Woven Strap Comparison

One of our customers sent us this Mexican 3/4” Heavy Duty Woven Strapping and buckles for testing. They thought they were getting a pretty good deal, but in our comparison tests, Redback strapping and buckles achieved 40% higher system performance.

So, today, let’s go back to the lab and take a look at the data so you can see how Redback’s superior weave patterns, coatings and buckle geometry together provide some of the highest joint strengths and repeatable performance in the industry.

Using our newly calibrated load cell with accuracy of more than 99%, we pulled 3 linear tests of the Mexican strap at 5 inches per minute. The result was an average break strength of 2768 lbs. Next, we pulled 3 linear tests of Redback 3/4” CW7525 Woven Strapping and achieved an average break strength of 2609 LBS, just slightly less than the Mexican product, but close enough for our main objective which is to compare system strengths.

Straps are used in loop form, so for a true performance comparison, we pull straps in loop form with their recommended buckle. This is called a System Test.

In 3 consecutive tests of the Mexican Strap with their 3/4”, .157gauge phosphated wire buckle, their strap slipped at 2270 LBS, slipped at 2491 LBS and slipped at 2398 LBS. for an average system strength of just 2263 LBS. This translates to a 41% joint strength.

In comparison, Redback CW7525 with Redback BF1940B Buckles achieved system strengths of 3198 LBS, 3123 LBS and 3215 LBS for an average System Strength of 3178 LBS. This is a whopping 40% higher System Strength than the Mexican product and just another example of Redback weave patterns, coatings and buckle geometry working together to provide some of the highest joint strengths and repeatable performance in the industry.

If you would like to achieve high system strengths and repeatable performance, please Request Redback and check us out on the web at Redback.com.

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