WHAT IS A RATED LOAD CAPACITY?

  • Ratings are generally established and/or regulated by industry or legislative standards and may vary from industry to industry.
  • All ratings shown in this catalog are based on the product being new, and used in normal environmental conditions.  Special consideration must be given to item selection when unusual conditions can be expected.  Particular caution should be exercised to avoid exposing the product to sharp edges or acids.
  • Products are subject to age, wear and deterioration, all of which cause a reduction in the product’s breaking strength capacity.  We recommend that all products be regularly inspected.  Any worn, deformed or damaged products should immediately be removed from service and replaced.
  • The component with the lowest breaking strength capacity in the entire restraint system will probably fail first.  Each component of the entire system plays an important that tie-downs be attached to components that are of sufficient strength to property secure the load.  For example, if one anchors a standard web binder assembly with a rated load capacity of 12,000lbs. to a device with a breaking strength capacity of 5,000lbs then that system will fail at 5,000lbs.

WHAT IS BREAKING STRENGTH CAPACITY?

  • This is the minimum load a component or assembly will withstand before failure.

WHAT IS WORKING LOAD LIMIT?

  • The Working Load Limit is the maximum load that may be applied to a component of a cargo securement system during normal service.  For your safety, CTS recommends that “working load capacity” not exceed one-third (1/3) the component and/or assembly “breaking strength capacity”
  • The Working Load Limit for a tiedown is the lowest WLL of any of its parts or the WLL of the anchor points it is attached to, whichever is less.  Every device contributes to the WLL of the securement system.
  • For a synthetic webbing tiedown, the WLL is the working load limit of the tiedown assembly or the anchor point it is attached to, whichever is less.
  • Never exceed the working load limit (WLL) of any synthetic web tiedown(s).  The loading of any synthetic web tiedown beyond its WLL can result in severe personal injury or death.

IT IS THE OWNER’S AND USER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO DETERMINE SUITABILITY OF A PRODUCT FOR ANY PARTICULAR USE.  CHECK ALL APPLICABLE INDUSTRY, TRADE ASSOCIATION, FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL AND LOCAL REGULATIONS.  READ ALL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS CAREFULLY.