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How to Choose the Right Strapping Tool for Your Business

Strapping is an excellent solution for securing goods for transportation and storage. It can be used to secure almost anything, from fragile products to cumbersome loads. Strapping tools and machines can be critical if you work in manufacturing, agriculture, distribution, purchasing, warehousing, shipping, and a variety of other industries.
To get the best results and make sure both your load and the people securing it stay safe, it's important to use the right materials, tools and techniques. Firstly, you will need to determine whether you will be strapping manually using tools or is your packaging environment more suited to an automatic strapping solution. The number of loads being strapped per day are important in this case.

Our promotion:
We're offering a free strapping dispenser or two rolls of strapping tape of your choice when you buy a FROMM Dynamic 2100 strapping tool. Additionally, you receive a 10% discount if you purchase a second strapping tool of the same type.

Handheld strapping tools are good for small businesses that have low volumes. They are ideal for a variety of packages; they’re highly versatile for different size and product variations, mobile and can be used vertically and horizontally. If you’re in the market for a new strapping tool, you might feel overwhelmed by the selection. There are many different manufacturers, and each of them has several different models. How do you know what to choose? There are a few different questions to consider when selecting a strapping tool to best fit your needs:

  1. What type of load are you strapping? (Boxes, steel pipe, wood sheets, palettes etc.)?
  2. What is the load weight & dimensions ?
  3. Is it static or dynamic?
  4. What is the load characteristics i.e.: does the load have any sharp edges?
  5. How many straps are applied to the load?
  6. What are the environmental conditions where the product is being strapped?
  7. What will the volume be, i.e. how many straps per day will be made?

The answer to these questions will determine what type of strapping tape you will use (PP, PET or metal), what width, strength and thickness it should be. Pros, cons and recommended applications of different strapping materials you can find in our next article. According to the tape you will determine the type of the tool (for metal or plastic tape), and according to the volume-the power source (battery, pneumatic or manual). Hand tools are a more cost-effective solution and we recommend them for very small volumes. For larger volumes, battery and pneumatic ones are strongly recommended.
Betelgeus is the exclusive representative of FROMM Switzerland and we offer a huge range of strapping solutions to meet any business requirements. Automatic and semi automatic table and arch machines, pneumatic and battery powered hand held strapping tools. We stock the full range of strapping, and accessories including, dispensers, cardboard and plastic corner protection, buckles, seals and other smaller items.
Among our most preferred and best-selling strapping tools is the FROMM Dynamic 2100 model, due to its excellent cost - performance ratio. Versatile and user-friendly strapping tool for most applications in all industrial sectors. It works up to 5 times faster than hand tools. It is light and comfortable to use, it can be held with only one hand. It is used for various loads: cartons, goods on pallets, crates, parquets, concrete blocks and tiles, pallets with bricks, timber, stone, etc.

Take advantage of a promotional offer:
We're offering a free strapping dispenser or two rolls of chamber tape of your choice when you buy a FROMM Dynamic 2100 strapping tool. Additionally, you get a 10% discount for a second strapping tool of the same type.

Find more about the strapping solutions we offer or contact our experts for advice.