Metal Industry

Signode Metal Industry

Signode Kenya offers total packaging solutions to the Steel and Metals Industry. This includes hot and cold mills, rod and bar applications, metal service centers, aluminum and other non-ferrous Metals.

Signode Kenya’s product offering includes steel and plastic strapping, protective packaging materials, and a full range of packing films and papers offering corrosion protection. Container, rail and ship lashing solutions ensure safe transit.

Signode Kenya designs manufactures and supplies strapping tools and semi-automatic and fully automatic packaging machines to apply these packaging materials. A highly focused parts and service group offers customized service helping to lower your total cost of ownership.

To meet industry’s growing needs, we also offer printing & labeling systems and integrated warehouse management solutions.

With our team of industry specialists we design your complete pack, including the provision of materials and equipment for your market. Metal Industry Solutions lead to greater productivity, optimization of safety, and cost reduction.

Contract Packing can be offered by Signode Kenya to include packing labour, total materials supply, equipment, and administration. This enables customers to focus on core activities, whilst at the same time benefit from specialist attention, process simplification, single point of contact and reduced packaging inventories.

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Hot mill rolling operations: 
Secure Hot rolled Coils using Signode Strapping machines integrating with any steel or aluminium mill layout.
Signodes model M410-CH3A circumferential strapping machine can be located very close to the re-coiler at the exit of the mill. The machine can withstand temperatures up to 800 degrees centigrade.

The CH3 A model can be also supplied to suit most customer rolling mill locations and coil mandrel layouts for new line builds or as a suitable retrofit to an existing rolling line.

Cold mill rolling operations:
Strapping Solutions
Signode Has developed several machine solutions using high performance steel strap and also PET straps. Steel strapping of the coils can be done using the M410 strap head.
AK200 range of strapping heads to be used in a variety of mill applications apply 19,25 and 32mm PET strap of various gauges to coils both circumferentially and radially or through the eye.
The use of Signode high-performance Tenax® Polyester strapping reduces to a minimum any surface damage during strapping

Strapping and Wrapping equipment 

Round or hexagonal tube bundles can be securely packaged using wither 19-32mm steel strap or with 19-32mm PET Tenax® Polyester strapping, depending upon product weight and tube surface finish.
Here too the machines can be fixed or indexing models. Indexing models can move via a floor mounted system or on an overhead gantry system making all M410 or AK200 strapping systems fully flexible.


Ingot and Billet strapping, Ingot wrapping

Tenax® Polyester strapping is a superior solution for the ingot an billets packaging as the retained tensions on the package are higher with PET than steel, there is no staining of the materials, no indentation of the products.

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Signode Kenya, offers contract packaging to Key Customers. Contract Packaging can include packing labour, total materials supply, equipment and administration, best practices. This enables customers to focus on core activities, whilst at the same time benefiting from process simplification, single point of contact, and zero packaging inventories.

Contract packaging is a “contract entered with the customer by the company to provide comprehensive solutions for packaging of customer’s products”. The objective of Contract Packaging is to provide packaging solution with single point responsibility at customer premises. The Key processes in Contract Packaging Business are Presales process, Contracting Process and Contract Execution process.

Signode now offers a comprehensive internal logistics infrastructure and process improvement solutions and services. Also, Signode has partnered with the leading global logistics technology solutions providers for process specific solutions.

With the experience of implementing best practices in packaging and identification, handling, storage and shipment practices, Signode is well placed to successfully marry finishing line automation with internal logistics process automation systems in a seamless and visible manner at optimum cost.

Leveraging the understanding of finishing processes, Signode has been looking for ways to contribute to metals industry’s business end to end. Reduction of total cost of operations (TCO) is the expanded focus.

YMS Covers 
– Slab Yard
– Coil Yard
– Longs Yard

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Magnus® Steel Strapping

Magnus is a cold-rolled, heat-treated, medium carbon steel strapping that provides high tensile strength and excellent shock resistance for heavy-duty flat glass applications. 31.75mm x 0.80 Magnus is commonly used to lash flat glass products in containers. We roll our strap edges to eliminate sharp surfaces. Signode India steel strapping is manufactured in ISO 9002 certified plants.

Apex® Steel Strapping

Apex is cold-rolled, medium carbon steel strapping, engineered to yield a higher break strength at a thinner gauge than regular-duty steel strapping. In many light to medium-duty applications, Apex can substitute for the heavier gauge regular-duty steel strapping to save money on material and shipping costs.


Tenax® Polyester Strapping

Tenax polyester strapping is designed for medium to heavy-duty palletising and unitising applications and can be applied by hand tools or power strapping equipment. This strapping material yields higher break strengths and maintains a higher level of retained strap tension than polypropylene strapping for maximum load stability. This makes it ideal for signature bundles and palletised loads of printed materials that tend to shift during handling and transit. Tenax is available in sizes ranging from 9mm to 16mm.

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Battery powered tools for Steel strapping applications! 

The unique GENY steel strapping (Sealer and Tensioner) tools have been successfully launched to suit many heavy-duty steel strapping applications. 

The light-weight GENY tools remove the hazardous and heavy airlines associated with standard tools and reduce operator fatigue greatly. Easy to use, with single button operation and LED illumination of the sealing area make them ideal in almost all applications. The 240 cycles per battery charge offer maximum efficiency in energy usage and eliminate the high costs and inefficiencies of pneumatic systems with a minimised carbon footprint for the tool. The strap tension can be varied up to 6.600 N which is more than suitable for most applications. 

• Next generation Li-Ion battery technology

• Light weight, yet durable and easy to use

• Reduced operator fatigue

• Mobile and improved work safety conditions

• 240 cycles per battery charge, battery fully re-charged in less than 30 minutes

• Significantly reduced energy and service costs verses air-powered tools

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The BXT2 provides all the benefits of Signode’s proven battery powered tool range-but is faster, easier to use and more productive than ever.

Designed to deliver low cost of ownership, consistency and reliability, BXT2 features ‘Hypercharge Technology’ enabling the BOSCH battery to be charged at any time, with just a 15 minute charge restoring 75-80% of the battery’s total power. Additionally, BXT2 maintains strap tension levels, to the last cycle.

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VT–16/19/25HD is Heavy Duty Pneumatic Tension-Weld®. Combination tools function as tensioners, sealers and cutters. They save time by eliminating the handling of separate tools. Seal-feed combination tools carry a stack of seals in a magazine for fast, easy loading. Sealless combination tools use friction to weld the strap ends together, creating a secure joint.

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