Pneumatic and battery powered hand tools take most of the effort out of tensioning and sealing by performing those operations at the push of a button or lever. Powered hand tools are typically used to reduce operator fatigue, improve strapping efficiency and provide uniform tensioning. Signode combination tools utilize air or battery power to tension, seal and cut off plastic strapping. The VFX-9/13 and BXT2 sealless Friction-Weld models are ideal for unitizing bulk loads of metal cans, PET bottles and glass containers that require high tension.
Manual hand tools are the most basic form of strap application equipment. They are perfect for operations that either do not have access to power sources or do not require the speed of powered hand tools. Signode manual tensioners provide strap operators with a simple method for tightening strapping around a load. A manual sealer is then used to positively join the tensioned strap ends together, ensuring that loads remain secure during transit, handling and storage.