Good news for all the truck drivers out there; trucking continues to be the dominant mode of freight transportation, and an integral part of the U.S economy according to the 2012 edition of ATA American Trucking Trends by American Trucking Associations.

Overall in 2011; “trucking moved $603.9 billion in freight – more than 80 percent of all freight transportation revenue. That freight weighed 9.2 billion tons – 67 percent of all freight by weight.”  We don’t have to tell you that is a lot of freight!

The distances travelled by truckers are almost astronomical too, with “Class 6-8 trucks travelling 131.2 billion miles in 2010, and all trucks regardless of size travelling 397.8 billion miles.”

So how do truck drivers keep their freight safe and secure while driving these incredible distances? By using Redback Industries composite strapping and galvanised buckles, of course. With maximum impact resistance and high joint strength, truckers know that their freight will remain firmly solid and steadfast for their journey. Woven polyester strapping won’t rust or damage the goods either. Using Redback Industries POWERFLEX composite strapping may even lighten the truckers’ loads, being a quarter of the weight of steel banding.

There’s really no reason for trucking companies not to get in touch with Redback Industries, if you haven’t already, and experience the benefits which woven polyester strapping can bring to your business.

Visit Redback Industries October 25-27 in Booth 907 at the Breakbulk Americas 2011 Transportation Conference and Expo in New Orleans. Redback Industries will be exhibiting their full line of heavy duty polyester cord lashing, strap buckles and strapping tools, as well as woven polyester strapping and composite cord strapping.

Breakbulk Americas is the largest and most important gathering in the Americas for companies involved in the shipping of heavy-lift, project cargo and traditional breakbulk cargoes. It is where shippers have the opportunity to meet and develop relationships with the leading specialized carriers, forwarders, ports, terminals and packers who have the expertise and resources to handle oversized cargoes with unique handling requirements.

Exhibitors include the world’s major carriers, forwarders and ports that handle specialized heavy-lift, project and breakbulk cargoes. In addition to a bustling exhibition floor, Breakbulk Americas will feature a 2-day conference with top speakers addressing industry issues. The in-depth program will delve into today’s most pressing breakbulk transportation topics. Speakers will also discuss the hottest regions for breakbulk and project cargo, and review sectors such as oil and gas, and other power generation markets.

Redback Industries has built a strong reputation in the cargo securement industry for providing quality strapping solutions and services at competitive prices.  Redback Industries provides composite cord strapping, woven polyester strapping, and cargo lashing for load securement.  In addition, check out our strap buckles as well as strapping tools and accessories for maximum efficiency and durability.  Find out how we can help you with load restraint at www.redback.com.

When using products such as Redback Industries’ POWERFLEX composite strapping and POWERWEB woven cord strapping it’s important to use the appropriate tools to secure the load, for safety and security reasons.

Our Proseries tools and accessories ensure your cordstrap is at the correct and safest tension. The TM395 Tensioning Tool is our heavy-duty tensioning tool which provides ultra-high tension. This is a part of our POWERLASH Cargo Restrain Systems, and used in conjunction with our PROGRIP heavy-duty strap buckles, you’ve got one heavy-duty system! PROGRIP heavy duty strap buckles provide maximum joint efficiency and high system strength. You have the choice between galvanized buckles or phosphated coverings. We recently added a black galvanised buckle coating which has superior holding power in all weather conditions. The geometry of PROGRIP Buckles is optimised for use with Redback strapping.

For an example of how to use these tools to ensure that your cargo is the safest and most secure that it can be, watch this video on Buckle Threading which demonstrates the correct way to thread a buckle.

Redback Industries offers a wide range of galvanised buckle types, for all uses. For more information about uses and pricing, please contact us.

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As experts in load securement and cargo securement, Redback Industries consistently reviews cargo securement rules to make sure we’ve got the right products for the job.

The rules for cargo securement state that that all devices and systems used to secure cargo on or in a vehicle must be capable of meeting the performance criteria. All vehicle structures, systems, parts and components used to secure cargo should be in excellent shape, with no damaged or weakened components that might fail during transport.

