Choosing Between a Bolt and Cable Seal

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Choosing Between a Bolt and Cable Seal

Barrier seals including bolt and cable seals are effective means for businesses to protect their goods during transport and storage. To assist our customers in choosing the correct seals, here are some details: -

Features Shared by Bolt and Cable Seals.

Both seals provide added security and safety. They also protect against theft. They require tools to open and are frequently used by transportation companies to protect goods during transport. Both provides various customisation options. As an example, both bolt and cable seals can be used to seal the back doors of trucks and shipping containers.

The differences

Bolt seals like our Bolt Seal I, are less flexible as they require holes to link up and be within a certain distance of each other. Cable seals, like our Cable Seal 2.5, has a longer cable length. Thus, Cable Seal 2.5 are ideal for locking holes that don’t line up. You can string the cables through multiple loop points before securing the seal. Our cable seals have a locking length of 300mm.

Selecting the right seal

The type of seal you need depends on the application and requirement. Per above example, while most bolt seals meet C-TPAT certification standards for international shipping, only specific cable seals meet those certification standards. Cable seals are especially suited for domestic and interstate transportation when holes on the transport container don’t match up or require flexibility for closure.

Bolt Seal I meets C-TPAT certification standards and is classified as a High Security seal, with a break strength of 1750KGs. It also has a metal anti spin feature. This is designed to deter a specific type of tampering.

Though written in 2006, this Inbound Logistics article is very well written. It provides further information around seal selection other than focusing on price alone. You may read further via this link.

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Our team of security seal professionals are always happy to guide customers through the seal selection process. We encourage you to feel free to contact us with any questions.

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