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!