The lashing strap is the most widely used load securing device on the market. Regardless of whether load units are lashed down with a force-fit or, for example, vehicles are to be secured in a form-fitting manner, this is made easy with lashing straps.
Our lashing straps are characterised by a robust and low-stretch woven polyester strap and ratchets and hooks made of high-quality steel. Made and assembled according to the current DIN EN 12195-2, the European standard for textile lashings.
In lashing ratchets, we distinguish between long-lever ratchets for achieving high pre-load forces during lashing and pressure ratcheting, which can be used both for lashing down and for positive locking, but which do not achieve such high pre-load forces.
We would be happy to advise you on the planning and calculation of your load securing. So that you can ensure your optimal load securing, we also provide you with the right tools.
Our lashing straps comply with the currently applicable European standards and can be used in a variety of ways, e.g. for securing to truck bodies or in containers.
If the lashing straps are used for lashing down, the pre-load force (STF) of the lashing strap is decisive. This pre-load force results from the application of a manual force (SHF) of 50 daN (which corresponds to about 50 kg) on the ratchet lever and is thus dependent on the lever length and the ratio of the ratchet. Good long-lever ratchets achieve pre-load forces of 500 daN or more. When lashing down, which is the most common method of securing, the lashing means increases the contact pressure of the load on the loading surface and thus protects it against any movement.
In positive locking, one or more lashing devices hold the load in place against shifting in any direction. For this purpose, no high pre-load forces are needed, which is why pressure ratchet lashings are the most economical here. In order to determine the optimum retention force for my load, in addition to the coefficient of friction and the lashing angles for this securing method, the tensile force (LC) of the lashing device is required. For the 5 tonne lashing straps common in the market, this lashing capacity is 2,500 daN.
Often, optimum load securing results from the combination of these securing methods.