The bundling process begins when the forklift operator loads a loose group of bales onto the bundler in-feed conveyor. Via remote control, the forklift operator starts the conveyor and the group of bales is separated and advanced into the first compression area. The entire 18 bale bundle is squeezed and then moved through the first Strapack high speed strapping machine. This strapper automatically applies six heat sealed plastic straps to the package vertically. The package is then moved into the second compression area. The entire bundle is squeezed and four more plastic straps are automatically applied by the second Strapack strapping machine. The newly formed package conveys out of the bundler, ready to be stacked in the warehouse.