Regular Duty (RD) is the most abundantly used grade of steel strapping used for load stabilization, bundling and unitizing requirements. The high quality product offered by Gulf- Pacific is low carbon, black painted (including edges) for corrosion resistance, and is also waxed for maximum tension transmission around corners during tensioning. Pricing and specification of most commonly used sizes of Regular Duty steel strapping are listed and may be purchased ONLINE or for larger volume purchases (greater than 5000 lbs) please call for a quotation.
High Tensile steel strapping is for heavy duty applications where higher break strengths and higher strap elongation are required in order to maintain packaging integrity during shipping and handling. Gulf-Pacific’s High Tensile products are medium carbon and fully heat treated. All product is painted and waxed (including edges), waxed for high lubricity, and is AAR Printed for all applicable AAR sizes.
AAR refers to Association of American Railroads and its high standards of certification for steel strapping. Call for large volume purchases greater than 5000 lbs..
Choosing the right type of Tool and Seal for your application and tooling.
Applications with flat surface geometries usually require the use of Feedwheel Tensioners and Open (Snap On ) Seals.
Packages that are irregularly shaped, arc shaped or require the tightened strap to make or maintain a bundle load usually require Pusher or Rack and Pinion tensioners. Closed (Push On) Seals are required with the use of Pusher Tensioners.
Very High Tension applications including Railroad Car Door Bracing require the use of
Windless Tensioners. Heavy Duty Closed, Thread On and Open Flange seals are most commonly used when a Windlass Tensioner is used.
Feedwheel tensioners or "rotary tensioners" combine a feedwheel and clutch plug to continuously pull tension on a band. Their continuous pull tension action allows for unlimited slack take up reducing waste material and eliminating the need to pre-cut strap. Feedwheel tensioners require the use of painted and waxed strap