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04.1 Technical advice 10-15
04.2 Installation and repairs 16-21
04.3 Inspections 22-37
04.4 Individual solutions 28-37
04.5 Tools 38-43
04.6 Further training and seminars 44-46
Load Control seminars 54-56
Lifting seminars 57-58
Height Safety seminars59
Seminars for professional drivers 60-61
Combination seminars 62
Information on registering 63
10 commandments for lifting sharp-edged loads
Never lift sharp-edged loads without receiving prior training!
Carefully plan the lifting procedure using the design specifications!
Read the instruction manual for the textile lifting gear before lifting!
If the radius of the edge is unknown, it has to be determined using measurement tools!
Lifting gear always has to be protected from sharp edges!
Never lift edge radii smaller than 1 mm without having received prior professional consultation. Don‘t take any risks and arrange a consultation appointment with our application engineers.
Use coated flat slings only with mounting hardware when suspending in a noose!
Use the flexible NoCut sleeve and pad for deflections and narrow gaps!
Use protective sleeves to balance the lifting gear when lifting sharp-edged loads!
Relative motion between the load and the cut protectors is not permitted! Don‘t take any risks and arrange a consultation appointment with our application engineers.
More than 50 years of experience and know-how for your safety
After Erik Ehnimb developed the first safety belt for cars together with the company Volvo, he founded SpanSet in 1966 with the aim of further advancing the developments in the field of transport and occupational safety. We still consistently pursue this safety concept today. We are facing the challenges of today and of the future with constant innovation, new technologies, new products and services.
Today, SpanSet is an internationally established company and a recognised guarantee for safety and maximum quality. Our products are used for a wide range of applications around the world, be it for the transportation of building materials for the construction of houses or for erecting major wind farms in the middle of the ocean. You can always rely on high-tech products from SpanSet.
For many decades, our experts have been actively involved in the development of DIN and EN standards and apply their expertise to meet the users‘ requirements. Numerous patents and a constant flow of new, practical improvements are a clear sign of our unique expertise.
We systematically expand this knowledge advantage: our employees strive to constantly develop innovative solutions for and with our customers.
To help achieve this, in addition to our products, under the umbrella of safety management we offer a series of high-quality services that are developed and implemented in close contact with the users. We receive important feedback from your daily work routine, which helps us to solve problems early on and helps you to avoid risks. This constant further development of our products and our range of services enables us to offer the highest level of safety for all those who work with heavy loads or at great heights. Working together with SpanSet means that you are always at the cutting edge of technology and in compliance with the legal regulations. This way you can concentrate fully on your work.
On the following pages you will find an overview of our safety management offers in various branches of industry. From inspections and maintenance of your operational products as well as counselling, planning and construction all the way to installations – you are sure to find the right solutions. Our services are tailored to meet your demands and are constantly being newly and further developed. If you are missing a certain offer or are looking for a solution for a very special challenge, simply contact us directly or contact our company representative
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The Foundation Stone: The Development of the Safety Belt
It is hardly conceivable, but 50 years ago, the cars were not equipped with safety belts. At that time, less attention has been paid to accident prevention, and lots of accidents, at which nowadays people would not be harmed, had lethal consequences. At the end of the 1950s, the automobile manufacturer Volvo contacted the ribbon weaving company AB Textilkonst & Klippan with the aim of developing a safety belt for its vehicles in order to improve the safety of the car passengers. The hour for the small Swedish ribbon weaving company has come. In cooperation with the Volvo engineers they have developed the world‘s first car safety belts from high strength textile straps. In 1959, it was installed in the models Amazon and 544 and first caused lots of astonishment in public – but as it is generally known, it soon became a major success.
In 1966 – SpanSet Germany has been founded
Thanks to the huge demand, in 1966, Erik Ehnimb, co-owner of Klippan, founded the company SpanSet in Malmö. The belts produced by SpanSet were rapidly used in lots of other fields, in which up to that point in time chains and wire ropes were used. The customers appreciated in particular the enormous load bearing capacity of the new lashing and lifting straps. In the same year, the company SpanSet GmbH & Co. KG has been established in Germany and a year later, the company SpanSet AG has been founded in Hombrechtikon in the Zurich highlands. Soon thereafter, other subsidiaries followed in Europe, Asia, America and Australia and are still today part of a worldwide existing production and sales network.
The 1970s – Other innovations should follow
The safety belt was only the beginning of numerous innovative products which SpanSet has put in the market over the decades. In the early 1970s, SpanSet developed lifting belt mats in cooperation with the company Mannesmann Anlagenbau for the tube gas business for the laying of large-diameter tubes with a load-bearing capacity of up to 60 tons. Furthermore, lifting straps and protective hoses were used to lift and turn rough and sharp-edged loads.
Continuous further development in the 1980s
The secutex coating was an important step in the lifting and therefore the company SpanSet-secutex GmbH has been founded at the beginning of the 1980s. There was more to come and a new generation of round slings, which is provided with fabric wire reinforcement in the protective sheath and the load capacity details that are woven in, has been introduced into the market. Our long-standing know-how in the lifting and load control was forwarded to the users for the first time in form of trainings.
SpanSet provides for even more safety
In 1994, the TÜV Rheinland certified a quality management system according to the DIN ISO 9002/EN 29002 to the company SpanSet. By the way, today the quality management of SpanSet is being certified according to the DIN EN ISO 9001:2000. Moreover, the production and sale of the personal protective equipment against falls has started. Also the magnum round slings with an increased load bearing capacity of 100 tons and a useful length of 60 m passed their acid test, when in 1998 a tribune roof with a length of 110 m and a weight of 300 tons was placed on the Fritz-Walter Stadion in Kaiserslautern.
Safety Management of SpanSet for increased safety
All times, SpanSet understood itself not only as developer and provider of innovative products in the fields of height safety, lifting and load control. But also as competent know-how mediators and service providers, putting its customers in the position to solve the daily tasks in an optimum way. The comprehensive apprenticeship and in-service training seminars guarantee current knowledge and direct practical relevance. Versatile services, which are summarised under Safety Management, complete the large range of products.
Nowadays, the SpanSet group with more than 15 production and sales companies and almost 1,000 employees is retrospectively proud of its history – finally, the research and development work of decades, has contributed worldwide to the increased safety, easier work, less number of accidents and less operating costs. On the basis of continuous innovation and new technologies, SpanSet is facing the challenges of the future. SpanSet – Certified Safety
When talking about height safety, we often think of works at dizzying heights, e.g. when constructing new offshore facilities, at this, there would already be a risk of falling at little heights. Already when loading and unloading trucks, persons may fall off the loading area and get injured. Therefore, SpanSet forwarded the development of special systems which has provided an extremely high level of safety.
When working at extreme heights, safety is vital – SpanSet provides you with this safety. With a large range of products and services, we specially develop them for you and with you. We will find highly specialised solutions even for very complex applications. This ranges from the suitable protective equipment, collective safety systems, a practical mobile application up to height safety trainings. At this stage, our international orientation would be useful to us. Throughout the world, customers profit from the close cooperation of the SpanSet group in this business area.
Wherever something is constructed or transported, it also needs to be lifted. No matter if this is weighs 50 kg or 1,000 tons – the load needs to be safely well-handled and mastered by using the correct slings. The lifting is a decisive factor in modern construction and production technologies.
Whatever needs to be lifted, should remain lifted. Our extremely resilient round slings and lifting straps ensure this. Already in the 1960s, when wire ropes or hemp ropes were still used to lift heavy loads, SpanSet has developed new solutions made of high-strength plastic fibres. Today, textile lifting straps and round slings made by SpanSet are used worldwide to cope with difficult tasks. There is experience, continuous innovation and a quality management system, according to ISO behind the high tech products. Numerous patents and practical improvements are visible signs for our know how in the lifting technology.
Whoever transports a load wishes that it arrives safely. For you and us, efficiency and safety are in the first place, if it deals with transporting large or small goods and when it is about the protection of all road users. Safety not only gives a comforting feeling, but it is also prescribed by law. By using our load control equipment, you will efficiently avert dangers and accidents and comprehensively correspond to the legal requirements.
