Why BEDNET® uses high strength webbing when the weakest component determines Working Load Limit (WLL)
While the weakest component is used in the determination of the WLL, that weakest component does not necessarily take the most abuse and wear. We have designed our products for years of use. BEDNET®’s webbing is 4 times as strong as its weakest component. It also takes the brunt of the action.
Think about chopping down a tree. The bigger the tree and the harder the wood; the more whacks it takes to bring it down.
It doesn’t take many whacks to topple a small, soft-wooded pine.
Every use affects the webbing most in some way. BEDNET® has chosen to use a 5,600 lb high tenacity, U.V. inhibited, polyester webbing that is very tightly woven and very abrasion-resistant.
Had we chosen a lesser fiber or a more open weave, our restraints would be subject to a quick degradation.
Give us a few hundred whacks and a few years in the field, and our webbing will weaken a bit. But with a starting point of 5,600 lbs, it will not weaken much.
This post was originally published on Feb. 7, 2014, and has since been updated.