Smart®Band and Smart®Tie

HIGH STRENGTH COMPOSITE POLYMER BASED BAND AND BUCKLE SYSTEMS

Manufactured in the UK by HCL, Smart ® Band and Smart ® Tie are patented composite polymer banding and buckle systems. HCL has become the market leader in high strength banding and strapping solutions designed specifically for marine, offshore and subsea applications.

They are also often used in onshore applications such as sign fixing, and within the Utilities industry.

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Designed for aggressive environments

Smart Band

Patented composite polymer banding and buckle system

Non-corrosive, non-destructive piling solutions and protection for modern marinas.

Current trends for modern Marina longevity are not only aesthetic but based on the long term protection of fixed and floating infrastructure and hardware. In order to update and upgrade, modern piling installations and refurbishments are increasingly moving toward Polyethylene “sleeving” and “Composite” solutions. Marina managers and operators in turn wish to protect these valuable investments and newly improved environments with the introduction of higher standards for fixtures and fittings upon the pilings..

Designed for marina environments

Marina Mounts

A range of rust proof, high strength, hanging, fixing and mounting solutions

Marinaquip’s range of MarinaMounts are the perfect accompaniment for Smart ® Band and Smart ® Tie solutions.

Marinaquip was initially asked to find a solution for attaching Rope Hangers to a new and sleeved pile installation without penetrating the sleeve and potentially harming the steel interior or ruining the appearance of the new pilings.

We chose HCL Smart ® Band and Smart ® Tie to secure our highly cost-effective and custom designed UHMWPE Marinaquip Rope Hangers to the pilings and we are now supplying these extensively and with great success.

Since the initial Rope Hanger product design was adopted we have now introduced a number of other mounting solutions which include: the D Mount; the Satellite Dish Mount; and a Flat Fixing Plate.

Please don’t hesitate to ask us for custom solutions.

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Application Gallery

Take a peek at Smart Band in use

Smart ® Band and Smart ® Tie is used around the world in a wide variety of marine applications including marinas, shoreline installations, offshore, subsea and onshore.

Product Specifications

Banding & Buckles

Smart Band, Smart Tie and Buckles

The Smart Band and Buckle system comprises 4 different types: Compact, Hybrid, Standard and Smart Tie’s. They come in a variety of sizes;. 7mm, 10mm, 19mm and 32mm.

The Compact Band and Buckles are custom manufactered to order. Smart Tie’s are available in various lengths.

Smart Band Compact

The new Smart® Band Compact 32mm Banding System is an exciting step forward in the evolution of the Smart® Band range. It combines the best features of both the Smart® Tie and the Smart® Band Hybrid systems to create a superior product.

smart band Hybrid

Smart ® Band Hybrid is HCL’s premium high strength composite polymer based band and buckle system.

Smart ® Band Hybrid is typically used as an alternative to high grade corrosion resistant alloy strapping solutions such as Inconel 625, Monel & Titanium. 

smart band standard

Smart ® Band Standard is a highly intuitive, easy to fit non-metallic band and buckle system.It offers long-life and non-corrosive properties, making it the ideal alternative to many high grade stainless steel strapping solutions.

smart tie

Smart ® Tie is a patented heavy duty polymer cable tie, able to withstand system loads in excess of 1000kg. It has the advantage of being manufactured from a range of high temperature polymers, giving it superior chemical and temperature resistance.

Hcl Clamping Solutions

For more information and specifications visit the HCL Clamping Solutions website www.hclfasteners.com or download the Smart Products brochure here

Smart Installation Tools

SM-FT-2000-32

SMART tool SM-FT-2000-32

Robust easy to use Manual Tool with cutter for the 32mm Smart Band Hybird made from High Strength Polymer and Stainless Steel Parts. Ideal for Diver Install or Sign Attachment.

SM-FT-2000-19

SMART tool SM-FT-2000-19

Robust easy to use Manual Tool with cutter for the 19mm Smart Band Hybrid made from High Strength Polymer and Stainless Steel Parts. Ideal for Diver Install or Sign Attachment.

SM-TA-528A

SMART TOOL SM-TA-528A

Robust easy to use Manual Tool with cutter for the 7mm & 10mm Smart Band Standard.

PILE PROTECTION KIT

Pile Protection kit

The Smart Band Secured Pile Protection System is the perfect solution for most Pile Protection Projects. Once the Petrolatum Tape and paste have been applied the HDPE Jacket can be very quickly installed as illustrated by the videos below. A banded Jacket offers many advantages: no expensive hand tools are required for installation, no pre-survey is required, the system is 100% non-metallic and will not interfere with other existing corrosion protection systems. HCL work in partnership with many Petrolatum Tape manufacturers around the world to provide the clients with the best solution.

Hcl Clamping Solutions

For more information and specifications visit the HCL Clamping Solutions website www.hclfasteners.com or download the Smart Products brochure here

Marina Mounts

Non-penetrative solutions for marina pilings

Marinaquip’s MarinaMounts have been designed specifically to overcome the problems marinas have securing fixtures and fittings to new marina piles and sleeves without damage to or penetration of the outer surface. 

