About Strapping Machines
A strapping machine is a device that is designed for securely fastening items and products to the pallet or other container on which it is being shipped. These machines, which are available as manual, hand units or as automated machines, use a variety of different mechanical processes in order to ensure that the strapping is tight. As well as determining whether to purchase a hand machine or an automated one, you will also need to be certain that you have an adequate supply of strapping roll and box clips.
Hand machines are the simplest type of strapping machine, and they do require manual operation. However, they are also the least expensive of all strapping machine models, and as well as being able to buy individual hand strapping machines, you can also buy sets of two or more, which are ideal for use in warehouses, industrial units, and even in retail outlets.
Automatic machines are larger, and do require some room within the plant or warehouse that they are being used. Generally, you can load a large roll of strapping band, as well as the required box clips, and then simply pass the items through or over the machine. Automatic machines will normally ensure a tighter strapping but are more expensive and do have greater special requirements.
As well as the machine itself, you will need to buy the appropriate consumables and ensure that the machine continues to run smoothly and operate well. Choose the strapping roll and clips that are appropriate for the type of machine that you have, and consider buying a set that consists of machines and all the required items.