Automatic Stretch Wrappers: A Guide to Boosting Efficiency in Your Warehouse

The key to stretch pallet wrapping is efficiency and efficacy, as pallet stability is crucial for efficient warehouse operations. However, manual stretch wrapping can be time-consuming, and labor-intensive, and lead to inconsistencies in pallet stability. Automatic stretch wrappers offer a powerful, surefire solution to these challenges. 

Benefits of Automatic Stretch Wrappers

Automating your pallet wrapping process is crucial to keeping your warehouse working efficiently. A few benefits include:

Increased Efficiency: Automatic stretch wrappers significantly reduce wrapping time compared to manual methods. Studies show that automatic machines can wrap up to 150 pallets per hour, saving businesses valuable time and resources. 

Improved Consistency: Automatic wrappers apply stretch film with uniform tension and precise rotations, ensuring all pallets are secured tightly and consistently and no stretch film is wasted. 

Reduced Labor Costs: Replacing manual labor with automated solutions leads to significant cost savings in the long run.

Safer Work Environment: Automatic wrapping eliminates the need for workers to manually handle heavy stretch film rolls and maneuver around moving pallets, reducing the risk of workplace injuries.

Choosing the Right Automatic Stretch Wrapper for Your Business

Choosing the ideal automatic stretch wrapper to suit your needs involves understanding the various types available and aligning their capabilities with your specific requirements. Here's a breakdown of the common types and the factors to consider during selection:

  • Turntable Wrappers: Pallets are placed on a rotating platform while the film is applied These are ideal for standard-sized pallets and high-production environments.

  • Rotary Arm Wrappers: A rotating arm wraps the film around the stationary pallet. Suitable for odd-shaped or oversized loads.

  • Ring Stretch Wrappers: The stretch film dispenses from a ring that moves vertically around the pallet. Perfect for unstable or lightweight loads.

  • Robotic Stretch Wrappers: Bring the wrapper to the pallet with a portable automatic stretch wrap machine. Simply attach the start of the film to your pallet and push go. The mobile wrapper will drive itself around your pallet stretch wrapping it automatically. 

When considering which of the above fits best with your warehouse, there are a few factors to consider:

  • Pallet size and weight: Ensure the machine you choose can accommodate the dimensions and weight of your typical pallets.

  • Production volume: For high-volume operations, prioritize machines with faster wrapping speeds and higher capacities to maintain efficiency.

  • Budget: Automatic stretch wrappers come in a variety of price points depending on their features and capabilities. Define your budget and choose a machine that offers the necessary functionalities within your price range.

  • Wrap features: Some machines offer pre-stretch capabilities, film sealing options, and pattern variations to optimize the wrapping process for your specific needs.

  • Ease of use: Consider the user-friendliness of the control panel and any additional features that simplify operation and maintenance.

  • After-sales support: Reliable after-sales service and readily available parts are crucial for ensuring long-term machine performance.

Automate Your Warehouse with Norlift, Inc.

Leverage Norlift Inc.'s extensive experience in material handling solutions. We offer a wide range of automatic stretch wrappers to satisfy your unique needs! Our Spokane, Washington based team can assess your requirements and recommend the most suitable machine for your operation

Contact Norlift Inc. today or explore our comprehensive selection of new equipment and used equipment. Don’t wait to boost efficiency and safety in your warehouse