Doleco USA has introduced the new LayerLok XP, AF, and SC double-decking systems, which are engineered for use in dry van and reefer applications at the American Trucking Associations' Technology and Maintenance Council Fall Meeting.
According to Doleco, the LayerLok SC is specifically designed for installation in shipping containers. All three new LoadLok products are capable of doubling payload capacity, and their introduction greatly increases the options available to the shipping industry.
“The LayerLok XP, AF and SC double-decking systems are each purpose-designed and precision-engineered to meet the harsh demands of the shipping environment,” said Ralph Abato, president and managing director of Doleco. “The entry of a new major competitor, like Doleco, into the North America marketplace, will expand customer options and renew competitive vigor within the load securement industry generally, and within the double-decking segment specifically.”
“I’m also announcing that Doleco will offer a free LayerLok XP, AF or SC system to any qualifying fleet,” Abato added.
The LayerLok XP features a machined aluminum track design with beveled teeth instead of holes or slots. Single- and double-track styles are offered, each with surface-mount, semi-recessed and fully-recessed profiles available. According to the company, the system’s steel head assembly and beam adjustment tool both glide seamlessly within recessed slots on either side of the teeth, nearly eliminating the snag points common to other systems. Optional head assemblies enable the system to operate at 60 dB.
“The LayerLok XP system is the apex of payload maximizing and protection technology,” said Abato. “There is not a better, more versatile or comparably robust double-decking system available anywhere.”
The LayerLok AF is designed as an intelligent alternative to the most common aircraft-track-based systems and is modeled on a complementary design, so complementary in fact, that its tracks and decking beams are completely interchangeable with competing systems that are currently installed or now being sold. Single-and double-track styles with surface-mount and semi-recessed versions are also available.
“LayerLok AF is designed as a universal solution for trailer OEMs and fleets that are comfortable with the status quo, but less comfortable with the lack of competitive sourcing and pricing for aircraft-track systems,” said Abato. “In an industry that is somewhat resistant to change, we’re offering complete systems solutions, individual replacement components, and everything in between, but I think what we’re really offering is a sense of relief.”
The LayerLok SC is designed exclusively for use in 20- and 40-foot shipping container applications. The steel tracks are engineered to be welded into position within the container body. In addition to optimizing container capacity, the LayerLok SC helps protect cargo and maintain its stability during intermodal transfers.
“We are excited to partner with Doleco USA to bring these new load-securing, payload-optimizing, and cargo-protecting technologies to North America,” said Eelco Noort, product manager for LoadLok.