Our customers include companies and organisations having highest safety requirements. Thus, e.g. the automobile and aircraft manufacturers, the chemical, steel and paper industry, energy suppliers, forwarding agents, fire brigades or also aid organisations rely on our quality products. Pressure and pull ratchets for heaviest loads, load-control nets for the rapid use when freights are constantly changing and a comprehensive range of accessories increase the safety in the load control for decades
Safety is a matter of management
The brand SpanSet has been accepted worldwide for its quality and reliability. No matter if temperatures are below zero or in glowing heat, the SpanSet products are working in different fields of applications and always as intended. SpanSet Germany develops and produces, inspects, checks, advises and trains you in the fields of height safety, lifting technology and load securing. Additionally, we offer our customers seminars with comprehensive apprenticeship and in-service training in these three fields. By specialising in our selected business segments, we are able to safely and efficiently approach and solve all of our customer requirements. With the Safety Management, we complete our comprehensive range of products with high-quality services.
What does Safety Management mean?
Safety Management are all services and processes which SpanSet offers you worldwide in order to help your company to efficiently perform a risk assessment and to make safe decisions. It already starts at an early point in time, for instance when we advise your specialists in the construction of machines which shall be lifted or transported using SpanSet products later on. Also, when working at heights, e.g. in the offshore wind power industry, we will be your partner in assessment, planning and advice. Being security experts, we do not only understand our role as manufacturers and providers of high quality products, but as your partner who can accompany you in recurring tasks. Together with the international SpanSet group and our partner companies and subsidiaries we strengthen the competences of our customers with the right solutions – from the technical advice, passing custom products up to seminar and training programs.
For and With Our Customers
The approach of the Safety Management is to first listen to our customers and then to fall back on long-term experience and global resources in order to find efficient solutions for you. Thanks to the continuous customer feedback, we were able to provide lots of innovations. What started with the basic and advanced training of slingers, crane operators or work safety specialists, was extended to a comprehensive range of services in six divisions. In some cases also the involvement of an external service provider is useful to perform this function. Thus, we can provide you smooth and integrated services.
Your partner for highest demands
Being an expert for height safety, lifting technology and load control, we are yet a competent partner for you in lots of fields. All this is secured by our comprehensive certifications and quality systems. Therefore, the attained quality cannot only be traced back to state-of-the-art production possibilities. Each individual employee of our company is making a decisive and conscious contribution to the quality of our products and to our Safety Management. Thanks to the close international customer contact, new solutions are continuously developed for different problems, which in turn results in new products and services.
What does the Safety Management provide you with?
Our services include expert, comprehensive advice in our business segments, so that you can work safely and reliably. With the maintenance and repair services for your products, we guarantee you accident prevention and its subsequent costs. We will develop ideas and individual solutions with you, which fulfil your highest requirements and promote your company. We process each new demand from the point of view of our customers. The question: “Which additional added value can SpanSet provide?” is important for us to keep going. Therefore, we also commit ourselves in different independent institutions in Research and Development as well as in the standardisation.
With training and further education in our Germanywide training centres or at your premises on site we will bring you and your employees up-to-date to the state of the art, important statutory provisions and the correct application of your equipment.
Our Service – Your Advantage
Our qualified staff compiles Safety Management offers for you, customised to your entrepreneurial requirements, so that you may completely focus on your work. If required, our technicians will come to you and advise you on site. We will help you identifying risks and hazard potentials as well as advise you on how to apply and use protective measures. Our installation and engineering services will develop temporary and permanent solutions, entirely in accordance with their requirements.
In this catalogue we will inform you about all our service offers. We will provide you the desired advice and products or services adapted to your requirements in your region. Our internal and external service team is the most important link to our customers and will be glad to advise you about our service offer.
For one year, the German-Chilean artist Juan Fernandez in Engelsdorf nearby Jülich worked on a 5.40 m high statue of the saint Teresa, a Chilean Carmelite nun, before it was consecrated by Pope John-Paul II. at the Vatican. For the statue, a block of 30 tons of Carrara marble has been transported on a low-loader from Italy to Jülich and processed lying in the first working steps. In order to be able to process the sides and rear part of the statue, it was necessary to lift up the marble block which was still weighing 28 tons from the horizontal to the upright position. Since, where other lifting gear reach their limits, SpanSet was able to elaborate a special design in close coordination with the artist and a crane company, which does not only guarantee a high load bearing capacity, but also an extremely gentle treatment of the valuable load. The custom-made products consisted of round slings with a load bearing capacity of 25 and 30 tons as well as jointing plates. At this stage, it was also important to use white slings, so that there is no staining. In order to avoid damages, they decided to use a lifting basket, which allowed turning the statue in the air. The lifting basket was designed in a way that it safely kept the statue at any position and thus guaranteed that no metal parts would touch the statue. It is particularly necessary to avoid any contact on already processed surfaces. Under strict supervision of the artist, the statue was safely transported to Rome with the help of an open top container and the lateral fixtures by means of three-dimensional airbags, where you may still today admire it outside the St. Peter‘s Basilica.
For much heavier loads, higher bearing capacities would be required. In this case, the slings need to fulfil lots of requirements. They must have a low dead weight and less elongation, resistant to UV radiation and to chemicals, work at different operating temperatures and have a high cut and abrasion resistance. By using high quality fibres in textile slings they would fulfil such demands. We will help you to find out which slings are suitable for your tasks. No matter if you process marble statues, stone footballs, motors or pump parts in factories and power plants, we will advise you in all points of the load and height safety as well as in the lifting technology. Our advisers will help you to avoid problems at the initial stage and thereby know the exact legal situation as well as the applicable standards and directives. Thus we can surely find the safest and most efficient solution together with you.
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04.1 HEIGHT SAFETY AND PERSONAL
Assessment and planning of the work at the height
It is always a risk to work at the height
Measures for falling protection are already obligatory for any activities, which are performed at a height of 2 m or more. At increased risk of falling, it is also necessary to provide a suitable fall protection at a height of less than 2 m. Collective precautions, which protect everybody, always need to prefer individual protective measures.
A correct risk assessment is vital
If your risk assessment shows that an employee might fall off when performing his tasks, you need to plan thoroughly in order to be able to protect him against it. There are three basic provisions for for the protection: Avoidance, prevention and reduction. If it is not possible to avoid working at heights, the priority should be at those safety measures which protect all workers. Collective safety systems such as fall by scaffolds, protection of roof edges, railings and nets help to provide suitable provisions for safe working for all employees. For any activities at places bearing a risk of falling, at which permanent or temporary collective provisions for falling protection cannot be realised, it is always necessary to use individual or personal protective equipment. In daily routine, it is also always possible to use a falling protection, which completely excludes a risk of injury, therefore in such cases, it is necessary to consider steps which reduce the risk of falling as far as possible, e.g. by targeted training of the employees. Our trained advisers may define and plan together with you which are the correct measures for you and your employees.
It is good to keep standards
it is better to develop standards We offer our support as partner in the field of safety training of your employees. SpanSet does not only commit itself for keeping the international safety requirements, but also for their constant improvement. With our products and services we are responsible for high quality. By a reliable advice for more safety – more than required today and as much as possible tomorrow.
Three categories of personal protective equipment
Restraining system only offer a limited freedom of movement. At this, the user is secured from a safe attachment point by using a joining means, that he may not attain any edge or areas with risk of falling.
With holding fixtures or working place positioning, the user is working, e.g. in a free suspended position and has been secured with a falling system.
Catching systems are the only personal protective equipment, which allow possible falling. The user must be secured with shock absorbers or height safety devices with body harnesses and suitable joining, meaning, that he is caught controlled if he is falling off.
04.1 LOAD CONTROL AND TEST DRIVES
How we improve the load control in dialogue with the user
Load control by using SpanSet is easy and safe
Being experts in the field of load control and as your partner, we would like to be more than only a supplier of high-quality products. We will plan together with you how you could efficiently avoid risks. This includes the competent, professional advice and the further services which facilitate and sustainably improve the load control. We would like to grant you the necessary discharge in order that you may focus on the important aspects of your work.
Test drives and demonstrations – a knowledge transfer
Load control is always a special challenge. Each load is different and needs other safety precautions. Every day, for instance many thousands of tons of paper are transported on the streets in Germany. This includes waste paper, paper rolls with individual weights of several tons as well as ready-made printed matter and other paper products. No matter if pallet products, soft paper rolls, big bags, octabins or bagged goods on pallets, non-rigid loads, which cannot be lashed down, nonetheless need to arrive positive locking and safely without any damages at their place of destination.
SpanSet does not only have the necessary tools, but also the necessary know-how, in order to handle the paper transport as economically, safely and gently as possible. In a workshop at the Aachen Tivoli more than 100 participants were updated to state of the art and were able to discuss security issues in paper transportation with experts and representatives of the industry. The latest developments to secure paper rolls on a truck were demonstrated in a test drive.
It is our target to decisively contribute with new developments in improving the load control in dialogue with users and experts. For us, this includes to inform and advise users regarding the prevention of accidents and regarding your tasks and obligations for proper load control. Also use our comprehensive offer if apprenticeship and in-service training and be informed about our seminar regarding load control.
