Strapping is an integral part of product packaging. It protects your products and ensures they arrive at your clients’ premises in one piece. The best type for bulky products and those that need superior protection is metal strapping tools.
Regular, zinc-coated, high-tensile and plain stainless steel is among the types of steel used in metal strapping. To achieve uniform tension and reduce fatigue, cuts, and bruises from the strapping, a metal powerful tool is essential.
There are various hand-held tools you can select for your metal strapping depending on your operation. Here are some of them.
Manual Sealers and Tensioners
These are basic metal strapping tools. The hand tools are suitable for operations which do not have access to power plants and those which do not need speed. Manual tensioners are used to tighten metal straps around your load while the sealers will join your load’s tensioned ends.
Battery-Powered Strapping Tools
Battery-powered tools are ideal for operations with a higher volume compared with those that need the use of manual strapping tools. They take most of the work out of manual strapping by merely pushing a button which powers the machine.
Battery-powered tools will help reduce your employees’ fatigue and will be faster compared to manual tools. They will hence significantly improve your operation’s strapping efficiency.
Pneumatic Strapping Tools
These tools powered by compressed air are the suitable options for high volume operations. Like battery-powered tools, pneumatic tools only require pressing a button to strap your items.
They are however faster compared to battery-powered devices and will significantly improve your strapping efficiency and give a more uniform strap tension.
The tools above are essential for all companies that deal with various bulky products. Efficiently using these hand-held tools requires some form of expertise. Most suppliers will offer some technical training and on-site demonstrations to maximize the tools’ performance and minimize hazards.