Signode MOD GPX Strapping Machine Reduces Downtime and Provides Flexibility to Printing Company

Pre-Solution Application

The client, a full-service printing company, was experiencing issues with their current strapping machine that was causing bundles of printed material to be damaged by over tensioning.  The excessive tensioning produced an inordinate amount of reworks and downtime while trying to work on the aging strapping machines.  They required a strapping machine that could have the flexibility to adjust the tension and provide easy serviceability should the need arise.

The R.V. Evans’ Value Added Solution

After performing a Site Needs Analysis and thorough review of the application, an R.V. Evans Packaging Solutions Specialist determined the appropriate value-added solution.  The recommendation:  The Signode MOD GPX Strapping Machine

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Key Benefits of the Signode MOD GPX Strapping Machine

  • Modular construction: Each module can be quickly replaced with desired upgrades or maintenance without disrupting production
  • Serviceability: Interchangeable modular components simplify maintenance, minimizing service disruptions
  • Built-in diagnostics: The built-in diagnostics simplify troubleshooting and reduce downtime
  • Productivity-enhancing features: 
    • Automatic cut-off and refed automatically ejects misfed strap, rethreads itself and continues strapping
    • Quick release heat knife assembly to speed up routine maintenance
    • A unique chute design for consistent feeding


Measurable Savings Realized 

With the installation of the Signode MOD GPX Strapping Machine, our client has significantly reduced the number of damaged materials.  The MOD GPX has also allowed them to speed up their packaging line, allowing them to reallocate labor that was previously needed on that line to other jobs within the plant.

To see the Signode MOD GPX in action, check out this video on our YouTube channel.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Signode MOD GPX Strapping Machine or our other Packaging Solutions, please contact us to schedule your Site Needs Analysis with one of our Packaging Solutions Specialists.  To learn more about all of our Packaging and Fastening Solutions, visit us online at

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Your Source for Battery Operated Strapping Tool Maintenance & Repair

For complete maintenance and repair of your battery operated strapping tools, look no further than the experienced factory trained service technicians at R.V. Evans Company.

Our team of skilled service technicians at the R.V. Evans Company offer over 25 years of combined experience repairing battery operated strapping tools including battery operated sealers, tensioners, and combination strapping tools.  In addition to providing a high level of knowledge and experience, you can count on R.V. Evans Company to provide the following technical in-house service support for your battery operated strapping tools:

  • Trouble shooting
  • Replacement parts
  • Complete repair and maintenance
  • Service hotline to answer your battery operated strapping tool questions
  • Tool schematics
  • Safety resources
  • Factory trained service technicians

Some of the brands and models of battery operated strapping tools we support include:

  • Signode GripPack battery powered sealer for steel strapping
  • Signode GripPack battery powered tensioner for steel strapping
  • Signode BXT2 battery powered combination strapping tools for polypropylene or polyester strapping.  Includes BXT2-16, BXT2-19, BXT2-25/32 models.
  • Samuel battery powered plastic strapping tools including models P328, P329, and P331.
  • Fromm battery operated plastic strapping tools including models P318, P328, P329, P330, P331
  • Encore battery operated plastic strapping tool models EP-1355-12/58 and EP-1355-58/34
  • Zapak battery powered plastic strapping tools including models ZP21, ZP22, ZP93A, ZP97A
  • Orgapack battery powered hand tools for plastic strapping including models OR-T 120, OR-T 250, OR-T 400, OR-T 50

Contact R.V. Evans Company for more information about our battery powered strapping tool technical service capabilities.