Our milestones in the load control
TruXafe-System for curtainsiders
PaXafe nets for individual load control
SpanSet grip anti-slip mats
Edge angles to secure sensitive edges
Shape the industry with know-how
Safety Management means for SpanSet, to shape the industry with know-how
Im Bereich Heben mit textilen Anschlagmitteln haben wir uns in den letzten Jahrzehnten immer wieder neuen Herausforderungen gestellt und mit vielen Produktneuentwicklungen maßgebliche Meilensteine in der Hebetechnik gesetzt. Für immer schwerer werdende Lasten werden auch immer höhere Tragfähigkeiten benötigt, wobei die Anforderungen an die Anschlagmittel immer weiter steigen. Geringes Eigengewicht und geringe Dehnung, UV- und Chemikalienbeständigkeit sowie hohe Schnitt- und Abriebfestigkeit sind Faktoren, die die Hochleistungsfasern unserer Produkte täglich erfüllen müssen. Die Entwicklung des Sicherheitsgurtes war nur der Anfang einer Vielzahl innovativer Produkte, die SpanSet im Laufe der letzten fünf Jahrzehnte auf den Markt gebracht hat.
The secutex coating for lifting straps and protective hoses at the company SpanSet-secutex GmbH which has been founded in 1979 by Heinz Franke and SpanSet, was an important step in the lifting technology. Since then, the textile lifting straps and round slings can be used to lift and turn rough and sharp-edged loads. To date secutex develops unique coatings for textile slings.
Due to the production in our own weaving mill, we are able to rapidly implement changing requirements in our products. The raised weaving of the load bearing capacity in hose sleeves of round slings for instance and the textile wire reinforcement and the two-part design of hose sleeves are only a few of the many patents which provide a leading market position to SpanSet. Newer milestones in the lifting are special die-forged fitting components for textile slings, such as D and C frames, which have an increased wear protection and thus visibly prolong the service life of their straps. Due to the also die-forged VarioWeb the length adjustment of suspensions is being enabled. Whereas round slings made of polyester (PP, PA) with a load bearing capacity of up to 40 tons is described in the EN 1492-2, SpanSet already offers slings with load bearing capacities of up to 450 tons. By using high performance fibres in the textile slings, it is possible to attain higher and higher load bearing capacities, less elongation, less dead weight, special designs and extremely short useful lengths.
With the product NoCut SpanSet offers woven cutting protections which protects textile slings such as hoses or pads against razor-sharp edges and is thus flexible and easy. An advantage for the user which rapidly lead to a market breakthrough of the products of the NoCut series. In order to learn again and again from practice in the dialogue with our customers, SpanSet regularly organises branch meetings, such as most recently the “Meeting at the sharp edge” in Alsdorf. There, under the watchful eyes of a selected expert audience we have presented all important novelties to lift sharp edged loads in cooperation with the subsidiary secutex.
It is our target to make your work more efficient, easy and safe by using high quality products. We will be glad to advise you regarding
We give advice in all industries regarding the subject Lifting by using textile slings:
Machine and apparatus construction
Steel production and steel construction
Automobile, aerospace industry and shipbuilding
Chemical and pharmaceutical industry
and many more
Installation and repair
In a food factory in Übach-Palenberg, the SpanSet group member MERA installed a system for personal protective equipment to protect against falling off in the area of the food receipt. The fluid raw mixture has been delivered here in a tanker every day. For quality control purposes, a sample will be taken out of the tanker and assessed through a special procedure before discharging the mixture. In order to that, the employees need to mount on the tanker. Although there is a lateral catwalk with fold-out railings on the tanker, the workers are not protected when they are in the tank. Therefore, the company has decided to protect the employees against the risk of falling off by additional measures. The task was to secure the employees over the whole distance of the tank trailer with a system which is as trouble-free as possible. At three already existing collecting points, two independent systems were installed. Now, the employees and the driver of the tanker can already secure themselves for the sampling on the ground before they mount on the tank. In this way, all persons involved may act independent from one another and freely change their position on the tanker.
Beim Arbeiten in der Höhe steht ein effektives Sicherheitssystem an erster Stelle. Für viele Aufgaben benötigt man Sicherheitsmaßnahmen, die nur für die Dauer der Arbeiten installiert und danach wieder entfernt werden müssen. Diese Maßnahmen sind oft zeitaufwendig, haben einige Einschränkungen und können Risiken bergen. Zur Minimierung der Risiken bietet SpanSet Installationsdienstleistungen für unsere breite Produktpalette. Dazu gehören Gesamtlösungen von Planung, Installation, Wartung und Reparatur für perma - nente und temporäre Installationen, nicht nur in der Höhensicherung und der persönlichen Schutzausrüstung. Damit sich Schwerlasten nicht „unfreiwillig selbst entladen“ oder Schutzausrüstungen nicht zum Sicherheitsrisiko werden, sind regelmäßige Kontrollen niemals zu vernachlässigen. Vermeiden Sie Risiken und Unfälle und erhöhen Sie die Langlebigkeit Ihrer Produkte. Wir stehen Ihnen dabei gerne zu Diensten.
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04.2 PRODUCT INSTALLATION
If it is concerning loading or unloading or when working at heights – Safety first
When working at heights, there are different hazardous areas
They may be secured by using different systems. The correct safety measures are caused by the kind of work which needs to be performed and by the structural circumstances. There is the choice between individual and collective as well as between short-term or long-term safety measures. At this, cost and efficiency are also playing an important role. For lots of works, collective and permanent safety measures (e.g. railings) are often the most simple and safest solution. For structural reasons, it is not always possible to install railings.
Temporary solutions have the advantage that they may be removed from the building or that they can be implemented during the construction process. Permanent individual protective measures against falling off have the advantage that they provide a large degree of safety for the instructed user and they are always available once they are installed. Lots of the products made by SpanSet can be specially adapted for the requirements and can be installed at your premises. This includes safety systems for shippers as well as individual and collective height safety, e.g. for roofing work and civil engineering activities.
Capcha fall protection
The problems and the related dangers, which the operators are facing for works at heights, e.g. on the loading area of commercial vehicles when loading and unloading or when working on flat roofs, are known and sufficiently proven as a result of an increasing number of accidents. The Capcha system made by SpanSet provides and easy-to-use solutions in order to considerably reduce the risks by falling off vehicle structures. The Capcha falling off protection was specially developed by SpanSet to be installed into the vehicle structure. Capcha allows a safe, unlimited and freehand access to the loading area. The system can also be used at places where it is necessary to work on loaded goods at heights. As well as for the installation in vehicles, the versatile Capcha falling off protection system can also be adapted to other situations, in which a permanent height safety is required at a fixed location.
If in maintenance workshops, body repair shops, tank loading gantries or tank washing bays, anywhere your employees are working at heights. By using the Capcha system you may stop the risk of injury by falling off.
Installation and assembly by SpanSet guarantees highest safety
A number of installation options and assembly kits are available and adapted to most vehicle configurations. We will install the system for you and exactly adapt it to your requirements. Capcha can be specified as original equipment or it can be subsequently installed in your vehicle fleet.
Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding our comprehensive range of products or to agree a date for a presentation.
Highest standards for horizontal safety
Safeline for individual safety
At SpanSet new products are always developed with a close look at the requirements of our customers and the users with whom we are in close contact. The best example for this would be Safeline, a permanent lifeline system made of stainless steel which is used as horizontal protection against falling off and produced for the application tailored to individual customer requirements.
Individual or collective safety
For works for which the user needs to cover a large area, such as e.g. for roofing works, the horizontal Safeline securing system is a perfect solution for the individual safety. A firm anchoring and following systems provide more freedom of movement to the user and at the same time protect him against falling off. All Safeline systems are produced for the application tailored to individual customer requirements and can be installed on roofs, access bridges for cranes and many other locations where a guardrail system is practically unusable. When building and maintaining flat roofs, there is an imminent risk of falling off at the outer edges of the roof. Generally, the consequences of a person falling are usually serious physical injuries or even fatal injuries. In order to counter this risk, the legislator prescribes that the corresponding operator installs corresponding devices which can avoid the person from falling off . SpanSet also provides different temporary security systems such as Roofxafe, which can be easily converted or implemented during the construction process.
