Reuseable electronic seals offer protection in severe winters

Paul Boughton

The Crypta reuseable electronic seals are suitable for coping with the severe winter conditions being predicted for the UK and Europe.

These seals from Unisto Electronic Seals have been fully tested by independent test houses to BS2011 standards for being able to withstand the attacks of freezing water, salt and dust that occur when mounted on a vehicle.

Moreover, the seals were extensively tested last winter by companies in Sweden and Monten, Finland’s biggest haulier serving the bulk feed sector.
The seals have two key advantages over rival offerings that become particularly important in the challenging conditions of winter.

First, the product is completely sealed and filled with an inert potting compound, unlike mechanical devices, so that nothing can get inside to affect its operation. Second, the seal number is displayed via the integral illuminated display making it very easy to read in dark or dimly lit conditions of winter – no fiddling with a torch to try and see the numbers.

The proof of their robustness was confirmed by the Swedish tests when seals travelled thousands of kilometres each day during the depth of winter.
“Despite temperatures that dropped into deep subzero – often -40°C, they worked perfectly all the time and the locking mechanism was easy to operate even with thick gloves on,” according to one of the companies that was testing them. 

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