As one of the distribution leaders for shipping supplies in Miami, TOTALPACK has explored various products to help companies reduce operational costs and increase their overall efficiency. One tool that has caught the eye of many is the amazing Toppclip. Toppclips are designed to secure a pallet by indicating evidence of tampering with banding or strapping. Thieves can easily access pallets with conventional banding and remove or replace it with little skill or effort. Once this banding is removed, the contents can be removed or contraband can be added. By adding Toppclip to your inventory of shipping supplies, these pilferage problems will diminish. Once applied on crates, totes, or slip trays, this handy tool makes tampering or replacement of the banding extremely difficult without leaving signs of meddling.
The Toppclip is comprised of a metal clip for banding, a plastic adjustable seal, and a tamper evident warning label. The combination of these shipping supplies provides an armored seal to keep thieves out. The great thing about this tool is each component has a unique serial number. If the shipper records the number before sending the package and the receiver verifies it upon arrival, both individuals are assured that no one has tampered with the package, decreasing stress and concern on both ends. The Toppclip meets the chain of custody specifications of the TSA for sealing CCSF (Certified Cargo Screening Facilities) containers.
Adding the Toppclip to your shipping supplies portfolio, whether you operate in Miami or not, will greatly benefit your company. If your shipments are damaged or stolen, your company has to resend the package all over again (this entails labor, shipping, and insurance expenditures). So why not initially avoid all the hassle and invest in a Toppclip? Here is a step-by-step installation guide to show you how easy this one-of-a-kind instrument is to apply:
1) Prepare the pallet – use cardboard or wood panels
2) Tension the strapping – continuous with no crimps (any other crimping devices would be a sign of tampering)
3) Crimp metal clip to secure banding
4) Crimp adjacent clip
5) Tension cross strapping
6) Crimp second metal clip
7) Crimp second adjacent clip
8 ) Punch hole in strapping – position punch over the hole in the metal Toppclip. Punch 1/8” diameter hole in the strapping through the Toppclip hole.
9) Affix the plastic seal – thread through the hole and into the plastic seal and cinch tight
10) Affix the wire seal – through the hole, rotate the tab to cinch tight. Break off the tab to minimize meddling
11) Affix the tamper evident label
12) Record serial numbers
13) Send your shipment!