The P359 is a pneumatically powered combination tool for poly strapping brought out by Fromm. The design of this tool is sleek and looks like a battery powered tool and it also pulls a lot of tension. This tool is ideal to strap with ¾”-1 1/4” strapping and due to the pneumatic function it is able to pull more tension.
As this is a heavy duty tool it is imperative that the banding holds up in all the applications it is being used. Poly strapping is highly shock absorbent and has good elongation. So it can be tightly strapped and the package will not get damaged during transportation. The P359 is a heavy duty tool and can pull about 1570 pounds of tension. It is also a cost effective tool as it uses the friction weld sealing method and so the cost of metal seals are eliminated. Also the cost of steel strapping is expensive and using poly strapping makes it cost effective.
The P359 can be run either in the semi-automatic or manual mode. The buttons on the tool let the operator decide which feature best fits their strapping needs. The amount of tension to pulled can also be adjusted depending on each application. However, it is necessary to allow some time for cooling as this tool uses the friction weld sealing method and it can adjust the sealing and cooling time to ensure the package is securely sealed.
- Strap Qualities: Polyester (PET)
- Strap Dimensions: 1″ or 1.25″ x .040 – .053” (maybe up to .060″)
- Tension: 1,570 lbs.
- Sealing Type: Friction-weld sealing
- Weight: around 19 lbs.
Generally, most pneumatic tools are heavy when compared to manual and battery operated tools. But the P359 is the lightest among all pneumatic tools in the market at it weighs only 19 pounds. Being a combination tool is its greatest advantage as it tensions, seal and cuts. Separate tools are eliminated and therefore proves to be cost effective in the long run.
Another advantage in using this tool is that steel strapping leaves marks on the packages and rusts on exposure to the elements. With poly strapping there is no possibility of scratch marks and as there are no sharp corners it is safer for the operator to handle.