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Strapping, wrapping and hooding systems

Conversion Solutions, Macclesfield

Gordian Strapping has supplied an OMS 078 Compression Strapping Machine with TR18 Strapping Head to Conversion Solutions in Macclesfield.

Conversion Solutions are manufacturers of custom, cut flat paper which is supplied to the printing industry. Its operation runs 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. Conversion Solutions’ parent company, PaperlinX, is one of the world’s leading merchants of paper, communication materials and diversified products and services.

Conversion Solutions required a pallet strapper to compress packs tightly, something which could not be achieved using the battery operated hand strapping tools that they had previously been using. The OMS 078 enables Conversion Solutions to supply their customers with a stable, perfectly presented, palletised product. In addition, packs can be stacked securely on top of each other meaning better utilisation of space in the warehouse and in transit. Moving from a manual to an automated system also provided an opportunity to redeploy labour.

The 078 pallet strapping machine compresses and vertically straps each pack. Two straps are applied to the pack while it is being compressed. A built in turntable then turns the pack and a further two straps are applied, again while the pack is being compressed.

The machine includes automatic pack height detection and telescopic arch tracks that feed strap at any height (of particular importance when packs vary in height). Features of the TR18 Head include precise, repeatable strap feeding that avoids jams and increases up-time, and a ‘strap in place’ confirmation meaning that a pack cannot leave the machine without being strapped. Furthermore, OMS TR series heads only require a full service every 200,000 cycles which means less down-time.

With 13 engineers strategically placed across the UK, and over 75 years’ experience in end-of-line packaging systems, Gordian Strapping was the ideal partner to install and maintain the machine.

It is of paramount importance that all our packs are strapped in a stable manner. If they move during transport, our customers cannot feed them consistently into their printing presses. The Gordian OMS pallet press has eliminated the pack movement issues that we were experiencing.” Alex Ledbury, Operations Manager at Conversion Solutions

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