When choosing the right plastic strapping for your packing tasks, you’ll be faced with two main options that dominate the market–polypropylene and polyester. While there are other plastic options, these two are extremely popular and will work for a variety of tasks. However, if lightweight work is on the agenda, you’ll likely select polypropylene strap for its affordability and ease of use. Let’s take a closer look at how to use plastic strap for packing so you can best utilize this product.
Choose the Right Product
Before you get to work, it’s important to confirm that you have the right plastic strap for the job at hand. Specifically, you’ll need to make sure the strap you order has a sufficient tensile strength rating for your needs. At Vulcan Wire, we offer several different options within our inventory, so you should have no trouble picking the right strap.
The Right Tools
The strap isn’t the only item you’ll need to order before you get started. In addition to obtaining strapping of the right strength and size, you will also want to have three other important components on hand:
-Tensioner. This device puts tension into the strap, allowing it to tightly hold onto the load.
-Sealer. Once you have added tension to the line, a sealer will bring the two ends of the strap together and finish the job.
-Seals. You’ll use a seal where the two ends of the strap are being connected.
Remember that the tools you select will need to match up with the width of the strapping you’re going to use. If your tools are not a match for the straps, the system will not work. Of course, we have all of these items available here at Vulcan Wire, so you can get everything you need in a single, simple order.
Follow Instructions Carefully
The exact process you need to follow to properly use your plastic strapping will vary slightly depending on the application. Typically, you’ll use a tensioner to place one end of the strap under the gripper foot to hold it in place, while the other end is fed through the cutter wheel and windlass. Then, the handle is used to add tension to the line before a seal is added, secured with the sealer, and the line is cut to finish the job. Most tensioners work in this general manner and are pretty simple to use, but you’ll still want to read the directions and follow all suggested safety protocols.
Order from Vulcan Wire
Now that you know how to use plastic strap for packing, you’ll need to gather the tools required to put it to use and anything else needed for your strapping and bundling tasks. Vulcan Wire is here to serve you. Not only do we have the quality products you require, but we also have a staff full of friendly and knowledgeable individuals ready to assist. If you have any questions about our products, please give us a call right away for help.