Pallets are used for transportation and shipping of hea […]
Pallets are used for transportation and shipping of heavy and bulky goods as they ensure secured transportation of goods and are easier to load and move. These pallets need to be strapped before loading in the standard transportation vehicle. Strapping is a process in which straps are applied for unitizing or bundling the goods on to the pallet. This is primarily done to ensure the safety of the package while transporting it.
Pallet strapping machines, like other strapping machines, are loaded with material, called strapping which is dispensed around the pallet that needs to be held together. Strapping can be made out of metal, rubber, plastic among others depending upon the application for which it is being used.
For instance, steel straps are used where the strap needs to have high tensile strength while polypropylene straps are used where light to medium strapping strength is required. Pallet strapping machines use strappings of various widths ranging from 3/16th of an inch to 3/4th of an inch.
Pallet strapping machines are used by different kinds of manufacturers ranging from small businesses’ who have limited packaging and shipping needs to mass production businesses who have a major volume to be packaged like textile and printing companies.
Mass production businesses use fully automatic pallet strapping machines while those with lesser packaging volumes use semi-automatic low volume pallet strapping machines. Pallet strapping machines are preferred for bundling before transporting and shipping as they provide a durable solution for all kinds of packaged materials.
However, the pallet strapping machines require capital investment at the initial level, which might act as an obstacle for the small companies who want to enter the pallet strapping machines market. This could hamper the growth of the global pallet strapping machines market during the forecast period.
Also, another alternative for pallet strapping machines such as plastic and paper banding are available which help in reducing the packaging as well as labor costs significantly. These bandings help in safeguarding the corners and edges of the product and are considered suitable for delicate products.