Canadian Packaging

Midwest Precision Products’ New Hand-Feed Grommet Press Capabilities Expand Value-Added Solutions for Small-to-Mid-Range Production Projects

April 22, 2021   by Method Media





NORTH ROYALTON, OH — APRIL, 2021

Midwest Precision Products, Inc. (MPP: North Royalton, OH) has been a world leader in providing retractable, reusable, self-contained cargo restraints for material handling applications since 1992. In a continuing effort to advance sustainable packaging solutions and expand their quality value-added offerings, MPP has recently included Hand Feed Grommet Press capabilities to their suite of product services.

Designed for efficient production runs for small-to-mid-range projects, the addition of this economical and versatile hand feed setting machine operation allows MPP to set plain sheet metal grommets, and self-piercing grommets and washers. The press leverages a built-in laser light pointer to easily and accurately locate the center of the setting target area for a perfect grommet hole and secure setting. Notably, MPP’s grommet setting operation features on-site tooling for key basic types of industry standard grommets including:

WEBBING PROJECTS: #0: Plain Sheet Metal Grommet & Flat Washers
The #0 (1/4” hole size after setting) grommet is typically used for our seatbelt webbing–these are the most commonly used grommets. Because the webbing is tough, it is a two-step process: A hole is punched through the webbing with one set of tooling, then the grommet is secured through the punched hole with a second set of tooling.

  • Stocked 2” wide black polyester MPP seatbelt style webbing
  • Stocked in Brass; Nickel & Black Ox available
  • The flange of the grommet is slightly domed & the edges are flat
  • The accompanying washer has a slight cup in it
  • Grommet flange diameter (.545) / Length under flange (.175)
  • Inside diameter of washer (.289) / Outside diameter of washer (.546)

BANNER AND TARP PROJECTS: #3: Self-Piercing Grommets And Washers
The #3 (7/16” hole size after setting) self-piercing grommet is used for thin material–like a plastic tarp used for banners and vinyl. This is a one step process where the grommet itself pierces the hole, and secures itself in one hit on the machine:

  • Using customer supplied material – assemblies
  • Stocked in Brass; Nickel & Black Ox available
  • Self-Piercing grommets can pierce your material without pre-punching a hole
  • Heavier gauge metal than plain grommets
  • Grommet flange diameter (.970) / Length under flange (.185)
  • Inside diameter of washer (.546) / Outside diameter of washer (.970)

MPP GROMMET PRESS CONCLUSION:

The ultimate goal of MPP’s Hand Held Grommet Press is to supply another value-added capability to their uniquely sustainable packaging systems for a myriad of industries including: Material Handling, Automotive, Food & Beverage, and Pharmaceutical; as well as growing market sectors such as big-box e-commerce retailers.

According to MPP’s President, Jeff Rogers, “Adding this versatile grommet operation will allow customers to leverage another turn-key production capability under one roof. This will compliment the benefits of our sustainably “green” seatbelts and pallets system when there is an on-demand need.”

MPP’s retractable “seatbelt” straps eliminate plastic stretch wrap, and the metal or plastic banding responsible for many injuries and landfill waste. A repeatable asset, they are able to withstand the rough handling of a typical logistics system across a multitude of years providing a rapid return on investment (ROI); achieving a lower cost-per-trip vs. single-use expendable packaging.

For more detailed information call 440-237-9550, or visit our website at: www.seatbeltsforpallets.com

CORPORATE PROFILE: Midwest Precision Pallets, Inc. (MPP) is the world leader in providing retractable, self-contained cargo restraints for material handling applications in key industries including: the Material Handling, Automotive, Food & Beverage, and Pharmaceutical − amongst others.. Our “Seatbelts for Pallets” products, coupled with returnable synthetic pallets, replace costly and antiquated shrink wrap, steel binding, and wood skids. MPP is a principal GM Approved Supplier and remains the only ISO 9001:2008-registered company in the industry.


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