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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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The foundation: the development of the vehicle safety belt.

It is hard to imagine, but just 50 years ago cars had no safety belts. At that time, little consideration was given to accident prevention and many accidents had fatal consequences where those involved would now escape unharmed. In the late 1950s, in order to improve the safety of those travelling in cars, the automotive manufacturer Volvo contacted the ribbon weaving company AB Textilkonst & Klippan with a commission to develop a safety belt for Volvo vehicles. The time had come for the small Swedish belt weaving company. Working together with Volvo engineers, it developed the world‘s first vehicle safety belt from high-strength fabric ribbon. In 1959, these belts were fitted in the Amazon and 544 models, and initially met with widespread astonishment from the public. However, as we know, they soon became a great success.

 

1966 – SpanSet Germany is founded.

Due to the high level of demand, Erik Ehnimb, the co-owner of Klippan, founded the SpanSet company in Malmö in 1966. The straps produced by SpanSet were quickly put to use in many other areas where chains and wire cables had previously been used. In particular, customers valued the extremely high loading capacity of the new lashing and lifting straps. The same year then saw the foundation of SpanSet GmbH & Co. KG in Germany, and this was followed just one year on by the establishment of SpanSet AG in Hombrechtikon, in the South East of the canton of Zurich. These start-ups were soon followed by further subsidiaries in Europe, Asia, the US and Australia, and remain part of a global production and sales network to this day.

 

Innovations in load control and lifting.

The development of the car safety belt was only the first of many innovative products that SpanSet brought onto the market over the course of the decades. In the 1970s, a lashing strap system for controlling loads of cars on car transporters was developed in collaboration with the Ford plants. In addition, the secutex coating for lifting straps and protective sleeves, developed within SpanSet secutex GmbH, a company that was founded somewhat later, marked an important step in lifting technology. For the first time, lifting straps and round slings could now be used to lift and turn rough and sharp-edged loads.

 

Continuous further developments during the 1980s.

In 1984, the first ever ratchet tensioner with a pre-tensioning measuring display was showcased worldwide, in the form of the Ergo ratchet. A new generation of roundslings came onto the market, with textile fibre reinforcement in the protective casing, which increased the tear resistance of the casing. Moreover, for the first time, the knowledge and experience that had been built up in the areas of load control and lifting was passed on through training sessions.

 

ABS ratchets conquer the market.

The 1990s marked the appearance of another innovation: the ABS ratchet. This product enabled gradual release of the tensioned ratchet for the first time, for example in order to catch goods at risk of tipping over in good time. Due to a great reception from users, the Ergo tensioning ratchet was later also equipped with the ABS system. In 1994, TÜV Rheinland certified that SpanSet had a quality management system managed in accordance with DIN ISO 9002/ EN 29002. What is more, the SpanSet quality management system is now certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2000. In addition, the late 1990s saw SpanSet begin manufacturing and selling personal protective equipment to protect against falls.

 

The tensioning ratchet with integrated pre-tensioning display.

At the start of the new millennium, the drive to make load control even safer and more economical for our customers led us to bring a tensioning ratchet with an integrated pre-tensioning display onto the market. The unique Tension Force Indicator (TFI) is the first product to show the actual pre-tensioning force achieved directly on the ratchet and thereby ensures a higher level of safety and cost-effectiveness when using lashing systems.

 

With over 15 production and sales companies and almost 1,000 employees, the SpanSet Group looks back on its history with pride – ultimately, the decades of research and development work have contributed to increased safety, easier working practices, fewer accidents and lower operating costs throughout the world. SpanSet is now facing up to the challenges of the future, supported by a foundation of constant innovations and new technologies.

 

SpanSet – Certified Safety

 
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When height safety is mentioned, people generally think of work carried out at vertigo-inducing heights, for example during construction of new offshore facilities – yet there is also a danger of falls in the load control sector, even from low heights. When loading and unloading trucks, people may fall from the load area and injure themselves. Consequently, some years ago, SpanSet was the driving force in the development of special retention systems that offer an extremely high level of safety in such cases.

In addition to load control solutions, SpanSet also offers a wide range of products for height safety. We always work closely with our customers to develop our height safety products. The best example of this is Safeline, a fixed-line roof fall arrest system made from rustproof steel that is used for horizontal and vertical fall arrest and is manufactured in line with customers‘ requirements for the specific application. We find highly-specialised solutions even for very complex applications. Our international focus is an advantage for us here. Customers throughout the world benefit from the close collaboration within the SpanSet Group. With a close eye on the EN standards at all times, we know what users need and what demands the legislation places on those using personal protective equipment.

Further information can be found in our height safety catalogue at www.spanset.de

A truck with a well-secured load arrives at its destination on time. Now the goods being transported must be unloaded again by crane. So as to guarantee safe transport of the goods, among other things, it is also vital to select the right slings when it comes to lifting technology. SpanSet is one of the pioneers in the area of lifting with textile slings.

 

In the late 1960s, unwieldy chains or hemp ropes were used to lift heavy loads. At this time, SpanSet developed new solutions made from high-strength artificial fibres. Today, SpanSet‘s textile lifting straps and roundslings are used throughout the world to tackle difficult tasks. The ISO-certified lifting straps and roundslings from SpanSet have been used to lift antique works of art, whole roofs of sports stands and ships - after all, you can rely on the high-tech slings that are „made in Germany“. SpanSet became the market leader thanks to constant innovations and a quality assurance standard certified in accordance with ISO. Numerous patents and a constant flow of new, practical improvements are a clear sign of our unique knowledge and expertise in lifting technology.