Rope Hanger

Rope Hanger

The first in our line of non-penetrative solutions for marina pilings is our UHMWPE Rope Hanger in a “Dog Leg” design. This is fastened to any diameter piling with two x 19mm HCL straps and Hybrid buckles. There is also a convenient and very useful 10mm hole for a shackle or line attachment.

Super tough D mount

Since designing the initial Rope Hangers a number of Marinas asked us for a replacement attachment for guy ropes and such. We designed the D Mount which has a 12mm hole for shackles, pullies and lines. The D Mount only requires the use of 1 x 19mm strap and Hybrid buckle.

Satellite mount

Many yacht and launch owners like to catch up with current affairs and watch their TVs whilst making the most of their boats in situ in the Marina. We were asked to devise a non-penetrative replacement for their Satellite Dish Mounts. Two lengths of strategically angled UHMWPE are used.

Versatile Flat Plate

Taking the Satellite Dish Mount one stage further we have now devised a versatile, all-encompassing Flat Plate mount for mounting any and all apparatus to marine pilings. This is fastened to any diameter piling with two x 19mm HCL straps and Hybrid buckles.

Feature & Benefits

WHY MARINAS CHOOSE SMART BAND

Smart®Band and Smart®Tie together with Marinaquip’s MarinaMounts provide significant benefits over other marine solutions

Excellent Chemical Resistance

lightweight

Excellent Creep Resistance

Non Marking and Stain Free

Long Life Materials

High Quality

non marking

High System Break Strength

Quick & Easy to Install

Strong Technical Support

Long Lasting

Patented Designs

Non Toxic

Fully Corrosion Resistant

UV Protected

Safe To Use - No Sharp Edges

Smart Band FAQ's

FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS

High strength composite polymer based band and buckle systems for use with or without Marinaquip Mounting Solutions.

Marina Managers and Operators needed a solution for mounting accessories onto pilings without penetrating the Polyethylene sleeve or the pile itself. Penetration of the outer layer can bring about corrosion, cause unsightly staining or user damage to the pile. SMART BAND provides a non intrusive SMART solution for installing Marinaquip Mounting Solutions such as Rope Hangers and D Mounts.

SMART BAND provides a non intrusive, non corrosive, UV protected solution for installing Marinaquip Mounting Solutions such as Rope Hangers and D Mounts and any number of custom or purpose made accessories onto pilings, pipes, posts, bollards etc.
SMART BAND is also used all over the world for attaching corrosion protection jackets (HCL Pile Protection System) to marine Wharf and Jetty Piles. Please contact Marinaquip or visit https://www.hclfasteners.com for further information.

Use of the many appropriate installation tools is essential for the correct tension and proper placement of SMART BAND and Marinaquip accessories? After the banding is tightened sufficiently the excess band can be trimmed with the same installation tool.
There are a number of different grades of composite Polymer banding to choose from depending on your application and location – onshore/offshore/subsea please contact Marinaquip for further information or visit https://www.hclfasteners.com for comprehensive technical product data.
There are a number of different grades of composite Polymer banding to choose from depending on your application and location – onshore/offshore/subsea please contact Marinaquip for further information or visit https://www.hclfasteners.com for comprehensive technical product data.

There are a number of widths of banding to choose from depending on your application: SMART TIES are in fixed lengths; SMART BAND Hybrid and Standard come in 30m and 60m reels; SMART BAND Compact comes in custom lengths and is subject to minimum order quantities – please contact Marinaquip for further information or visit https://www.hclfasteners.com for comprehensive technical product data.

SMART BAND and Marinaquip accessories are designed for the minimum of maintenance requirements. They are non-corrosive and UV protected and will withstand many years of marine growth and exposure to the harshest of elements. We cannot however control the environment and/or your specific usage and therefore encourage you to perform your own visual checks from time to time.

Customers comments

What they Say

“We have found Marinaquip to always have a range of innovative and quality products and the HCL Banding system has allowed us to quickly and efficiently install rope hangers, satellite dishes and dropline systems without damaging our new pile sleeves and maintain a consistent look throughout the marina”.

Tutukaka Marina

Contact

all enquiries welcome

Marinaquip supplies product direct to marinas, municipals, commercial entities and boat owners., We also have a number of international partners and resellers. All enquiries are welcome and we will be pleased to assist with your next project.

For assistance or additional information please contact us or use the form below.

MARINAQUIP LTD
PO Box 428 Silverdale
Auckland 0944
New Zealand
Phone: +64 9 426 2424
Email: info@marinaquip.com
Web: www.marinaquip.com

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  • MARINAQUIP LTD
  • PO Box 428 Silverdale
  • Auckland 0944​
  • New Zealand
  • Phone: +64 9 426 2424
  • Email: info@marinaquip.com
  • Web: www.marinaquip.com