Doleco USA, manufacturer of lifting, sling and load-securing technologies, introduced the new LayerLok XP, AF and SC double-decking systems. The LayerLok XP and AF are engineered for use in dry van and reefer applications, and the LayerLok SC is specifically designed for installation in shipping containers. All three new LoadLok products are capable of doubling payload capacity, Doleco noted during a press conference held at the Technology Maintenance Council 2021 Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition in Cleveland.
All “captive” LayerLok systems never leave the trailer and can be stowed at ceiling height when not in use, Doleco detailed. While different in design, each of the three systems has been optimized to minimize material use and weight, while maximizing strength and durability. The LayerLok XP system is made of proprietary, patent-pending materials that have a higher strength-to-weight ratio than competing products, allowing it to be designed with the thinnest track profiles in the world.
The LayerLok XP features a radically different 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. The system’s steel head assembly and beam adjustment tool both glide seamlessly within recessed slots on either side of the teeth, virtually eliminating the snag points common to other systems. Optional head assemblies enable the system to operate at just 60 dB
The LayerLok XP can also be configured with interconnecting horizontal tracks that use turntable intersections, enabling decking beams to seamlessly switch from vertical to horizontal travel. The unique feature allows users to accommodate a wider array of cargo capacity and securement needs, by letting decking beams serve double duty as shoring beams when needed.
The LayerLok AF is designed as an alternative to the most common aircraft-track-based systems and is modeled on a complementary design. 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.
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.
LayerLok XP, AF and SC were developed by The Netherlands-based LoadLok. LayerLok has been in use throughout Europe for more than 15 years and is already available in 42 countries worldwide. Through an agreement with LoadLok, Doleco is now the exclusive North American distributer and co-manufacturer of the LayerLok XP, AF and SC.