For this reason, we recommend either POWERWEB Woven Cord Strapping or POWERFLEX Composite Strapping which both stay tight, and retain tension better than other methods of load securement.  These two products will absorb the shocks of shifting cargo, so that your cargo stays secure, and suffers less damage than it would using steel chain or steel banding.  Not only that, but POWERFLEX and POWERWEB are both easy-to-use, and safe since they don’t snap back like steel banding.

To find out more, check out this demo of our POWERFLEX Composite Strapping.  To read more about the Federal Cargo Securement Rules, visit www.fmcsa.dot.gov.  And to find out how Redback Industries can help you secure your load, visit www.redback.com.

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Hand grade poly strapping, is a user-friendly packaging solution that is applied using manual poly strapping tools such as feeders, tensioners and sealers. It is ideal for hand strapping and palletizing in smaller to medium volumes.  Hand grade poly strapping is able to stretch for a snug fit during packaging and has low tension retention.  Manual tensioners and crimping systems are available for low volume applications. Automatic hand tools are used for higher volume applications.  Both manual and automatic tools are available as combination tools, which perform the tensioning, sealing and cutting, or as separate tensioners, sealers, and cutters.

Hand grade poly strapping can be manually applied using wire buckles and tightened using manual strapping tools. The ends of the poly strapping can be fused together using a handheld friction weld, a heat sealing strapping tool or a plastic strapping seal.

Redback Industries carries a complete range of strapping tools and strapping tensioners for securing cargo. Redback’s line of PROSERIES strapping tools is noted for their precision manufacturing, durability, and safety. Industrial strength strapping tools and accessories are economical and require minimal maintenance.

Trust the protection of your cargo to poly strapping and strapping tools from Redback Industries – which can be used on poly strapping. For more information please visit our site at www.redback.com

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Different strapping needs require different tools – at Redback Industries, we want to make sure you have the right strapping product for the job, along with proper strapping tools.

Machine grade poly strapping, or machine grade polypropylene strapping, is specially designed to be applied using a strapping machine or a tabletop banding machine. You can use both semi-automatic and automatic strapping machines with this type of strapping. The machine grade poly strapping’s high elongation and recovery, as well as its low tension retention, make it an excellent choice for secure and speedy machine strapping and palletizing.

Strapping machines, also known as bundlers, are used for high volume applications or special applications. They are available in horizontal and vertical orientations; bottom seal, side seal, and top seal orientations; semi-automatic and automatic varieties. The automatic versions are designed to be used inline with conveyor systems.

Machine grade poly strapping, or machine grade polypropylene strapping, is specially designed to be applied using a strapping machine or a tabletop banding machine. You can use both semi-automatic and automatic strapping machines with this type of strapping. The machine grade poly strapping’s high elongation and recovery, as well as its low tension retention, make it an excellent choice for secure and speedy machine strapping and palletizing.

Compared to hand grade poly strapping, machine grade poly strapping is a more inexpensive packaging solution. It minimizes labor costs because of the quick application.

Trust the protection of your cargo to poly strapping and strapping tools from Redback Industries – which can be used on poly strapping. For more information please visit our site at www.redback.com

Published in Cord Strapping

Redback Industries carries a complete range of strapping tools and strapping tensioners for securing cargo. Redback’s line of PROSERIES strapping tools is noted for their precision manufacturing, durability, and safety. Industrial strength strapping tools and accessories are economical and require minimal maintenance.

Woven Polyester Cord and Composite Cord Strapping are a safer, more affordable, and easier to carry alternative to steel strapping. Polyester strapping maintains tension over time and absorbs impacts that would normally break steel strapping.

Now, with your first order of 12 coils, get a FREE ¾” windlass strapping tensioner.  Offer valid through June 15.  Redback offers demonstrations and training, corporate pricing programs, free tool and tool repair programs, as well as local inventory and delivery.

