Plas­tic al­ter­na­tive to wooden blocks

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - PRODUCT WATCH -

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.”

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