The extensive range of lifting technology for an extremely broad variety of applications can be found in our lifting catalogue at www.spanset.de.

It is 4.30 pm and another successful load control seminar is coming to an end. From tomorrow, the seminar participants will be able to put their newly-acquired theoretical and practical knowledge to good use in their companies and pass this on to their colleagues. The fact that the safety provisions change regularly is just one reason why it is important to be up to date at all times when this forms part of your day-to-day work.

As your partner, we want to be more than just your supplier of high-quality products. We want to support you in effective risk prevention. Of course, this includes the provision of competent, specialised advice, a testing and repair service and further services that improve and simplify the tasks of working at height, lifting loads or controlling loads in a sustainable manner. For this reason, SpanSet offers many training and further training options in our „STZ“ safety training centre in Übach-Palenberg and at 15 other sites in Germany and Austria. These courses enable you to deepen your specialist knowledge and learn new things from our certified and trained speakers. Place your trust in our knowledge, expertise and experience – and make it easier to concentrate on the key aspects of your work.

Learn more about safety management at www.spanset.de or discover more about our seminars at www.spanset-seminare.de.

Height safety technology

Lifting

Safety Management

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LOAD CONTROL

How we protect people and loads against the dangers of accidents and ensure optimal protection for the equipment.

When it comes to the transport of goods and the protection of all those involved in this work, safety is of utmost important for you and for us. Not only does this provide a feeling of reassurance, it is also prescribed by law. With our load control equipment, you can effectively guard against dangers and accidents while complying fully with the statutory requirements.

Our customers include companies and organisations with the most stringent safety requirements. For example, automotive and aerospace manufacturers, the chemical, steel and paper industries, energy suppliers, haulage companies, fire brigades and aid organisations all rely on our quality products. Pressure and tensioning ratchets for the very heaviest loads, from 125/250 daN to 12,500/25,000 daN LC, load control nets for quick use with constantly changing freight and an extensive range of accessories, such as our edge protectors for delicate goods, have been raising safety standards in the load control sector for decades now.

100% quality - 100% safety

From the material selection to the quality test, from exact calculations to intelligent application – we give 100% at every stage. We weave the majority of our straps ourselves – in Germany. In order to ensure that you receive only completely reliable and practical load control equipment, we employ experts from the various sectors and develop new products in collaboration with universities of applied science and other institutions.

Tested and certified

Our quality management system involves ongoing tests of materials and end products. These materials and end products are subject to continuous checks in our in-house laboratory and in external test series. We test the maximum load, strength and durability. For many years, well-known institutions such as the employers‘ liability insurance association, DEKRA, TÜV and DNV GL have been carrying out regular testing and certification of our products and the manner in which our quality management system is organised.

By using SpanSet quality products, you are doing everything possible to guarantee the safety of people and of the goods being transported in terms of load control.

 

SpanSet – Certified Safety

 
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PRACTICAL GUIDELINES

The path to optimal load control

An incredible number of goods are transported on our roads, seas and inland waterways, in the air and by rail every day. These goods must be secured to the load areas so that transport does not present a risk to anyone.

 

There are three regulations governing the calculation of load control in Germany:

  1. Calculation of securing forces VDI 2700 Sheet 2 from July 2014

  2. Calculation of securing forces DIN EN 12195-1 in the version from April 2004

  3. Calculation of securing forces DIN EN 12195-1 in the version from June 2011

DIN EN 12195-1:2011 is valid throughout Europe. This is rejected in Germany, as it partly reduces the requirements pertaining to safety parameters. However, due to being referenced in the dangerous goods regulations (ADR), it is also indirectly relevant for load control within Germany. The valid regulation in Germany is DIN EN 12195-1:2004 in conjunction with VDI 2700 Sheet 2/2014, as these constitute the currently accepted good engineering practices.

 

In the section below, the formulae enabling comparison of the two standards are given.

 

Form-fitting load security

Form-fitting load securing takes place when the cargo can support itself against bulkheads, ship’s walls or stanchions. Here, the bulkheads, ship‘s walls and stanchions must be able to absorb the forces generated.

 

Transverse and diagonal lashing constitutes another type of form-fitting load securing. With this method, the lashing equipment and lashing/ attachment points must be able to absorb the forces generated. The objective is always to hold the cargo in position.

 

Use form-fitting load security whenever you have the opportunity, as this form of load security is particularly efficient and safe.

Determining the acceleration values

Characteristics of the modes of transport

Take into account the load distribution, the carrying capacity of the load area, stanchions and carrier‘s sides, but also the different forces that occur when transporting by ship, truck or train. The first step towards security is selecting the right lashing equipment for your cargo.

With transverse and diagonal lashing, the lashing angles must be taken into consideration. Ideally, the vertical angle should be between 0° and 60°, and the horizontal angle in the longitudinal direction between 20° and 45°.

 

Indirect load security

Loads are secured against falling or sliding using friction lashing, i.e. by indirect load securing. In the case of friction lashing, two forces act together to secure the load: the pre-tensioning force and dynamic friction.

 

The lashing straps are used for applying the pre-tensioning force. The number of lashing straps to be used is determined depending on the pre-tensioning force required. The friction that results from the combination of the load and the load surface reduces the pre-tensioning force that is required to secure the cargo on the load surface. You can increase the dynamic friction by placing anti-slip matting.

 
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PRACTICAL GUIDELINES

The path to optimal load control

Structure of textile lashing straps

The one-piece lashing strap consisting of tensioning device 1 and webbing 2 is used for strapping around the load and therefore does not need any end fittings such as eyes or hooks.

