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Secure cargo with tested lashing points on trucks and trailers

DIN EN 12640 and DIN 75410 part 1 define a lashing point as a fastening device on a vehicle, to which lashings can be directly connected. The minimum requirements in the standards describe the design of the lashing points, their number and their positions in the cargo area and their minimum load resistance. Minimum requirements and test procedures are described for lashing points on commercial vehicles and trailers.

 

Allowed maximum mass of vehicle in tAllowed pulling force on lashing point (minimum requirement)
DIN EN 12640Lashing point in cargo area:
- above 3.5 up to incl. 7.5      800 daN
- above 7.5 up to incl. 12.0   1.000 daN
- above 12.0   2.000 daN
Lashing points in front wall   1.000 daN
DIN 75410-1Lashing points in cargo area      400 daN

We offer you consultation on the subject of testing of lashing points and we offer you tailor made tests.

Achim Peter (Group Leader Load Securing)

Lashing Point Test

When testing, a random lashing point is tested in the cargo area and in the front wall. The introduced test force is 1.25 times the maximum allowed pulling force. The direction of the force has to be in the three most unfavourable directions. The lashing points are tested at location by us using mobile test equipment.

Some vehicles offer the possibility to use lashing points as variable lashing point systems. A special frame profile is integrated into the outer body-frame or into the floor of the vehicle. The advantage of this system is the possibility to use lashing points which are close together and the lashing belts can be optimised regarding lashing angle and lashing length to the cargo. Furthermore extra heavy duty lashing points exist, which are installed to special purpose vehicles. They have a higher pulling force resistance than DIN EN 12640 requires, they are marked with a number.

TÜV NORD Load Securing - Lashing Point Test

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