Techfloat Lift & Rescue Device

The TechFloat is a throwable, effective inflatable rescue device for all-season swift & still water/ ice rescue that has incorporated lifting capability.

Worn with an over-the-shoulder strap, the TechFloat allows the victim to be connected to the rescuer at all times, leaving both hands free. The inflatable can be easily removed from its valise, and thrown to the victim.

After automatic activation on water contact, the victim places the inflated bladder around themselves, and the rescuer is free to hoist them to safety by means of the 100 foot floating line attached between them.

  • Provides superior floation
  • Ideal for rescue missions in water/ice
  • Keeps head & shoulders effectively out of the water
  • Quick option of disconnect

Description

Features

  • 100 ft of 1/4″ High Visibility multi-filament polypropylene floating Line (Yellow) with avg. break strength of 1,700 lbs.
  • Quick-disconnect snap shackle attached to the shoulder strap for use in swift water rescue scenarios. Can be used to tie-off unit to a stationary object.
  • Webbing enclosed over-the-shoulder strap connects rescuer directly to the person in water and leaves both hands free to assist in rescue
  • Water-activated auto-inflation system
  • 1,600 lb. lifting strength for hoisting victim out of water
  • Self-rearming kits available that include replacement cylinder and inflation bobbin

Specification

  • Bag dimensions: 13” L x 8” H x 5” W
  • Weight: 4.5lbs packed
  • Bag material: Coated nylon
  • Bag colour: Orange/black
  • Line material: ¼” multi-filament polypropylene floating line
  • Buoyancy: 35lbs
  • Horseshoe material: Double coated polyurethane nylon (210D)
  • Chest straps: 1-1/2” nylon web with quick release buckle
  • Inflation: Replaceable 33g CO2 cylinder
  • Deflation: Via oral value
  • Techfloat rearm kit: 1 or 2 rearm kits should be carried aboard. The owner should become familiar with this.
  • Storage: Store in a cool, dry location. It should not be stored where it can get wet.

Resources & Downloads

Techfloat Brochure

 

Service & Support

The recommended service interval by Switlik for this rescue device is 2 years.