Consistent safety on deck. The new Nomen cleat always remains closed, whether it is belayed or not. During belaying the soft moving ends give way readily. The line can simply be wound around the rigid part of the cleat without having to activate any mechanism. The round rotary end pieces, made of soft polymere material, keep the cleat firmly closed so no lines can get caught and nobody can be injured. The CLIP-cleat is available in stainless steel (polished) or in Aluminium (silver or black anodized)
No stressing of moving parts. The cleat consists of a rigid central part which absorbs the pulling force of the mooring line. There are two moving elements mounted on the ends of the cleat which are held in the centre position by a spring mechanism. The end pieces always remain unstressed. The mooring line can be removed at any time without any hindrance. The movable end pieces readily move aside, or they snap into the open position in which they lie calmly on deck.
The Nomen Cleat on Trial. Location: Rope Manufacturer Geo Gleistein, Bremen, Germany whose rope laboratory is supervised by Germanischer Lloyd Result: The Line is breaking before cleat. We could not manage to find out the breaking load of the cleat.