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Top 10 packaging articles of 2018

Top 10 packaging articles of 201- IPS Packaging

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

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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

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

Packaging Equipment

***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 long hours while maintaining a consistently high quality and

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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

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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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