Trust the protection of your cargo to poly strapping and strapping tools from Redback Industries. For more information please visit our site at www.redback.com

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Good stuff. Trucks bring it. And if they want it to stay good, they use Redback Industries composite strapping and galvanised buckles, which is ideal for securing heavy loads, bundled loads and irregular shaped objects.

“Good stuff. Trucks Bring It” is an industry-wide campaign aimed at improving the image of trucking. By emphasizing the relevance of trucking to all aspects of American society, the image campaign presents the public with a positive, modern image of the professional driver and industry. Everything we use comes by truck. “Trucks Bring It” is how the industry informs the public of its importance.

The American Trucking Association is currently seeking nominations for the sixth annual Mike Russell “Good stuff” Trucking Image Award. The award honors those that creatively generate positive awareness of the trucking industry.

“It is important to highlight trucking’s role as the backbone of the American economy,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. “Our industry is not only essential, but safe and sustainable. We are looking forward to this year’s nominations and recognizing those that promote our image year round.”

A part of what makes trucking such a safe and sustainable industry is surely Redback’s composite cord strapping, which is a much safer and less hazardous alternative to steel banding.

We look forward to seeing the shortlist for this Trucking Image Award, and good luck to all nominees!

Published in Industry News
Saturday, 02 May 2015 04:45

Containerization and Load Securing

Containerization originated in early coal mining regions in England and Germany in the late 1700s. By the 1830s, railroads were carrying containers that could be transferred to other modes of transport. Originally used for shipping coal on and off barges, “loose boxes” were used to containerize coal. The early 1900s saw the adoption of closed container boxes designed for movement between road and rail.  Containerization continued to evolve and toward the end of World War II, the United States Army used specialized containers to speed the loading and unloading of transport ships. The first vessels purpose-built to carry containers began operation in 1951 and in the U.S. ships began carrying containers between Seattle and Alaska.

Today, approximately 90% of non-bulk cargo worldwide moves by containers stacked on transport ships. There are many different materials available to stabilize and secure cargo in containers now used in all modes of transportation. Conventional load securing methods and materials such as steel banding have been around for decades. Due to technological advancement there are new load securing options available such as polyester strapping and lashing.  All types of tensioned strapping, particularly steel, need to be handled carefully because of potential injury.

Woven cord strapping outperforms steel banding and provides optimum protection against serious injury to employees and customers. Redback’s POWERWEB absorbs impacts and load shifting that would normally break steel banding, and it will not lash-back dangerously when cut.  For more information please visit our site at www.redback.com

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Visit Redback Industries October 25-27 in Booth 907 at the Breakbulk Americas 2011 Transportation Conference and Expo in New Orleans. Redback Industries will be exhibiting their full line of heavy duty polyester cord lashing, strap buckles and strapping tools, as well as woven polyester strapping and composite cord strapping.

Breakbulk Americas is the largest and most important gathering in the Americas for companies involved in the shipping of heavy-lift, project cargo and traditional breakbulk cargoes. It is where shippers have the opportunity to meet and develop relationships with the leading specialized carriers, forwarders, ports, terminals and packers who have the expertise and resources to handle oversized cargoes with unique handling requirements.

Exhibitors include the world’s major carriers, forwarders and ports that handle specialized heavy-lift, project and breakbulk cargoes. In addition to a bustling exhibition floor, Breakbulk Americas will feature a 2-day conference with top speakers addressing industry issues. The in-depth program will delve into today’s most pressing breakbulk transportation topics. Speakers will also discuss the hottest regions for breakbulk and project cargo, and review sectors such as oil and gas, and other power generation markets.

Redback Industries has built a strong reputation in the cargo securement industry for providing quality strapping solutions and services at competitive prices.  Redback Industries provides composite cord strapping, woven polyester strapping, and cargo lashing for load securement.  In addition, check out our strap buckles as well as strapping tools and accessories for maximum efficiency and durability.  Find out how we can help you with load restraint at www.redback.com.

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