Webbing slippage warning in Weblocks.

We have identified the mechanism responsible for webbing slippage in webbing lockers (weblocks).

During a test on a hydraulic cyclic testing machine, we found webbing to move through the weblock with every stretch and release cycle. We observed this micro-slippage of the webbing within the weblock.

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The webbing was installed in single wrap without a tie-off so we could witness webbing slippage, webbing tailwalk, and a complete failure of the webbing locking mechanism first hand.