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Pros and Cons of Automatic Strapping Machines

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Interested in an automatic strapping machine, but unsure if it’s the right investment for your business?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! In this blog, we’ll look at the pros and cons, to help you decide. Gordian Strapping are UK’s number 1 for specialist end-of-line packaging machinery, get in touch with us to find out more about automatic strapping machines


1. Increased Efficiency

Automatic strapping machines have become increasingly popular in the packaging industry. One of the biggest advantages is they can significantly increase efficiency and productivity.

The machines are capable of strapping products much faster than manual methods, which can save considerable time and labour costs.

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2. Reliable Results

Automatic strapping machines use pre-set tension levels to ensure every product or pallet is strapped consistently, with the same level of tension, to deliver reliable results.

3. Versatile

Automatic strapping machines can handle a variety of materials, including plastic and steel strapping. As well as strap products of different shapes and sizes, making them a versatile option for a wide range of packaging applications.

4. Reduce Waste

Automatic strapping machines are a sustainable option and can significantly reduce material waste. They use just the right amount of strapping needed to secure products, resulting in less waste ending up in landfill and more cost savings.


1. Cost

Some automatic strapping machines can be expensive to purchase and install and require regular maintenance to ensure optimal performance.

At Gordian Strapping, we supply leading energy-efficient and cost-effective strapping machines. We also offer customer engineer training courses in our demo room in Basingstoke, which covers everything from basic fault finding to carrying out a full preventative maintenance service on our strapping machines, to help minimise costs.

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2. Complex

Automatic strapping machines can be complex and difficult to operate. This can increase the time and resources required to set up and maintain the machine, which can be a challenge for smaller businesses.

At Gordian Strapping, we take pride in our machines being intuitive and easy to operate, we also provide full support from a nationwide team of skilled and experienced engineers, for stress-free use.

3. Downtime

Like any mechanical equipment, automatic strapping machines can experience downtime due to maintenance, repairs, or other issues. This can impact productivity and result in delays or additional costs.

To ensure your machines remain in excellent condition, at Gordian Strapping we offer a 12-month warranty with a Gordian service contract and ongoing maintenance, to prevent downtime and added costs, giving you a significant return on your investment.

4. Space Requirements

Automatic strapping machines can be quite large and require a significant amount of space to operate. This can be a challenge for businesses with limited space, or for those that need to maintain a streamlined workflow.

Gordian Strapping supplies a wide range of compact strapping machines and can advise on ideal machines to meet your specifications. If you need a bespoke machine tailored to your needs, our in-house engineers can carry out customised modifications, to deliver the best results.


Sustainability is another key consideration when choosing an automatic strapping machine.

An energy-efficient automatic strapping machine, which is better for the environment, is an ideal investment. Finding machines that use eco-friendly reusable materials is also a great way to reduce waste and save money.

Gordian Strapping are proud to supply a wide range of energy-efficient sustainable machines. The latest StraPack AQ-7KB machine is designed specifically for eco-friendly paper strapping, whilst delivering all the benefits of a high-quality strapping machine.

Our experts are happy to talk you through our cutting-edge machines, to help build a sustainable future for your business.

Meeting your business needs

Armed with the pros and cons of automatic strapping machines, we hope you’re feeling more confident to make a decision that is right for your business.

Ultimately, the decision will depend on your specific needs and resources, as well as the volume and type of packaging required, but efficient automatic strapping machines are definitely well worth considering.


For further advice on the latest automatic strapping machines, call our expert team on 01256 394400 or email [email protected]

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