We have created a list of commonly used strapping terms to aid in your understanding of strapping.
Types of Strapping
From poly to steel; IPS offers information on the numerous types of strapping available.
Polyester vs. Polypropylene
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An informative guide explicating the various types of joints for your application.
Types of Seals
IPS describes the differences between plastic and steel seals.
Types of Tensioners
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IPS Packaging’s hand tensioners allow operators to bring strap to desired tension with minimal interruption, effort, and strap waste. Most tensioners have a base which goes under the strapping and rests on the flat surface of the object being strapped. For smaller or irregular bundles, a push-type tensioner, which has...
Feedwheel Tensioner A serrated feedwheel grips the strapping and revolves to take up the slack. Quick and simple to take position and use. Take-up is limitless and strapping may be used directly off of the coil. Walking Gripper Tensioner Lightweight tensioner/cutter intended for buckle applications with plastic strapping. Provides maximum...
If one customer uses a pallet of steel each month, they are a good candidate for conversion to polyester strapping Economic Justification First determine your cost per for the steel product you are currently using and its polyester replacement (Price/Coil)/(Feet/Coil) = Cost Per Foot_________=Cost Per Foot Steel_____ Cost Per...
Snap On Seals Are positioned over the overlapping strap ends during or after tensioning the strapping. Eliminates pre-threading. Speeds the strapping operation. Thread on Seals Must be threaded over the overlapping strap ends before the tensioning tool is applied. Generally used on bales, bundles, and larger strap sizes. Open-Flange Seals...