We provide product installations for:
Einfaches Umbauen während der Bauphase oder bei späteren Dacharbeiten
The innovative temporary safety system Tempoline is a special solution, which provides more mobility on the construction site to the construction workers without compromising their safety. SpanSet supports a network of approved installers who are able to dimension, plan, install and maintain a system which is suitable for you. We will train your employees in how to use the falling off protection systems and also advise you regarding
04.2 PRODUCT INSTALLATION
If it is concerning loading or unloading or when working at heights – Safety first
New acquisitions are always a cost factor
Your slings, lashing straps or your personal protective equipment are always in use and need to fulfil difficult usage conditions. Also, when using material of high quality there will be traces of usage after some time or cuts or bruising of the products in case of application errors. Often it is not possible to decide at the first glance if the products may be repaired or if new acquisitions are required.
Accidents can be avoided
Accidents often occur due to defective slings, since e.g. ropes, chains or lifting slings fail due to wrong use or wear and thus loads might fall. All companies are obliged to professionally check and repair all lifting accessories in regular intervals or in case of heavy wear, they need to be decommissioned, if necessary. Round slings, lifting slings, etc. e.g. need to be checked. This requires special expertise and the corresponding inspection staff, if necessary. Users, who would like to perform in-house inspections, need to be professionally trained.
Our professional service maximises your safety
Our professional department for maintenance and repair services thoroughly checks each work equipment and will inform you, if a repair is necessary and possible. Simply send your products to SpanSet for maintenance purposes and save elaborate internal test processes. You do not need to do anything. After the repair, we will award a test certificate and a test badge, if applicable, which will inform you about the date of another test in the future. We ensure by comprehensive service and professional advice that you will receive all important information about use, care, maintenance and repair. Your safety is in our experienced hands
We will also inspect competitive products for you and will provide them with a test badge.
04.2 PRODUCT REPAIRS
Repairing – The easiest way to save costs
Our employees are equipped in the best way
The factory representatives of the SpanSet group offer you maintenance and repair services, which will help you to work safely at any time. We inspect your slings such as round slings, lifting slings, hangers, chains and wire ropes, etc. as well as your personal protective equipment against falling in the prescribed intervals for you.
Also on site at your premises
It is also possible to render the service directly on site at your premises, in this way, you do not lose any time and you can rapidly continue to work. We inspect your products (also foreign products) at your premises, will tag and register them for you. After each inspection, you will receive a detailed test certificate about the state of your products. Extend the service life of your products with little expenditure and save expensive new acquisitions. In this way, you may actively avoid accidents and their subsequent costs.
Contact our factory representative in your vicinity and directly make an appointment.
Inspired by different major customers, the SpanSet GmbH und Co. KG and the Axzion GKS inspected the strength of round slings in combination with standard shackles. In practice of industry and handicraft, the combination of round slings and shackles of the same rated load capacity is a common application method in order to extend round slings or to fix a load. However, since there are no standards and sets of rules for the correct allocation, lots of users follow the rule of thumb to define the sharp edges, after which the deflection radius needs to comply at least with the thickness of the sling. However, the rule of thumb is not always 100 % applicable and will not be fulfilled. In this way, serious liability risks and even accidents may occur. With the objective to close this security gap, SpanSet and Axzion deve - loped an inspection plan and performed different inspections on a test bench with 250 tons and 600 tons in cooperation with the German Wood and Metal Trade Association (Berufsgenossenschaft Holz und Metall=BGHM). Therefore, it was possible to create a detailed test plan. Also, with the test bench of 1,500 tons in Neustrelitz, one of the largest test benches worldwide, we invest in innovations, which will help to increase the efficiency and safety for our customers.
By our permanent research and development with strong national and international partner of the industry and science and our production sites in Germany, we are able to rapidly implement innovations and to make them available to our customers. In our competence centres we can generally determine and differentiate technical parameters, by performing strength tests, standard tests, determinations of friction values and many more. On the following pages, you will learn in which way our network of research units and institutions may also enrich your work.
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04.3 STANDARD TESTS
Standards are innovation drivers
Guidelines in the load control, lifting and sling technology
The foundation of the “Standards committee of the German Industry” – the present DIN – is based on the knowledge, that standards are nationally and internationally had and have a major share in the industrial development. Industrial standardisation encourages innovations, form the basis for customer protection and occupational safety and define the state-of-the-art. With the EN 1492-1 and -2 for round slings and lifting slings and the EN 12195 -1 and -2 for lashing straps international industry standards for textile slings and lashing material have been created.
In Europe lashing straps for transport safety of loads are used, in most cases to lash down the load on the loading area. Here it applies: The more force can be applied on the load, the better.
SpanSet commits itself with standard tests
Lots of standards at European level give free space for interpretation; therefore the results would differ and be possibly not comparable depending on the interpretation. Therefore, it is not necessary to batch each product with a GS certificate. There are also a lot of systems with wrong marking on the market. I.e. our current standards would need revision in lots of respects. In this conflict area, the responsibility of leading companies such as SpanSet is becoming more and more important. We attach high importance to promote the state-of-the-art by testing facilities and regular standard tests.
Standardised determination of the preload force
An important differentiation criterion for lashing systems is the showing or attaining of a high preload force (Standard Tension Force). In lots of cases, high STF values allow the use of less clamping elements, in order to apply the securing force on the load. This accelerates the loading and discharging and in this case of great commercial advantage for freight forwarders.
In our own testing facilities, we elaborated a company standard and channelled the wide range of interpretation of the standard tests in cooperation with the RWTH Aachen. Following the actual use, the tensioning of a lashing system is defined in the laboratory, with the objective to determine reproducible performance data on the basis of a standardised test. The findings of the standard tests are discussed with independent inspection bodies and introduced in the work groups of the central authorities of the countries for safety technology.
As a consequence hereof, we reviewed the whole range of lashing materials made by SpanSet. Our customers benefit from our commitment in the standard work, from the reliable performance features of our products, which are documented by test seals, such as the ‘GS’ sign, as well as by the advisory services of our factory representatives.
04.3 STRENGTH TESTS
If it is about lifting heavy loads, transporting of goods or securing at heights, there is always a great deal at stake – it is about the safety of the employee as well as about the high value of the loads. Our objective is to place innovative products on the market which would satisfy the highest demands of everyday work. For this purpose, we work together with strong partners on testing units who help us to guarantee high quality.
NoCut® – Lifting on sharp edges
Under the brand NoCut we have placed a new developed protective hose into the market, which distinguishes itself with particularly high cut and abrasion resistance. A special testing facility was designed and constructed for the development of NoCut, which allows determining the cut resistance quite close to reality, while testing the cut impact under nominal load. By doing this, the protective effect of NoCut was determined through various sharp edges
New test bench with a test load of 1,500 tons
The new test bench will reduce the cost and make it less difficult to do the load tests of large elevators. Thus, it was for instance necessary to rent a floating crane in order to inspect a large traverse of 800 tons. In order to fasten examination weights and to perform the test, a total of ten workers were employed for several days Axzion GKS is the specialist for large load suspension devices in the internationally acting SpanSet group. With the expansion of the production site in Neustrelitz near Berlin, there is also a test bench with 1,500 tons available to anybody.
Combined test of round slings and shackles
Also, the frequently used combination of round slings with shackles represents an underestimated risk when lifting loads. Only seldom it is taken into consideration that the deflection radius of the shackle yet represents a sharp edge for the sling. It is all the more surprising that there were neither any sets of rules nor examinations in this field. The test bench in Langenfeld is open to anybody; it is also possible to test any kind of load suspension devices on short-term basis. Renowned auditing firms such as Lloyds Register, DNV GL (formerly Germanischer Lloyd) or Dekra already accompanied tests here and were amazed by the easy processing. It was possible to perform comprehensive test series under absolutely realistic usage conditions. It is also possible to inspect already existing load suspension devices in close cooperation with our engineers. If desired, the SpanSet AXZION can also organise the support of your tests by neutral testing organisations.
Trust is good - control is better
Therefore, all inspection-related slings need to be controlled in regular intervals according to the BGR 500 (DGUV rule 100–500). In connection with the IDXpert, our electronic product management and identification system, there is an optimum working tool at your disposal which extremely facilitates your own test routine.
04.3 DETERMINING AND CERTIFYING OF FRICTION VALUES
Improving the load control by using anti-slip mats
Increased friction value with the SpanSet technology The issue of friction value is playing an important role in the load control. The securing by positive locking is the best method when securing loads. However, in the daily practice, the lashing down is predominant. In the practice, anti-slip mats are a useful and proven addition to the lashing materials. The use of anti-slip material yield lots of benefits, since they increase the friction between the load and the loading area and avoid the slipping of the load. Through this, the cost for additional load control equipment and the application are reduced.
