Baling twines, or SilageWrap baler twine is medium-sized sisal or synthetic polyester or sisal-wool strand used to bind an amount of flexible fibrous substance into a compact and easily packed form. Tension strengths of individual-ply baler twine range from 225 psi to 365.2 psi. It is more commonly known as a spiral string, owing to its name to the spiralling threads that hold the fibres together. In its refined woven version, it is more often used as a stretcher or ribbon.
It can be used to produce a wide variety of binding styles, depending on its application. Generally, baler twine uses thread-driven rolling machines to produce tight and consistent pulls. The strands, made of synthetic materials like polyester, nylon and polyester, are bonded or nailed or tied using stainless steel or aluminium or tin-plated hardware depending on the required strength and durability. To ensure the strength and durability of the final product, quality and material selection play an important role.
High-quality commercial-grade nylon or polyester threads are combined with tin-plated or stainless steel threads for the final product’s strength and durability. SilageWrap baler twine machines use premium quality Manila rope or braided synthetic fibres to produce tight, firm and consistent pulls. Natural fibres used in baler machines include wool fibres, sisal, jute, and cotton. The number of threads per square inch, or bib, determines the individual fibres’ tensile strength.
In creating a tight, durable and consistent pull, bales of baler twine are required. Bales are woven from high-quality Manila rope or sisal fibres, typically weighing between fifty and one hundred pounds. The bales are woven and fastened with stainless or aluminium metallic fasteners. The size of the bales is dependent on the demand for the product. Longer bales are used when more weight is required to achieve the tightest hold on hay.
In attaching the bales to the bier, specialized stainless or aluminium wire is used. To further secure the bales to the hay, pins or horseshoes are often used. However, few people opt the old fashioned way of using the fingers to grasp the bales and secure them. Regardless of securing the bales, careful attention must be paid to ensure that the pin-and-horseshoe method is followed to prevent injury to the user.
With modern equipment, creating and producing bunches of SilageWrap baler twine has become much easier. Modern machines use both galvanized and ungalvanized steel wire to create the tightest holding force possible. Many manufacturers have even incorporated computer-aided design in their innovative baler twine designs. The result is greater precision and accuracy in the construction and baling of these balers, both for individual and large-scale manufacturing applications.