For the security of low volume product, a banding tool can be the most appropriate tool in the arsenal. A four part manual banding device is an economical way to prepare cargo for shipment also.
The basic set-up of most banding tool builds runs as follows: A handle controls strap or plastic band tension around whatever is being prepared for shipment and releases the strap after the cut. The tension wheel sits between the the gripper and the cutter, and moves with the handle once the strapping is run through the aforementioned parts. The gripper itself holds the strap in place as the operator increases the tension. Finally, the cutter carefully removes strap access.
In order to secure load, the choice of strap is wrapped around the product. One end is then fed below both the cutter assembly and gripper while the opposite end goes into the tension wheel and cutter. Once both ends are snug and fit inside of the tool, it’s time to tighten up, literally. As the handle moves up and down, more and more of the strap moves through, increasing the tension. Amount of tension will be directly correlated to discretion.
Additionally, seals are used to secure the tension and hold the strap in place so the operator excess banding upon cutting. Since these kinds of tools will probably see lots of use, it’s best to keep a selection of banding seals handy.
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