There are three primary types of box strapping machine – handheld strapping machines, semi-automatic strapping machines and fully-automatic strapping machines. While there are a wide range of makes and models within each of these categories, each offers specific features to suit a business’s requirements and budget.
A basic box strapping machine for smaller operations can cost less than $1,400, but machine prices average out at around $5,000 for a good one and $11,000 for a great one.
Box strapping machines are essentially designed for strapping cardboard boxes of goods to strengthen and secure them for safe delivery. These are not to be confused with pallet strapping machines designed for securing cartons and drums to a pallet. Or strapping machines designed to strap multiple cartons or containers together.
The more common problems tend to be with automatic strapping machines as there are more moving parts and therefore more things that can go wrong.
Most of the more involved maintenance requirements tend to be for automated machines, though handheld box strapping machines should also be kept clean and free from obstructions.
Automatic machines and semi-automatic machines should always be maintained by a trained operator as they are fairly complicated machines. Things can go wrong without a regular maintenance regime.
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Most popular Automatic Strapping Machine suppliers and brands on IndustrySearch are Signode Australia & New Zealand, Get Packed - Packaging, Eurostrap Packaging Systems, Omni Group, Bravu, Pack King, Plasquip Sales and Smart Manufacturing & Packaging Solutions, Packline Solutions, Melbourne Packaging Supplies, TigerPak.