Correct calculation of the load control
The friction between the loading area and the load resp. between the piled loaded goods is the most important factor when calculating the securing of the load. Therefore different standards and directives consider the definition of the friction characteristics. However, in the standardisation, the calculation of the load control is handled quite scientific and often incomprehensible for the user. Therefore, in the sense of simple and clear rules, it seems to be appropriate to use tables and software solutions for the correct calculation of the security measures.
More transparency for more security
The current situation with different ways of calculation for the correct securing method will lead to discussions and complicates the practice. Therefore, the determination of the friction values and their certification have proven under defined frame conditions. Influence factors such as humidity, temperature, material pairing and/or surface pressure can be simulated in the test bench at SpanSet and result in meaningful value tables which would allow to compare different anti-slip mats with one another. The factors are becoming transparent by the directives and standards on which the certificate is being based.
Tests regarding your safety
SpanSet performed comprehensive investigations at the Institute for distribution and retail logistics (Institut für Distributions- und Handelslogistik (IDH), which have shown, that influences, such as the surface pressure, temperature and material quality considerably influence the friction value of anti-slip mats. In order to facilitate the use of anti-slip mats in the practice for users, we have made up a checklist of our test results:
1. VEHICLE Select the right vehicle. 2. LOADING AREA Consider the condition of the loading area, consider technical performance data and manufacturer information and sweep the loading area. 3. LOADED GOODS Heavy loaded goods with small contact areas require special anti-slip mats (pressure stable, robust). 4. METHODS Combination of different load control means and methods. 5. ANTI-SLIP MAT Consider useful life, range of application and manufacturer specification for anti-slip mats. 6. CALCULATION Use tools to calculate the load control.
7. PECULARITIES Consider the condition of the anti-slip mats suitable for use and adverse weather influences. 8. LITERATURE Use literature, accompanying documents of load control equipment and attend trainings
SpanSet makes a controller for lashing capacity as well as an app (refer to p. 42) available online for mobile calculation of correct load control
Through this, it would be possible to solve individual as well as outstanding problems directly and comfortably during operation, for which there are no standard solutions up to now
04.3 EXPERT OPINIONS ON A ROYALTIES BASIS
Particularly high demands require special expert opinions
Expert opinions are required in lots of situations
Lots of application cases when lifting or securing loads with textile products do not comply with the standard. In the daily routine of our customers, there are often exceptional usage scenarios, and also competent statements regarding the correct and proper use of the products are required.
In case of administrative controls, e.g. performed by the police, it is often useful to present an expert report, in order to be able to directly continue one‘s way. Or maybe there was even an accident in connection with textile lifting slings and a detailed analysis of the sequence of events is required.
Optimise your workflows
Our experts, who are certified and approved by the BDSH, inspect the general design of your products which are used for load control and lifting, they will advise you regarding the dimensioning of components, make strength tests and tests regarding the standard conformity and will issue an expert report for you on a royalties basis.
Mutually developed solutions
Our in-house expert and representative Mr. Ralf Schmitz will support you regarding expert reports and assessments of your concerns. We also take recourse in a large network of qualified, certified and independent experts. Depending on the requirements, their services are consisting of:
Definition of the problem
Visit on site at your premises
Issuing a requirements specification
Developing new solutions
New design or modifications of existing products
Inspections and practical tests
For decades, the company Hightex has implemented worldwide visionary textile architecture projects in lightweight construction. Designs under tensile load, support structures in facades, roofs and building envelopes of low material thickness have been built with innovative technology. Hightex had the spectacular task to build the stadium roof of the BC-Place stadium in Vancouver with an opening structure. SpanSet, as a reliable partner, had the task to develop the production and manufacture of slings suiting customer‘s specific requirements which assume the opening mechanism of the roof design. At the same time, at SpanSet lots of strength tests were performed on components of the roof design. Due to the elimination of transports and travels to external test facilities, it was possible to save time and money. It was also possible to attend more rapidly and targeted in case of occurring problems. The involved staff was already acquainted with the matter, thus the risk of errors was minimised. In an interaction of engineering construction support, manufacture and incorporation in the overall design and specialist advice regarding the processed raw materials, the project became a great success.
No matter if you are working in the textile industry or in the mechanical engineering, we will support your tasks and help you to make your ideas tangible. A seamless interplay of development, production, design and tests will provide you the decisive advantage which lots of companies may not achieve on their own. We are your partner in the development and performance of special designs and individual solutions. Custom products are one of our strengths, since here we can use our expertise. We will be glad to produce for you special custom-made lifting and lashing straps. We will support you in the production of individual parts and product components as well as in the tests and certifications. Testing machines of different capacities are available to you at our facility for strength tests. In the SpanSet group of companies you can test capacities of up to 1,500 tons, and with our worldwide contacts we can test up to several thousand tons. We can determine friction values with a surface pressing of several hundreds of tons per square meter contact area as well as cut resistance with and without relative movement and many more. Depending on your special requirements we will define new testing methods, which we perform together with you. If it is regarding ageing, weathering and cold tests or friction tests of webbing, exceptional tasks, such as those of the company Hightex, are part of our daily work. We will be glad to develop individual solutions with you.
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04.4 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Allowing by permanent research innovations
We will find solutions for all applications in research and development which are relevant to security
The competence centre for lifting and load control technology of the SpanSet group of companies is based in Übach-Palenberg. Here, the development is taking place in our own weaving mill. Here, new high performance fibres are processed every day in order to produce slings, hose sleeves, protective hoses and pads. The competence centre for fall protection technology is located in Middlewich nearby Manchester. At the sites in Übach-Palenberg, Langenfeld and Neustrelitz different test facilities which allow testing 250 tons, 650 tons or 1,500 tons each are available to the developers. If required, it is possible to revert to test facilities worldwide.
Using the Finite-Element-Method (FEM) we develop technical drawings of all new products and additional tools on the PC. Using this simulation tool, it is possible to predict better, assess and optimise the structural behaviour of components in relation to their mechanics, thermal or flow. In the last few years this methods allowed us to expand our knowledge about plastic processing, moulding and steel construction Through this way, as an example, the Joker hook was developed on the PC (refer to p. 31). Using the Joker hook you can convert any round sling to a hanger within shortest time – hook, turn, ready. Due to the sophisticated design of the Jokers you do not need any tools in order to thread the hook into your round sling or lifting sling. Or to connect two round slings. Other examples include also the edge protection angle “KaSiPlus” and the edge angle UWI (refer to p. 30 at the top, illustration on the right), which was also developed using the FEM. The angle protects the sensitive edge of paper rolls by a hollow groove when providing them with lashing straps as transport safety, in order to efficiently avoid damages on paper rolls.
With the innovative 3D printing method we can rapidly realise and test models and prototypes of such new developed products. As a result, SpanSet was also able to achieve successes in the metal processing. The development of the Dynamic Load
System with the reusable Dynamic Load Ratchet was enabled by permanent research and supports SpanSet to respond to the customer needs far beyond the core of our initial business areas. Also, the composite of metal and plastic material is no longer a problem in production. It is possible to read the inherent preload force directly after the tensing of the lashing system from the unique display, the Tension Force Indicator (TFI) which is directly built-in the clamping element. An advantage, which you should not oversee, therefore SpanSet serially equips the ABS and ErgoMaster lashing systems with an TFI at the fixed end. Optionally, it is possible to equip the loose ends of the ABS and ErgoMaster lashing systems with an TFI. Nothing was left to chance. Safety is our mission.
Engineering services – Complex tasks mastered in the team
Besides the lifting and lashing technology, webbing and other small textiles are repetitively processed in different products and buildings. At this, it is our task to check the breaking strength, seams, elongation, flexural fatigue strength, ageing resistance, application ranges in different temperature ranges and media for these constructions. For these reasons, SpanSet has developed, woven, sewn and examined special straps for the movable roof construction of the BC-Place in Vancouver with regards to the special requirements of the stadium roof. In the meantime, the outstanding roof design has been proven
Who rolled the football to Mönchengladbach?
But also other spectacular projects can be mapped by our engineers. Thus, the request of the company Monte Graniti GmbH came on time for the Football World Cup. The company based in Niederheid was ordered to deliver a stone football and to place it in the city district Eicken in Mönchengladbach. The stone of a diameter of 1.80 m and a weight of 8,000 kg is a present of the national football league member Borussia Mönchengladbach to the city for the 110th anniversary of the club.
