There are many ways to strap your goods together before shipping them out. Whether you use a steel strapping tool, plastic strapping tool, manual strapping tool, battery powered strapping tool, or pneumatic strapping tool is going to depend on what material your strap is made of, and how often you plan to use it. Here are a few times it’s the most efficient to use a pneumatic strapping tool.

Heavy Loads

If you are strapping a load that is over 5,000 pounds, you’ll want to use a steel strap. Steel straps are more durable and can handle more weight than plastic straps. This means that it is strong enough to not snap and break during the shipping process, potentially costing you thousands of dollars in damaged, undeliverable goods. Not to mention, a very unsatisfied customer.

The fastest way to apply steel straps to your loads is by using a pneumatic strapping tool. This device is strong enough to handle the steel without breaking either the strap or the device. If you routinely packaged large loads, this is the tool you need.

High Temperature Loads

If your load is headed to a warm destination, or has a warmer than average method of transportation, you might want to choose steel straps. Because these are made of metal, they will not melt in the high heat the way a plastic strap could. As mentioned above, a broken strap can ruin your load and cost you big bucks to replace. A pneumatic strapping tool can help you quickly and easily package your goods for shipping in the higher temperatures.

Odd Shaped Loads

Not every load you ship out is going to be a perfect square or rectangle. Because of this, it can be difficult to strap it together nice and tight when you have odd angles jutting out everywhere. Using a steel strap ensures that all your cargo remains in place throughout the shipping process, no matter what shape it looks like. Save time while strapping odd shaped loads by using a pneumatic strapping tool. These help you reduce labor costs because they are faster and more efficient than other strapping tools on the market.

Shop with FastPak Systems Today!

At FastPak, we offer a range of strapping tools to suit any application. All of our devices are highly reliable and efficient. Whether you’re packing heavy or light loads, high temp or low temp, symmetrical or oddly shaped loads, we’ve got the products you need to get the job done right.

We are experts in packaging and shipping supplies. We would love to become your number one choice for packing and shipping materials! Shop through our available products online and give us a call if you’d like to place an order. We’ll be happy to discuss your packing and shipping needs and get you set up on an automatic refill schedule so you’re never out of the necessary items you need to keep your inventory flowing out the door and to your customers.