VDI 2700 is a guideline that describes which inertial forces affect the load. To secure the load, load securing must counteract these forces. If the cargo is secured against tilting, some of the inertial forces are counteracted by the friction between the load or the load carriers (such as pallets) and the floor. The graphic illustrates that a large portion of excessive inertial forces remains nonetheless. These forces must be neutralised by securing the load with tools for load securing.
1 corresponds to the maximum of inertial forces from driving dynamics in the direction of travel; if the cargo is secured against tilting, the inertial forces are counteracted by the friction between load and vehicle floor
EN 12642 XL - rigidity requirements for standard bodies
Beyond VDI 2700 there are additional European standards that regulate load securing. EN 12642 XL specifies the minimum requirements for a body, which absorbs at least part of the excess inertial forces (see graphic). Since such a body cannot secure all the forces described in VDI 2700, form-fit loading requires additional securing depending on load weight and friction.
The Kögel MAXX bodies with platform gate are certified according to EN 12642 XL. They thus meet all minimum requirements defined in the standard. In addition to the forces secured via the body, additional tools such as lashing points, ratchet straps or load securing wedges must be used for these vehicles. It is only then that all inertial forces described in VDI 2700 are neutralised.
EN 12642 XL
Certified body rigidity according to DIN EN 12642 XL
To ensure that the load is secured on the loading area without additional load securing measures, the body rigidity must be increased. The Kögel MAXX bodies with sliding curtains and the rigid bodies meet the rigidity requirements for enforced bodies according to EN 12642 XL. For vehicles with this certificate, load securing is very simple: the body is used. If the vehicle is loaded completely and form-fitted, the body is used for load securing. The body takes on the forces resulting from driving dynamics according to VDI 2700. This means: In case of form-fit loading, no additional load securing elements have to be used.
2 no additional load securing measures are required for form-fit loading of cargo.
The load is form-fit, if there is no more than one hand width (max. 5 cm) of space between the front, rear, and side wall and the individual load units (e.g. pallets, lattice boxes). It is only then that the load can support itself by leaning against the body.
If there is no form-fit on one or more sides, various accessories can be used to establish form-fit also for partial loads. For this purpose, Kögel also offers solutions to meet your transportation requirements.
For some cargoes, it is not possible to use form-fitting loading for transporting. In that case, the load must be secured by tying down or tying diagonally. The Kögel products also offer an ideal solution for different industries here.
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