Cargo securing for the economically minded
How to avoid cargo damages before you even hit the road?
This is post number 18 in a series of cargo securing advice and useful hints. These are meant for people who think economically. They do not like to waste time, muscle power, risk their health or pay fines. Here you get smart solutions how to avoid damages on soft cargo.
Many times, the cargo is too soft or the edges are likely to get marks from lashing straps.
Corner protectors cut into the cargo, while straps crush boxes, IBCs and so on. Here the problem is simply that the surface pressure is too high. Tensioning the strap causes a huge pressure to the corner of the cargo if the width of the strap is only 50mm. So, how to avoid damages on soft cargo? Can a wider strap maybe be a solution? Have a look at this product catalog page 7.
The picture below at right shows a product that is still usable as a strap, but it is 8 times wider. Therefore, the surface pressure is 1/8 of what a normal strap would cause with same pre-tensioning force. Then, the thinner edge of the gypsum board is not damaged, but the cargo is still properly secured.
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