Semi Automatic Wrapper Upgrade
If your companies one that hand wraps your finished palletised products, when should you consider getting a semi automatic wrapper upgrade?
Below is a list of 3 key questions you should consider:
How many pallets do you wrap a day?
Secondly, Abco Kovex considers 20 pallets a day to be the starting number to consider getting a stretch wrapping machine. The average fit and healthy person can take between 5-6 minutes to hand wrap a pallet 1200x1000x1600mm. This film works out at 20 pallets a day, 2 hours a day. This situation is not taking into consideration the extra time due to regular film snaps.
Thirdly, Abco Kovex can supply a Lantech or Cyklop wrapping machine speeding up your production and palletize in approximately 2-2½ minutes. Also, the same amount of film will be applied each time meaning that costs can be monitored easier.
Has a product been returned, damaged or fallen during transport?
To start, if you’re currently getting more than one pallet of product returned due to damage or falling during transportation Abco Kovex strongly suggest a semi automatic wrapper upgrade.
Next, although other things can contribute to this issue, the majority is down to poor pallet wrapping. Thus, an employee will not get the same film stretch and load containment force required to keep the product stable.
Lastly, a machine stretch wrapper will do this and maintain the same stretch and force throughout the cycle. As a supplier, you should consider how much of your product is returned or damaged due to wrapping and transport issues per year. This will probably cover the cost of a newly supplied Lantech or Cyklop stretch wrapping machine by Abco Kovex.
High Film Costs and usage?
During hand wrapping, employees will not maintain the maximum stretchability of a Hand film. Stretching the film too much will cause film snaps. Not reaching the full stretch rate will mean more film is applied than required. This Results in higher film costs. The advantage semi automatic wrapper upgrade Lantech or Cyklop stretch wrapping machine is the maximum amount of stretch they can apply, 300% plus. Add Abco Kovex AK300 High performance 300% stretch film to the machines. Together film yield and costs are significantly reduced. The saving in the film will add up to pay for the machine over a relatively short period time.