Vertical Lashings - Optimal load securing

20th May 2016

Vertical lashings are the lashing method mostly used with transportation on trucks. This is due to loads being broad so that a securing can only be realised with a vertical lashing.

In general, the vertical lashing can only be realised if there exists a sufficient friction coefficient between loading platform and load. For example, steel to steel is very unfavourable; thus chocks or FIMs (friction increasing material) are used for increasing the friction. The loading platform and the load itself have to be free from oil, dirt and ice.

Vertical Lashings

For a vertical lashing, the following prerequisites have to be adhered to in all cases:

  • A high friction between load and loading platform as well as between stacked load units have to be assured. The sliding coefficient of friction μ has to be known.
  • The vertical angle α should reach 90° if possible. It has to be known.
  • The load must withstand an increased pre-tensioning.
  • The lashing points must be suitable for the loading.
  • The value of the required pre-tensioning force put in with the tensioning element and being the most important factor, must be known.

Read more on page 3 of the RUD Optimal load securing PDF (11 MB)

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