Factors to consider when choosing Tie Down Straps


Narrow down your options for Tie Down Straps

With so many types of tie-down straps on the market, you might consider grabbing anything because they all look very similar.

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Narrow down your options for Tie Down Straps

With so many types of tie-down straps on the market, you might consider grabbing anything because they all look very similar. However, the following factors need to be considered when choosing the right lacing:


1) Breaking strength
First, breaking strength refers to the weight or tension that causes the strap to fail or break. It is determined using the weakest point of the strap.

If the webbing has a breaking strength of 2,000 lbs and the end fittings are only rated for 1,500 lbs, the overall breaking strength of the strap is determined to be 1,500 lbs.

2) Working Load Limit (WLL)
WLL refers to the amount of load the strap can safely withstand. WLL is always measured at 1/3 of the total breaking strength of the strap. This means that a band with a breaking strength of 15,000 lbs has a WLL of 5,000 lbs.

Make sure the WLL of the strap is higher than the weight of the load for safety. It is recommended to use the shoulder straps in pairs as an extra safety measure.

3) Length
Get a tie strap that is too short and you won't be able to tie your cargo end to end. Use something that's too long and you'll have loose ends that can become tangled with other objects.
 
4) Tightening mechanism
As we discussed earlier, there are many types of mechanisms to choose from.

The most basic types are lashing straps and cam buckle straps, which use helical teeth or other locking mechanisms to hold loads in place. There are a variety of toothless mechanisms to prevent strap wear.

On the other hand, the ratchet mechanism can tighten the strap faster and easier. Ratchet straps are ideal for moderate to heavy loads that require a more secure fastening system.

For more product related information, please click:Ratchet Buckle