Kinedyne has revised its chain/load binder product offering in an effort to make them fully compliant with newly released industry standards.
The Web Sling and Tie-Down Association (WSTDA) — for the first time in its history — recently published a set of recommended standards for load binders. In the spring of 2011, the association released the publication ‘WSTDA T-6 Recommended Standard Specification for Load Binders Used with Chain Tie-Downs’ after a lengthy review of the matter. Kinedyne vice president Ralph Abato is also vice president of the Association and a board member.
WSTDA is a technical association dedicated to the development and promotion of voluntary recommended standards. Members of the WSTDA include a wide variety of manufacturers and suppliers of synthetic lifting and tie-down products as well as transport chains and load binders.
The new standard will help ensure a minimum level of quality and traceability for all load binders.
The changes to Kinedyne load binders were made in anticipation of action by federal and local enforcement agencies to eventually adopt the new standard into existing cargo-securement regulations.
All new production of Kinedyne load binders will now offer the following features and benefits:
* Manufactured & tested per the new WSTDA T-6 standards for load binders.
* Stamped markings on the binder with the Kinedyne logo, a manufacturer code, and reference to the date the binder was manufactured.
* Tags attached to each binder with warning and operating instructions in English, French, and Spanish.
Kinedyne customers will receive shipments of the improved binders once current inventories are depleted from stock on a part-number-specific basis.