Strapping is an essential part of packaging to transport and secure goods intact and undamaged. The strong straps made of plastic, textile or steel have always proven their worth in recent years to ensure the securing of loads across different means of transport.
If you want to secure your goods with strapping tape, you cannot do without the right strapping tool or strapping machine. Adapted to the different goods and requirements, a variety of different devices from various manufacturers are available. Whether manual, battery-operated or fully automatic - with the right care, modern strapping tools have a long service life despite constant stress. After a certain period of time, however, wear and tear or defects may occur. Here, the question often arises whether a repair is economically worthwhile or whether you would rather invest directly in a new device.
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In the end, the question of repair is always primarily an economic question. As a rule, a repair is always worthwhile if the repair costs are lower than the current replacement value of the device. In practice, this means that your strapping tools can still be repaired for a long time by regularly replacing the wearing parts. Problems only arise when the regular care and maintenance of the device has been neglected over a longer period of time.
Rust damage is a frequent cause of total economic loss of a strapping tool. This is especially the case when water-sensitive battery-operated strapping tools are stored outside in the weather. The damage to the sensitive high-performance equipment is then too immense. An economic total loss is the expensive consequence.
We always recommend sending in defective devices. After an inspection of your unit, you will receive a non-binding cost estimate and can thus decide at your leisure whether the repair is economical for you. We will be happy to submit quotations for new devices and refurbished used devices.
Regular maintenance creates safety
Even with carefully maintained equipment and machines, damage cannot always be prevented. However, major breakdowns and loss of productivity can often be avoided by having regular maintenance carried out. Regular replacement of wear parts and proper cleaning of the machine will ensure that your machine always remains in perfect condition. Preventive maintenance helps you avoid major breakdowns that would keep your tool down for longer hours and, more importantly, unscheduled downtime. Unmaintained equipment means more downtime for your team and therefore lost productivity.
Another important argument for preventive maintenance of a strapping tool is the associated extension of the service life of your equipment. An insufficiently maintained device will in all likelihood fail much more often and would need to be replaced sooner.
Tips for prevention in your company
First things first: clean your strapping tools regularly! Daily cleaning of the strapping tools with compressed air helps you to directly remove the smallest strap residues. In particular, you should check the tensioning wheel as well as the tooth plate for damage and keep them clean. This is the only way to ensure continuous process and product safety.
Even though modern strapping tools are very resistant and survive minor falls well, you should always remember that they are complex machines that want to be protected and handled with care. Serious falls are one of the main reasons for a tool to become defective. If you keep strapping tools safe and on a stable surface, many repairs can be avoided before they happen.
It is also extremely important that you never operate your tool without strapping. This could otherwise wear out the feed wheel on the lower grippers. In such a case, both components will wear out and probably need to be replaced prematurely. This can be easily prevented.
Note that battery-powered strapping tools in particular are very sensitive to water. Therefore, avoid leaving these tools outside at all costs, otherwise rust damage may result.
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