Q’Straint and Sure-Lok announce OMNI brand of anchorages
Q’Straint and Sure-Lok are jointly announcing the availability of a new line of anchorages that gives operators the flexibility to use securements from either brand. Properties will be able to mix and match retractors and manual belts from both Q’Straint and Sure-Lok simply by using OMNI Floor Anchor Systems.
“Operators can now feel at ease whenever there is a chance that retractors and belts from both Sure-Lok and Q’Straint are at a property, plus it gives them the flexibility to source from both manufacturers,” said Bob Joseph, Q’Straint vice president of Business Development. “There are thousands of properties that have retractors and manual belts from both Q’Straint and Sure-Lok and by using OMNI anchorages operators no longer have to brand match the track and pockets.”
All OMNI Floor Anchor Systems feature stainless steel or aluminum materials designed for demanding transportation environments. Aluminum L-Track is the most widely used floor anchorage in the transportation industry. Installing L-Track provides maximum flexibility to accommodate many different wheelchair positions. OMNI L-Track is an aluminum alloy (6061-T6) and can be configured in custom lengths and drill patterns.
The OMNI line includes three different profiles of L-Track (Regular, Flanged and Angled) and is offered in standard lengths of 100 inches. The L-Track Pockets that are available include a recessed version with a hinged cover, a flush model that is designed to be recessed in the floor and an oval pocket that minimizes tripping and interference with wheelchair casters. All are single bolt installation and feature stainless steel construction to prevent corrosion even in the harshest of transit environments.
The Slide ‘N Click anchorage is now an OMNI compatible product. When using a Q’Straint QRT MAX, Deluxe or the Sure-Lok Titan Series, one hand is all that is needed to attach or remove tie-downs thanks to the positive locking plunger.
“It is all about compatibility and liability,” said Tony Matijevich, president with Creative Bus Sales. ”By installing OMNI track, we know that the buses we are providing to our customers can use both Q’Straint and Sure-Lok retractors without worry about safety and potential legal exposure. This is the universal solution we have been looking for.”