Accessibility

Sure-Lok retractor makes wheelchair securement fast, easy

Posted on March 24, 2015

Sure-Lok International LLC has introduced the Titan800, a new retractor to the existing TITAN product line. The retractor is designed to meet the latest WC18 industry regulations, which take effect December 2015.

“To fully secure wheelchair passengers in seconds, you have to have a perfect system from the floor up,” said Q’Straint/Sure-Lok VP of Business Development Robert Joseph. “The Titan800 features innovative improvements that take performance and durability to a new level.”

RELATED: 5 Questions with Q'Straint's Jean-Marc Girardin

While completely redesigned, the retractor will have familiar highlights including:

  • An auto-tensioning feature that helps webbing automatically retract into the housing and stay off the floor, keeping it cleaner and increasing product lifespan.
  • A Positive Locking Indicator (PLI) for L Track applications that gives operators quick visual confirmation that the retractor fitting is safely locked into the vehicle anchor system.
  • A J-hook configuration that makes it easy to swiftly secure a wheelchair in seconds — with only one hand — and keeps webbing flat and untwisted when properly attached to the wheelchair.


According to Joseph, when used with a complete Sure-Lok System comprised of wheelchair tie-downs, occupant restraint system (including lap and shoulder belt), and track and anchorages, the Titan800 easily meets the requirements of the RESNA WC18 standard and is compatible with WC19 wheelchairs. WC18 governs the systems used to safely secure wheelchairs within personal or commercial vehicles. The new standard, coming December 2015, improves passenger safety and establishes a more efficient and independent securement process.

To learn more, visit sure-lok.com.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Moovit adds comprehensive wheelchair access feature to app

The feature adds to other industry-leading features the company has implemented on its app to help transit riders with disabilities. 

Study focuses on economics of transportation needs for rural elderly

Rural residents are sometimes forced to make the difficult decision of staying in place or moving closer to healthcare and other services.

D.C. MetroAccess adding more than 200 new paratransit vans to fleet

The vans are manufactured by Ford with modifications performed by Transit Works in Akron, Ohio, at a total cost of $65,000 per vehicle.

GRTC, reservation network co. partner for on-demand paratransit service

Customer benefits include direct, non-stop service; requesting a trip for same-day service; and flexibility to schedule a reservation up to 30 days in advance.

MBTA testing new tech to help blind find bus stops

The agency will install Bluetooth beacons on bus stop signs that can communicate via a smartphone app to tell users how close they are to the stop.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close