installation guidE

Topp Clip System

The following is a step by step guide for installing the Topp Clip System to secure shipping pallets or other containers.

Step 1: Prepare the Pallet

Seal pallet with plastic

Prepare the pallet (or crate) prior to applying the Topp Clip System.

  1. As needed to prevent pilfering of one carton, use cardboard panels, or wood panels on the sides, bottom and top. Other options include shrink wrap, stretch wrap, and/or a plastic bag.
  2. As needed to prevent shifting loads during shipping, secure the pallet with stretch wrap, strapping, edge protectors, and/or strap protectors.
  3. The pallet is now ready to apply the Topp Clip system.

Step 2: Position and Tension the Strapping

Tensioning the strapping

Thread the strapping under and around the pallet. The strapping should be continuous with no crimps other than those of the metal Topp Clip. Any other crimping devices would be a sign of tampering.

After threading and positioning the strapping, tension the strapping on one side the clip.

Step 3: Crimp Metal Clip

Crimp Topp Clip

Crimp the metal clip to secure the strapping.

Step 4: Crimp Clip On Opposite Side

Crimp adjacent clip

Crimp the clip on the opposite side to fully secure the first strap

Step 5: Tension Cross Strapping

Tensioning perpendicular strapping

Thread the next strap under and around the pallet. The strapping should be continuous with no crimps other than those of the metal Topp Clip. Any other crimping devices would be a sign of tampering.

After threading and positioning the cross strapping, tension the strapping on one side the clip.

Step 6: Crimp Metal Clip

Crimping the clip

Crimp the metal clip to secure the crossed strapping.

Step 7: Crimp Clip on Opposite Side

Crimping adjacent clip

Crimp the clip on the opposite side. The strapping is now fully secured to the Topp Clip.

Step 8: Punch Hole in Strapping

punch hole in clip

Position the hole punch (Model TCP-HD1) over the hole in the metal Topp Clip.

Punch a 1/8 inch diameter hole in the strapping through the Topp Clip hole (shown using the heavy duty punch TCP-HD1).

If metal strapping is used, use a punching tool which is compatible with punching four layers of metal straps. We recommend our heavy duty hole punch (TCP-HD1).

Step 9A: Affix Plastic Seal

affixed plastic seal

Affix Plastic seal. Thread through the hole in the Topp Clip. Thread into the plastic seal and cinch tight.

This seal prevents the strapping from being replaced at the Topp Clip connection points.

Step 9B: Affix Wire Seal

affix cable seal

Note: Wire Seals are provided on some Topp Clip kits for some customized seals.

Thread the wire through the hole in the Topp Clip. Insert the wire through the hold in seal housing. Rotate the tab to cinch tight. Break off the tab to minimize tampering.

This seal prevents the strapping from being replaced at the Topp Clip connection points.

Step 10: Affix Tamper Evident Label

affix tamper evident label

Remove the tamper evident label from the paper backing. Remove slowly to prevent prematurely triggering the tamper evident feature. The tamper evident feature is very sensitive; minimize touching the adhesive with your fingers.

Affix the tamper evident label across one of the straps.

Step 11: Record Serial Numbers on Label

record serial numbers

Record the serial numbers for the metal clip and plastic seal on the tamper evident label.

Also record the serial numbers on the bill of lading and packing list for the shipment.

Topp Clip System Fully Installed

record serial numbers

Installation complete

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