Auto-Tensioners

ExTe auto load binders operate from the truck’s existing air system, making the task of load restraint simpler and safer.

Air pressure does all the hard work, quickly tensioning cargo straps once activated, then actively applying post-tension to the load whilst it is in transit.

No more straining on load binder bars or ratchet handles. No more stopping to re-tension straps a few kilometres down the road.

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Have cargo that is susceptible to shifting or settling during transport?

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Want to improve fleet efficiency in fixed commodity or contract haulage?

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What if there is an air leak?

The system runs on its own main supply line, connected to the vehicle or trailer air tank via a pressure protection valve and master on/off service tap. The protection valve will shut off if there is a drop below 6 Bar (around 85PSI), isolating the tensioner supply and retaining air system integrity for the rest of the vehicle.

In the unlikely event of any air line damage, each tensioner can be operated or isolated individually. Without air, an auto-tensioner can simply be used like a manual cargo winch, with a mechanical ratchet engage and release function, until service or repairs can be carried out.

Can the tension force be adjusted for different types of cargo?

Tension force can be adjusted by using a small in-line adjustable air regulator with gauge. A regulator can be used to adjust either a whole series of auto-tensioners, or if necessary each individual unit.

As a rough guide, the TU tensioner provides around 100kg of pre-tension per Bar of air pressure (when measured in a straight-line pull with 2.5 turns of webbing strap around the axle).

Can different types of lashing be used?

The standard axle types can accommodate a few different types of lashing, with either 50mm or 75mm webbing straps up to 9-10M in length and 6mm high grade chain.

Slip-through lashing can be used (similar method to a hand ratchet strap), where excess webbing is pulled through the axle before tensioning.

We can also assist with special applications, so please contact us to discuss your requirements.

How much will it cost to set up my truck or trailer?

As with any load restraint equipment, the number of lashings will depend on a number of factors. Load type and configuration, load weight, presence of any blocking or rubber load mats etc and the type of tensioner mounting required.

Please contact us to discuss these items in further detail and we will be happy to advise on the possibilities.

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