Ratchet Strap problem

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Ratchet Strap problem

Postby williamhawk » 27 Sep 2017, 13:47

Hi guys,
Really struggling with something at the moment. We are designing some transport arrangements for an air transportable cabin. I have tried to attach a pic twice - hopefully it shows up.
We have two strapping scenarios that we are measuring strap tension using a load cell, one for a case and one for an ECU. Basically we have the case where one strap goes over the whole thing and the ECU where the straps hook to the corners ie the ECU has two straps. The problem we have is for some reason we can only measure roughly half the tension in the strap for the case, compared to the ECU straps. I have cranked the ratchet as hard as I can on both scenarios. For the case, i have tried putting the load cell in position 1 2 and 3 and all get pretty much the same result. To provide some numbers if i do the straps to a reasonable amount I get 200kg on the ECU and 100kg on the case. If I really try hard i can get 260kg on the ECU and 130kg on the case.

I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.

References http://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=429983

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