The supplier loaded the stone football on a truck and then lifted it to a predetermined place in Mönchengladbach. No simple matter with regards to the shape and weight of the ball. SpanSet delivered the solution in form of a SupraPlus round sling with a load bearing capacity of 8 tons which served to lift the ball. On the one hand, it was important that the sling was not too large in order to avoid that the ball might slip through it. On the other hand, it was necessary to be relatively near to the centre of gravity in order to avoid that the load might tilt over. Three lifting slings with a load bearing capacity of 4 tons were fixed to the round sling in order to hook it into the crane hooks. Also, the load control was dimensioned and has been performed by the employees of SpanSet.
Paxafe net construction kit In the daily transportation business of the company DPD square parcels and freights are no longer common practice. Due to permanently changing transport goods and tight delivery times, it is nonetheless necessary to guarantee risk-free transportation and safety for goods and road users at any time. Being a responsible shipping agent, the company DPD developed a webbing net in cooperation with SpanSet as partner which suits the best for the daily use and for different vehicle types. The net includes four connecting elements, which allows to fix the net to the two airline rails on each side. The two aluminium tubes, which are built-in the net on the right and left side, provide for more basic stability, which facilitates the mounting and demounting of the partition net. The connection elements were also developed and designed in cooperation.
During a standard delivery date, the net is unbuttoned countless times and shifted several times within the rail. Thus, the load is always secured advantage, which the delivery agents much appreciate
Video: A football weighing 8 tons
Coordinate your special designs with us
No matter if in the weaving mill for narrow textiles, in the plastics processing, in the moulding or in the steel construction, the engineering is an interplay of lots of factors. No matter if strength tests are performed in the lifting in order to prove the marketability of a sling, to determine friction values, in order to calculate the necessary securing forces, test drives, in order to empirically certify a load control method for your defined load, our range of offers would be extended by your requirements
If there are no test methods yet, we will develop them
Where standards and sets of rules reach their limits, the task becomes really interesting. In cooperation with independent institutes such as the DGUV or the DEKRA, we will continuously develop new test procedures and commit ourselves in standardisation activities. Today, SpanSet customers can for instance combine defined shackles with round slings made by SpanSet with the same load bearing capacity, for which recently no defined standards have been applied. Testing machines of capacities of up to 250 tons are available to you at our facility for strength tests. In order to be able to perform load tests also for tonnages of more than 600 tons for the customers with least possible efforts, the new test bench of 1,500 tons was built in Neustrelitz. The test facility had a length of 12 m, a height of 15 m and a dead weight of more than 150 tons. The traction of maximum 1,500 tons is applied by two huge hydraulic cylinders. The tank volume of the hydraulic unit is as large as the heating oil tank in the basement of a detached house. The control of the load test is performed either manually or computer-controlled.
The determination of STF values and the test of the strength of the top part of lashing systems are part of our scope of services, in the same way as the dynamic drop tests for personal protective equipment against falling and many more. Our challenge is to develop new testing procedures and to define new field tests with you. Let it be the ageing, weathering and cold tests or abrasion tests of webbing.
Documentation – as important as the design itself
Our engineering services also include a detailed documentation, the issuing of standard compliant operating instructions and the allocation of factory certifications. Please find further information about the technical documentation on the following page.
What is your special task?
Exceptional tasks as those of the companies Hightex, DPD or Monte Graniti are counted among your day-to-day work? We will be glad to advise you regarding our engineering services
04.4 TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION
Violations against the Product Safety Act can be expensive
Perfect documents for the right use
A technical documentation includes all documents, which describe a technical product. Auditable statistics are often required for load suspension devices; a failure of the sling shall be excluded. Therefore, the customers and users of SpanSet products will always receive perfect documentation of all components for permanent backup. Or concern is to permanently simplify the access to the prescribed documents for you and even to make them available to you on mobile devices.
The technical documentation of a manufacturer of slings includes risk assessments, declarations of conformity, manufacturer certificates and operating instructions. Declarations of conformity and operating instructions need to be attached to each product, this is prescribed in the 1492-1 and -2 as well as in the machine directive. The requirements in the product labelling and its technical documentation changed due to the Product Safety Act, and any violations can be expensive. Penalties may be imposed for missing issuing references, missing, incorrect or incomplete operating instructions. E.g. for the misuse of the GS sign even a penalty of up to 100,000 Euros may be imposed. If the infringement would impair health or life of a third person, imprisonments of up to one year threaten. It is also forbidden to display a CE sign on a label of a clamping element, other than for lifting slings and round slings made of chemical fibres, according to the above mentioned Product Safety Act (Produktsicherungsgesetz ProdSG) § 7. As users of lashing systems you have to know the critical assessment of the right label and operating instructions for choice and distinction. To do so, also use the adjoining overview.
However, slings are subject to the machine directive 2006/42/EG, therefore round slings and lifting slings made of chemical fibres are marked with the CE sign by the manufacturer. With this, the manufacturer confirms the conformity with the machine directive.
You can also use our helpful tools for the technical documentation. Please find more information from p. 38 on.
You may recognise the correct connection and clamping elements with these following features:
STF, SHF and LC in daN and standard specification
Elongation, fibre material (label colour), date of manufacture, retrace ability code
Manufacturer with his complete address
Additional hazard warnings on an additional label
Protected label resistant to be pulled out e.g. film tube and webbing overlap
Possibility of fixing transponders or inspection tags
No CE, according to the Product Safety Act (ProdSG § 7) it is forbidden to display a CE sign on the label of clamping elements
Label colour (blue > PES, green > polyamide, brown > polypropylene)
In the national language
Attached to the product:
Text in sufficient fond
GS sign (optional)
Certificate No and graphic of the notified position
No sharp burrs and edges
Webbing must attain the triple LCim strength text
Thermofixed webbing with an elongation of less than 7 %
Characteristic stripes, robust webbing and wear-free selvedge
04.4 TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION
One layer ahead
secutex stands for “safe textile”
For 35 years, the SpanSet subsidiary secutex has developed to one of the largest processors of compact polyurethane for textile lifting slings and protective hoses. The special mixture, preparation and treatment are decisive for the uniqueness of firmly coated lifting slings and textile protective hoses which is unattained to this date. In the dialogue with our customers and with the know-how acquired for decades about their daily requirements, we constantly develop new solutions for smooth lifting and safe treating valuable goods with care.
Lots of advantages justify the use of textile slings such as e.g. little dead weight, high load bearing capacity and the good adaptation to the loads. These advantages complete lots of products of the SpanSet group with the particular material properties of secutex. In the field of lifting, impact protection and load suspension devices we established some product groups, of which lots of advantages complete one another. Nowadays, SpanSet-secutex is able to design and produce even complicated mouldings. A product line with lots of potential which completes our offer far beyond the webbing, with which all started once upon a time. All production steps take place under one umbrella and pass a systematic quality control.
Besides external factors, such as temperature, chemical environment and mechanical stress, the “sharp edge” is still one of the main causes for damages on slings itself and thus a frequent cause of accidents. Most damages on sharp or rough edges are caused by movements of the load taking place transversal to the sling. If the edge is “sharp”, in the worst case it may sever the sling. The secutex coating helps to dissipate
Technical Data and Material Samples
lifting capacities from the sharp edge. Transported goods with deviating geometry can no longer be included in the general rules for sharp edges. secutex can provide additional protection for such difficult situations. Please also note the “10 commandments for the lifting of sharp-edged loads” issued by SpanSet which you can find on the fold-out page at the front of this catalogue.
secutex is an outstanding polyurethane elastomere with particular physical and chemical properties:
High structural strength
Protects the load
Extreme wear resistance
Permanently dimensionally stable
Within the worldwide acting SpanSet group, the company SpanSet-secutex is the specialist for lifting of sharp-edged heavy loads. Our competent specialists will assist you. Our well trained employees will be glad to give the advice you need.
Our know-how is your advantage
With its long-term experience the company Axzion GKS distributes and produced load suspension devices such as traverses, coil hooks and grippers. At this, high importance is attached to complying with all safety and quality requirements according to the common rules. Due to the own construction and production at the sites in Langenfeld, Geilenkirchen and Neustrelitz Axzion disposes of numerous individual design elements, which can be assembled to an overall solution as required. Even individual productions can be realised in short delivery time. No matter if you need a cost efficient standardised application or an individualised adjustment; you will find the suitable solution in cooperation with our advisers. As a member of the international SpanSet group, the company SpanSet Axzion provides worldwide service and advice. This guarantee promise is resilient; all risks are covered by the comprehensive insurance cover. We have highly experienced employees and design using most modern development tools. Our production is equipped with the necessary certifications and proofs and our qualified specialist workers guarantee reliable quality. In cooperation with SpanSet we are working on the energy system transformation mutually with large companies compliant with standards and with high quality. Transportation of components, special products and services are of high technical, logistical and financial importance e.g. in the offshore wind energy.
