Bruehl, Germany – Users of industrial packaging are facing increasing challenges with regard to load securing and sustainability. Often, transport safety is realized by using large quantities of load securing materials. In global goods transport, however, these solutions are not practical for the entire distribution chain, as picking and rearranging of cargo is common. As a result, load securing for loading units is renewed several times during transport to end customers. Drumguard® Quattro improves this process by combining economic advantages with a modern, sustainable concept.The system only consists of two components and is therefore much easier to handle than conventional load securing straps as well as stretch and shrink films. There is also no need to invest in machinery for pallet securing.
“With the European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy, the European Union announced a paradigm shift at the start of 2018, and MAUSER, as one of the pioneers for sustainable industrial packaging, is always searching for new ways to reduce the use of materials, and to develop products that can be used several times and recycled in the best possible way,” explains Klaus-Peter Schmidt, Head of Product Development and Global Sustainability Management at MAUSER. The robust design of Drumguard® Quattro allows the system to be reused instead of using single-use plastic or metal products.
“The safe transport of goods is becoming increasingly important, which is reinforced by international legislation and increased transport controls,” clarifies Marc Löffler, Head of Technical Service at MAUSER. In Directive 2014/47/EU the European Union once again intensified technical roadside inspections for the safety of commercial vehicles. The use of Drumguard® gives customers the certainty that optimal securing of plastic, metal and fiber drums is guaranteed to minimize the risk of slipping drums due to dynamic effects. Successful tests and certifications have proved this in accordance with DIN EN 12195-1, EUMOS 40509 and DIN EN 12642.
For the transport of goods in industrial packaging, this means that the optimal load securing needs to be selected with regard to performance, cost and environmental aspects. The Drumguard® Quattro impresses with many advantages in handling. “The simple assembly on wooden pallets, the enormous time savings leading to reduced process costs as well as the significantly improved ergonomics in operations have convinced our customers in Germany,” explains Alexander Strauch, Managing Director of Strauch GmbH. With the sales partnership between MAUSER and Strauch, the offering will now be extended to Europe and other continents. At FachPack 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany, MAUSER will present the concept to visitors at Stand 423 in Hall 7.
Drumguard® Quattro – selected advantages at a glance:
- Significant time savings when assembling the loading unit
- No complex load securing with disposable materials
- No additional load securing machines necessary
- Suitable for steel, plastic and fiber drums
- Reusable due to robust design
- Optimized ergonomics during assembly and easy handling with simple tools