Wrapping Machines

Many Considerations Go Into Purchasing Wrapping Machines

Load containment is important for the shipping industry and one method of achieving it is by pallet wrapping.  Since wrapping a pallet takes several minutes of employee time, automated systems that perform the same function have been developed.  Wrapping machines work in one of two basic ways: either the load moves through the wrapper or the wrapper moves around a stationary load.  There are benefits to both types of wrapping machines and either can be a good solution to pallet wrapping depending on the needs of the specific business.

Most wrapping machines have a stationary film roller and cause the load to move and accommodate the film roller.  Either the load turns in circles as the film is applied or the load moves through a film applier, but whichever the method for moving the load, wrapping machines of this type move at a set speed.  Wrapping machines that have the load remain stationary and circle the load offer greater speed, but also greater risk.  The force caused by the greater speed can cause spills that will require pickers to restack the load.  Choosing the right machine for the job is a big consideration.  If a company works predominantly with small loads, but has incredibly high output needs an orbital arm machine may be the way to go.  If a company ships fewer, larger loads then a turntable might be more useful.  The needs of the company should dictate the type of wrapping machines purchased, and it may be that a combination would work best.