Stretch film is used to wrap products on pallets and secure them to each other and the pallet; this improves the stability of the products and creates a unit load. Stretch wrapping can also be used to bundle smaller items. This helps to reduce product loss, discourage load tampering and reduce worker injuries.
Stretch wrapping also provides efficient handling and storage for unit loads, aids in dust and moisture protection, can extend the shelf life of certain items and can provide a degree of protection from the sun.
There are a variety of types of stretch wrappers including manual or hand wrappers; semi-automatic wrappers, which include turntable wrappers, orbital wrappers and rotary arm wrappers; and automatic wrappers. Automatic wrappers include a conveyor system to automatically load the wrapping machine and automatic systems to apply, seal and cut the film. Automatic wrappers come in turntable wrapper, rotary arm wrapper and rotary ring wrapper formats.
Thomas Conveyor & Equipment can provide your operation with a consultation to determine which stretch wrapping system will provide the optimal functionality for your business. We can even provide custom wrapping solutions to meet your needs. Call us today for a free consultation.
Stretch wrappers are a must for any business wrapping more than 10-15 pallets a day. Using a stretch wrapper machine can reduce your labor cost and provide an immediate return on your investment. Stretch wrap machines can pay for themselves within months. A stretch wrap machine can free employees for other tasks and dramatically reduce stretch film usage.