The Rock Exotica Omni-Block 2.6 is the biggest and baddest of all the Omni models. Increases in the thickness and size of key components result in an Omni with an 80 kn / 18,000 lbs MBS (minimum breaking strength), and a WLL (working load limit) of 20 kN / 4,500 lbs, based on a 4-1 safety factor. In addition to an integrated swivel and push-button access to the sideplate, the 2.6″ features a prussik-minding sideplate and a countersunk sheave to improve interaction with rigging lines.
Three Tools in One
The unique design of the Omni with a swivel top is equivalent to three pieces of hardware: the pulley, the swivel and the carabiner to connect them. The result is one compact tool that costs less than the three pieces of hardware it replaces.
The Omni pulleys – along with several popular Rock Exotica products, share a common purpose: making rigging shorter. By way of a design that combines a pulley and swivel together without the need of a carabiner, the Omni pulley greatly shortens the length of rigging, or “headspace” required for an equivalent configuration.
Whether it’s indoor rigging that’s limited to widths and heights of walls and ceilings, or the valuable working area underneath the head of an artificial high directional, the Omni helps maximize this precious working space.
The Omni’s ability to remain connected to the anchor while opening the sideplates allows the technician to install and remove lines from the pulley – in some cases with a single hand, simplifying a process that can otherwise lead to dropped equipment, fatigue, and attention taken away from job safety.
Two Stage Safety
To open the Omni sideplate, the user pushes the button and rotates the sideplate. A safety catch stops the sideplate from rotating completely open until the button is pushed a second time. The sideplate is easily closed by squeezing the sideplate into the body of the pulley. Two loud clicks are heard as the sideplate pushes past the button to close securely against the body of the pulley.