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Used Strapping Machines

Strapping machines, or banding machines are adjustable height strappers ideal for any packaging department. By using these one will be able to greatly improve the productivity of your distribution center, shipping facility, or warehouse. Strapping machines are ideal for effectively wrapping small or large volume of materials. With increased speed and efficiency your facility will see a positive change to your overall operations. This will, in turn, improve your facilities overall profits as your output will increase. Another advantage is that it’ll free up the time of some of your warehouse workers, which gives them the ability to devote time and energy needed elsewhere. The used banding machines offered by ASI are available in automatic and semi-automatic, along with horizontal or vertical. Strapping machines save tape and time. They are portable and provide more consistent and secure packaging for shipment or storage. Used strapping machine manufacturers include POLYCHEM, Signode, Strapack, Mosc, and Orion.

Used Polychem's PC1000 Automatic Strapping Machine
Used Polychem's PC1000 Automatic Strapping Machine
  • Model: PC-1000
  • Load Capacity: 88 lbs.
  • Automatic
  • [PK-0081]
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Used Polychem's SV5000C Fully Automatic Strapping Machine
Used Polychem's SV5000C Fully Automatic Strapping Machine
  • Model: SV5000C
  • Load Capacity: 66 - 110 lbs.
  • Fully Automatic
  • [PK-0080]
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Used Joinpack Semi-Automatic Strapping Machine
Used Joinpack Semi-Automatic Strapping Machine
  • MODEL #: ES-102A
  • Load Capacity: 100 KG
  • Semi-Automatic
  • [PK-0085]
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Used Signode Table Tyer Semi-Automatic Strapping Machine
Used Signode Table Tyer Semi-Automatic Strapping Machine
  • Semi Automated Strapping
  • Locking Casters
  • Easily Replaceable Parts
  • Out of Stock
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About Strapping Machines

How to pick the best strapping machine for your specific needs? Here are two questions to consider when picking the machine for your company: How automated do you want to be, and how fast do you want to strap? There are three main types of machines.

Semi-Automatic, also know as table top machines, are about the size of a small table. The operator wraps strap around the package, and the machine automatically tightens strap. Arch Strapping machines are more automated, but still require an operator to position the package and press an activation button (or foot switch) to start the strapping operation. With an arch machine, the strap travels around an “arch” creating a loop before activation. When the operator activates the strapping sequence, the strap tensions, heat seals, and pre-feeds the strap for the next cycle. Many arch machines can also be activated by a photocell or limit switch built into the top.

While these devices will automatically activate the cycle, the operator will still position the package for strapping and remove it when the cycle is completed. Arch size is critical with an arch machine, since package size is limited to what will fit under the arch. Arch machines are much faster than semi automatic machines, less operator dependent, and, of course, more expensive.

Fully Automatic machines are similar to arch machines. Fully automatic strappers have built in conveyor systems to carry your product through the strapping machinery, and are activated by an automated device, usually a photocell. Fully automatic machines do not require an operator. As with arch machines, they must be sized properly. The additional features on a fully automatic machine will drive the cost up, but saves on time and labor costs.

How Fast do you want to strap? There are three speeds: Semi 10-15 Straps per minute, Arch 30-70 Straps per minute and Automatic 40-80 per minute. The speed of the strapping should be picked based on the packaging volume. Smaller shipping and packaging operations can utilize semi-automatic or arch strapping machines successfully with a lower speed, while high-volume operations will thrive with the addition of a high-speed automatic strapping machine.

In conclusion, automatic strapping machines are essential tools for shipping and packaging companies that require a fast, efficient, and reliable strapping process. They provide a high level of safety and security for packages during transportation, while also reducing labor costs and improving efficiency. With their versatility, environmental benefits, and advanced features, automatic strapping machines are a cost-effective solution for businesses of all sizes.

Ready to increase efficiency and reduce costs? Invest in a automatic strapping machines. All used strapping machines from American Surplus are tested and inspected prior to shipping to ensure that only the best quality used equipment leaves our warehouse. Contact a member of our sales team to learn more about our current inventory of used strapping machines, as well as our full inventory of used packaging equipment.

Advantages of Strapping Machines

Strapping machines offer some advantages in various industries. Here are some key benefits of using strapping machines:

  • Increased Efficiency: Strapping machines automate the process of securing packages or products with straps or bands. They can apply strapping quickly and consistently, improving productivity and reducing labor costs compared to manual strapping methods.
  • Time and Labor Savings: With strapping machines, the strapping process becomes faster and requires less manual effort. Operators can strap multiple items in a fraction of the time it would take with manual strapping, freeing up valuable resources for other tasks.
  • Consistent and Secure Strapping: Strapping machines are designed to provide consistent tension and secure strapping application. They ensure that the straps are tightened uniformly, minimizing the risk of package damage or movement during transit. This is particularly important for heavy or irregularly shaped items.
  • Versatility: Strapping machines are versatile and can accommodate various strapping materials such as polypropylene (PP) straps, polyester (PET) straps, or steel straps. They can handle different strapping widths and adjust tension levels based on the specific requirements of the application.
  • Increased Safety: Strapping machines enhance operator safety by minimizing the risks associated with manual strapping. They typically have safety features such as sensors or guards that prevent accidental activation or injury during the strapping process.
  • Cost Savings: Strapping machines help reduce material waste by applying the precise amount of strapping needed for each item. This minimizes unnecessary consumption of strapping material and leads to cost savings over time.
  • Improved Package Presentation: Strapping machines create neat and uniform straps around packages, enhancing the overall presentation and professionalism of the packaged goods. This can be particularly beneficial for retail or customer-facing industries where aesthetics plays a role in product appeal.
  • Integration with Automation: Many strapping machines can be integrated into automated packaging lines or conveyor systems. This allows for seamless strapping as part of an end-to-end packaging process, increasing efficiency and throughput in industrial environments.
  • Customization Options: Strapping machines often offer customization options for strapping patterns and configurations. This enables businesses to adapt strapping techniques to meet specific packaging requirements or industry standards.
  • Durability and Reliability: Strapping machines are built to withstand heavy-duty use and can handle high volumes of strapping operations. They are designed for reliability, reducing downtime and maintenance needs.

