Sidewinder ANSI Locksafe
Sidewinder Locksafe
Sidewinder ANSI Locksafe
Sidewinder Locksafe


Is it a swivel or is it a captive eye connector? In fact, it's both. The Sidewinder is a directional connector with an integral swivel. Essential in applications when there is a need to manage spin, rotate the load relative to the anchor or simply to minimise lanyard tangles. The Sidewinder is often used as a connector on guided fall arresters as it can be captive on a system, allows rotation by the user and is quick, easy and secure when connected.

Product Name Product Code Colour MBS (Major Axis) MBS (Minor Axis) MBS (Gate Open) Dimensions Weight Gate Opening (X) Certification Price
Sidewinder Locksafe - A98K71
A98K71 Titanium/Green 25kN - - 70 x 205mm 235g 21mm EN 362:2004 T
Sidewinder Locksafe ANSI - A98K71ANSI
A98K71ANSI Titanium/Gold 25kN 16kN - 70 x 205mm 259g 15mm EN 362:2004 T,
ANSI/ASSE Z359.12-2019,
CAN/CSA Z259.12-16

Captive eye for permanent connection

Sometimes it is essential for a connector to stay in the correct orientation or to be permanently attached to a system. The DMM captive eye connectors, with their textile friendly attachment holes, can be stitched into a rope or webbing loop, or swaged directly onto cable. They provide predicable direction of load and total security as the connector cannot be removed or misaligned.

Aggressive loading groove forces load into correct place

Keylock clean nose for snag free connection

DMM's patented 'Taperlock' closing mechanism increases gate push-in and cross gate strength using a special flared profile on the nose of the carabiner, as well as allowing a snag free connection for your ropes, slings and devices.