The two-piece lashing strap consists of a fixed end (FE) 4 an end fitting (EF) 5 , a tensioning device (TD) 1 and an adjustable end (AE) 3 which is also equipped with an end fitting 5.

The label

According to the DIN EN 12195-2 standard, fixed and adjustable ends must both be identified using a safety label that provides all of the technical details. The STF (Standard Tension Force) is stated on the label at the fixed end. If this information is missing, the lashing strap may not be used for friction lashing.

 

Lashing straps with a CE mark are a widespread problem. Article 7 of the German Product Safety Act [Produktsicherheitsgesetz - ProdSG] prohibits this marking, so a CE mark on the label of a lashing strap means that this lashing strap must be discarded.

Extremely durable

Lashing straps made from polyester can be used in a temperature range from -40°C to +100°C. Even caustic solutions and acids do not generally cause a problem – depending on the concentration and the duration of exposure.

Testing and maintenance

Lashing straps must be tested at least once a year by a competent person. This may even need doing more frequently, depending on the conditions and frequency of use. Maintenance work may only be carried out by the manufacturer or by his representative.

under the cargo. SpanSet Grip, our premium anti-slip matting product, significantly reduces the pre-tensioning forces required.

 
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PRACTICAL GUIDELINES

TFI – Tension Force Indicator

The TFI – Tension Force Indicator

Normally, when determining the pre-tensioning force, additional electronic devices are used. These are very accurate, but also expensive. More than ten years ago, SpanSet developed a unique mechanical aid – the Tension Force Indicator. The TFI reliably shows the pre-tensioning force that has been achieved – to do so, it is installed directly on the tensioning device. Well-protected and extremely easy to read! Many of our products have already been fitted with TFIs as standard, meaning that expensive measurements are now a thing of the past.

 

Achieve the maximum pre-tensioning force in a verifiable manner with the TFI

The TFI helps you to make the best possible use of your lashing straps, achieving maximum performance. The pre-tensioning force display makes it simple for you to measure the pre-tensioning force applied and to provide evidence of this with no problems in the event of a check. The two jaws of the TFI close when tension is added. Once the full pre-tensioning force has been reached, the jaws are pressed together (form fit). In this way, you can prove the pre-tensioning force applied in the system quickly and directly. If the lashing strap loses tension during the journey, the jaws of the TFI will not be fully closed, indicating that re-tensioning is necessary in the event of doubt. The Tension Force Indicator, designed for 50 mm-lashing straps, is available in different versions, with 500 (green), 750 (red) and 1,000 (yellow) daN/STF pre-tensioning displays, tailored to the relevant lashing systems. As the TFI design uses signal colours, it also makes it easier to read the pre-tensioning force in poor light conditions.

 

Additional use of TFI at adjustable end

In addition to the TFI at the fixed end, the TFI can also be used at the adjustable end. For this, there is an adaptor available for the TFI which can be integrated into the current end fittings. In addition, SpanSet has specially designed a delta hook to which the TFI can easily be attached. This results in an additional cost saving, as no adaptor is then required. Alongside the even higher verifiable pre-tensioning force, the K-factor (1.5) is no longer significant, as a lashing force can also be proven at the adjustable end. (Further information can be found on page 27.)

 

In addition to your own safety, the unique TFI guarantees the necessary traceability for the authorities and is also listed as a system component in the GS test descriptions. This means that not only does the Tension Force Indicator from SpanSet ensure greater cost-effectiveness, it also guarantees greater safety when using lashing systems.

 

SpanSet – Certified Safety

Achieve the maximum pre-tensioning force in a cost-effective and precise manner.

  • With the TFI, you can verify the pre-tensioning force that is actually attainable

  • Verifies that up to 60% fewer lashing straps can be used

  • For fixed and adjustable ends

  • Very easy to read thanks to signal colour

 
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PRACTICAL GUIDELINES

TFI – Tension Force Indicator

Securing loads – reducing lashing equipment

Simply by using the Tension Force Indicator at the fixed end of the lashing equipment, you can reduce the number of lashing straps significantly. With additional use of the TFI at the adjustable end, it can be proved that up to as much as 60% fewer lashing straps can be used for securing the load. The 2.5t-ErgoABS tensioning ratchet – with a rated STF of 350 daN – is fitted with a TFI 750 at the fixed end as standard. If we consider the k-factor of 1.5, an STF of 1,125 daN is achieved with friction lashing. If an additional TFI 750 is used at the adjustable end, it is even possible to achieve and verify a pre-tensioning force of 1,500 daN.

 

The following table shows the different STF values with and without TFI, and with resulting number of lashing straps to be used with a 12t-load to be secured. The result of the calculations is convincing.

STF VALUES FOR LASHING SYSTEMS WITH AND WITHOUT TFI

Use up to 60% less lashing equipment with the TFI

 
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STANDARDS & DIRECTIVES

DIN EN 12195-1, DIN EN 12195-2 and VDI Directive 2700 et seq.

For textile lashing equipment, the European standard DIN EN 12195-1 „Calculation of securing forces“ and -2, „Web lashing made from man-made fibres“ applies. In addition, the information set out in Directive VDI 2700 Sheet 2 is applicable. This must be taken into account in Germany for securing loads with textile lashing systems, alongside the European standard.

For friction lashing, the principle is that the more force that can be applied to the load with a lashing system, the better. This rule of thumb presumes that the load withstands the forces and is not damaged by the webbing. Due to this finding, lashing systems are designed for a high pre-tensioning force STF (standard tension force) more and more frequently. In many cases, this makes it possible to use fewer tensioning devices to apply the securing force calculated.

