Kinedyne LLC has announced the introduction of THE E-HOOK brand wall-mounted, freight loading storage solution.
The unique product holds two patents and solves a problem that has plagued those loading heavy-duty trailers, box trucks, service vehicles and light-duty trailers from the beginning – how to safely and securely stow long and unwieldy cargo and keep it off the floor.
THE E-HOOK mounts securely to any vertically installed A-Track, E-Track or logistic post system. Users simply insert THE E-HOOK’s patented brackets into the track slots and slide them down until they are securely seated.
The company says the product has a working load limit of 300 lb. Multiple hooks can be mounted to accommodate longer cargo and THE E-HOOK can be installed at different heights along a wall to support freight with contoured shapes.
The device is also designed with an eye-loop at its outer end, enabling cargo securement products to be hooked in for additional cargo stability and security. THE E-HOOK is made of clear zink-plated steel with a slip-resistant coating of orange vinyl in its cradle area.
“THE E-HOOK is quite literally a game-changing innovation that will make loading and unloading trailers more efficient for fleets and dock workers alike,” Paul Wolford, vice president of sales and marketing for Kinedyne LLC, says. “Like our other products, THE E-HOOK is well-designed and is the kind of durable, reliable and strong product you’d expect from Kinedyne, The Cargo Control People.”
Some freight is difficult to contend with because it is unable to stack or be part of a stable cargo structure. Those loading a vehicle are often faced with the awkward task of packing tubes, pipes, beams, cables, hoses and other cargo that is unconventional in length or shape, and often opt to simply place these items loose on the floor, reducing vertical storage capacity above.
With THE E-HOOK, hard-to-stow items are no longer relegated to the deck, where they can be damaged, pose a tripping hazard and take up otherwise valuable space. By converting wall space to storage space, overall cargo capacity can be dramatically increased and worker safety and productivity enhanced.
“THE E-HOOK is a practical solution to an age-old problem,” Wolford says. “Truckload and LTL carriers alike will immediately see the logic and ask themselves why they didn’t think of it first.”
THE E-HOOK is expected to be commercially available in June 2017 and can be purchased through Kinedyne’s extensive distribution network, which includes thousands of outlets across North America.