The REBS Giraffe Tracer is a pneumatic powered extension and retraction pole for boarding and entering. The Giraffe features an easy to use pneumatic system with push button control for precision up and down movements. The control handle is collapsible and adjustable to retain a slim profile when not in use. Use the push-buttons to activate the efficient pneumatic system. Thanks to the simple controls the operator can concentrate on the aiming and timing aspects of the operation. The retraction button has two speeds: push it half-way in to release the pressure and let gravity retract the pole. The rapid action eccentric handle lock is prepared for use or collapsed into transportation-position in a few seconds. The versatile baseplate(s) are available in multiple sizes to allow the pole to be attached to nearly any location, such as the deck of a RHIB.
The Rapid Entering and Boarding Systems (REBS) segment was established at Henriksen in 2003 as a response to an initiative from the Norwegian Defense. They sought products that could increase the effectiveness and safety of boarding operations, especially at sea. With time, REBS has evolved into a result of a multinational cooperation where input from users in different countries has resulted in product improvements and reduced operational risk. Henriksen is specialized in Rapid Entering and Boarding Systems (REBS): ladders, ultralight pole ladders (UPL), carbon multi ladders (CML), hooks, giraffe tracer pneumatic poles, launchers, ascenders, magnetic climbing systems, scuba tubes, etc.