Designed around our ultrasonic banding machines, we provide a variety of automated solutions for use in the corrugated industry. From standard to fully-automated, these systems require little-to-no operator assistance and can be fully customized to meet your packaging needs. Some of the automated solutions we've provided in the past include:
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- Fully automatic banding machine designed specifically for auto-bottom boxes
- Carefully conveys bundles before banding and aligns/squares the bundles before banding
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A key difference between traditional strapping and our banding technology is the types of materials used in each. Strapping uses a thin, stiff, sharp plastic that is great for holding heavy equipment in place on a pallet, but tends to damage the edge of corrugated bundles.
Banding, on the other hand, is a technology that grew out of the print industry designed to firmly, yet gently bundle high value printed products. The material is strong enough to bundle wide format boxes with more tension than strapping without damaging he edges. It looks and feels like a ribbon, but has the strength to provide tightly tensioned bundles.
For specific needs, we also offer:
- Transparent bands to maximize product visibility or allow for bar code scanning
- Paper bands that can be torn by hand (great for smaller boxes)
- Pre-printed or inline printing options for branding and production tracking
Are strapping and banding the same?
They're similar but banding is distinct with its wider yet thinner material that offers exceptional tension with zero damage to the bundled product. Also, using an ultrasonic weld instead of a heat weld improves machine performance and decreases the likelihood of jams and maintenance problems over time. Our systems have tension-adjustable ultrasonic technology. This allows for custom welds to be created for nearly any application; material can be welded just strong enough to pull apart or strong enough to require a tool for removal
Banding material looks like gift-wrapping ribbon. Is it strong enough? Recyclable?
The sheen of banding material is often likened to ribbon. The foamed polypropylene material forms well around box edges to prevent damage and has yet to meet a strapped bundle that couldn't instead be banded. The more flexible banding material also comes in handy for your customers. The material won't cut their hands during handling and, in addition to being recyclable, provides a more efficient, compact solution for easier processing once material is removed from each bundle.
Is banding expensive?
The most widely believed myth about banding is that the technology and consumables are too expensive. However, the most widely overlooked statistics (and prices) are those related to post-purchase productivity. Not only does introducing banding (and automation) to a production line reduce labor costs, it decreases material waste from a master carton, helps increase productivity and, ultimately, quickly generates ROI. The majority of our customers have an ROI in 12 months or less.
Does Felins manufacture banding machines?
Our machines are manufactured by ATS in Switzerland. Felins is one of two master distributors in the US, supporting the 30 midwestern and western states. Sales support, customer service and technical support for your machine will come from Felins in Milwaukee, WI.
Is banding low maintenance?
Thanks to the ultrasonic weld technology, our machines do not experience heat-weld residue buildup which creates jams. Our ultrasonic weld technology is cleaner and easier to maintain which helps extend machine life as well.
Describe your target audience and what will motivate them to purchase a bander.
We offer non-traditional banding solutions that increase throughput, protect product quality and integrity, and significantly reduce packaging material and labor costs. Regardless of the industry you're in, we can provide you with bundling equipment to reduce packaging mass, help lower your carbon footprint and improve overall product quality.
Can we test our products on your machines?
Yes! Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 843-5667 to get in contact with a sales manager to discuss your banding project.