We think we can safely say that Proplate Straps are the world’s best straps, and we have the tools and the desire to be even better. That’s why we work actively alongside our plate suppliers and customers to develop even better straps.
Cutting under water creates straighter easier to handle straps
Proplate has invested heavily in cutting and machining equipment so that we can deliver the highest quality straps. A quenched and tempered steel that is intended to return to its original shape after severe strain is hard to handle – especially when producing long straps that can easily twist or curve when being cut from a plate. In order to minimize the heat impact on steel, Proplate cuts under water. This creates straighter, easier-to-handle straps.
The latest investments are machines that make holes in the straps with extremely fine tolerances. The machines are also specially adapted for making straps as efficiently as possible, so while one strap is being machined new ones are being loaded, ready to be fed through and machined.