Strapping Machines Applications

Strapping machines, also known as banding machines or bundling machines, find applications in various industries where secure and efficient strapping of products or packages is required. Here are some common applications for strapping machines:

  • Packaging and Shipping: Strapping machines are extensively used in packaging and shipping operations. They securely bundle and reinforce packages, cartons, or pallets, ensuring stability during transportation. This is particularly important for heavy or irregularly shaped items.
  • Manufacturing and Warehousing: Strapping machines are utilized in manufacturing and warehousing facilities to secure products or components together. They streamline bundling processes, such as binding stacks of paper, corrugated boxes, or bundles of lumber, enhancing efficiency and ensuring safe handling.
  • Construction Industry: Strapping machines play a vital role in the construction industry. They are used to bundle construction materials, such as pipes, beams, or lumber, for storage, transport, or on-site handling. Strapping machines provide secure bundling that helps prevent damage and improves logistics.
  • Newspaper and Printing: Strapping machines are commonly employed in the newspaper and printing industry. They bundle stacks of newspapers, magazines, or printed materials for distribution or storage. Strapping ensures the integrity of the bundles and facilitates easier handling.
  • Food and Beverage Industry: Strapping machines have applications in the food and beverage industry for securing bulk packaging, such as bundles of beverage cans, bottles, or cartons. Strapping machines help maintain product integrity and stability during storage, transport, or retail display.
  • Wood and Timber Industry: In the wood and timber industry, strapping machines are used to bundle lumber, plywood, or timber products. The machines provide reliable and secure strapping, ensuring the safety of workers and preventing damage during handling and transportation.
  • Appliances and Furniture: Strapping machines are utilized for bundling appliances and furniture items, such as refrigerators, washing machines, sofas, or mattresses. They offer efficient and secure strapping, protecting the products during transit or storage.
  • E-commerce and Fulfillment Centers: With the growth of e-commerce strapping machines have become essential in fulfillment centers. They automate the bundling process for large or heavy items, improving productivity and ensuring secure packaging for shipment.
  • Recycling and Waste Management: Strapping machines are used in recycling and waste management facilities to bundle compact materials such as cardboard, plastic bottles, or paper waste. Strapping secures the bundles, facilitating storage, transportation, and recycling processes.
  • Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies: Strapping machines are employed in the pharmaceutical and medical supply industry to secure bundles of boxes, cartons, or containers. They ensure the safe handling and transportation of sensitive medical supplies and pharmaceutical products.

Strapping Machines Manufacturers

  • Signode
  • StraPack
  • Polychem
  • Fromm
  • Samuel Strapping Systems
  • Mosca
  • Cyklop
  • Dynaric
  • Mosca Direct
  • Messersì Packaging
  • Transpak
  • Venus Packaging
  • MJ Maillis
  • Bandex Packaging
  • MJM Packaging

Strapping Machines are Also Known As

  • Banding machines
  • Bundling machines
  • Pallet strappers
  • Banding equipment
  • Bundle strapping machines
  • Pallet banding machines
  • Automatic strapping machines
  • Semi-automatic strapping machines
  • Box strappers
  • Carton strapping machines
  • Pallet wrapping machines (some models combine strapping and wrapping functions)
  • Packaging strapping machines
  • Industrial strapping machines
  • Portable strapping machines
  • Handheld strapping machines
  • Manual strapping machines (for manual tensioning and sealing)
  • Combination strapping and sealing machines
  • High-speed strapping machines

Strapping Machines Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a strapping machine used for?
A:Strapping Machines are packaging machines that use bands of flat steel or tighten plastic around a package to secure the materials.

Q: What material is a the most common strapping machine material?
A: Polypropylene strap is the most used strapping material and is used in a wide variety of industries.

Q: What are the different types of strapping?
A:There are 3 main kinds of strapping: Plastic (Polypropylene) Strapping, Polyester/PET Strapping or Steel/Metal Strapping

Q: How do you use an automatic strapping machine?
A:With the tension set, simply place a piece on the machine and begin the strapping procedure with the touch of a button.

Q: How does a strapping machine work?
A: Strapping machines typically use a combination of tensioning, sealing, and cutting mechanisms to apply straps or bands around the item being strapped. The machine feeds the strapping material, tensions it around the package, and seals and cuts the strap to create a secure and tight bundle.

Q: How do I choose the right strapping machine for my needs?
A: When selecting a strapping machine, consider factors such as the type of strapping material required, the volume and size of packages or bundles to be strapped, the desired level of automation, and specific application requirements. It's also helpful to consult with manufacturers or suppliers to determine the most suitable machine for your needs.