- Easy and fast locking
- New system, simple, strong and reusable
Coupling by just pulling the strap from the side in. No need to look to fit the end of the strap into a narrow hole. Extra tensioning can be done in the same move.
Unlocking and removing of the strap in an easy and quick way by sidewards pulling. A safety tongue prevents unwanted unlocking.
Quick usage opens the way to bundling during a short time. Temporary bundling helps organizing and handling.
The head closes itself around the strap supporting the pawls with growing force, to secure high pulling forces. The movement backwards after the click of the teeth is very small, enabling the user to reach a high bundling tension.
Low cost production
A cable tie as shown at the right side can be made of polymere in one piece by injection moulding in a simple two-piece mould.
The ZicLok system is the only simple coupling system that offers sidewards coupling together with high performance. It differs fundamentally from all other kinds of high force multi-use tensionable strap-couplers, and beats them all in speed.
It's an invention of universal use. One can expect several applications of this system to be developed.
A first product has been fabricated in a small test amount. It's a bundle tie for general use, with a big head and a circular strap with big barbs as shown at the right.
Videoregistrations showing this tie can be found at ZicTie.
Shown below is another possible model, on the same scale, offering the same strength, with a smaller head and finer barbs.
Several details and principles are patented. Publicated patents : NL1033810, WO2008136660, US2010125979 (pending).
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