Is your business looking into purchasing a strapping machine or two to optimize your daily workflow? Whether you’re just now considering one or you’ve been interested in making the jump for a while, these machines are a great asset in a wide range of businesses and industries, especially in shipping and storage.
They are most often found being used to strap cases of product to keep them contained and secure, but pallet strapper versions can be used for strapping pallets and securing goods onto the pallet. These useful tools have many benefits, including increased efficiency, increased safety, better shipping security, and more.
You may be overwhelmed by the number of options to choose from when looking to purchase a strapping machine or two for your business. When deciding which is right for you, you need to know the style you’re looking for, the level of automation you want, and the right tape for your needs. You’ll need to make sure to choose these options based on the products and loads you’ll have, as well as the budget you’re working with.
Here’s how you can decide which is right for your unique business and its application.
Strapping machines come in a range of styles to fit various business’ needs, including the arch, tabletop, portable pallet, and hand battery-powered.
The most robust styles are arch and tabletop. These are available as either automated or semi-automated. While there are advantages and disadvantages of automation, the automated styles of this machine are a useful tool for making a big increase in workflow efficiency. They are going to be the top performers in terms of straps per minute and often stay put in one place. They often require a higher upfront cost, depending on the level of automation desired.
There is also the option of a portable pallet strapping machine, which has wheels and can be moved around from place to place. They are specifically used for pallet strapping, and are a more robust option than the manual strapping machine options.
Manual strapping machine options include hand battery-powered strapping tools and strap tensioners. Hand battery-powered strapping tools and strap tensioners can easily be moved and transferred around your workspace. They are low-cost, and they can be used for strapping in different directions and for a wide range of uses.
When choosing the right strapping machine, it’s important to know what type of tape you need for your business and its needs, which depends on the load weight and type, the automation level, your application, and storage and shipping conditions. The most popular tape options include polypropylene, steel, and polyester.
Polypropylene: Polypropylene is the most budget-friendly, easy-to-use option. It is rust-resistant and used for short-term needs.
Polyester: Polyester tape can hold heavy loads and can withstand impact during the transfer of goods. It stands up to hot temperatures and moisture, and it can be used for long-term storage.
Steel: Steel is the strongest option and works for rough, rigid loads. It can stand up to sharp edges of products and materials. It holds the heaviest loads.
Get Help Choosing Your Strapping Machine Today
When you’re in need of help with your selection, DACO / LeDuc Packaging is the knowledgeable partner you’re looking for. Let us help you understand the ins and outs of these machines to find out which choices are right for you.
We have a wide range of strapping machines and tapes to fit your needs. We provide steel and polypropylene strapping tapes, and we have a selection of arch, archless, tabletop, and hand battery-operated strapping machines.