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By Tim Sanford
BRANCHBURG, NJ -- Kinedyne LLC has announced a line of new winches that integrate with its heavy-duty load-securement straps. The winches are said to weigh less than their predecessors. They incorporate a new thumb pawl feature, and work with Kinedyne's Rhino Max and K-Force straps to provide an integrated system can boost working load limits by more than 20%, according to the manufacturer.
The new winches have a working load limit of 6,670 lbs., more than 20% greater than the current industry standard of 5,500 pounds. This is consistent with the 6,670-pound WLL of Kinedyne's Rhino Max and K-Force winch straps. The manufacturer points out that this increase in WLL means more secure loads, lower damage claims and other benefits.
Working as a load securement system, Kinedyne's new winches and straps provide a greater WLL than many chain and binder systems. The company offers a wide variety of weld-on, portable, sliding, double-L sliding and combination winch styles to ensure that the appropriate winch is available for each application.
With the addition of its newly engineered winches, Kinedyne now offers a range of integrated cargo securement systems with an industry-leading WLL. "In addition to making our winch offering stronger and more durable, we've reduced their weight by an average of 22%, making them easier to handle," said Bob Dissinger, director of U.S. sales for Kinedyne. "And we've added a new 'thumb saver' pawl that is simpler to operate, even with gloved hands."
All of Kinedyne's 3-bar winches have been redesigned and feature the new"Thumb Saver" thumb pawl as well as increased spacing between bars, from 0.75 to 1.13". The unique 3-bar winch reel design allows for easy strap insertion, even when slots have ice buildup.
Kinedyne has engineered each new winch frame using heat-treated carbon steel, and the design includes a single piece rolled, heat-treated, split mandrel with a welded cap and a forged steel thumb pawl. Most of Kinedyne's popular winches have been converted to the new design, which features a black matte powder-coated finish.
The new mandrel retains its optimized web-slot radius, which minimizes webbing cutting and abrasion, thus extending its life. The material and design are also resistant to "egging" -- the elongation of the mandrel cap hole -- which helps improve operator safety when using a winch bar.
Kinedyne engineers its winch components by attaching them to the frame using robotic welders to ensure manufacturing consistency. In addition, the month and year of manufacture are permanently stamped on each winch frame.
Slider winch frame thicknesses have been decreased to 7 mm., reducing their weight by 19%. While weld-on winch frame thicknesses remain at 8 mm., their weights nevertheless have been reduced by 25%, resulting in increased strength for both.
"We set a new industry standard for weight capacity with the introduction of our Rhino Max and K-Force cargo securement straps in 2018," Dissinger continued. "With the introduction of our new winches, we've created a stronger, lighter-weight system that's more durable, easier to operate and that fits a wide variety of cargo securement applications. Our innovation, design and manufacturing are why they call us the 'Cargo Control People!'"
Kinedyne's broad line of cargo control, capacity and access products can be purchased through Kinedyne's extensive distribution network, which includes thousands of outlets across North America. Users can find distributor locations near them by calling Kinedyne's customer service department at (800) 848-6057 in the United States, (800) 268-3530 in Canada and 011.5255.53184844 in Mexico.
Founded in 1968, Kinedyne LLC is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of cargo control technologies, including cargo securement, capacity and access solutions for the transportation industry. Kinedyne's world headquarters are located in Branchburg, NJ; the company has affiliates located around the globe, including Kinedyne Canada Ltd.; Sistemas Kinedyne, S.A. de C.V., in Mexico and Nantong Kinedyne Ltd. in China.
In 2013, Kinedyne was acquired by The Heico Cos. LLC, a parent holding company with revenue of over $2 billion and a diversified portfolio of more than 40 businesses involved in manufacturing, construction and industrial services. Heico is online at www.heicocompanies.com .
In 2017, Kinedyne LLC was nationally certified as a Women's Business Enterprise by the Women Presidents' Educational Organization NY, a regional certifying partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Kinedyne maintains a website at www.kinedyne.com .
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