Building Your Automatic Stretch Wrapper Support Infrastructure

Posted by Allison Myers on Oct 18, 2016 8:00:00 AM

If you’re like most companies, when you decide to make a large equipment purchase (like a stretch wrapper) you go through a process. Most likely you spend time researching various manufacturers, products, and your own needs before you make the decision to purchase a machine. But the machine itself is only one link in a much larger value chain. If you’ve spent the time and energy to find the right automatic stretch wrapper, it’s worth taking the time to make sure you have the support in place to get the most out of your purchase.

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping, Automatic Pallet Wrapping

How To Prepare For A Factory Acceptance Test (FAT)

Posted by Allison Myers on Oct 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM

What is a FAT?

A Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) is a series of tests and inspections that are completed by an equipment supplier. The purpose of the FAT is to identify any problems or issues with the machine before it is shipped to the purchaser.

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Topics: Semi-automatic Pallet Wrapping

What Are the Biggest Mistakes (Or Most Overlooked Things) When Budgeting for an Automatic Stretch Wrapper?

Posted by Allison Myers on Oct 13, 2016 8:00:00 AM

So you’ve shopped around for stretch wrappers and you’re at the point in your purchasing journey where you need real numbers to go any farther. You know you need to request a quote, and you probably have a nebulous idea of the specifications or options you are looking for, but what do you need to know to get a good quote and what’s going to make the biggest impact on your budget?

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping, Buying a Stretch Wrapper

Maximizing Your Pack Expo Trip in an Internet World

Posted by Kelly Wathen on Oct 11, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Back in the day...

There was a time when many of us in the industry headed to PackExpo to "see if there's anything new."

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Topics: Trade Shows

Budgeting for Capacity When Purchasing an Automatic Stretch Wrapper

Posted by Allison Myers on Oct 10, 2016 8:00:00 AM

If you’re in the market for a new automatic stretch wrapper, one of the specifications you are going to need to know is capacity. How much throughput your new stretch wrapper can be expected to handle is an important factor in the purchasing decision. Purchase a stretch wrapper with too little capacity for your operation and efficiency suffers. Purchasing excess capacity, however, isn’t always the answer.
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Topics: Stretch Wrapping, Buying a Stretch Wrapper

Avoid Cut Corners and Add More Pallet Wrapper Capacity Before You Get the Big Order

Posted by Allison Myers on Oct 6, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Life in a JiT supply chain

Your company, like most, probably manages according to known priorities. Every business has so many ongoing sales conversations that if you built capacity to satisfy the sale pipeline you'd have an enormous factory that was rarely all that busy.

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping

3 Keys to Stretch Wrapping Success

Posted by Allison Myers on Oct 4, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Make sure your loads arrive at your customers' locations in “as made” condition. Don’t chance it. Here are three things you can do regardless of the model or age of your stretch wrapper to improve your probability of success. 

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping, Containment Force

Forklift Safety Infographic

Posted by Allison Myers on Oct 3, 2016 8:00:00 AM

We are proud to show off our new forklift safety infographic. Be sure to check out the links to posts on forklift safety at the bottom of the post and share with your colleagues.

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Topics: Workplace Safety

Why Do We Stretch Wrap Pallet Loads?

Posted by Allison Myers on Sep 29, 2016 8:36:42 AM

Stretch wrapping pallet loads has become a standard part of the shipping and distribution process. We create products, stack them onto a pallet, stretch wrap that pallet, and ship the load. But why, exactly, do we stretch wrap a load? And does understanding the why of it matter?

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping

Why is Your Stretch Film Breaking? 3 Things to Check

Posted by Paul Stewart on Sep 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Stretch Film breaks a lot - about 3 to 7 times per roll on the average. But in the hustle and bustle of the typical workday, stretch wrapper operators simply don't have time to figure out which of these causes is making their stretch film break so much. And film breaks are more than just an irritation. Unless their causes are found and fixed, they lead to a nasty chain of events that can be difficult to escape.

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Topics: Film Breaks