Heavy Duty Retractors
QStraints QRT line of wheelchair and occupant securement systems are now offered in three distinct ranges.
The 5 Series retractors are designed for loads of up to 200kg to accommodate the heaviest of wheelchairs. The QRT 550E retractor utilises an innovative double webbing loop and employs advanced material technologies with new energy management techniques to achieve the 200kg certification. Prior to the QRT 550E, the only alternative retractor system able to achieve this maximum rating has been the use of four retractors on the rear of a wheelchair. With just two 550Es, securement is faster, space efficient and a more practical option. Extensive dynamic sled testing has demonstrated that wheelchair excursions in the event of a collision are reduced by up to 50 percent as compared to the use of four rear retractors - greatly enhancing passenger safety.
The 3 Series retractor has a capacity of 150kg to safely secure most generally available powered wheelchairs or standard weight wheelchairs with integral lap belts.
The QRT 350E delivers a higher load capacity than any previous retractors, yet does so without a space or weight penalty. The evolution of increasingly heavy wheelchairs and the recent introduction of wheelchairs with integrated lap belt systems mean that both the full mass of the chair and up to 60 percent of the occupant is transmitted to the rear tie-downs. The QRT 350E safely secures these integrated lap belt (WC19) wheelchairs and is designed to accept these now increasingly common heavier load requirements in WAVs, Community Transport, and other public and private vehicles.
The renowned 1 Series retractors include the popular QRT Max, Deluxe and Standard configurations. The QRT Max and Deluxe models are featuring a contemporary new cover design which is both attractive and functional. All three models provide a full range of options for simple, safe and effective securement of wheelchairs in community transport vehicles, mini-van, rail, coach, bus and WAVs.