Line Fast Announces Improved Container Securing Twist Lock
Currently, the Lever Operated Twist Lock is universally used for securing containers on deck.
Line Fast Corporation of Long Island, N.Y., one of the most progressive firms in the container securing industry, has developed an improved version of this popular device.
The Line Fast Fastloc®, as its name states, is a fast locking container securing twist lock. "The Fastloc has an anti-jamming feature for free lever operation which eliminates one of the major problems commonly encountered," a spokesman for the company said.
In the case of one and two high stows, it eliminates lashing. On three or four high stows, the new bottom locking device allows the longshoreman to install the Fastloc on the pier before lifting the container into place. This eliminates climbing, because the Fastloc can be activated by the use of a pole.
Since the lever handle is not protruding beyond the corner casting, the Fastloc can also be used to secure two containers together before placing them into the cells. There is no obstruction with the cell guide.
Another important feature is what Line Fast calls the "Dog Bone." This allows side-by-side bridging. The rated strength of each Fastloc provides an ultimate of 70,000 pounds for uplift, 110,000 pounds for shear and 140,000 pounds for compression.
The standard unit weighs only 13.6 pounds.
For more information, write to John DiMartrno, Line Fast Corporation, 805 Grundy Avenue, Holbrook, N.Y. 11741.
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