Tips and advice Machinery and equipment

For heavy machinery loads concentrated in a small footprint, special care should be taken to ensure that the base of the load is not damaged and to ensure that the weight is evenly distributed over the entire floor of the container. Cordstrap specialists can assist you in selecting the most suitable locking methods.

• Particular attention should be paid to goods of exceptional width, such as machinery packed in crates on flat racks, for a blocking that prevents any slipping and lateral overturning. Cordstrap has come up with solutions to ensure that these types of loads stay in place for the entire transport chain – our belt loops.

• Compliance with the current regulations of the CTU Code is important for the shipper, who is now explicitly held responsible for the delivery of goods that are safe and suitable for transport.

• The straps should only be applied after careful consideration and calculation of the movements and forces that can act on the load. Calculations must be made based on relevant codes or regulations, such as the CTU Code. The Cordstrap team of cargo securing experts can recommend specific applications.

•Belts must take into account a series of factors, such as the nature and weight of the products, but also the means of transport.

• Cordstrap strapping and straps are available with different sealing characteristics from 1,000 lbs (450 daN) to over 45,000 lbs (20,000 daN). Note that polypropylene straps, although similar in appearance, have completely different elongation properties than Cordstrap strapping.