How to inspect the Apex?

How to check the Apex for safety and proper function


Visually inspect your Apex exosuits daily. Be on the lookout for the following conditions:

  1. Wear and tear on soft fabric components of the Apex exosuit such as the Straps, Webbing, Back, and Thigh Sleeves
  2. Wear and tear on Thigh Sleeve’s hook and loop fastener material
  3. Broken or worn Buckles
  4. Ripped, cut, or fraying webbing adjustment straps
  5. Cracked, broken, or worn Bands
  6. Wear and tear on the thin rope exiting the Clutch housing
  7. Inability of the rope to enter and exit the Clutch housing
  8. Cracked or broken Switch
  9. Cracked or broken Clutch
  10. Cut, broken, or detached Cable between Switch and Clutch housing

In the event that any of the above issues are identified during inspection, remove the exosuit from use, take pictures of the problem, and contact HeroWear.

For items 1-3 above, depending on their severity the Apex may stay in use if the problem is largely cosmetic. For all of the others, or if items 1-3 are severe, remove the Apex exosuit from use and contact HeroWear.


In addition to the Daily Inspection described above, make the following checks:

  1. Visually inspect the Bands, followed by stretching them manually, checking for cracks, tears, or other damage.
  2. Visually inspect the mechanical system for any cracks, dents, or loose fasteners.
  3. To test system functionality, don the exosuit.
  4. Slide the Switch to OFF (disengaged) mode.
  5. Move through the range of motion typically experienced in your work environment in OFF or disengaged mode.
  6. Press the button to change the Switch to ON (engaged) mode.
  7. Move through the range of motion typically experienced in your work environment in engaged mode.
  8. Observe any unusual sounds, vibrations, or unusual behavior in both disengaged and engaged mode from any system component.
  9. If inspection reveals an area of concern, please contact your Supervisor for further guidance.

In the event that any of the above issues are identified during inspection, remove the exosuit from use, take pictures of the problem, and contact HeroWear.


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