design, developed for the most demanding environments.
  • Total durability with 10+ year lifespan, fully waterproof mechanism and maintenance free.
  • Complete safety with lowering & lifting capability, high load rating and integral load indicator.
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Not for sale individually.

This simple, easy to use ROTOR rescue and evacuation descender design includes a low profile body with no external moving parts that have the potential to snag and interrupt the descent. Unit is completely sealed against the ingress of water or other contaminants. Individually tested.

The ROTOR rescue and evacuation descender features attachment point indicator that shows if device has been loaded.

Automatically controls descent speed to between 0.7m/s and 1.7m/s, depending on load, without the need for manual operation.

Lifts in either direction via detachable handle. Ratchet locking mechanism holds the load if the handle is released. Locking mechanism is engaged by simple push button, which is recessed to protect against accidental operation. ‘Free running’ position can be engaged for evacuation use.

High rated load with long descent distance:

  • 140kg – 4500m
  • 200kg – 500m
  • 250kg – 220m

Supplied fitted with 9.5mm rope giving 10:1 safety factor with 250kg. Maximum rope length 500m.

10 year maximum life and rope can be replaced to extend life for further 10 years. Full service support available.

The ROTOR is integral to our rescue systems listed below and can be available in variable rope lengths.

Not for sale individually – Component part of ROTOR rescue systems – see related products.

Patented GB 2 515 341


  • Fully waterproof mechanism
  • Maintenance free
  • 10+ year lifespan*
  • High load rating
  • Unique integral load indicator
  • Fully sealed system storage
  • Lowering and lifting capability
  • Manual or automatic operation
  • Completely intuitive
*10 year minimum life, rope can be replaced to extend life a further 10 years.  


Material: Aluminium body and stainless steel components
Loading: Max. rated load 140 kg. Max. rescue load 250 kg (descent), 200 kg (lift)
Weight: 2.7 kg
Conformity: EN341 1A, EN 1496 A, CE EN12841 C