Using decking to safely stack two levels of palletized freight in a single trailer can double cargo capacity, providing significant bottom-line savings. However, some captive decking systems can get in the way of larger cargo or risk forklift damage during loading and unloading. Kinedyne’s new extended clearance head design for the K2 Kaptive Beam decking system moves logistic beams 2.46 inches higher in the trailer, providing even more clearance for forklifts and freight.
“Our new extended clearance head design for the K2 system not only can help keep maintenance and replacement costs under control by reducing beam damage, it also provides more flexibility for seamlessly carrying a taller stack of freight,” says Jason Lueck, Kinedyne engineering manager. “The design creates up to 3 percent more free space at the top of the trailer when the beam is stored—maximizing the available cubic space when decking is not required.”
The new extended clearance head assembly for the K2 Kaptive Beam is made from anodized high-strength aluminum. It moves within Kinedyne’s exclusive vertical track to position and securely lock the beams wherever they are needed for decking or shoring. The K2 Kaptive Beam aluminum track weighs 25% less than Kinedyne’s K1 Kaptive Beam track and can also be recessed to maximize trailer interior width, according to the company. This is ideal for customers where weight savings, fuel economy and maximum cargo capacity are the priorities.
“As a global leader in the development of safe and innovative cargo control products, Kinedyne is focused on continuous improvement to deliver new products and product enhancements like the extended clearance head assembly that help our customers improve their efficiency and profitability,” says Roger Perlstein, vice president of sales and marketing.
The new extended clearance head is compatible with existing K2 Kaptive Beam systems, so customers can upgrade their decking systems without changing installed K2 track.
For more information about the new extended clearance head for the K2 Kaptive Beam System, visit kinedyne.com/double-deck.