SpanRail™

Information
  • Permanent custom-built StrapRail® solution for industrial settings for retracting & deploying the guardrail frequently 
  • SpanRail™ consists of 1 heavy duty Motorized Strap Winding Unit, 1 PLC Module (programmable logic control), 1 Anchor Post, several Stiffening Posts, 2 x 4” wide orange Polyester Webbing Straps 
  • Warning! Fall Hazard Area marked on all rail member straps 
  • Motors are push button operated & very easy to use 
  • Customized solution designed & fabricated to meet your requirements
  • Strap length can be infinite as the straps are tensioned by motors (hand ratchets limit the length of straps that can be tensioned to approximately 150’)
  • OSHA compliant guardrail
  • Toeboard strap for falling object protection can be supplied if required
  • Each orange strap is 4″ wide
  • The maximum possible tension applied is 2,500 lb. per strap
  • A structural engineer must verify the adequacy of the supporting structure prior to each installation

Superchute® can provide free and helpful sketches within 24 hours.

A Site Sketch :

  • Shows a clear image of the Guardrail on the jobsite
  • Shows the precise quantity of StrapRail® needed for the job
  • Shows how to achieve proper positioning
  • Recommends the appropriate parts
  • Contact us for your custom site sketch

StrapRail® complies with:

  • Full compliance with US Federal OSHA Standard 1926.502 “Fall Protection” – click here for more information
  • Cal/OSHA (horizontal load of 20 pounds per lineal foot at the top rail)
  • Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act, REGULATION 213/91 FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS Section 26.3(5) (point load of 150 pounds applied to every 8 feet of guardrail at the top rail equivalent to 19 lb per linear foot)
  • Quebec’s CCST Safety Code for the Construction Industry, 3.8.3

Other guardrails:

  • Temporary guardrails are usually constructed of wood, steel or wire rope with netting & not usually tested after installation
  • Workers & safety inspectors do not deliberately lean on these barriers since they suspect the guardrail could fail
  • Wood guardrails are costly to build and the lumber is scrapped at the end of the job
  • Steel guardrails are heavy and require ample storage space
  • Wire rope guardrails are often slack which allows the top rail wire to deflect below the OSHA minimum height of 39″

 

StrapRail® Strap Kit

  • Installed StrapRail® System is under continuous self-test with considerable tension on the straps & anchors
  • Fully tensioned state proves anchors have been correctly installed & that the railing is safe for use
  • No other temporary guardrail system offers this self test benefit
  • Workers & safety inspectors can deliberately lean on our system without fear of falling
  • StrapRail® is fully engineered, lightweight & reusable for many years
  • It is compact and easily transportable or shipped
  • We can quote & manufacture customized systems for your needs

The SpanRail™ Installation Manual for planners, supervisors, installers and users of StrapRail® & SpanRail™ Guardrails.

SpanRail™ Installation manual 

Anchor Posts

Use a StrapRail® Anchor Post to anchor the orange rail straps to structurally adequate elements of the building.

Here are 2 typical examples of strap anchoring posts:

StrapRail® Wall Post

StrapRail® Wall Anchor Post (Bolt to Wall)

  • If you need to install StrapRail® between slab walls consider fastening wall posts
  • Heavy duty galvanized steel
  • 45” tall

Stored

StrapRail® Inline Anchor Post (Bolt Down)

  • Perfect for long straight runs – this post allows you to build a barrier of any length
  • Install an Inline Post every 100 feet
  • Made from heavy duty galvanized steel
  • 45” tall
  • Supplied with a plastic drilling template (determine distance from slab edge)
  • The leg is stored in the upright position for easy handling

Deployed

 

Guide Posts

Use any of the following 3 Guide Posts posts to prevent outward and downward movement of the straps.

StrapRail® Anti-Deflection Post (Free Standing)

  • Used to stiffen the guardrail & prevent deflection of the straps below the OSHA mandated height of 39”
  • Made from Aluminum Angle
  • 45” tall
  • Must be clamped to the 3 straps every 10 feet

Use the handy StrapRail® Spacer Strap to ensure that a StrapRail® Post is present every 10 ft or less.

StrapRail® Post BagStrapRail® Post Bag

  • Anti-Deflection Posts & Plastic Column Posts are easily transported in the StrapRail® Post Bag accessory
  • Fits approx. 12 to 15 posts
  • Heavy duty vinyl construction
  • Heavy duty zip and handles
  • Dimensions: 12″ x 12″ x 50″

StrapRail® Plastic Column Post

  • Plastic Column Posts can be used to guide the straps, maintain their height & prevent top rail deflection
  • No tools needed for the installation of column posts

A Plastic Column Post consists of:

  • 2 Red Captive 1″ Ratchet Straps
  • 1 Plastic Column Post

StrapRail® Post BagStrapRail® Post Bag

  • Anti-Deflection Posts & Plastic Column Posts are easily transported in the StrapRail® Post Bag
  • Fits 12 to 15 posts approx.
  • Heavy duty vinyl construction
  • Heavy duty zip and handles
  • Dimensions: 12″ x 12″ x 50″

StrapRail® Midway Post (Bolt Down)

  • Midway Posts are installed between Anchor Posts to prevent outward & downward movement of the guardrail system
  • Install at mid point if distance from Anchor Posts is greater than 50’
  • Made from galvanized steel, aluminum & plastic
  • 45” tall
  • Requires 4 anchor bolts

Rail & Ratchet Straps

StrapRail® Railstrap

StrapRail® Rail Straps

  • Webbing woven in Canada using UV resistant yarn for a 10 year projected life
  • Straps are sewn on our computerized sewing machine
  • Embedded with RFID chip
  • Straps have velcro sewn on to secure a reel of strap
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Anchor Bolts

HUS-KH-EZ

Anchor TypeScrew
ModelKH-EZ 5/8″ x 5 1/2″
Code418080
Usable Length5.5"
Minimum Embedment5″
Drill Bit5/8"
Min. Slab7"
Hole Depth6"
Socket15/16"
Torque85 ft.lb
Max Impact Wrench Torque in concrete450 ft.lb
ReusableNo

 

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Anchor TypeExpansion
ModelHSL-3 M12/25
Code371781
Usable Length4.75″
Max Fixture Thickness1″
Drill Bit18 mm
Min. Slab6.25″
Min Hole Depth4.25″
Socket19 mm
Torque80 ft lb
ReusableNo

 

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Anchor TypeExpansion
Code284908
Usable Length3″
Drill Bit18 mm
Min. Slab6″
Hole Depth5″
Socket19 mm
Torque60 ft lb
ReusableYes (removable threaded stud

 

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Anchor TypeThru-Bolt
CodeØ 3/4″
Usable Length17″
Drill Bit7/8″
Min. Slab6″
Hole Depth5″
Socket1-1/8″
Torquen/a
ReusableYes (removable threaded stud

 

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Anchor TypeThru-Bolt
CodeØ 3/4″
Usable Length35″
Drill Bit7/8″
Min. Slab6″
Hole Depth5″
Socket1-1/8″
Torquen/a
ReusableYes (removable threaded stud

 

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TE-40

  • Maximum working comfort thanks to innovative, perfectly balanced design with ergonomic D-grip
  • Extremely wide range of applications thanks to rapidly interchangeable chucks
  • With this you can drill a 5/8″ diameter hole 6″ deep in concrete in 20 seconds
  • Use a Ferro detector such as a Hilti PS 35 – it locates rebar in a concrete slab, and shows the depth of any rebar steel as well

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Projects

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