Plastic alternative to wooden blocks
A high performance recycled plastic cribbing system engineered to provide optimum safety and durability when stabilising heavy loads is being introduced throughout Australasia and SouthEast Asia by Cribbing and Matting.
The lightweight, splinter-free, non-absorbent and environmentally sustainable Dura Crib and Dura Stat ranges were developed to replace older, weaker, less predictable wood cribbing systems that need constant ongoing replacement involving consumption of a finite resource.
With a 50-year warranty against splitting, rotting, absorption, termites and mould, the Dura Crib and Dura Stat systems have been extensively proven under some of the world's toughest safety regimes in the USA.
Applications include industries such as construction and building, rescue and recovery, mining and resources, food processing and materials handling, industrial maintenance and safety, road and rail transport, ports and shipping.
“A beauty of this range is that it is a complete proven system of integrated products that can be combined to provide comprehensive solutions across a wide range of industries,” says Cribbing and Matting Co's managing director Tony Brooks.
The firm claims its product is “stronger than oak”, with a typical strength per square inch of 700-1200 psi (4.826 – 8.2737 MPa). It has high stability and repeatability (consistency of plus/minus two percent, predictability 99 percent), as well as being resistant to gas, oil, chemicals and organic substances such as blood.
“For years fire and emergency departments, industrial plants, resources and mining workers have used wood to stabilise equipment, products and vehicles. This is despite the fact that it comes with knots, is absorbent, cracks, splits and splinters. In fact, the only guarantee with wood is that you will eventually have to replace it,” said Brooks.
“Dura Crib and Dura Stat are guaranteed for 50 years against such shortcomings while creating a safer, longer-lasting and more durable cribbing base that saves time and money in the long run.
“This precisely engineered and easily handled system is the fastest way to stabilise loads, including machinery and vehicles ranging from cars to heavy trucks. By ensuring stability quickly and easily in all industrial situations, it saves time and protects workers.”