The Cable Seal 350 is a versatile ISO 17712: 2013 certified container seal . The seal consists of an aluminum housing and 3.5 mm steel wire that fray when broken. Reuse is therefore impossible. Thanks to the flexible steel wire, the Cable Seal is suitable for sealing containers. Especially for containers with a tight and / or bent lock on the container door. The Cable Seal 350 is provided from stock with the text “CS350 SEALED” in combination with a unique ascending numbering.
The unique properties of the Cable Seal 350
- Steel wire (3.5 mm) fray when broken, making reuse impossible
- Flexible steel wire; suitable for tight openings and bent latches
- Container seal with the official ISO 17712: 2013 Certificate
- Approved by customs authorities worldwide including C-TPAT (USA)
- Provided with one-off unique imprint and ascending numbering
Steel wire (3.5 mm) frayed when broken, making reuse impossible
The steel wire of the Cable Seal 350 consists of a series of thin steel wires woven together. The total diameter is 3.5 mm. The thinner wires that are braided together have a diameter of 1.15 mm. The 1.15 mm wire also consists of stranded wires with a diameter of 0.35 mm.
The wire is braided to provide more grip in the housing / lock. The braided wire also ensures that unauthorized persons do not have access to the closure. When cutting the steel wire, the thin wires will fray. This makes it impossible to reseal the steel wire of the container seal. Reuse is impossible with the Cable Seal 350. This makes the seal extra safe.
Flexible steel wire; suitable for tight openings and bent latches
The Cable Seal 350 is provided with a galvanized steel wire with a length of 300 mm. The diameter of the wire is 3.5 mm. This makes it easy for the seal to fit through the lock on the container door. Older containers may have the latches bent, preventing a Bolt Seal from fitting through. A Bolt Seal needs a wider opening. The diameter of such a type of seal is at least 8 mm. The Cable Seal 350 has a diameter of only 3.5 mm. This makes it easy to place the container seal through tight openings and to use it when the lock is bent.
Container seal provided with the official ISO 17712: 2013 Certificate
A container seal must bear the ISO 17712: 2013 certificate to use for container transport worldwide. The Cable Seal 350 has been officially tested and approved by the American company Dayton T. Brown . This independent company has tested and approved the container sealing.
The certification process consists of two parts, namely the inspection of the seal and the control of the production process of the seal. The seals are checked on a number of aspects. The seal must, among other things, bear the name of the factory. The seal must also be provided with a unique imprint and ascending numbering. Another essential aspect is the letter “H” which stands for High Security. This letter must be clearly visible on the seal.
In addition, the seal must be provided with a number of aspects to prevent fraud. An example of this is that the seal must have a minimum breaking strength, so that the seal cannot be opened by hand. Each component is tested in the Dayton T. Brown laboratory .
In addition to certifying the Cable Seal 350, we also look at the production process and quality controls. Each container seal must be 100% in order and meet the strict requirements of ISO. An ISO17712: 2013 seal is also called a High Security Seal.
Approved by customs authorities worldwide, including C-TPAT (USA)
Container seals with the official ISO certificate are mandatory for international transport. Customs authorities all over the world therefore only accept officially certified container seals. Likewise, the US Customs Agency (C-TPAT) only certified container seals. C-TPAT stands for Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism and is a collaboration between Mexico, Canada and the United States, among others.
In addition, there is a collaboration in the maritime sector, namely the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code, abbreviated to ISPS. This code was developed by the International Maritime Organization and aims to prevent terrorism in ships and port facilities. Again, it is mandatory to have a ISO 17712: 2013 certified High Security Seal to use.
Provided with one-off unique imprint and ascending numbering
Each High Security Cable Seal is provided with a unique combination of imprint and numbering. These requirements come from the requirements of ISO 17712: 2013. The Cable Seal 350 is provided from stock with the text “CS350 SEALED” in combination with a unique ascending numbering. Both Navacqs and the manufacturer of the container seal ensure that this unique combination is only produced once.