Strapping machines are vital in the process of manufacturing and shipping products and transporting inventory. Plastic strapping machines are useful for keeping packages, boxes and bundles held together in a tight and secure fashion. A plastic strapping machine is loaded with a roll of material referred to a strapping. The strapping is dispensed from the machine in either a manual or automatic fashion depending on the type of machine being used.
Industries that Use Strapping
A wide range of industries utilize strapping for their products and shipments. These include, but are not limited to food, newspaper printing, general packing, post offices, commercial printing and retail store and warehouse operations.
Plastic Strapping Machine Types
A variety of different plastic strapping machines are available. These machines offer different capabilities and speeds of operation. There are fully automatic versions as well as semi-automatic and manual strapping machines. In addition, you can find table top strapping machines, pallet strapping machines as well as many others.
Selection of the Right Machine
The type of machine chosen will depend on the particular needs of the packing and shipping operation. Volume of product moved can determine the use of a manual, semi-automatic or fully automatic machine. An operation with a small volume of production and packaging may only need a manual or semi-automatic plastic strapping machine. On the other hand, an organization that processes a large volume of packaging may require a fully automatic strapping machine to handle mass quantities of product.
While there are various types of materials that can be used for strapping, a plastic strapping machine will use plastic strapping – and the plastic itself is often mad of polypropylene. These straps are used on light to medium sized packages or bundles. They also come in different sizes depending on the requirements of the packaging to be strapped. Sizes will often range from 5mm to 5/8 of an inch.
Of course, pricing and options can vary depending on the model chosen and the company selling the strapping machine. Prior to making a purchase, be sure to have a solid understanding of the needs of your operation in terms of volume and capacity. A reliable company offering these machines will give you the information you need to make a solid purchasing decision.