However, high forces also place strain on the webbing and the mechanics of the tensioning devices, and require better tempering of the sprockets. In DIN EN 12195-2, determination of the STF is described, under „6.5.1 Test of pre-tensioning capacity“. Nonetheless, DIN EN 12195-2 also leaves scope for interpretation as far as its implementation is concerned, which may result in differing, non-comparable results, depending on how the standard is interpreted.

With regard to the standard DIN EN 12195-1:2011 „Load restraining on road vehicles – Calculation of securing forces“, the current opinion in specialist circles is that the requirements pertaining to the safety parameters have been reduced. In certain key points, this standard does not correspond to the safety level that is usual in Germany, and is therefore not used.

Determination of STF value with 50 daN hand force

The secret of the high pre-tensioning force lies in the transmission of force. Long levers, smaller sprocket spacings, double sliders and special half-shafts are used, as is thin webbing. However, measures that make sense for 2 and 2.5 t-lashing systems lead to problems with lighter systems. The STF of a light-weight lashing system with an LC of 400 daN and a webbing width of 25 mm is determined with 50 daN hand force in the same test assembly. Here the standard makes no distinction. As a result, these lashing systems attain STF values that are more than 50% of the LC. This means that they no longer comply with the standard and, among other things, would not be awarded a GS 2.

Under the supervision of the Central Body of the German States for Safety Technology [Zentralstelle der Länder für Sicherheitstechnik - ZLS], the competent testing laboratory experience exchange group responded to this problem and reduced the hand force for light-weight lashing systems to 25 daN. Consequently, the GS mark can once again be awarded for these systems. However, the product must be labelled with the endorsement „based on the standard“, as the standard still expressly stipulates that 50 daN of hand force be used to determine the STF. It is difficult to convey this background information to users, particularly as there are still some systems on the market that are incorrectly labelled or are missing the note „based on the standard“.

Standards and directives in Germany and Europe

 
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STANDARDS & DIRECTIVES

SpanSet STF type testing and company standard

The STF test in line with the standard

In the STF test, the system is first fixed at both ends, at a variable separation distance from 0.5 to 4.0 m. 1.25 turns of the webbing are then wound onto the spindle 6, and the handle of the tensioning device is positioned at a right angle to the webbing and pre-tensioned with up to 5% of the LC (Lashing Capacity) for the system strength.

Using apparatus, a weight is then used to apply the SHF (Standard Hand Force) of 50 daN. The weight is let down onto the handle that is positioned horizontally. Following this, the weight is raised again and the ratchet handle is moved back to the horizontal position, where it is once again subjected to the force. This process is repeated until such time as it is no longer possible to apply force to the system 5.

Determining the STF value

The difference in force between two sprockets of the tensioning device may easily be 120 daN (sprockets of the tensioning device when caught and at the tip 4. The value to be entered in the calculation is read off 10 seconds after the load is finally removed. Depending on the number of sprockets, the test is repeated five or six times. The maximum and minimum values must be removed from the results and an average must be taken. The STF is then indicated in 2% increments of the LC. If an average value of 385 daN has been determined in the test for a lashing system with an LC of 2,000 daN, a maximum STF of 360 daN can be indicated (increments of 40 daN). A lashing system may only be used for friction lashing if an STF of 10% to a maximum of 50% of the LC has been attained with the test assembly! The values are determined using a „force measuring device“, which is currently understood to mean digital and calibrated load cells.

The company standard – standardised test

Standards are important and useful – this is no place for compromises. However, the state of the art is and will remain the benchmark. As an innovative company, SpanSet responds to requirements in the load control sector every day, by means of further developments and innovations in terms of technology and safety.

 

SpanSet has designed test facilities and drawn up test instructions that are used as the basis for carrying out the various standard tests. Documentation of the procedure creates transparency and results in reproducible and reliable performance data determined in accordance with the standard. The test principle and test facilities were developed in collaboration with RWTH Aachen University and agreed with the external test institutes. The outcome: a works standard 1 with reliable test results on the basis of DIN EN 12195-2!

SpanSet – Certified Safety.

STF value type testing

 
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How to move easily and safely between construction sites

Today it is being used in road works on the A4 - tomorrow it will once again be on its way to a major construction site in an industrial area 100 kilometres away. An excavator is an expensive investment that is used every day. For the construction company Tholen GmbH, based in Geilenkirchen, transporting construction machinery to constantly-changing work locations is part of everyday life. In order to be in a position to face up to the new challenges in load control that arise on a daily basis, the company selected the SpanSet ABS heavy-duty ratchets. In this way, costly transport damage is avoided, vehicle checks can be faced calmly and, incidentally, the core service, punctual delivery, has also been improved!

In order to ensure that the excavator is not „unloaded involuntarily“, one factor is of utmost importance during transport from site to site: a high level of safety and security! SpanSet heavy-duty ratchets stand for quality and the very highest safety and security. Extremely robust, with high-quality machining, the „powerhouses“ are ideally suited to the requirements involved in transporting heavy construction equipment. An epoxy resin coating effectively protects the ratchet from the effects of the weather, prevents rust and ensures a long service life. The product label is protected by a transparent plastic sleeve. If the important safety information on the label is no longer legible or the label has been torn off, the product may no longer be used. A self-locking ratchet lever prevents unintentional opening while being transported and thereby increases the safety of all road users. Release of the heavy-duty lashings is facilitated by an ABS system, fitted as standard, which gradually opens the ratchet and thereby releases the force in individual steps.

