Wire tying and banding equipment is used at the end of mill operations to bind the rolled material for shipping or interplant movement between operations. As the names imply, wire tying uses hot rolled wire rod, typically 6 – 8mm diameter, to secure bundles of steel. Wire tying is generally used for rolled bars and wire rod but not for coiled sheet. Banding equipment uses steel strapping and can be used for all types of products including round bars, reinforcing bars, structural shapes, wire rod and coiled sheet or plate. In wire tying or banding equipment the operations are similar. The binding material, wire rod or strapping, is fed through a track around the rolled product. Once the loop is formed the end of the binding medium is clamped and wire or strapping is retracted until it is tight around the bundle. Then is it secured and cut. There are differences in the methods of securing the binding medium between wire tying and banding equipment. When using wire tying equipment, once the wire is stretched tight to the bundle, the ends of the wire are twisted and the wire is sheared Banding equipment uses two methods of securing the strapping once it is tight to the bundle. The first method uses a separate clip which the strapping is fed through and this clip is crimped prior to the banding being sheared. In the second method, the strapping is crimped to itself forming a stitch in the banding. Contact Casey Equipment for a quote on used wire tying and banding equipement for sale.