Strapping Tools

    What’s New with the New S-Series Tool?

    Rick WilliamsPosted on September 18, 2019

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    It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that all strapping tools are created equal. After all, they perform the same basic function.

    It’s also understandable to be skeptical when a reputable brand introduces a new tool to the market. What are you getting with this upgraded tool? Is it actually anything worth having, or are there some bells and whistles you don’t need?

    The new S Series tool is one of those tools that goes above and beyond in terms of innovation. Here’s what you can expect to find when you take the S Series for a test drive.

    A Truly Responsive Touchscreen That Doesn’t Sacrifice Durability

    A couple of decades ago, touchscreens were practically unheard of, especially for heavy-duty applications like strapping. Today, you can find strapping tools with touchscreens for a dime a dozen. The technology may not seem all that innovative any longer.

    What’s harder to find is a touchscreen that’s sensitive enough to respond to even a gloved hand. Most touchscreens on the market today require your team members to take their gloves off, which reduces hand safety.

    What can you expect from a screen designed to take some industrial punishment, right? After all, even delicate devices like iPhones often aren’t that responsive.

    The new S Series tool changes that narrative. Its colour touchscreen is designed for both durability and responsiveness. The screen can endure the toughest environment you have to offer, while still being ready to respond to your employee’s touch.

    Strapping Meets IoT

    In tech circles, there’s been plenty of buzz around subjects like the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence. In short, today’s appliances and tools are smarter than ever before. AI lets your thermostat pick the perfect temperature, and connectivity to the Internet allows it to communicate with you if there’s ever an issue.

    The new S Series tool takes that same technology and adds it to your handheld strapping tool. Strapping has never been smarter.

    Connectivity allows you to access a database with additional strap profiles. It’s easy to select the strap in question, then load it onto the machine. Instantly, your team has the exact settings they need for any application they can imagine, no guesswork required.

    The tool also monitors itself and lets you know when it’s time for maintenance. No more paper maintenance logs that don’t get filled out by busy employees. Instead, you can rely on the tool to let you know what it needs.

    Lock Settings to Let You Dial in

    Once you’ve found the perfect settings for your application, you don’t want to lose them. This is never more true than when you have multiple strapping jobs to attend to. Now you can lock in your settings.

    If you know you need the same settings today and tomorrow, the S Series tool allows you to enter a PIN to lock the profile. That way, when you pick the tool up again tomorrow, there won’t be any time lost playing with the settings or redoing bad strapping jobs.

    The settings can be unlocked with the same code, which makes it easy to switch between profiles and load strap settings for different applications throughout your day.

    Better Safety Features

    Another aspect of strapping tools that’s almost always improving is safety. The new S Series tool builds on the machinery that has come before it to deliver the safest handheld strapping experience yet.

    Guards, along with a unique design that keeps your fingers away from straps, protect your employees, even as they work through a long day or shift.

    Discover the S Series Tool

    These are just some of the major features of the S Series tool. Get in touch and discover just what it could do to make strapping smarter and safer in your plant.

    Rick Williams

    Rick Williams has been employed in the packaging industry for the past 35 years, with a primary focus in the areas of semi-automatic and automatic equipment sales in conjunction with a wide variety of strapping tools. Rick is well-versed in consumable sales and their applications and has taken part in several packaging-related sales training and equipment forums over the years. In his spare time, Rick enjoys golfing and spending time with friends and family. He has also recently taken up recreational snowmobiling, although the lack of snow has not been favourable to enjoy the hundreds of miles of groomed trails Southern Ontario has to offer.

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