 

Compared to other lashing equipment, SpanSet heavy-duty ratchets have a very low tare weight, which significantly improves their ergonomics and handling. Optional equipment possibilities such as a coating on the webbing or the fitting of RFID transponders to simplify test documentation are just a couple of examples from an innovative and extensive range of accessories. With the SpanSet heavy-duty ratchets you can move from site to site in safety and security.

 

SpanSet – Certified Safety

 
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03.1 HEAVY-DUTY RATCHETS

ABS heavy-duty ratchet lashing strap 5,000/50

  • Self-locking tensioning device, can be released gradually using ABS and equipped with double slider

  • Low-stretch, wear-resistant webbing with cord edge and marking stripes

  • Tensioning device coated with epoxy resin

  • Robust label, resistant to being pulled out, protected by plastic sleeve and webbing insert

  • Reliable lashing force of up to 5,000 daN

  • Ideal for diagonal lashing of vehicles and machinery

 
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03.1 HEAVY-DUTY RATCHETS

ABS heavy-duty ratchet lashing strap 5,000/75

  • Self-locking tensioning device, can be released gradually using ABS and equipped with double slider 

  • Low-stretch, wear-resistant webbing with cord edge

  • Tensioning device coated with epoxy resin

  • Robust label, resistant to being pulled out, protected by plastic sleeve and webbing insert

  • Reliable lashing force of up to 5,000 daN

  • With threading aid at adjustable end

ONE PIECE

TWO PIECE

 
 
 
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03.1 HEAVY-DUTY RATCHETS

ABS high-performance ratchet lashing strap 12,500/75

  • Tensioning device can be released gradually, self-locking and equipped with double slider

  • Epoxy resin-coated tensioning device made from hardened material and with reinforced bars

  • Robust label, resistant to being pulled out, protected by plastic sleeve and webbing insert

  • Reliable lashing force of up to 12,500 daN

  • With TFI as standard

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03.1 HEAVY-DUTY RATCHETS

ABS heavy-duty ratchet lashing strap 10,000/75

  • Tensioning device can be released gradually, self-locking and equipped with double slider

  • Tensioning device coated with epoxy resin

  • Robust label, resistant to being pulled out, protected by plastic sleeve and webbing insert

  • Ideal for diagonal lashing of vehicles and machinery

  • Reliable lashing force of up to 10,000 daN

 
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03.1 HEAVY-DUTY RATCHETS

Spannfix heavy-duty ratchet lashing strap 5,000/75

  • Yellow chrome-plated tensioning device

  • Self-locking ratchet lever

  • Wear-resistant webbing

  • Reliable lashing force of up to 5,000 daN

  • Label that is resistant to being pulled out, protected by webbing insert

TWO PIECE

 
 
 

Spannfix heavy-duty ratchet lashing strap 10,000/75

  • Yellow chrome-plated tensioning device

  • Self-locking ratchet lever

  • Wear-resistant webbing

  • Reliable lashing force of up to 10,000 daN

  • Label that is resistant to being pulled out, protected by webbing insert

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03.1 HEAVY-DUTY RATCHETS

Spannfix heavy-duty ratchet lashing strap 10,000/75

  • Yellow chrome-plated tensioning device

  • Self-locking ratchet lever

  • Wear-resistant webbing

  • Reliable lashing force of up to 10,000 daN

  • Label that is resistant to being pulled out, protected by webbing insert

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How SpanSet secures 180 kilometres of reinforced concrete without great muscular power

Universalbeton Heringen GmbH & Co. KG is a manufacturer working in the field of pre-fabricated concrete parts. For the construction of the „German Unity 8“ [Deutsche Einheit 8] transport project, a stretch of ICE high-speed rail track between Nuremberg, Erfurt, Halle and Berlin, the company was commissioned to manufacture concrete railway sleepers to act as supports for the track superstructure. In total, reinforced steel plates that added up to an overall length of 180 kilometres when placed end-to-end were required for the project. Following manufacture, the concrete parts were lashed to trucks using SpanSet ErgoABS pulldown ratchets and transported to the construction site. As well as the importance of attaining high pre-tensioning forces due to the weight of the goods being transported, quality and durability were of predominate importance to Universalbeton Heringen when choosing the lashing equipment. As there were over 35,000 pre-finished concrete parts required, the loaded trucks had to cover the distance between the company‘s premises and the construction site 7,000 times – with this intensive use, lower-quality lashing straps would not only have been uneconomical, they would also have posed an unnecessary risk.

When it comes to load control for heavy loads, you do not just need straps that you can rely on. You also require a solution that facilitates the work for you and makes the safety check quick and simple. Our pull-down ratchets are the perfect helpers here. The longer handle on the Ergo ratchets makes lashing significantly easier. You can attain high pre-tensioning forces with considerably less muscle force. With the extra-long lever, the tensioning ratchets, which were already kind to your back, now live up to the ergonomic requirements placed on them even more. With the unique TFI (Tension Force Indicator), you can verify the pre-tensioning force applied to the system quickly and directly. When the jaws of the TFI are completely closed, it shows you the maximum pre-tensioning force that can be attained. Intermediate stages can also be read off from the device. It could not be simpler.

 

SpanSet pull-down ratchets bring together the very highest levels of safety and security with the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of well-thought out solutions. They make day-to-day life a lot easier and allow you to work more quickly – and therefore more profitably. What more could you want?   SpanSet – Certified Safety

 
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03.2 PULL-DOWN RATCHETS

ErgoABS pull-down ratchet lashing strap 2,000/50 with STF 440

  • Fitted with TFI pre-tensioning display as standard, pre-tensioning force of 750 daN1) can be achieved and read off

  • ABS ratchet can be released gradually, self locking and equipped with double slider

  • Tensioning principle and extended ratchet lever for ergonomic and improved transmission of force

  • Low-stretch, wear-resistant webbing with cord edge and marking stripes

  • Tensioning device coated with epoxy resin

  • Robust label, resistant to being pulled out, protected by plastic sleeve and webbing insert.

