Machines & Automation
Are your hand-held pallet wrapping systems not keeping up with demand? Are you thinking of upgrading to a pallet wrapping machine?
Stretch wrapping is the most common way to secure pallet load for shipping. Millions of pallets get wrapped every day around the world. The most efficient way of dispensing pallet wrap is by using an automatic wrapping machine.
Stretch wrap, such as those sold at FROMM Packaging, use the latest technology to make a more effective product, with less waste. Wrapping machines can help you get more distance out of a roll of wrapping material than a handheld dispenser.
There are various aspects to consider when deciding to purchase an automatic wrapping machine. You must consider the following:
Before you go ahead and buy a machine, there are some practical steps you can take to make sure that you are purchasing the proper machine for your business. This includes:
Complete an Inventory Report
The first step would be to complete an inventory report based on the number of pallets you wrap per month, and how much stretch wrap you use to secure these loads. Once you have completed the report, you will understand how much wrap you use, and the annual cost.
Work out the cost of labour, the time taken to manually wrap pallets per month, and the loss of production due to staff morale or WH&S injuries related to repetitive manual labour. Be sure to report on the cost of staff absences due to workplace injury, the cost of replacement staff and other expenses.
Product loss and damage
Has your business experience losses due to poorly wrapped pallets? Have you had to cover those losses? Could these have been avoided if you had an automating wrapping solution? Consider all these questions when deciding to upgrade to a pallet wrapping machine
Purchasing an automatic wrapping machine is a big investment. Therefore, have your production line analysed, and seek advice from your packaging supplier to decide whether an investment in an automatic machine will benefit your company.
Research different brands
Once you have decided that you will upgrade, it is now time to research the different brands available. At FROMM, we supply a wide range of brands, and we have the expertise to tell you which brand will work best for your unique business.
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