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“The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes a target to reduce road traffic deaths and injuries by 50% by 2020.”
- World Health Organization
For the number one safety restraint company in the world, a cutting-edge installation system ensures that airbags deploy and protect as designed, and faster and easier installation creates a competitive differentiator.
In addition to the simple fact that people prefer to buy safer vehicles, industry regulations put pressure on auto manufacturers to develop safety solutions that reduce traffic deaths and injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stipulates that side airbags need to deploy in less than 1/20th of a second. Current airbag deployment designs can meet that requirement. Unfortunately, those designs exceed the capabilities of the industry standard airbag clamping system. That problem sent Band-IT to the drawing board.
“Airbags in automobiles were introduced in the late 1960s. In 1995, Volvo began offering side airbags and torso side protection airbags as an option on its 850 models.”
Based on the customer's requirements, BAND-IT developed the patented Dual-Lokt Intelligent Clamping System.
The heart of the solution is the Dual Lokt Clamp, which exhibits extreme diameter reduction, 2 1/2 times greater loop tensile strength than the competitor’s system, and is made with materials chosen for optimal performance and price.
It’s managed by a programmable logic controller (PLC), that provided never-before achieved control and accuracy in the installation process. The system set a new global standard for clamping system installation on Automotive Safety Products.
"There are products that nobody else has, and BAND-IT offers the tools to apply the clamp. Competitors are just offering clamps, they’re not offering tools - and you can’t do that."
BAND-IT Customer | Akron, Ohio, USA
BAND-IT’s Dual Lokt Intelligent Clamping System saved the safety restraint company significant time, increased throughput, eliminated repetitive motion injuries and provided the strength to meet the demands of the most advanced side curtain technologies. It also established a competitive advantage our customer was looking for.