Cargo restraint strap assemblies can be designed and fabricated for securing cargo typical for commercial aircraft use. Tie down arrangements are custom designed with your choice of tensioning device and end fittings in order to safely support cargo on pallets in compliance with TSO; mandatory with no exceptions for all aircraft restraint strap assemblies starting with January 2016.

Ancra Aircraft-quality straps are available with a choice of overcenter (70059) or ratchet (70060) buckle and with either snap hooks (-10 configuration) or double stud ISO fittings (-11 configuration). You also have a choice of the length of the strap in feet (to the nearest foot) with a maximum of 24 feet and a minimum of 6 feet. A wide range of webbing colors is also available for you to choose from.

When it comes to picking the right tensioning device, it’s best to keep in mind the device’s ease of use and leverage. Overcenter Buckles provide solid and quick tensioning while Ratchet Buckles are a favorite among the industry for their easy operating. Both keep a firm grip on the strap in order to maintain a steady and stable hold over the important cargo.

Ratchet Buckle

For a very easy-to-use tensioning device, you can never go wrong with the strength of a Ratchet Buckle from Ancra Aircraft. These buckles are one of the most reliable ways to secure a load, making them a popular choice among freight handling operators everywhere, both on the road and in the air.

To tension a tie down strap using a ratchet buckle, you just need to feed the strap through the spool, pull it so that there’s no slack, and then work the ratchet until the strap is nice and tight against the cargo, holding is steady and stable in a viselike grip. Throughout the process, you remain in control over how much you want to tighten down the webbing. This is the ideal tensioning device if you want to experience full cargo control.

Overcenter Buckle

This unique 1" Overcenter Buckle features both simplicity and easy operation while retaining a reliable grip on the strap or net’s webbing. Tension is applied manually, allowing you to remain fully in control throughout the tensioning process so that you can ensure that the webbing isn’t too tight or too loose.

Tension is applied by pulling the web handhold and rotating lever. The lever is self-closing and will automatically rotate to a fully closed, detent position. Release is accomplished by pulling upward on the web handhold. The bottom surface is cushioned by the webbing to help eliminate rattling as well as potential damage caused by the buckle vibrating against the cargo. We’ve engineered our Overcenter Buckle to meet FAA requirements for use on tie down straps and nets.
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