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Top 10 IPS Packaging Articles of 2018
19 Dec

Top 10 IPS Packaging Articles of 2018

Packaging articles you loved this year We've given you a lot of great packaging articles this year. So much that we want to take a look back at our most popular blog posts of 2018. Of course, none of this would be possible without you. So, THANK YOU! There's plenty of valuable packaging content to sift through here in our IPS Knowledge Base. If this is your first time here, spend some time and look around. Our Packaging Knowledge Center contains value content on some of our top categories of packaging …
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Steel strapping tool - SLB
13 May

Steel strapping tool - SLB

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 …
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Packaging Equipment and Automation: Why manual packaging processes are costing you money
15 Apr

Packaging Equipment and Automation: Why manual packaging processes are costing you money

***Updated on 1-14-19*** Packaging Equipment and Automation 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. Packaging equipment and automation can work lo …
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What is elongation recovery?
05 Dec

What is elongation recovery?

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 i …
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3 packaging considerations for strapping
03 Dec

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. …
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4 Package characteristics to choose the correct strapping
28 Nov

4 Package characteristics to choose the correct 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 m …
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