How to Thread a Ratchet Strap To put on the ratc […]
How to Thread a Ratchet Strap
To put on the ratchet strap, first, open the ratchet a little so you can access the spool. Now you slide the strap over the spool and rewind it back. At this point, pull on the strap to remove any excess slack. Once all the slack is removed, you can start adjusting to the tension you want, keeping the belt straight. Once the desired tension is achieved, lock the ratchet in the closed position. To release the strap, open the ratchet fully so that it lies completely flat. Once it's flat, it's in the release position. Come on, pull your straps out. In some cases, you may not need the strength of a ratchet strap. In these cases, you will use a cam buckle. Cam straps come with a variety of accessories: butterfly fittings, electronic rail fittings, f rail hooks and spring electronic fittings, handlebar straps with s hooks, flat spring hooks, and s hooks. Cam buckles are usually available in 1" and 2" sizes.
How to Thread a Cam Buckle
To put on the cam clasp, turn the cam clasp over and feed the strap back while pressing the thumb release. While pressing the thumb release button, pull the strap to the desired tension and release. To remove the strap, press the thumb button and pull on the strap. You don't have to pull out the straps all the way, just reach your cargo. When choosing between a ratchet strap and a cam buckle, it often comes down to workload constraints, or how fragile the product is. If it's something light and fragile, choose a cam buckle as you can't over-tighten and possibly crush the product. If it's heavier and less fragile, a ratchet strap is usually a better choice.
Choosing the Right Ratchet Strap for Your Application
1. Calculate the weight and dimensions of the cargo you want to secure
2. Tie-down straps need to be equal to or greater than the Working Load Limit (WLL) for this weight
3. Choose the length you need
4. Choose the hardware that best suits your application (ratchet, hook, etc.)