With FIX Strap, securing straps are hung up on the ceiling of the cargo space, where they are kept clean and ready for loading. The driver does not need to climb up onto the cargo, throw straps over it and risk getting injured. The system saves time in both loading and unloading and improves work safety.
FIX Strap can be used for most transports, in a range of different cargo spaces.
FIX Strap consists of securing straps that are attached to rubber cords, and our patented FIX suspension system, which runs on rails at the edges of the ceiling. The securing straps slide easily into the desired position over the cargo, while the rubber cords ensure that the hooks are kept in place and the straps are taut. In particular, loading from the side becomes easier because the hooks in the securing straps do not come loose from their lashing rings. The securing straps are pulled down, taut, with normal ratchets. In unloading, the ratchets are loosened as normally, and the securing straps are then automatically lifted up to the roof.
Speed and efficiency
With the FIX Strap, the securing straps are always ready for use. Up to 15 minutes can be saved on both loading and unloading, i.e. up to 30 minutes per load, since the securing straps do not need to be thrown over the cargo when it is being loaded, and they do not need to be rolled up after unloading. Thanks to the fact that the securing straps are suspended under the roof, they are kept clean and never get stuck underneath the cargo. When the cargo is unloaded, they are automatically pulled back up to the roof. These features, in combination with our high-class manufacturing and durable materials, give FIX Strap a long lifespan compared with that of traditional securing straps. The significant time savings and long lifespan allow FIX Strap to be quickly paid for and increase the efficiency of transport operations.
Technical requirements, standards and certificates
FIX Strap is manufactured according to the EN 12195-2 standard and meets all national requirements as well as all requirements of EU legislation, for the securing of cargo. Calculations show that our cargo-securing system does an excellent job of withstanding the force that cargo is exposed to in various forms of transport and on various routes. For a number of years, we have had our cargo-securing solutions certified for various types of cargo, and we serve our customers by performing customer-specific cargo-securing calculations . If cargo is secured the right way, it is also possible to prevent accidents. According to the European Best Practice Guidelines for Cargo Securing, approximately 25% of trucking accidents may be due to inadequate securing of cargo.
FIX Strap frees drivers from having to climb up onto the cargo they are transporting, throw securing straps over it, and roll the straps up afterwards, since the suspended securing straps are always ready for use. With these advantages, we can help our customers provide their drivers with a safer work environment and prevent accidents on the job. FIX Strap was developed on the basis of our patented FIX suspension system.
FIX Strap helps transport companies lessen their environmental impact. FIX Strap’s durable materials, and the brilliant suspension system, give the system a longer lifespan compared with traditional securing straps. Thanks to the suspension, the securing straps are kept clean and never get stuck underneath the cargo.
“The NWE FIX-Road system has proved to be a very successful EN12195-2 rated high performance load securing system that continues to be customers favoured choice.”