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Material Cost

The switch from hand stretch film to machine stretch film can dramatically reduce the cost of stretch wrap materials. The vast majority of the time workers wrapping by hand do not obtain the maximum stretch potential of a hand stretch film. Some film materials have over a 100% stretch rate. When using film not to its maximum stretch potential, film is being wasted.
A stretch wrap machine can be set to a specified stretch rate and obtain a consistent stretch and wrap each time. Obtaining the maximum stretch rate enables more pallets to be wrapped at a reduced cost. Stretch wrap machines also enable companies to down gauge stretch film and reduce costs as well. Because of a consistent wrap to each pallet load; a thinner film can often be used while still ensuring load stability.

Reduced Product Loss

When hand stretch film does not reach the maximum stretch potential of a film, shipments can shift in transit. This is directly related to the memory of a stretch film. Once a good film reaches maximum stretch potential the memory will cause it to form fit the load being wrapped. If the maximum stretch potential is not reached, the film will continue to stretch during transport and result in toppled pallets and product loss.
Many hand wrapped pallet loads are not consistently wrapped the same which can result in product loss. Consistent revolutions and stretch rates around pallet loads will ensure safe delivery of products time after time.

Labor Costs and Worker Fatigue

The ability to load pallets onto a machine via pallet jack or forklift and simply press a button dramatically reduces labour costs and worker fatigue. Anyone familiar with hand wrapping a pallet knows that it is labour intensive and can be hard on the back to ensure the proper stretch rates are obtained.

Efficiency

A stretch wrap machine is more efficient than hand wrapping in two key areas. By allowing a machine to wrap pallet loads, staff are free to work on other things and prepare the next pallet to be wrapped. This increases overall workplace efficiency.
A stretch wrap machine is also much quicker than wrapping pallets by hand. Depending on the settings available on a stretch wrap machine, machines can be one or two times faster than wrapping by hand.

Ability to Wrap Larger Pallets

Any companies wrapping larger, taller pallets should consider the use of an extended mast or extended base stretch wrap machine. Pallet loads much over 5-7 ft. in height can be very difficult to safely wrap by hand.

 

How to Determine if a Stretch Wrapper is Right For Your Location

How many pallet loads are being wrapped with stretch film per day, week, month, etc.?

Determining the amount of pallet loads going out can be a quick indicator of whether or not to invest in a stretch wrap machine.

What are monthly film costs?

Determine monthly or annual film costs and figuring up to a 30% reduction in cost by switching to a stretch wrap machine.

What is the monthly or annual cost of product loss?

The use of the proper film with proper machine settings can dramatically reduce product loss. If toppled and unwrapped pallets are consistently occurring a stretch wrap machine should resolve many of the issues.

Does wrapping pallets by hand slow down the amount of work production?

By observing the warehouse, supervisors can often determine if hand wrapping is slowing down production. Switching from a hand wrap to a machine can increase that production by a third or double it.

How many oblong or tall pallets are wrapped per day, week, month, etc.?

This can be addressed when determining the total amount of pallets wrapped per day, week, month, etc. If wrapping more than a few tall pallets per day, a stretch wrap machine with an extended mast can be a huge benefit to a location.

 

Machine Stretch Film

Suitable for all stretch wrapping machines

Standard Film Size

Size
Thickness
500mm
17mu
500mm
20mu
500mm
23mu

Black

Size
Thickness
500mm
23mu

Power Pre-Stretch - high performance machine film

Size
Thickness
500mm
17mu
500mm
20mu
500mm
23mu

Black

Size
Thickness
500mm
23mu

 

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