Did the BXT2-32 trick you too? Well, I feel for you. As a seasoned strapping tool guy, I could not get the tool to work. I had been invited to be one of the first to see the tool, and was with the top two Signode designers that run Signode’s development program. I loaded up the banding, hit the tension button expecting the BXT2-32 to jump to lift like the BXT2-19 would. But nothing. Like an idiot, I jogged the button again and again, and the BXT2 just sat there looking cute. The Signode expert came in to help, but soon said the tool was a prototype, and they were having problems with it!?!
There is an extra button on the back, near the battery. It takes 2 hands to turn this tool on. Your right hand pushes the tension button, and your left hand pushes the rear sensor of the BXT2-32. The extra sensor makes it almost impossible to strap your hand to the table in auto mode. This tool pulls so much tension on the strap, they designed in a safety mechanism to keep you fingers out from under the banding.
We are going to have video up at Allstrap, showing a host of people failing to operate the BXT2-32 (also called the BXT2-25) correctly the first time. Fails include: experienced BXT2 repairman, strapping tool design engineer, and our warehouse guy. So don’t worry, it happens to just about everyone!
Josh Sikora is president of Allstrap Steel & Poly Strapping Systems