Standard or individual solutions – we will give you the right advice
Being a manufacturer, we are always able to individually design a price-efficient as well as a solution oriented complete production for you. Our services also include assembly, paint and transportation up to the instruction of your employees. We offer you a complete service range one stop, in order to be able to safely fulfil most difficult standards.
With our engineering services we offer you the design, the correct material and the production all at one stop. Already during the planning phase, the optimum conception will be elaborated by the intensive contact with the user. The design using most modern 3D-CAD systems and computer-aided calculation programs (FEM) allows a late processing or change at any time. For us, detailed technical documentation and good operating instructions are as important as the ready-made product, since in the international plant engineering the used materials need to be precisely proven. Here all test results, the used materials of all components and the information about the production flow together. With our test bench of 600 tons in Langenfeld and the test bench of 1,500 tons in Neustrelitz, we offer you tests and load tests with all load bearing devices for offshore and heavy-duty applications at our sites.
Competent advice on site
The trained team of experienced advisers, testing technicians and service providers will bring along the whole potential of lots of problem solutions in your company. The application engineer will be glad to visit you in order to give you an idea of the corresponding operating conditions and requirements on site, to directly perform any necessary repairs on site and to perform any further risk analysis, if required. The SpanSet group covers almost any field
The Greek company SPANELAS consequently produces high quality products and services when lifting, fixing, handling and storing all kinds of loads for industrial plants. In 2010, the company implemented the electronic product management and identification system EPIS. Until then, the whole product management was handled solely in paper form. All products of the customers which need to be inspected were time-consuming listed in Excel lists. This problem is known by a lot of companies. An expert of the company SpanSet installed the network and also instructed the employees in the use of the database, the transponders and the writing and reading devices. In the meantime, after the transfer of the Excel lists into the database, the company SPANELAS operates the network solution with high success for five years. It is also possible to use the system on a laptop on site at the premises of the customer. The data which were maintained with high time consumption and documented with a pen stamp and did cost a lot of nerves, is now done with a few mouse clicks. It is also possible to represent invoices, delivery notes and lists of built-in spare parts or send them by e-mail. With the support of SpanSet, SPANELAS has implemented a system which renders work more efficiently than ever.
At the beginning of the years 2000, with IDXpert (formerly EPIS) SpanSet developed a system which combines soft- and hardware and revolutionised the regular inspection of slings and their documentation. Furthermore, SpanSet also keeps up at other levels in the digital age. The SpanSet lashing computer is an app for professional drivers who would like to secure a load and calculate the required lashing equipment on a mobile device. Also the new lifting computer app has received a lot of positive feedback. The free of charge app serves to determine the necessary slings for all tasks of lifting and moving loads.
We will make these and lots of other helpful tools available to you. They shall help you to save money in a measurable way. Visit us online and in the social networks and use the different product finders, configuration tools and computers, download our apps, catalogues and information material free of charge and benefit from the useful training sets. Our new blog will inform you about novelties, upcoming events and interesting developments on the market
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04.5 PRACTICAL TOOLS
Simplify your work with practical tools
All important information summarised online
Beside our catalogues and printed brochures you can also be informed about new developments, products and services in our comprehensive online offer. Visit our social media pages on which we will report about innovations and events on daily basis and publish interesting background information. SpanSet has set itself the task to be your preferred partner for products, systems and services in the fields of lifting technology, load control, height safety and Safety Management. As an internationally acting group of companies with own production and sales companies in Europe, the United States, Asia and Australia and a strong network of partner companies and subsidiaries, we have created a platform for you, in order to be able to compile the best safety solutions according to your need. Since each country lays down its own requirements, you will find country subsidiaries of SpanSet all around the globe. They are your competent contacts for any international concerns. Please find all countries where SpanSet is represented and the contact data of the corresponding country subsidiaries under:
For instance for the handling of sharp-edged steel sheets it is often improvised and an ineffective solution is being found: Thus, among others, a pile of gloves or cardboard is used as edge protection. This violates the legal provisions and can result in severe accidents. Therefore, protect your slings by using our edge protection NoCut which had been specially developed for sharp edges.
Our new product configuration tool will help you to find the suitable NoCut product for your task by entering slings, load bearing capacity, useful length, and edge radius. http://configurator.spanset-nocut.de/en/
With the online calculator, you will be able to directly calculate the necessary lashing equipment according to DIN EN 12195-1 when lashing down or the necessary lashing capacity LC according to the DIN EN 12195-1 when lashing diagonally
You will find all SpanSet products either in our catalogues or online. Thematic Microsites on which you will find all relevant information, can directly place your orders or subscribe for seminars were created for selected products.
If it is about protective equipment, lifting or load control – detect what you need whilst being mobile
Lots of applications require special levels of detail
Being a truck driver or freight forwarder, it is quite common that different loads need to be secured. You know the dimensions and weights of your load, as well as other conditions such as the friction values of the load surface. But you do not know the exact lashing values, the number of required lashing straps and their pre-tensioning forces.
According to the law, being an owner and user of personal protective equipment against falling, it is necessary to have your equipment checked at least once a year and before each use according to law. At this, lots of details are prescribed e.g. webbing and seams on the harness, function or, if applicable, deformation of hooks and eyes, cuts, wear, scorching of joining means and many more.
Or you need to lift and move heavy loads using textile lifting slings and round slings as well as chains or wire ropes and know the weight and dimensions of the load, but the exact angle and the required load bearing capacity of the sling has been dimensioned in a complex way.
SpanSet-Apps – easy and available everywhere
All these things can be calculated and determined by using our mobile apps. The useful tools provide clear and easy-to-understand user interfaces, so that, the calculation of the required lashing straps, for instance, are a piece of cake. Using the SpanSet lashing calculator, you can rapidly and easily determine the required number of lashing straps, which you need to secure your load. With the App Inspector, you will reliably and visually inspect your personal protective equipment and do not forget any important detail. The lifting app will determine for you the necessary angles and calculate the load bearing capacity of the slings.
Proven know-how in no time
The apps provide you practical aid in your day-to-day work and train the sensitivity for mass and weight force, the handling of slings and protective equipment. Our free of charge apps are available in the Google Play Store and in the Apple App Store in German, English, French, Italian and Dutch. Try it out and give us your feedback directly in the app
Height safety App Inspector
Support in visual inspection of the personal protective equipment against falling
Important notes and details to inspect harnesses, joining means and hooks
3D-view of the personal protective equipment against falling
Only available in English
Height safety App Inspector
Based on the lashing force controller
Calculation of the number of required lashing straps for low and diagonal lashing down and their pre-tensioning force
Calculation of the angle of inclination with positioning sensors
Calculation of the load control values according to the directives of the VDI 2700 sq. or DIN EN 12195
Operating with a slide controller or direct input
Documentation of the load distribution plan
Height safety App Inspector
Calculation of angles
Calculation of the required load bearing capacity of the sling
Choice from 14 different slings
Training and seminars
SpanSet is more than a manufacturer and supplier of high quality lashing systems, textile lifting slings or personal protective equipment. We would like to optimally support companies and their employees in their application and at this detect dangers at an early point in time and efficiently avoid risks in the daily work. Therefore, we provide a great number of training opportunities and professional development options, in which important know-how is imparted for more safety and efficient working.
In our safety training centre in Übach-Palenberg as well as at 13 other locations in Germany and Austria experienced and certified speakers will impart you the current knowledge in a practice-oriented way. Upon request we will also elaborate tailor-made trainings programs with you, according to a thorough needs assessment, which can also be performed with individual contents on site at your premises. Furthermore, the SpanSet group has other sites worldwide with training expertise, in order to be able to internationally accompany customers.
Please find our comprehensive training and education program for load control, lifting and height safety on the following pages. By the way, just very recently, the participants are able to refresh their theoretical knowledge in the lifting in a one-day revision workshop. Give yourself and your employees a decisive edge in your daily work.
We are looking forward to meet you.
SpanSet – Certified Safety
Give yourself and your company a decisive edge: current know-how for safe and efficient working. No matter if in the lifting, load control or height safety – you protect employees and goods against damage and thus you can save time and money every day. Use the knowledge and the experience of the market leader in terms of safety.
SpanSet seminars provide you:
Directly implementable practical knowledge
Current know-how (requirements, laws, standards, etc.)
