Quick guide: components for industrial packaging machines
The quality of the components you choose will play an important part in the life of your packaging equipment. Your packaging machine parts might rely on everything from cable ties and PCB mounting hardware to clamping levers and screw-on rubber bumper feet.
Choose your components wisely and you can deliver a semi-automated or automated packaging machine that performs for years.
This guide is designed to help you make those choices. We’ll focus on three types of packaging machines, but most of the components shown for each can be used on all machines, such as steel packing machine, cardboard box packing machines, carton wrapping machines, and sheet packing machines.
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Strapping machine components
Sometimes called banding strapping machines, they tension, seal and cut the strapping in one motion.
Your design will depend on the strapping demand. Whether your application will be a pallet strapping machine, box strapping machine or another type, consider the recommendations below, which are ideal for semi-automatic or automatic strapping machines.
Where relevant, the components you use should not only help the machine’s performance but contribute to health and safety, so consider insert glides and recessed handles.
Your strapping machine also needs protecting. Use caps and plugs to protect critical profiles from damage during handling and transportation. You can also get a professional finish by using high-temperature masking for holes and contact points with easy-to-fit caps and plugs.
Steel pipe stacking machine, also called stackers, are the most important lifting and transportation equipment in a three-dimensional warehouse and a symbol that represents the characteristics of a three-dimensional warehouse.
The main function of the stacking crane is to move back and forth in the aisle of the three-dimensional warehouse, store the goods at the entrance of the roadway into the compartment of the shelf, or take out the goods in the compartment and transport it to the entrance of the roadway.
The early stacker cranes hung a mast (column) on the lifting trolley of the bridge crane, and used the up and down movement of the fork on the column and the rotation of the column to carry goods, usually called the bridge stacker. Roadway stackers appeared in the United States around 1960. This stacker uses ground rails to prevent tipping. Since then, with the development of computer control technology and automated three-dimensional warehouses, stackers have become more and more widely used, with better technical performance and higher heights. Today, the height of the stacker can reach 40 meters. In fact, if it is not restricted by warehouse construction and cost, the height of the stacker can be higher.
What is strapping?
Strapping is the process of applying a steel or plastic strap around a product or pallet to bundle, reinforce, or attach it to something. This is done using a strapping machine (banding machine) such as steel belt strapping machine or strapping tool. Strapping machines can be divided into semi-automatic strapping machines, (fully) automatic strapping machines and pallet strapping machines. Strapping tools can be divided into hand strapping tools and battery & pneumatic strapping tools.
The purpose of strapping products is to transport and / or store them quickly and undamaged in an efficient and safe manner.
How does strapping work?
The strapping band is applied horizontally or vertically around the product, with the ends of the strapping material coming together. A strapping tool or strapping machine connects these ends after the correct tension has been applied. A strapping tool or strapping machine closes the strapping band using a seal or buckle, or by welding the ends together. After this, the excess strapping band is cut automatically.
All materials, sizes and shapes can be strapped.
Applications of strapping
Examples of concrete applications of strapping are:
Closing boxes and shipping containers
Bundling for handling and shipping: e.g., newspapers, pipes, wood or concrete blocks
Attaching or securing products to pallets and crates
Reinforce wooden boxes, cardboard boxes and crates
Attach items to flat wagons or flatbed trailers
Securing a unit load such as bricks or flat glass
Keep rolls of steel or paper together
Lifting assistance with for example roof tiles or newspapers
Theft protection: it can be seen immediately if the strapping band has been removed
Why a Reliable Strapping System Is a Key Part of Successful Automatic Systems
In today’s manufacturing facilities, typically half of production hours rely on the use of manual or physical labor. Reducing your dependency on manual work through automation has the potential to increase your revenue and efficiency. It speeds up repetitive tasks and allows your workers to focus on other things. If you want to optimize your use of equipment, consider which processes are most apt for automation.
Your machines should speed up labor-intensive processes without high maintenance and energy costs. Investing in a high-quality strapping system is one of the best automation decisions you can make because it offers many benefits. Here are seven ways steel stacking and strapping machine line will improve your efficient: