FAQ iBelt

This page provides answers to frequently asked questions about the BPW iGurt with Dolezych lashing strap.
  If your question is not answered on this page, please contact us by telephone (0231/8285-421) or by e-mail (
walter.eckstein@dolezych.de ) to Walter Eckstein.

Your questions:

Our answers:

Does the iGurt fit all harnesses?

No, the lashing strap in question must have certain features to ensure that the i strap is correctly attached and functions properly. For this purpose, a special lashing strap was designed in cooperation between BPW and Dolezych. The iGurt may only be used in this combination.

Why can only the belt from Dolezych be used?

This is mainly due to the properties of the belt material and the way the ratchet is sewn. The coefficient of elongation is different for all lashing straps. If you were to use “any” belt, there is no guarantee that the iBelt would then display the correct pre-tensioning forces. We also need a suitable place to mount the electronics properly. The lug of the special Dolezych lashing is designed precisely for this purpose.

Are there other advantages to the Dolezych belt?

Yes, the long lever pull ratchet is approved for a higher pre-tensioning force of 600 daN. In addition, a wear limit has been incorporated into the belt fabric. This assists the driver in deciding when the belt is considered “worn” and needs to be replaced.

Which lashing strap versions are available?

The lashing strap is available in two versions: with long lever pull ratchet and with short lever ratchet. To match this, a lot end with 7.5 m and one with 9.5 m are possible.

Does the iBelt have to be mounted in a tensioned state?

No, in the …in a loose condition.

How long is the battery life of the iGurt?

The iGurt is designed for a service life of 1 year. In very cold conditions (e.g. several days at below – 20 degrees Celsius) the battery life may be reduced to half a year.

What batteries need to be inserted into the iGurt?

Commercially available AAA batteries. These are usually unproblematic in the supermarket and at gas stations to acquire.

Is it easy to change the battery?

Yes! Man only needs a small coin or a slotted screwdriver to to pry open the battery compartment.

Does the app only work on Android enabled devices?

Current only one app is available for Android devices.

Where can I find the iGurt app?

Simply search for “BPW iGurt” in the Google Playstore. BPW also provides an APK on the BPW website. APKs are often popular with IT departments in shipping companies. Z. For example, if no Google account is available.

What information does the iGurt provide?

The iBelt measures the pre-tensioning force in daN. This is displayed on the electronics itself by means of LEDs and on the app as continuous numerical values. In addition, the app warns you by means of an acoustic, haptic and visual signal when a threshold value is undershot.

Must visit the iGurt electronics be removed from the belt when not in use?

No, the electronics remain on the lashing strap, even if it is not in use and is stowed away, for example. The iGurt electronics can, for example, be removed when the lashing strap is worn out and easily mounted on a new one.

Where is the iGurt available for end customers?

The iGurt is sold to commercial end customers via Telematics24.de and the Dolezych shop.

Can the iGurt also be used on an open vehicle without a tarpaulin?

Yes, the iGurt has an IP protection class of IP6k4k (Even IP6k9k tested). I.e. he can can be used without further ado on an open vehicle and is suitable for Splash water designed. It is also adequately tested for salt water.

How long does the iGurt have a warranty?

On the BPW gives a 1-year guarantee on electronics. See also the BPW warranty conditions.

Is the iGurt eligible?

Yes, the iGurt is eligible for funding through the federal government’s de minimis program. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

What is the range between the iBelts and the app?

I depends essentially on the ambient conditions. Our tests have ranges of over 100m in the open field. In practice, it has been proven, that  iGurt belts on a tarpaulin vehicle or open vehicle on the mobile device in the driver’s cab without any problems. become In the case of high-security box vehicles, which are lined with a lot of steel it may happen that iBelts are temporarily not displayed.

What is the meaning of the QR code on the iBelt?

The QR code redirects to the iGurt landing page on the BPW website. There you can find all relevant information like user manual, app, flyer, etc.

Does the iGurt need to be calibrated regularly?

No, the iGurt is calibrated once before delivery from the factory. Since the iGurt is a comfort or information system and is not sold as a “measuring device”, no further calibrations or checks are necessary.

What is the accuracy of the iGurt?

The accuracy at delivery is approx. +6%/-14%. This means that with an actual tensioning force of 600 DaN, a tensioning force of between 636 daN and 516 daN could be applied.
This ensures that, as a rule, slightly too little clamping force tends to be displayed in the event of a deviation. Similar to the speedometer display in a car. Here, a tolerance of the speed up to 10% below the actual speed is permissible.

From how much loss of preload is the message displayed in the app?

The alarm and the color change of the tiles from green to red in the app is triggered at a tension loss of <= 50%. For example, with a pretensioning force of 600 daN, the alarm would sound from 300 daN ACTUAL pretensioning force.

Who takes care of warranty cases?

The BPW customer service.

Where can I find the serial number of the iGurt?

The 6-digit serial number can be found on the front of the iGurt.

Are the serial numbers always unique? Or is it possible that these are duplicated?

There are a total of 256 possible combinations of the short ID. It is theoretically possible that there are two iHarnesses with the identical short ID on one trailer. However, the probability is very low. However, in this case a distinction can be made on the basis of the serial number, which is always unique. The case would only occur if a customer ordered a large number of units and equipped several vehicles at the same time. In this case, he could swap the iBelts between the vehicles in the event of a duplication.

How is the iGurt data transferred from smartphone to smartphone when you have changing train connections?

Because the Bluetooth data is “open”, iBelt information can be received by any smartphone that has the iBelt app installed without having to reassign iBelts or vehicles. Drivers do not have to register either. This means that changing train connections are also no problem.

If there are multiple vehicles at the loading dock and they are equipped with iBelts, will the driver see all the iBelts on his app?

Yes, first of all, it may be that all iBelts, including those that do not belong to your own vehicle, are displayed. But that’s not so bad, because…

On the way down:

iHarnesses that were tensioned last always move to the first position in the app. Thus an assignment is easily possible.

During the journey/at stops (rest stops):

In-vehicle iBelts are plausibilised during the journey and marked with a blue background so that in-vehicle iBelts can be identified.

Do you need further advice?

You can get them from Walter Eckstein, our sales manager for the Industry Logistics & Transport division, by sending an e-mail to walter.eckstein@dolezych.de or by calling 0231 / 8285421.