Battery Powered Signode BXT3-19 Poly Strapping Tool

Battery Powered Signode BXT3-19 Poly Strapping Tool

The BXT3-19 takes the existing fastest strapping tool in the market to the next level. This battery powered strapping tool is designed for strapping 5/8 inch and 3/4 inch poly straps. Operators can switch between the different sizes by adjusting the guides.

Configuration & Applications

The BXT3-19 features automatic strap pulling to the required pre-set tensioning force. Once the tension is achieved, the tool will automatically weld and cut the strap. Once strap has been welded, the strapping tool will start a countdown. Once the countdown stops, it will make a sound which indicates that the weld has cooled down and that you could remove it.

The battery-run strapping tool is designed for ease of operation, simplicity and efficient operation. It is capable of accommodating all types of loads involved in light to heavy duty applications. The new tool features a new solid base that makes it easier to remove it after the tension. Signode has also done away with the rocker arm in the new tool. There are only 2 other tools in its class which have achieved this feat.

Signode has retained the best in the new battery-based strapping tool from the BXT2. This includes the battery, charger and the motor technology. This means users will be able to upgrade to a new and better tool. It is capable of generating peak tensioning force of 900 lbs. It runs on 18V Li-ion, 5 Ah batteries.

Technical Specs

  • Strapping Quality: Polypropylene or Polyester
  • Strapping Size: 5/8 inch to 3/4 inch width (0.016 to 0.051 inch thickness)
  • Peak Tensioning: 900 lbs
  • Seal Type: Friction Weld Seal

The BXT3-19 is the easiest of battery-run strapping tools in its segment, featuring a solid base. The unique design makes it stand out in its segment. The solid grip, ergonomic design and well balanced weight prevent the tool from tipping over in the hand. It can be held and used with single hand and doesn’t cause hand fatigue.

The BXT3-19 has been designed specifically keeping in mind hard-to-deal with strapping positions. It features a smaller interface size, allowing operators to band coils and round objects. It is so versatile that it can be used in different positions like horizontal, vertical and even upside down. Adjustments can be made depending on the location of the seal. It is the perfect battery-powered poly strapping tool in its segment, capable of achieving efficient results with 5/8 inch and 3/4 inch straps.

The Durable Alternative: Cord Strapping

When industries have minimal budgets, they have discovered other forms of strapping like poly strapping and cord strapping to be equally effective in place of steel strapping. They began switching over from steel strapping in order to cut costs. However, Cord strapping is a good alternative and very economical to use. It is strong and durable and very reliable material to pack even heavy loads.

Industry experts believe that cord strapping is equally strong and durable as steel. The cord strapping comes in various lengths and widths and one can choose from a variety of strapping material depending on the type of applications they are using. This strapping is also a cheaper alternative to poly strapping.

Cord strapping is of three types. They are composite, bonded and woven. The composite cord is the strongest, being rigid like steel. There are several tools in the market that can be used efficiently with cord strapping. Some industries use cord strapping exclusively for manual applications. Pneumatic tensioners also use the cord strapping effectively. There are a lot of advantages to using cord strapping. It is very economical and cost effective.  It is smooth, strong and safe for both the senders and receivers.

CC105 1.25 Inch Composite Cord Strap

CC105 1.25 Inch Composite Cord Strap

125WAAR 1.5 Inch Woven Cord

125WAAR 1.5 Inch Woven Cord

HD Woven Polyester Strapping

HD Woven Polyester Strapping

Cord strapping does not damage the packaging and can weather the elements easily. It does not rust like steel and leave marks on the surface of the package. It is chemical resistant and can be re-tensioned easily. Cord strapping is used along with buckles, which are light in weight. Operators prefer to work with cord strapping as it is easy to strap and work gets done quickly. It also has high system strength. This strapping is especially designed for bundling and palletizing cargo. Pneumatic battery powered tensioners like the ASC325 and ASC395 are used effectively using cord strapping.

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Depending on the nature of cargo, different types of pneumatic and lashing tools can be used to provide tension at the touch of the button. This makes the packaging effective. In order to use cord strapping effectively, there are different types of pneumatic battery powered tensioners that can be chosen for the preferred application, different kinds of cord strapping and different varieties of buckles that can be used with the right kind of cord.

Allstrap is a popular tool dealer supplying different kinds of strapping material and equipment. They carry all popular brands of tools and also undertake repair of these tools at a nominal cost. For more information call Allstrap’s customer care department.

Strong Stainless Steel Straps

Stainless Strapping

The packaging industries around the world use stainless strapping and believe that it is the strongest and most reliable packing material available. But with the arrival of poly strapping its popularity began waning due to some of its flaws. Industry users began realizing that there were several other options like poly strapping and cord strapping and that it need not rely only on stainless strapping.

Stainless strapping was introduced at a time when steel strapping began receiving flak from many users. It is a high quality strapping that can withstand the elements and extreme conditions. Stainless strapping is made of an alloy that consists of 11% chromium along with steel. This kind of composition makes it resistant to humid weather and therefore does not tend to rust.

Stainless strapping is also very durable and long lasting. It can also resist regular wear and tear. Long pieces of stainless strapping are designed in order to bind or affix loose objects. Stainless straps are used largely to apply tension to steel banding. Small scale applications too benefit a lot from its high tensioning capacity and the minimal maintenance it requires.

Stainless strapping is largely used in civil engineering, telecom, petroleum and other non-commercial applications. There are several kinds of tools to use with stainless strapping. They come in various sizes and shapes. However, operation technics may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

Advantages of Stainless strapping

  • It can weather the elements
  • No risk of rust
  • UV resistance
  • Good break strength
  • Easy to handle
  • Can be used with high tension


Stainless strapping is used by very few industries that can fit this kind of strapping into its budget. As it is expensive than most other strapping, many industries are hesitant to use this strapping as it cuts into their budget.

Stainless strapping comes in three types. They are 201, 317 and 304. Of these three kinds of strapping, 201 is considered the best and is also more popular due to its elasticity. It achieves great tension and so it is easier for workers to handle. The strapping 317 resists corrosion better than the other two. And is also more expensive.

The strapping 304 is less expensive than 317 and has the same properties too.

Strong Gator Buckles

The weakest link will be at your buckle, so it is important to use a strong gator buckle!  The thicker the wire diameter the stronger the buckle.

With a strong 3/4″ gator strap, you should use a .157″ diameter gator buckle.

For light duty 3/4″ you can use a mid duty gator buckle.

For 1 1/4″ or 1 1/2″ gator strap, use a very strong wire buckle.

Make sure to keep the integrity of your strong cord strap by not down grading your weakest link!

Strong Cord Strapping

Cord Strap lets you band up your pallets, just like you did with steel strapping.  With the super strong polyester cord strap, even the heaviest load can be strapped safely.  The most common gator strap sizes are:

3/4″ x 2,400 pound break strength x 1650′ orange woven, item 2070 65WLMD gator cord strapping

1 1/4″ x 3,800 pound break strength x 600′ orange woven, item 2040 105WLMD cord strapping

1 1/4″ x 3,500 pound break strength x 770′ white composite, item 5080 CC105/230 gator cord strapping

1 1/2″ x 5,400 pound break strength x 600′ orange woven, item 2055GSAAR 125WAAR gator cord strapping