About Pallet Strapping
Pallet strapping is used to secure products to a pallet (typically a wooden or plastic pallet) for transportation. In most cases, the strapping will be a flexible plastic coil of approximately 12mm in width that can be tightened and secured to the pallet to prevent the products from moving or slipping off the pallet when in transit. The length and width of the strapping can vary for larger, heavier products.
The process of securing pallet strapping to your products is simple. It is made even simpler by having a pallet strapping tool and clip, and these often come as standard in a kit with the strapping, but can be sold separately if required. The strapping needs to be fed under the pallet and over the products you are looking to secure. Pallets are designed to have this strapping attached so space is provided. When enough length has been placed around the products both ends of the strapping are fed into the pallet strapping tool, which is used as both a tensioner and cutter. The tool is operated by hand to increase the tension on the strapping to secure the products in place. Do not over tighten as this may damage the products themselves. When at the correct tension a metal clip is placed over both ends of the strapping and secured in place by the tool using a crimping technique. Excessive strapping will be cut off at the same time.
For standard pallet strapping you can expect breaking strength of 100-200kg. You will be able to find heavier duty strapping which is thicker and wider than the standard size and used for more industrial applications or heavier loads.