Category: Strapping

Steel strapping tool – SLB

signode slb steel strapping hand tool

The Signode SLB (seal-less battery powered) combination tool A new product from Signode is designed for use with steel strapping. The Signode SLB Seal-less strapping tool is battery-run with versatility in mind. It works with strapping with widths of 1/2” and 3/4”. This tool bands and applies a seal-less joint to connect the strapping, perfect for heavy-duty applications. With Signode’s battery powered design, strapping can be done with a simple click of a button. Steel strapping versatility The Signode SLB

Posted in Damage Prevention, Industry News, Knowledge Base & Solutions, Strapping, strapping, strapping tools, Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Automated packaging equipment: Why manual packaging processes are costing you money

Packaging Equipment

***Updated on 5-18-18*** Automated Packaging Equipment It goes without saying that the key to successful warehouse operations is smooth, efficient product flow. But when you’re relying on employees to package your product, you leave yourself open to inefficiencies in your process, human error and mistake, inconsistent quality, ever-increasing labor costs and other operational difficulties that can easily be solved by moving to an automated system. Automated packaging equipment can work long hours while maintaining a consistently high quality and increasing your

Posted in Applications, Bagging Systems, Bags, Poly & Plastic, Boxes/Corrugated Sheets, Carton Erector Machines / Tray Erectors, Carton Sealing Machines, Equipment, Equipment & Service, Equipment Installation, Just In Time Inventory, Knowledge Base & Solutions, On Site Repair, Packaging Supplies, Packaging Systems, Preventative Maintenance, Process Optimization, Sandardization, Service, Source Reduction, Strapping, Strapping Machines, Stretch Film, stretch wrap, Stretch Wrappers, Tape, Tool Parts & Repair, Tools Part Schematics, Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

What is elongation recovery?

Elongation Recovery Test 1

Elongation Recovery is an important characteristic of strapping to consider when choosing the correct strap. Elongation– the lengthening of something. Recovery– a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength. Vibration, handling, time, temperature and humidity cause some types of packages and unit-loads to shrink or settle quite a lot. Others shrink or settle to a lesser degree. All plastic strapping materials elongate under tension and seek to recover a part of the elongation as stress is relieved. In contrast

Posted in Damage Prevention, Strapping, Strapping Case Studies Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

3 packaging considerations for strapping

There’s 3 main factors to consider when choosing the type of strapping for your package. We previously talked about package characteristics and the types of packages. Now it’s time to review how the package will be handled, stored, and shipped. Handling A load picked up by overhead crane requires more careful consideration than a product that is handled by conveyor or fork lifting truck. Lifting packages by the strap should only be done with special steel strapping, seals, and lifting methods.

Posted in Boxes/Corrugated Sheets, Damage Prevention, Strapping Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

4 Package characteristics to choose the correct strapping

Packaging characteristics for strapping

Physical characteristics will help determine the correct strapping Once you’ve identified the package type, you must know how the load’s physical package characteristics will affect the strapping selection. Let’s go over 4 characteristics of industrial packaging and what to look for. Corners Corners have a direct bearing on the type of strap which you select. For example, you don’t want to apply plastic strapping directly on a rigid load such as steel blanks. Without corner protection, the sharp metal edges

Posted in Boxes/Corrugated Sheets, Damage Prevention, How-To Guides, Strapping Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,