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03.2 PULL-DOWN RATCHETS

ErgoABS pull-down ratchet lashing strap 2,500/50 with STF 350

  • Fitted with TFI pre-tensioning display as standard, pre-tensioning force of 750 daN1) can be achieved and read off

  • ABS ratchet can be released gradually, self locking and equipped with double slider

  • Tensioning principle and extended ratchet lever for ergonomic and improved transmission of force

  • Low-stretch, wear-resistant webbing with cord edge and marking stripes

  • Tensioning device coated with epoxy resin

  • Robust label, resistant to being pulled out, protected by plastic sleeve and webbing insert

 
 
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03.2 PULL-DOWN RATCHETS

ErgoMaster pull-down ratchet lashing strap 2,000/50 with STF 720

  • serienmäßig mit Vorspannanzeige TFI, dadurch erreichbare und ablesbare Vorspannkraft von 1.000 daN1)

  • ideale Kraftübertragung durch ein einzigartiges Schlitzwellensystem

  • dehnungsarmes, verschleißfestes Gurtband mit Cordkante und Kennstreifen

  • epoxidharzbeschichtetes Spannelement

  • robustes, ausreißfestes Label, geschützt durch Folienschlauch und Gurtbandüberlappun

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03.2 PULL-DOWN RATCHETS

TFI at adjustable end

  • Available as an option for all 50 mm strap widths

  • Proof of the actual pre-tensioning force

  • Demonstrable use of less lashing equipment

TFI am Losende

When it comes to the pre-tensioning forces in your lashing strap systems, you need to make some careful calculations. According to DIN EN 12195-1:2004 you may usually only take 50% of the pre-tensioning force of the fixed end into account for the STF value of the fixed end and for the adjustable end. However, if you can prove that a higher pre-tensioning force is attained, you may take the actual force measured into account. This means, for example, that if you prove there are forces of 750 daN at both the adjustable end and the fixed end, you can incorporate this 1,500 daN of pre-tensioning force into your calculation. This is also enabled by our unique aid, the TFI, which can also be used at the adjustable end.

By means of a special adaptor 2, the TFI can be integrated with all current end fittings. In addition, SpanSet has specially designed a delta hook 1 to which the TFI can easily be attached. This results in an additional cost saving.

When using the TFI, the STF that can be proven is significantly higher than that indicated on the label. This means that you save money when loading and unloading, as you need less lashing equipment.

STF values for lashing systems with and without TFI

 
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03.2 PULL-DOWN RATCHETS

Ergo pull-down ratchet lashing strap 2,500/50 with STF 500

  • Available with optional TFI pre-tensioning display, max. pre-tensioning force of 750 daN1) can be achieved and read off

  • Self-locking ratchet lever

  • Pull-down principle and extended ratchet handle for ergonomic and improved transmission of force

  • Label that is resistant to being pulled out, protected by webbing insert.

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03.2 PULL-DOWN RATCHETS

Ergo pull-down ratchet lashing strap 2,500/50 with STF 450

  • Self-locking ratchet lever

  • Pull-down principle and extended ratchet lever for ergonomic and improved transmission of force

  • Label that is resistant to being pulled out, protected by webbing insert.

TWO PIECE

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How the ABS ratchets are used in areas other than load control

Wavin is a manufacturer of plastic pipes for the construction industry. The pipes it produces are used in the water and gas supply and disposal sectors. Some pipelines designed for the field of sanitation are wound onto large reels, with the ends of these pipes being fixed with lashing equipment. As the winding process places the pipelines under a high level of tension, uncontrolled, hazardous situations previously occurred when releasing the lashing. SpanSet ABS ratchets with the anti-belt-slip procedure are used here to secure the cargo units. Thanks to the controlled, gradual release of the ABS systems, it has been possible to eliminate this cause of accidents and ensure safety on the construction sites. The minor transport damage of which some customers complained was a further problem. Abrasion and pressure points were found on the pipelines again and again. Nowadays, a ratchet support specially tailored to the application and a wrap-around sling that acts as the lashing point on the reel ensure that the products reach the end customer in top condition

 

The SpanSet range of push-up ratchets offers solutions for an extremely wide range of applications. For example, the „made in Germany“ ABS ratchets are real all-rounders and, in combination with various aids, are ideally suitable for a huge variety of uses – including diagonal lashing. Self-locking ratchet handle that can be released in stages, TFI pre-tensioning display as standard, resulting in maximum attainable and readable pre-tensioning force and low-stretch, wear-resistant webbing with marking stripes – just an extract from the advantages of ABS ratchets. Our 2 and 2.5 t Spannfix ratchets have also already proved their worth more than 100,000 times and are now available with an extended ratchet handle. Handy 1 t lashing systems and „light-duties“, the 400 kg ratchet lashing straps, complete our range of push-up ratchets. This means you have access to the appropriate lashing equipment for any application.

