​Preventative Maintenance Tips for Battery-Powered Hand Strapping Tool

Posted by Mike Cunningham on May 14th 2024

​Preventative Maintenance Tips for Battery-Powered Hand Strapping Tool

You have invested in your strapping tool, so you want to keep it in good working order as long as you can. A little bit of preventative maintenance goes a long way for any strapping tool.

To keep your battery-powered equipment in good working order, follow some of these tips.

-Invest in Training for Your New Battery-Powered Hand Strapping Tool: You may not think of employee training as preventative maintenance, but it is the first step in protecting your equipment. When employees know how to use hand strapping tools correctly, they will be less likely to damage them. If they use the tool improperly, they could subject it to unusual wear and tear, which could cause the tool to break.

A good example is trying to use the battery-operated hand strapping tool on an improper load application. For example, using the wrong tool for a small cylindrical bundle can bend plates and will not work well in securing the load effectively.

Employee training could include elements of preventative maintenance. Many preventative maintenance tasks are easy to perform, and your employees should carry them out on a regular basis. Proper training helps them complete these tasks.

-Clean Idle Strapping Tools: If a battery-powered hand strapping tool is not in use, it is an ideal time to clean it up. Encourage employees to clean tools at the end of their shifts or whenever they finish using the tool. This helps keep the tool free of dirt and debris. Even fine dust can cause jams or other issues later down the line. Taking a few minutes to clean the machine every now and then could prevent longer periods of down time.

-Battery Maintenance: Most tools come with Li-Ion batteries, which will require maintenance. While not all Li-Ion batteries are the same, maintenance is always critical to its longevity, and it is an important component in the satisfaction of the tool. Beyond regular maintenance, the tool may also need periodic replacement of the battery for proper functioning.

-Talk to Quick Pak Inc about a Maintenance Plan: Another way to protect your investment in your battery-operated hand strapping tools is to set up a maintenance plan. This helps you protect your new tools from the get-go.

Quick Pak Inc knows strapping tools, and we have a customized plan for the make and model you have purchased. We recommend periodic inspections, tune-ups, and lubrication of internal components. We offer in-house service in case the tool does break. Even the best-maintained tools need occasional service.

If a part does break or wear out, be sure to replace it immediately. Leaving a worn-out part on the tool can cause larger issues later.

-Recalibrate and Adjust: Over time, a battery-powered hand strapping tool may need recalibration or adjustment. Parts can wear out and need to be replaced. Certain parts may need realignment. The fasteners might require tightening. This is all perfectly normal. The more the tool is used, the more likely it will begin to show signs of wear. Taking the time to address these minor adjustments and recalibrations can keep the machine in working order longer.

-Test on a Regular Basis: Finally, you should test all your battery-powered hand strapping tools on a regular basis. This ensures they are always in working order and allows you to address issues as they come up.

With these tips, you will be able to get more life out of each one of your battery-operated hand strapping tools. For service and parts call 813 242 6995 or sales@quickpakinc.com