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Established in 1983, Railtraction Engineering (Pty) Ltd, having celebrated 25 years of existence in 2008, has become a household name amongst South African Fire and Emergency Services.

With a well established product range consisting of Internationally acknowledged brand names such as AMKUS, Paratech, Tempest etc., the company has proven itself delivering a world class service to every client, every time, on time.


The ResQmax is the next generation in air propelled line deployment systems.

Utilising patented air-thrust technology the ResQmax is a non-pyrotechnic, re-usable and refillable line deployment system. The launcher assembly and rope housings are injection moulded from polycarbonate, for high impact resistance. The system includes multiple 200Bar service projectiles.


ResQmax™ air propelled line deployment systems

Providing Line, Sling and Retrieval Line deployment to inaccessible points in land based and maritime operations, the ResQmax provides emergency response capability without putting the rescuer at risk.


MAXimum Distance

ResQmax™ is capable of deploying a line up to 122 meters with the standard projectile depending on the service pressure and weight of line used.


MAXimum Safety

The safety mechanism is “always on”, re-setting automatically when a new projectile is inserted. The projectile’s “Push-Click” engagement allows easy reloading, even in the dark.
A pressure relief burst disk prevents unsafe pressure build-up that could result from exposure to extreme heat.


MAXimum Performance

Multi-Shot Capability. Our patented nozzle-valve now permits any number of projectiles to be charged and stored with the unit, allowing deployment of multiple projects in rapid succession.


Rescue Professionals

Rescue Professionals know the importance of performing a rescue without putting the rescuer at risk. This is the fundamental underlying our complete line of products.


The ResQmax™ has been developed to assist departments in meeting the requirements of NFPA 1006 and NFPA 1670. As a non-pyrotechnic it does not require special storage, shipping or licensing -- is intrinsically safe -- and is fueled by compressed air -- making training an inexpensive operation.


This equipment is an essential for swiftwater rescue, ice rescue, surf water rescue, technical rope rescue and fills a host of applications in an emergency. Used with or without a retrieval line, the HeliSling© is a compactly stored auto-inflating flotation harness designed specifically to provide flotation and/or hoisting rescue of victims in the water.


ResQmax™ Utility/Unreps Kit, P/N415 consisting of:

  • 1 x ResQmax Launcher c/w folding stock for greater accuracy of deployment that serves
    as a convenient carry handle when collapsed;
  • 1 x Sling Projectile with 4 Spare Capsules;
  • 1 x CO2 and Bobbin refill kit (5 of each);
  • 1 x line projectile with 2 spare Moulded PVC foam projectile covers;
  • 1 x 680kg test 8mm polypropylene line (92m with large line container);
  • 1 x 225kg test 3mm Dacron line (152m with compact line container);
  • 1 x Filler hose SCBA-DIN (for 200/300 bar BA cylinders);
  • 1 x Cordura kit carry bag – Red/Black.


ResQmax Water Deployment
ResQmax Tactical Deployment
ResQmax Sling Retrieval