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We offer a wide range of semi and fully-automatic models for the Graphic Arts Industry to package everything from newspapers and printed forms to signature bundles and palletized printed materials.
These packaging systems may consist of steel strapping, plastic strapping, stretch film or a combination of these packaging materials. Our sales, equipment service, customer service and engineering departments can help you design the optimum protective packaging system for your application.
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Power strapping machines, the most efficient method for strap application, ensure uniform strap placement and load integrity. We manufacture a wide range of semi and fully-automatic models for the Graphic Arts Industry to package everything from newspapers and printed forms to signature bundles and palletized printed materials. Combined with Signode stretch wrapping equipment, these systems can provide a complete packaging solution, protecting products from the hazards of handling, shipping, storage, stacking, dust and moisture.
MHG signature bundling machine
The MHG Signature Bundling Machine provides optimal efficiency, hassle-free operation and consistent load integrity. With fewer parts and a streamlined design, the MHG is simple to operate and easy to maintain.
MHG Signature Bundling Machine Features
Bolt-on application or self-contained unit
The MHG’s versatile design includes a bolt-on application, which improves machine stability to ensure consistent, accurate strap placement. The MHG is also available as a self-contained unit on a moveable cart.
The MHG’s modular design consists of separate feed and seal modules that weigh less than 30 lbs each. Modules are easy to access and can be changed out quickly for routine maintenance, minimizing downtime.
Fully accessible strap path
A hinged door on the feed module provides full access to the strap path.
Adaptable to any stacker configuration
The MHG’s chute can be customized to fit virtually any stacker configuration and packaging operation. The MHG can accommodate vertical or horizontal applications.
LBX-Series plastic strapping machines
The LBX-2000 offers reliable performance, low maintenance operation and the highest available speed of a general duty strapping machine. Suitable for a wide range of general applications, from mailroom operations to general carton closure, the LBX-2000 cycles up to 70 straps per minute for high speed, efficient strapping. The LBX-2000 uses 5mm or 6mm Contrax polypropylene strapping.
Patented, jam-resistant technology
The LBX-2000 is designed to deliver the most jam-resistant technology available. Its unique design enables the LBX-2000 to continue cycling in situations that commonly cause strap jams in other machines.
Easy coil loading
The LBX-2000’s flexible design makes strap coil loading simpler than ever. Coil can pay off in either direction, eliminating the incidences of error and downtime associated with improper strap loading.
Innovative, fully accessible strap path
On the LBX-2000, raising the hinged tabletop opens up the chute. By lifting an easy to reach guide, the LBX-2000 features full access to the strap path.
Pallet strapping machines
The MH-VM side seal plastic strapping machine combines Signode’s quick-change strap feeding and sealing modules with high speed, reliable operation to maximize productivity and reduce downtime. Simple to operate and easy to maintain, the MH-VM with its large selection of chute sizes is ideal for a variety of packaging applications.
Signode Packaging Systems is the leading worldwide provider of plastic strapping systems for the securement of a wide range of products, including PET bottles, glass containers and metal cans. Two plastic strapping materials — polyester and polypropylene — are the basic components of our plastic strapping systems. We also offer an extensive line of application equipment, ranging from simple hand tools to fully automated, operatorless machines. Our sales, equipment service, customer service and engineering departments can help you design the optimum protective packaging system for your application.
Signode plastic strapping systems for the Corrugated Industry consist of Contrax® polypropylene strapping, Tenax® polyester strapping, seals, hand tools, power strapping equipment, dispensers and accessories.
Tenax® polyester strapping:
Tenax polyester strapping is ideally suited for unitizing corrugated loads. It yields higher break strengths and maintains a higher level of retained strap tension than polypropylene strapping. Straps stay tight on corrugated loads that tend to shift during handling and transit. Tenax can be applied by hand tools or power strapping equipment. Some sizes are available in long coils for fewer coil changeovers and greater uptime.
Contrax® polypropylene strapping:
Contrax polypropylene strapping is designed to run through hand tools and power strapping equipment. Its excellent elongation recovery properties make it a good choice for light to medium-duty unitizing applications, including horizontal unitization of case goods.
The VT-16/19/25HD and VFX-9/13 pneumatic sealless combination tools are designed to yield high joint strengths and high retained tension, making them ideal for bundled products that tend to shift and settle during shipping and handling. With the VT-16/19/25HD weighing less than 10.5 lbs. and the VFX-9/13 weighing approximately 5 lbs., both tools are easy to operate in either the vertical or horizontal position.