The Abloy® PL358T is one of the best padlocks in the world. The hardened steel shackle has a diameter of 14 mm. The padlock has the SKG quality mark and meets the strict European quality requirements of CEN class 5. The high-quality material makes the padlock resistant to corrosion and suitable for years of use. The cylinder does not contain springs or other parts that are sensitive to the influence of seawater, freezing or wear. This guarantees years of smooth operation. The Abloy® PL358T padlock features a double lock by means of balls in the housing and is the first cylinder disc made of hardened steel for extra security. The Abloy® PL358T Padlock is supplied from stock with two identical keys. Each padlock has a unique, one-off produced Protec² cylinder. It is possible to supply several locks with the same key on request.
Boron steel shackle of 14 mm in diameter
The PL358T from Finnish manufacturer Abloy® is one of the most strong padlocks available. Every component of the padlock is made from the most robust, reliable materials. For example, the shackle of 14 mm in diameter is made of boron steel. The addition of boron to the steel alloy ensures extremely high hardness compared to other steels. To protect the steel against corrosion, the PL358T’s shackle has a chrome-plated coating.
The housing is made of hardened steel. The housing is also provided with a chromed layer. This gives the PL358T padlock extra protection against weather influences and highly corroding seawater. Furthermore, the internal parts are also provided with a protective layer. This ensures that the padlock continues to operate smoothly even in the most extreme situations and is protected against corrosion
Provided with CEN (Central European Norm) Class 5
The Central European Norm has been developed to compare padlocks. Thanks to this standard, different padlocks can be compared with each other. The classification starts from CEN class 1 and goes up to CEN class 6. The Abloy® PL358T Protec² Padlock has CEN class 5. The designation of this class is “Extra High Security”.
In order to comply with the CEN, the padlocks are tested on a number of aspects. For example: the resistance to drilling of the housing and bracket. The locks are also tested for resistance to sawing. The longer the material resists, the higher the score.
Very reliable design thanks to, among other things, a double-sided ball lock
The Abloy® PL358T has a very thoughtful and reliable design. During the design phase of the padlock, in addition to safety, extra attention was also paid to reliability. The padlock must be able to be used consecutively for years without problems. The internal parts are therefore not susceptible to wear.
Inside the Abloy® PL358T there are only two chrome-plated steel balls and a rotating mechanism. This mechanism is attached to the cylinder. When turning the key in the cylinder, the mechanism pushes out the steel balls. The balls fall exactly into the notch of the bracket. This makes the bracket firmly fixed.
Key certificate for re-ordering Protec² keys
To guarantee security, keys for the Abloy® PL358T padlock can only be ordered through Navacqs / ASSA Abloy®. The Abloy® keys are equipped with a Protec² system and cannot be duplicated by a regular key maker. Printing with a 3D printer is also not possible because of the rotating ball in the key. The key certificate must be presented to order additional keys. The certificate is a card with the key number and patent number. It is therefore very important to keep the key certificate in a safe place. No keys can be delivered without a key certificate.
Expandable by means of alike locks or key plan
The Abloy® PL358T Padlock is supplied from stock with two identical keys. Each padlock has its own specific lock. It is also possible to supply locks with keyed alike. The cylinders of the locks are adjusted by Abloy®, so that several padlocks can be opened with the same key.
Finally, padlocks can also be added to a so-called key plan. In this situation, the individual padlocks have their own key, which prevents other padlocks from being opened. Only the master key makes it possible to open all padlocks from the specific key plan.