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The MH-VM side seal plastic strapping machine combines Signode®'s quick-change modules with high speed, reliable operation to maximize productivity and throughput, while reducing downtime. The MH-VM is ideal for almost any general purpose packaging application. It is available in 69 different chute sizes with the option of hot knife sealing for high speed polypropylene strap applications or friction-weld technology for polyester or polypropylene strap applications that require higher break strength.
Unit of Measure


Strap Feed and Take-Up Speed (Per Second)

N/A 26 ft7.9 m

Strap Joining Method

N/A Hot knife sealing for polypropylene strapping or SmartWeld™ friction-weld for polyester strapping

Adjustable Tension

N/A 25 to 200 lb

Ideal for

N/A Appliances Auto Parts Combo Bins Dairy Direct mail Distribution Electronics Fabricated Metal Furniture Graphic Arts Industrial products Mattresses Millwork Pharmaceuticals Printing Tobacco Uniform and Linen Supply Windows and Doors

W - Maximum Package Width

MH-VM Side Seal Plastic Strapping Machine - 4

MH-VM Side Seal Plastic Strapping Machine Dimensions

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Contrax® Polypropylene Strapping

N/A 7/19 to 1/2 in10.5 to 12 mm

Tenax® Polyester

N/A 3/8 to 1/2 in9 to 12 mm

Electrical Specifications

Voltage at Single Phase

N/A 120 V220 V

Voltage at Three Phase

N/A 230 V400 V460 V575 V


N/A 60 Hz

Additional Information

N/A Easy to integrate into your main line, the MH-VM increases production speed, reduces operator involvement and simplifies service functions to save you time and money.

Most reliable performance of any general purpose strapping machine



  • Quick-change feed and seal modules speed up routine maintenance, minimize downtime
  • Automatic strap loading minimizes operator involvement
  • Automatic refeed corrects strap malfunctions
  • 50% fewer moving parts than competitive machines reduces servicing costs
  • Easy access guides require no tools for quick cleaning or strap removal
  • Direct drive system for reliable and accurate tension
  • High speed operation
  • Unparalleled durability and flexibility
  • Simplified maintenance and operation

Minimize Downtime

N/A The MH-VM's innovative modular design consists of separate feed and seal modules weighing less than 30 lbs. each. These lightweight, compact modules are easy to access and can be changed out quickly for routine maintenance. When switching to a spare module, downtime can be limited to a matter of minutes. And unlike competitive equipment, both strap sealing mechanisms are integrated into the sealing module, requiring no auxiliary power supply.

Options to Streamline Production


  • Auxiliary pendant
  • Spare strap feeding and sealing modules
  • Low strap indicator (with light tower)
  • Caster wheel kit with floor locks
  • Foot cycle switch
  • Roller conveyor
  • OEM interlock kit
  • 16' Dispenser to accommodate larger strap coils
  • Dispenser and feed module can be located away from the chute to accommodate various space and production requirements.

Production Rate

N/A Actual production will vary depending on package size, number of straps, chute size and material handling equipment.