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May 3, 2018

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Banding Made Easy!

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If you’re looking to learn more about the process and benefits of Banding when it comes to material handling, you’re in luck! We’re here to help. Banding, otherwise known as Strapping, is the process of applying a band to your material in order to unitize it. It can be used when bundling multiple products together, or to secure secondary packaging closed! 

Steel is the oldest, most durable strapping material of all. It is used for items that require the most heavy duty holding where high strength and minimal stretch is ideal. When it comes to strapping, there are two major types of hand tools: manual and automatic. Manual tensioners and crimping systems are used for low volume applications, while automatic hand tools are used for high volume applications. For steel straps, both manual and automatic hand sealers can use a seal or seal-less joint. 

There are many other ways banding proves to be useful. These include attaching items to pallets, skids, and crates,  securing coils of steel or paper, closing corrugated boxes and shipping containers, and attaching items to flatcars or flatbed semi-trailers. 

If you’re looking for banding material and tools to get the job done, we got you covered!

Give us a call to talk to our professionals about banding and how we can help your material handling process.  
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Get Rolling With Casters!

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05/03/2018

Casters are essential to material handling and although they may seem simple, there are many parts of this piece.  Each part will affect the mobility of whichever object they’re attached to. If you’re curious to learn more about Casters and how they function, you’ve come to the right place!

The first type of caster we’re going to talk about is a swivel caster. It features a wheel mounted to a fork(or a horn), which is mounted to a swivel join that pivots. These specific casters are able to rotate a full 360º to allow the wheel to roll in all directions. The second type is a Rigid caster. These feature a wheel that is mounted to a stationary fork (a horn) and can only roll along a straight line path.

There are a few benefits to using Casters when handling material. The first is mobility, adding them to any equipment piece will make transporting it throughout a facility in order to much easier, supporting its processing and handling. Another major benefit is ergonomics- with them facilitating motion, they are able to decrease the physical strain on the individuals navigating these hauls. The last benefit is transportation. Casters make storage and the manufacturing process much simpler, since they help to expedite the travel process of these parts throughout the facility.

Thinking about making your material handling process more efficient with Casters? We’re here to help!

Give us a call today to get rolling.
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