Experienced experts as speakers
Concrete application examples
Practical exercises and demonstrations
Useful tools for your daily work
Intensive advice and support
With the SpanSet seminars you can individually design your education and training program. In the run-up we determine your situation with you, in order to perfectly adapt the contents and learning objectives to your detailed needs. The general objective of our education and training concept is, to improve the safety in your company by trained staff and thus to allow more economic working. All seminars have been performed according to the current rules and standards of the trade union and laws and consist of theoretical as well as practical units. We will also be pleased to perform the latter in your own vehicle fleet and with your machines. We will offer you individual dates upon request.
The contents of the seminars will be personally coordinated with you. As already mentioned, we would like to individually respond to your needs.
Companies with specially set up education and training facilities or which attach importance to continuous education and training of their staff.
All seminars are performed by qualified and certified moderators who possess long-term experience as application engineers. In order that your employees will obtain a high benefit for their daily work, our seminars are particularly practice-oriented. The participants will receive specialised training documents for the seminar. We also offer all seminars for closed groups.
Upon customer request, the seminars will be performed in your company or at a central place of your choice, e.g. if you have several subsidiaries. Another central training location is the Safety Training Centre (Sicherheits-Trainings-Zentrum (STZ)) of SpanSet in Übach-Palenberg.
Safe time and money– with combined seminars
The safety training centre (Sicherheits-Trainings-Zentrum (STZ)
The modernised STZ in Übach-Palenberg will provide you with the perfect conditions for intensive and practical learning.
Efficient learning in a modern environment
Independent from weather thanks to air conditioning and indoor exercise facility
Close experience of the manufacturing process
Demonstrations in the testing laboratory
Practical exercises (depending on the type of seminar)
Professional exchange with participants from your and other industries
Individual registrations are also possible Integrated service area
Here you and your employees will be trained compactly and practically. You benefit from lower seminar fees, save valuable working times and minimise travelling costs. The contents are perfectly completed and become fit to the point for safe lifting, moving and lashing of loads. In this way, you work more efficiently and economical. Please find all existing combined seminars from p. 66 on. Or combine yourself and contact us.
Ready to hand at any time – the SpanSet ID-Card
Being a participant of our seminars in the STZ you will obtain the credit-card sized SpanSet ID-Card in addition to your certificates, confirmations and a present. You will receive information about your training and qualification by SpanSet – in this way, you can prove your expertise at any time, even on the go
The right seminar for each company
In-house seminars in your company
These seminars would take employees particularly efficiently to the same level of knowledge and perform obligatory trainings (e.g. according to the DGUV regulation 1) cost-efficiently and time-saving.
Individual agreement of the desired contents
Developing solutions on site
Practical training with your own equipment
No additional travelling costs for your employees
Less number of working hours being lost
Cost-efficient participation fees
Flexible timing – training on Saturdays, in shift operation and exchange of participants would be possible
Individual seminar concepts
We will mutually promote your company achieving the objectives. Through the intense analysis of your requirements we will develop an individual training concept. Your Advantages:
Objective-oriented and efficient further training
Tailor-made training and concrete problem solution
Sustainable benefits for your company
Variable combination of in-house and STZ seminars
It is possible to obtain several certifications on one day
Individual panning an coordination
Seminars at SpanSet sites
In order that your journey is as short as possible, our speakers are at your disposal in Germany, Luxembourg and Austria.
Numerous dates are available
Shortest journey for you
Guaranteed seminar quality by experienced speakers
Individual advice after the seminar is possible
Contact in your vicinity
LEARING FROM AND WITH PROFESSIONALS
In each of our seminars one or several presenters will take care of you. Our certified speakers have long-term experience in the load control, height safety or lifting technology. They know how to familiarise you with all safety aspects in theory and practice in a comfortable learning atmosphere. Being a seminar participant you may particularly profit from our professional seminar documents and the ability of our speakers, to impart event most difficult issues in simple terms.
04.6 SEMINAR LOCATIONS
04.6 SEMINAR OVERVIEW
Seminars in Germany
Technical seminar load control 54
55 Technical seminar for load control heavy-duty transport Practical seminar for load control VDI 2700a
55 Practical seminar for load control CTU
56 Practical seminar for load control dangerous goods
56 Practical seminar for load control small vans
Technical seminar lifting 1 textiles
57 Technical seminar lifting 2 wire ropes and chains
58 Technical seminar lifting 1 + 2 textiles / wire ropes and chains
58 Practical seminar crane operator training
Practical seminar / Expertise for height safety technology
59 ic seminar training in the height safety
Further training for professional drivers according to BKrFQG
61 Further training for professional drivers Overview of modules
Combinations: Practical seminar
Load control VDI 2700a + CTU
Combination: Basic seminar
Load control + lifting 1 textiles
Combination: Technical seminar Load control + lifting 1 textiles
Combination: Technical seminar
Lifting 1 textiles + lifting 2
Wire ropes and chains
Technical seminar for load control
Training to qualified persons for load control in the road transport
Fachseminar Ladungssicherung, Schwertransport
Training to qualified persons for load control equipment on road vehicles / large volume and heavy-duty transports
Venues Berlin | Friedburg | Gütersloh | Hilden | Lübeck | Oberhausen | Oelsnitz | Osterholz-Scharmbeck | Ramstein-Miesenbach | Siegen | Soest | Süßen | Übach-Palenberg (by agreement also at your premises)
The number of participants is limited to 20 persons.
All information about your registration on p. 63. Please find current dates and prices for these seminar on www.spanset.de.
In this seminar you will learn the proper and professional handling of lashing equipment with textile lashing equipment and the calculation of lashing forces. Being a skilled person, you are qualified – after extensive sound experience in the company – to assess the safe state of lashing straps and load control tools. You can also perform tests yourself according to the recent rules and regulations.
Load control technology
Legal foundations of load control
Physical principals of load control
Contents of the standard for lashing straps
Types of load control
Calculation of forces
Material choice, proper application
Assessment of the discard criteria
This seminar is suitable for all who are engaged in transporting, loading or packaging of loads on road vehicles. This would include vehicle drivers and owners, senders, warehouse and shipping professionals as well as persons responsible who perform regular inspections of load control equipment
Venues Friedburg | Übach-Palenberg (by agreement also at your premises)
The number of participants is limited to 20 persons.
All information about your registration on p. 63. Please find current dates and prices for these seminar on www.spanset.de.
By being a participant you will learn to secure the load control of oversized loaded goods with a high loading mass on a heavy-duty transporter taking the current laws and directives into consideration.
Dimensions and weights, exemptions, transportation process planning
Legal bases and responsibilities in the load control
Forces affecting the travel operation and their effects
Automotive engineering, lashing points, load distribution plan
Lashing equipment and tools for load control
Lashing down, using and calculating
Direct lashing, using and calculating
Securing customer-specific loaded goods
Discard criteria / inspection of lashing equipment
This seminar is addressed to all who are dealing with the planning, transportation or loading of goods on large volume and heavy-duty transporters or who are responsible for such transports.
Practical seminar for load control VDI 2700a
Training to qualified persons for load control equipment in the road transport by using lashing equipment made of chemical fibres, chains and wire ropes according to the VDI 2700a
Practical seminar for load control CTU
Venues Süßen | Übach-Palenberg (by agreement also at your premises)
The number of participants is limited to 20 persons.
All information about your registration on p. 63. Please find current dates and prices for these seminar on www.spanset.de.
Training in the load control in the container according to the CTU packing guidelines
You will learn about the professional handling of all relevant lashing equipment and can calculate lashing forces in theory and practice. You are able to assess the safe state of lashing straps and load control equipment according to current standards and regulations, and you can perform the annually recurring inspections. You will complete the seminar as a skilled person for load control technology.
Legal bases of the load control
Physical principals of the load control
Requirements in the transport vehicle
Types of load control
Determining the required securing forces
Lashing equipment for the load control (EN 12195-2, -3, -4)
Development of a lashing strap
Testing laboratory / tensile tests
Discard criteria / inspection of lashing equipment
This seminar is addressed to all persons who are engaged in transporting, loading or packaging of loads on road vehicles. This includes e.g. vehicle drivers and owners, managers and persons responsible in warehouses and forwarding departments, loadmasters and safety officers as well as experts, who perform regular inspections of load control equipment.
Venues Friedburg | Übach-Palenberg (by agreement also at your premises)
The number of participants is limited to 20 persons
The load control in the container is a special case. In this seminar we will explain the technical and physical relations to you. Also, you will learn which legal requirements are important and which options you have for the load control in the container. For this purpose we will present you the most important types of load control.
Responsibilities, liability and penalties
CTU packing guideline and other technical guidelines
Technical and physical relationship of the load control according to the CTU
Load control methods
Determining the necessary forces for the load control
Load control equipment and tools