Pallet Wrappers: Stretch wrapping
machinery can reduce the material and labor costs of your packaging
operations. Automatic and semi-automatic pallet wrappers have the added
benefit of reducing back injuries associated with hand wrapping of
pallet loads. Wrapping equipment provides tighter and more stable loads.
pallet wrap film is the key to lowering material costs. With pallet
wrapping equipment, the film goes through a "pre-stretch"
carriage before the stretch film is wrapped around the load. The amount
of "pre-stretch" applied to the film can be from 150% to 300%
depending on your application and the quality of the stretch film. This
reduces film usage without weakening the strength of the film. The memory of
the film will provide you with super tight and stable loads that can't be duplicated
by hand wrapping.
Three basic types of pallet
wrap equipment: Turntable; loads are placed on a
turntable which rotates as a film carriage moves up and down and applies the
stretch film. Rotary Tower (Overhead); loads are placed on the
floor while a rotating arm spins the film carriage around the load. Ring
Wrapper (Horizontal or Orbital); The film carriage is mounted to a
rotating ring which spins as loads are moved through horizontally.