Although rope plays a significant role in any net climber, the connectors that hold together ropes and ultimately determine the nets' final shape could be considered even more important. With over 25 years of experience, Dynamo has seen various connector technologies come and go. Originally, Dynamo used plastic connectors which were set in place with a screw, but these saw cracking in cold temperatures and the screw damaging the internal structure of the rope by penetrating the steel core. Not only this, but the screws were easily tampered with by vandals who had easy access to screwdrivers. Since Dynamo has always believed in the value of longevity in its playground equipment, they realized that these connectors were insufficient. With two other iterations of a similar connector: a steel ball with screw, and a steel ball with a set pin, both of which had less issues than the previous, but ultimately causing wear on the rope itself, Dynamo went back to the drawing board and designed a completely new system; the DX compressed aluminum connector. Each connector is individually cast and molded from high density aluminum and requires 70-120 tons of pressure to close and cannot be removed without specialized equipment, thus greatly reducing the risk of tampering by playground vandals. So you may ask: "If these aluminum connectors take specialized equipment to fasten, what happens if the connections break?" In the unlikely scenario where a connector needs to be replaced, a portable press machine can be shipped to your location which has the ability to replace any damaged connectors. The Dynamo DX Connection system is the strongest and safest technology in the playground industry today. Once compressed onto the rope, the DX connectors also prevent wear and fraying of the rope by nearly eliminating friction to the connector. To ensure the highest quality, Dynamo randomly samples products being shipped out of the factory and load tests them to ensure they meet or exceed ASTM, CSA and EN 1176 standards.
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Structural Integrity Testing; DX-106 shown here sustaining 28160 lbs/12800 kg. The most ever used on a single product for IPEMA testing.
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