Strapping machines are mechanical devices which can spe […]
Strapping machines are mechanical devices which can speed up the process of wrapping pallets or products in cabled plastic or similar material, preventing the product from splitting apart or falling to pieces in transit. These machines can come in a variety of sizes and types.
There are hand battery operated machines which are capable of being used by workers on a factory or warehouse floor. The advantage here is that they rely on small batteries and are very portable.
Then there are archless strapping machines that are about the height of an assembly line, allowing for easy integration into any product assembly structure. Arched strapping machines can also be placed near an assembly line and can handle larger products, reaching speeds of up to 60 or so straps per minute. These machines are entirely automated, reducing the amount of time you need to spend on preparing your product for transportation.
All strapping machines use a dispenser to wrap plastic or other material strips around the product. Some machines, such as the hand-held types, have the dispenser built in.
Larger, arched machines have a separate, powered dispenser that loads new coils or bundles of plastic strapping when the old one is depleted. A series of pulleys are used with the larger machines that can store strap and prepare it for easy wrapping around the target product.
Most of the time, you'll find vertical strapping machines as opposed to horizontal versions. Automatic strapping machines of this type use photocells to find where the bundle is, when to begin wrapping, and when to cease operation. This level of automation is great for your business since it can allow your workers to move onto other projects or only require one worker for maintenance.
Strapping machines are automated or hand-held machines that speed up the strapping process, using cable-like material to bind products or packaging together for easy transport.