 

SpanSet – Certified Safety

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03.3 PUSH RATCHETS

ABS ratchet lashing strap 2,000/50 with STF 400

  • Tensioning device coated with epoxy resin

  • Robust label, resistant to being pulled out, protected by plastic sleeve and webbing insert

  • Ratchet can be released gradually, self locking and equipped with double slider

  • Low-stretch, wear-resistant webbing with cord edge and marking stripes

  • New: fitted with TFI pre-tensioning display as standard, pre-tensioning force of 500 daN1) can be achieved and read off

ONE PIECE

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03.3 PUSH RATCHETS

ABS ratchet lashing strap 2,500/50 with STF 350

  • Tensioning device coated with epoxy resin

  • Robust label, resistant to being pulled out, protected by plastic sleeve and webbing insert

  • Ratchet can be released gradually, self locking and equipped with double slider

  • Low-stretch, wear-resistant webbing with cord edge and marking stripes

  • New: fitted with TFI pre-tensioning display as standard, pre-tensioning force of 500 daN1) can be achieved and read off.

TWO PIECE

ONE PIECE

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03.3 PUSH RATCHETS

Spannfix ratchet lashing strap 2,000/50 with STF 440

  • The self-locking ratchet lever rules out subsequent springing open during transport

  • Label that is resistant to being pulled out, protected by webbing overlap

  • Available with optional TFI pre-tensioning display, pre-tensioning force of 500 daN1) can be achieved and read off

  • High pre-tensioning force thanks to extended ratchet lever

  • Robust webbing with marking stripes.

ONE PIECE

TWO PIECE

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03.3 PUSH RATCHETS

Spannfix ratchet lashing strap 2,500/50 with STF 400

  • The self-locking ratchet lever rules out subsequent springing open during transport

  • Label that is resistant to being pulled out, protected by webbing overlap

  • Available with optional TFI pre-tensioning display, pre-tensioning force of 500 daN1) can be achieved and read off

  • High pre-tensioning force thanks to extended ratchet lever

  • Robust webbing with marking stripe.

TWO PIECE

ONE PIECE

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03.3 PUSH RATCHETS

Quality ratchet lashing strap 1,000/35 with STF 440

  • Tensioning device coated with epoxy resin

  • Extra-wide ratchet handle for especially good ergonomics

  • Robust label, resistant to being pulled out, protected by plastic sleeve and webbing overlap

  • Robust webbing with marking stripes

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03.3 PUSH RATCHETS

Spannfix ratchet lashing strap 1,000/35 with STF 260

  • Extra-wide ratchet handle for especially good ergonomics

  • Label that is resistant to being pulled out, protected by webbing overlap

  • Robust webbing with marking stripes

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03.3 PUSH RATCHETS

Spannfix ratchet lashing strap 600/50 with STF 228

  • New: Now with 20% increased LC

  • Extra-wide ratchet handle

  • Label that is resistant to being pulled out, protected by webbing insert

  • Robust webbing

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03.3 PUSH RATCHETS

Quality ratchet lashing strap 500/25 with STF 160

  • Tensioning device coated with epoxy resin

  • Robust label, resistant to being pulled out, protected by plastic sleeve and webbing insert

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03.3 PUSH RATCHETS

Ratchet lashing strap Niro 400/25 with STF 140

  • Niro ratchet made from steel with 13% chrome, for permanent protection against rust

  • Label that is resistant to being pulled out, protected by webbing insert

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03.3 PUSH RATCHETS

Ratchet lashing strap 400/25 with STF 140

  • Label that is resistant to being pulled out, protected by webbing insert

  • Tensioning device is yellow chrome-plated or coated with epoxy resin

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How the cam buckle lashing strap ensures greater safety and security while on the road

In 1931, Arist Dethleffs built the German counterpart to the British caravan for his family, creating the first German mobile home. The vehicle immediately caused a commotion, resulting in the company Dethleffs being founded in the Allgäu region of Southern Germany shortly afterwards. The mobile homes and caravans are still manufactured at this site up to the present day. Dethleffs wants you to feel completely safe in your caravan or mobile home, and for this reason it relies on professional safety equipment. Of course, this includes securing the commercially-available gas canisters weighing 5 or 11 kg each that are used for tasks such as operating the stoves, refrigerators and heating in the caravans. For many years now, Dethleffs has been using SpanSet cam buckle straps to ensure that the gas canisters remain safely in place while on the road. Proven SpanSet quality, fast and simple attachment of the cam buckle strap and a good price-performance ratio guarantee a safe journey.

Our cam buckle lashing straps can be used for a wide range of applications. Fixing, bundling, securing, transverse and diagonal lashing – all these are no problem for the light-weight, all-purpose tools. The economical straps have proved their worth in many uses, such as securing gas canisters in mobile homes or roller containers in retail outlets, bundling together various construction materials or securing luggage in the boots of cars. The rust-resistant, cast aluminium cam buckles are easy to handle and are available in widths of 25, 35 and 50 millimetres, with a range of strap lengths and end fittings. What is more, the SpanSet cam buckle straps are characterised by a high fitting accuracy, thanks to the optimal width and thickness of the webbing, which is tailored to the cam buckle in question. They are equipped with the SpanSet „folded label“, with all the important information protected on this safety label that is resistant to being pulled out.

