Gordian Strapping has supplied a new vertical strapping machine to the Brett Group at their Landscaping and Building Products site in Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire.
Brett, which can trace its roots back to 1909, is the UK’s largest independent construction and building materials group. The site at Barrow upon Soar required a new strapping machine in order to increase efficiency by automating a previously manual strapping process.
Gordian is well established in the Brett group, having supplied shrink and stretch hooders as well as strapping machines. The solid reputation of the OMS equipment, along with a dedicated team of 12 service engineers strategically based across the UK made Gordian Strapping an ideal partner. Gordian supplied an OMS TS300 Vertical Strapping Machine equipped with a sword to penetrate the pallet void. The machine was built on a translation device around an existing conveyor, and features a TR14 HD (Heavy Duty) strapping head with side compensation to allow equalization of the strap tension around the pack. The new machine receives concrete paving slabs on a slave pallet and applies 2 vertical straps per pack at a rate of 60 packs per hour. The system has been future-proofed to allow for 4 straps per pack if required.
The OMS TR14 HD Head is designed for use with Polyester Strapping, and is proven in the toughest working environments within the construction industry. It is capable of applying a maximum tension of 2300 Newtons. The Heat Seal technology in the Strapping Head means that that a full service is only required every 200,000 cycles. Features include: auto strap loading, auto strap re-feed, strap in place signal and automatic heater blade cleaning.
“This new machine has allowed us to automate the process and eliminate potential hazards associated with manual strapping. The OMS heads perform consistently well in tough conditions and the engineering support provided by Gordian has always been superb” Darren Senior Site Manager Brett Barrow.
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