Tips and Advice
Machinery and Equipment
Cordstrap can offer tailor made solutions for machinery and equipment manufacturers that provide the physical insurance needed in a highly competitive global supply chain – safely and cost-effectively, while reducing health and safety and damage related incidents.
For heavy machinery cargo concentrated on a small footprint, particular attention should be taken to ensure that the floor of the cargo is not damaged and the weight is equally distributed over the whole floor of the container. Cordstrap’s specialists can help plan the most appropriate securing methods.
Particular care should be taken with over-wide cargo such as crated machines on flat racks to secure against sideways sliding and tipping. Cordstrap has developed solutions to ensure that such cargo remain perfectly in place for the entire transport chain – our Cargo Lashing Plates.
Compliance with the latest version of the CTU code is important for shippers – who are now explicitly responsible for delivering a cargo which is safe and suitable for transport.
Lashingshould be applied only after consideration and calculation of the forces and movements that may act on the cargo. Calculations should be based on relevant codes or standards such as the CTU Code. Cordstrap’s team of cargo securing experts can advise for specific applications.
The best lashing for a particular solution depends on a variety of factors such as the nature and weight of products and mode of transportation.
Cordstrap strapping and lashing comes in different strengths, from 1,000 lbs (450 daN) to in excess of 45,000 lbs (20,000 daN). Note that polypropylene based straps, whilst superficially similar, have completely different elongation properties from Cordstrap strap.
Moving complex machinery and equipment safely and securely