Regardless of whether you use the classic tie-down lashing or the direct / diagonal lashing, you should always remember that enormous forces act on the load and the lashing straps during transport. And both must be protected from abrasion, wear and ripping. In the worst case, a belt could break during transport and the load could start to move, or a belt could break during lashing and snap towards the load. To protect belts and goods, there is now a wide range of products available to make transport and cargo protection safer.
To protect the lashing straps and the load, there is more than just the classic edge protection corner made of hard plastic, which will always be the all-rounder. It is available in different sizes and made of materials of different thicknesses, and not only protects the tension strap but also provides more stability during transport by shifting the pressure point on the surface of the goods. For building materials or similar goods, there is the edge protector. Both products can also be used during storage to stabilise the goods.
For complete protection of the lashing straps with very rough or sharp goods, the strap can be pulled through an edge protection tube. This is usually made of polyester and thus protects the cargo securing from damage. Alternatively, you can use the edge protection hose made of fabric-reinforced rubber. Both models can be used for all commercially available tension straps.
If you want to avoid unnecessary pressing of the fabric, you can also use a ratchet pad. This is pushed under the ratchet of the lashing strap. It also provides good protection against paint damage or scratches.
Edge protectors are part of the basic equipment of every truck. They are used for sensitive loads such as paper rolls, barrels, sheetrock, wood or chipboard and the lashing straps are protected from wear or cracks with optimum pretensioning.
The edge protectors are used when transporting concrete parts or palletised construction goods such as cement sacks. Likewise, the sensitive transport of buckets on pallets or bulk goods in bags (big bags) is made safer through their use. Again, thanks to the even distribution of tensile force by the edge protectors used, the cargo securing system is optimally protected by tension straps and the load itself.