The EP Strapper is Cranston’s wire strapper for pulp bales (wet, dry, and block). It is a portable machine, powered by pneumatic and electric systems. It can apply (2) wires to a typical bale in (12) seconds, including conveying time (300 bales per hour). Wire diameter ranges from 1.8mm /15awg – 2.3mm/13awg diameter and the optional retracting wire guides assure the wire ends up within +/-6mm / 1/4” from vertical. A tall opening version for wire strapping stacks or big bales is also available. This machine utilizes Cranston’s EZ thread coil cage (see below) and can often be configured to fit into early model conveyors for a more cost-effective upgrade. Early model hydraulic Strappers (series 900, 980, 986, 987) can often be converted to the new EP components.
Cranston’s Side Knotter is specifically designed for wet pulp bales. Wet pulp bales up to 1000mm/40” wide and between 600-1500mm/24-60“high. It can apply (2) wires to a typical bale in (15) seconds, including conveying time (240 bales per hour). Wire diameter is typically 2.18mm/13.5awg. The wire knot is located on side of bale reducing product contamination in the knotter and allows the machine to be inserted into either a separate Side Knotter conveyor or, providing a proper gap is present, between (2) standard conveyors. Side Knotter’s have integrated hydraulic power units and use Cranston’s EZ thread coil cages.