Signode has launched the SBM Series, a new generation of European-built strapping machines that is intended to offer customers higher productivity, simple operation combined with well proven technology and low cost of ownership. The range comprises two main models. The SBM 2000 model is designed for use with a 5-mm Dylastic® polypropylene strap and offers a fast and economical solution for lighter general purpose packaging applications. The SBM 4000 range uses a 9/12-mm Dylastic® strap and is ideal for medium to heavy duty tasks. All SBM machines deliver the same consistent strap tension and sealing – guaranteeing pack security. With up to 70 strapping cycles per minute, these machines offer very high throughput yet are based on proven technology with few moving parts, to increase reliability and ensure low maintenance requirements.