The Maintenance Checklist: What to Look for When Purchasing a New Stretch Wrapper

Posted by Kelly Wathen on Feb 7, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Your shipping manager has asked you to review a list of stretch wrappers he’s considering purchasing. You want a stretch wrapper that will get the job done (wrap loads) and make your life easy. You already have enough work on your plate. So, when problems come up for you to solve, it’s important to solve them quickly.

Read More

Topics: Buying a Stretch Wrapper

3 Keys to Effective Stretch Wrapping

Posted by Allison Myers on Dec 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Stretch wrapping pallet loads has a number of benefits, but most of the benefits of stretch wrapping are ancillary to the driving reason behind most stretch wrapping efforts:

Read More

Topics: Stretch Wrapping, Buying a Stretch Wrapper

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?

Read More

Topics: Stretch Wrapping, Buying a Stretch Wrapper

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.
Read More

Topics: Stretch Wrapping, Buying a Stretch Wrapper

3 Insights from Trends in Material Handling Machinery Maintenance

Posted by Allison Myers on Aug 29, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The data from the Plant Engineering 2016 Maintenance Survey offers some fascinating insights including:

Read More

Topics: Maintenance, Buying a Stretch Wrapper

Should I Buy a Used Stretch Wrap Machine?

Posted by Allison Myers on Aug 25, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Thinking of buying a stretch wrap machine? Should you buy new or look for a used one? Do you like the idea of knowing no one else has used your equipment or does the lower cost and depreciation appeal of a used machine get you interested?

Read More

Topics: Buying a Stretch Wrapper

How to Cut Through the Clutter When Looking For a Stretch Wrapper

Posted by Kelly Wathen on May 31, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Searching for a stretch wrapper can be an overwhelming process. Sometimes it feels like the more machines you look at the more similar they appear. To simplify things, consider focusing on just a few areas. Our customers seem to be focusing on the safety, reliability and ease of use for a machine. They also want support if something goes wrong. In this blog we will break down those four topics and give you tips on how to evaluate a semi-automatic stretch wrapper.

Read More

Topics: Buying a Stretch Wrapper

Turntable or Straddle Stretch Wrapper? Four Things to Consider

Posted by Kelly Wathen on May 6, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Choosing the right semi-automatic stretch wrapper for a specific application can be tricky. The most important thing to keep in mind when making your decision are the loads that will be wrapped on it. While there are several different models of semi-automatic machines, there are two general categories of stretch wrappers: a turntable wrapper and a straddle wrapper.

Read More

Topics: Buying a Stretch Wrapper

Avoid This Classic Stretch Wrapping Mistake

Posted by Kelly Wathen on Apr 6, 2016 12:00:00 PM

When was the last time you walked into the grocery store and no one was in line? But later, when you went to pay for your groceries, the checkout line is packed.

When the lines are long, maybe the store will open additional checkout lanes or maybe a bagger will come help so customers move through the lines quicker. Either way you like the stores that can get you in and out fast because your time is valuable.

Using a stretch wrapper can be similar to waiting in line at the grocery.

Read More

Topics: Buying a Stretch Wrapper

Stretch Wrapper Buyers Beware! Don't Overlook These 5 Cost Drivers

Posted by Kelly Wathen on Mar 11, 2016 4:04:28 PM

You’ve realized it’s time to replace that old stretch wrapper in the warehouse. Or, it’s time to swap out hand wrapping for a more automated process.

But buying the right stretch wrapper isn’t as simple as you think. Understanding the major cost drivers behind stretch wrapping is key to finding a machine that will cost less to own and operate in the future.

Here’s a look at five major cost drivers you should pay attention to:

 

Read More

Topics: Buying a Stretch Wrapper

3 Things you must know about stretch wrapping
Semi-Automatic Stretch Wrapper Buying Guide