 

SpanSet – Certified Safety

 
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03.4 CAM BUCKLE LASHING

Cam buckle lashing strap 125/25

  • High fitting accuracy thanks to the optimal width and thickness of the webbing, which is tailored to the cam buckle in question

  • Protected label that is resistant to being pulled out

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03.4 CAM BUCKLE LASHING

Cam buckle lashing strap 250/25

  • High fitting accuracy thanks to the optimal width and thickness of the webbing, which is tailored to the cam buckle in question

  • Protected label that is resistant to being pulled out

ONE PIECE

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03.4 CAM BUCKLE LASHING

Cam buckle lashing strap 375/35

  • High fitting accuracy thanks to the optimal width and thickness of the webbing, which is tailored to the cam buckle in question

  • Protected label that is resistant to being pulled out

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03.4 CAM BUCKLE LASHING

Cam buckle lashing strap 500/50

  • High fitting accuracy thanks to the optimal width and thickness of the webbing, which is tailored to the cam buckle in question

  • Protected label that is resistant to being pulled out

  • Robust webbing

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How the ball-bearing effect has no chance with the Grip-S anti-slip matting

Goldeck is one of the driving forces in commercial and municipal structural engineering, focusing on the design, construction and management of office buildings, halls and car parks. The company manufactures many of the components it requires, such as lattice girders, in-house. To ensure that these extremely heavy girders, loaded on a telescopic trailer, reach the construction site undamaged, Goldbeck leaves no aspect of load control to chance. Besides the SpanSet quality ratchets for lashing the components, SpanSet Grip-S anti-slip mats are also used during transport. Many static tests were carried out with different angles of inclination – ultimately, the SpanSet Grip-S was the only one of the anti-slip materials tested to impress Goldbeck. In addition to its high stability, which effectively prevents any components from being displaced or breaking loose and avoids the well-known „ball-bearing effect“, the certified high friction coefficients with various material combinations were of vital importance. The loading instructions issued by SpanSet with the Grip-S remain in force for Goldbeck today.

If the cargo begins to slide, the load control mechanism has failed, as sliding loads are difficult to stop, cannot be controlled and may result in far-reaching consequences on the road. The anti-slip mats from SpanSet significantly reduce these source of danger – for a very low outlay. The premium anti-slip mat SpanSet Grip-S, offers another positive economic effect due to the fact that it can be reused, in addition to its high friction coefficients and extreme stability. Alongside this premium product, the SpanSet range includes further anti-slip mats that comply with VDI 2700 et seq. Beside the traditional granulate mats, there are the secugrip 30 anti-slip pads and the secugrip 95 spray coating from secutex. This means SpanSet can offer the right anti-slip material for any application.

 

SpanSet – Certified Safety

 
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03.5 ANTI-SLIP MATTING

SpanSet Grip-S Solid rubber mat

  • Optimal addition for friction lashing

  • Can be reused many times

  • Highly resistant to operating materials

  • High material strength

  • Individual sizes possible

  • Complies with VDI directive 2700 et seq.

Anti-slip mats – for your added safety and security

Increased dynamic friction coefficients

With the SpanSet Grip-S anti-slip mat, you increase the dynamic friction – irrespective of the material combination between the freight and the vehicle floor. This is perfect for preventing the cargo sliding. We carry out tests of friction coefficients in our own test laboratory, using calibrated equipment. We will also be happy to test other material combinations for you on request.

The correct material

Highly-compressed, low-fibre solid rubber with a closed surface structure – this is what makes our anti-slip matting so effective. There are no loose parts and therefore no „ball-bearing effect“ where the friction material slides between the cargo and the mat and reduces the friction coefficient.

More efficient loading

Less risk of sliding, for you this means: simply place SpanSet Grip-S under your cargo and you will not need to use nearly as much load control equipment. In this way you can load much more efficiently, saving time and money. Particularly because SpanSet Grip-S can be reused multiple times.

Thin matting, high effective

Using the anti-slip matting that is only 2 mm thick, you can prevent the risk of sliding in an optimum manner in almost all transport situations. However, for particularly heavy loads, we also offer the SpanSet Grip-S in a 9 mm thickness. This ensures that the mat does not allow anything to slide in spite of strong compression, even with the heaviest loads where the surface pressure exceeds 100 t.

Only as much as required

The anti-slip matting is particularly efficient as it only needs to be laid where contact between the freight and load surface is broken. In the case of pallets, two narrow strips are sufficient, and with an engine block, all you need is one mat under the part that makes contact with the load surface. Accordingly, small cut sections are sometimes enough to secure the entire cargo against sliding. This is also why the SpanSet Grip-S mats are not only available in standard dimensions, but also cut to your required size upon request.

Certified friction coefficients of Grip-S*

 
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SpanSet Grip-S – the reusable anti-slip matting

For frictional load control, the greater the friction between the load and the load area, the fewer lashing straps you require. Without the use of anti-slip mats, it is generally not possible to secure loads in a cost-effective manner using friction lashing.

 

For this reason we developed SpanSet Grip-S, an anti-slip mat that demonstrably allows you to increase the friction coefficient μ to 0.6 and more for various friction combinations. Even friction values of up to μ 1.2 are possible, depending on the material combination, the surface pressure and the weather conditions, such as humidity. These values have been tested and certified by TÜV Rheinland 1.

 

On request, we will provide a copy of the certificates showing the friction coefficients for SpanSet Grip-S. If you carry these documents with you, you can produce evidence of the friction coefficients for the Grip-S at any time and show the basis for your load control calculations.

 

Naturally, the Grip-S from SpanSet complies fully with VDI 2700 parts 14 and 15. SpanSet Grip-S therefore proves to be the ideal addition for friction lashing. The anti-slip matting is resistant against operating materials and easy to clean. Even with a material thickness of just 2 mm, the robust anti-slip matting withstands the stresses of daily use and, of course, can be reused.

03.5 ANTI-SLIP MATTING

SpanSet Grip-S Solid rubber mat

  • Robust, particularly resistant solid rubber mat

  • Friction coefficients tested and certified by TÜV Rheinland

  • Material 9 mm thick, for surface pressures of many hundred tonnes when transporting heavy loads

 
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