Automatic Inline Pallet Wrapping System for Wire and Fence Manufacturer
Client: Wire and fencing manufacturer
Industry: Metal fabrication
Packaging solutions provided: Wrapping System
Date of installation: December 2015
Our client is a manufacturer of fencing and wire products and required a turn key wrapping solution for unstable wire bundles on pallets.
Wrapping and palletising wire bundles can cause major safety concerns when wrapping by hand, with many sharp edges & pieces of wire for employees to injure themselves on. In order to reduce these safety concerns, our customer wanted to eliminate human interaction within the packaging process.
FROMM Packaging Australia installed an automatic stretch wrapping machine on a very short conveyor line, complete with staging areas, infeed & outfeed conveyors, automatic top sheet applicator and a complete safety circuit.
As a result of strict space constraints we built a compact packaging line that can be managed by a single forklift operator. We started the packaging line with a staging area which feeds directly into the stretch wrapping machine. Shortly after the wrapping process begins, the pallet top sheet applicator will automatically place a top sheet, then the wrapping process will continue, creating a water proof, dust proof and secure pallet. Once finished, the secured pallet will move into the final staging area where the forklift operator can retrieve the pallet.
This installation was designed by the FROMM Packaging Australia team. The designs were then sent to FROMM’s global manufacturing centre where the machine was built and tested to meet FROMM’s strict quality assurance standards. Once shipped to Australia, the installation process was completed & working within a week.
A project such as this can be installed and commissioned for under $150,000. The benefits of this packaging line to our customer were the dramatic reduction in personnel required for the wrapping process, higher pallet throughput, controlled packaging costs, increased pallet integrity & improved WH&S conditions.