Petzl Rig Rope Access Descender
The Petzl Rig is like the little brother of the Petzl I'D S, only without the safety features. The mechanism is very much- stop, go and lock, with no anti-panic functions or teeth to catch you if threaded incorrectly. It is fantastic for short descents and ascents when you don't want to change over to a chest ascender. Also works great for hauling systems. It is recommended for the more experienced user. It is smaller and lighter than the I'D S but I have found it can wear quite quickly if used for regular long rope descents.
RIG is a compact self-braking descender primarily designed for experienced rope access workers. It has a multi-function handle that allows control of the descent speed and positioning at a workstation without the need to tie off the device. The safety clip reduces the risk of dropping the device and facilitates passing of intermediate anchors. And the automatic return system on the handle limits risks in case of an involuntary action by the user.