The Domino Clamp inserts into one of the holes in the side of the shipping container’s corner casting. Holding the Domino Clamp in position with one hand, use a 10mm allen (hex) key to tighten the M16 bolt in the center of the Domino. The locking plate will automatically rotate into position and clamp the Domino firmly to the corner casting.
How It Works
SO HOW DOES IT WORK?
For those wanting to get an idea of how you can use Domino Clamps to attach something to a container, the first thing to do is to watch this video, which will explain the basic concept and the mechanics of how it is attached and detached from the corner casting. If you still have questions, check out the FAQ below.
Once the Domino Clamp is attached firmly to the container you can bolt on whatever you like using one or more of its four M12 threaded holes. Their centers are spaced 100mm apart horizontally, and 50mm apart vertically.
Actually, no. Just about the only thing that cannot be directly attached to a shipping container with a Domino Clamp is…. another shipping container! There are already plenty of products which join or lock together shipping containers. Our product is unique in providing a universal fixing plate onto which you can bolt just about anything else.
Yes! The Domino attaches into EITHER the side OR end holes of the shipping container (which we tend to call the lozenge and shield holes, on account of their shape). It will not attach to the much larger holes on the top or undersides of the corner castings. In fact, it will not even fit into this top hole, which was a design decision we made to ensure that it could not be misused.
No problem. You only need access to the hole that the Domino Clamp is clamping into. There is no need to reach into or look inside another one of the holes to secure it in place, rotate it or to ensure that it is clamped in correctly.
Yes. The Domino Clamp does not take up much space inside the corner casting, and if there is already a twistlock in use locking the container to another one above, it will not obstruct the Domino Clamp as it attaches into the side hole.
Yes. You could attach a Domino Clamp into both of the side holes on the corner casting. This can be used when attaching particularly heavy loads to the container.
Around the beginning of November we will be taking our first batch of Domino Clamps to our UKAS accredited partner’s testing facility to have them tested for vertical and horizontal shear, pullout and moment testing at 1.1m (AKA handrail test). Once we have these figures we will be able to give you the answer to this one. To be the first to see these results, sign up to our mailing list and we’ll send you them when we have them.
Currently we have no definite plans for making individual attachments for our Domino Clamps. However there are plenty of existing products that can be attached which we will notify you about soon. Sign up to our mailing list to get info about these when we post them.
I have a product which I’d like to attach to a container, but i don’t know how to do it, can you help?
Perhaps. If you have a product you would like to pair up with our Domino Clamps, please get in touch.
On the front plate of the Domino Clamp are four M12 threaded holes, 20mm deep. You can use one or more of these to bolt just about anything you can think of to the container. Make sure that the holes are arranged in a rectangle, with the centers spaced 100mm horizontally and 50mm vertically. Since they are only 20mm deep, it is important to make sure that there is no more thread than this going through the object and into the threaded hole.
Well, there are two side holes on each corner casting, and a Domino can attach to each of these simultaneously. All cuboidal shapes have 8 vertices (corners), so that’s 8 x 2 = 16 Domino Clamps on a single container.
We are hoping to be taking preorders in November 2019, with products shipping out before Christmas.