3 Unrecognized Benefits to Upgrading Older Pallet Wrappers

Posted by Kelly Wathen on Jan 31, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When it is time to upgrade to a new pallet wrapper, you may not even know it. Let's face it, the old one is still doing the job, it still seems to be wrapping okay, you aren't having any hassles with it, except for the occasional maintenance it needs, and you are wondering if you should keep using it, or perhaps getting a new one would be a better option.

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Topics: Semi-automatic Pallet Wrapping, Automatic Pallet Wrapping, pallets

Preparing Pallet Loads for International Shipment

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

Almost every company is global today

At Lantech we have an enormous range of customers. Not only are our wrappers used in numerous industries, they're also found from a turntable on the dock of the smallest shipping operations to enormous multinationals with multiple high-speed wrappers lined up in a row.

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Topics: Semi-automatic Pallet Wrapping, Automatic Pallet Wrapping

Pallet Management, Leasing, & Operations

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

Getting product out the door

Our booth at PackExpo featured quotes from a number of customers. A couple of my favorites were:

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Topics: Semi-automatic Pallet Wrapping, Automatic Pallet Wrapping

Throwback Thursday - #TBT - To The First Stretch Wrapper Invented

Posted by Kelly Wathen on Nov 3, 2016 8:00:00 AM


In the 1970s, two brothers named Pat and Bill Lancaster set out to solve a problem. Shipping products meant either loading hundreds of single boxes onto a truck one at a time, or using metal straps or shrink bags to unitize loads. All three options took a lot of time and energy. Loading boxes one at a time was hard work and strapping or shrink bags were expensive. How could they make the process of unitizing better? 

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Topics: Semi-automatic Pallet 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 Spare Parts Should I Buy With My Stretch Wrapper?

Posted by Kelly Wathen on Aug 21, 2015 2:26:00 PM

If you’re buying a high quality semi-automatic stretch wrapper, the answer is easy. You shouldn't buy any spare parts at all.

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Topics: Maintenance, Semi-automatic Pallet Wrapping

Five Ways The Right Stretch Wrapper Can Drive Costs Down

Posted by Kelly Wathen on Jul 29, 2015 11:51:30 AM

 

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping, EZ Weigh, Semi-automatic Pallet Wrapping, Labor Savings

How Much Maintenance Does a Semi-automatic Pallet Wrapper Require?

Posted by Kelly Wathen on Jul 8, 2015 4:52:00 PM


Semi-automatic pallet wrappers are industrial machines with moving parts.  As with any similar machines, a few simple checks on a daily or weekly basis can keep them running smoothly and help you catch potential problems before they occur.

Your Maintenance Guide

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Topics: Maintenance, Semi-automatic Pallet Wrapping

2 Ways Adding More Automation Can Save You Big Bucks

Posted by Kelly Wathen on Apr 1, 2015 3:44:00 PM

 

Work smarter, not harder.

Adding a feature that automatically attaches film to a load at the beginning of the cycle and cuts it at the end means an operator can start the wrap cycle without getting off the forklift. Keeping your driver on a forklift reduces the labor required per load by an average of two minutes. Costing about $4,000, this features pays for itself in about one year for someone wrapping as few as 30 loads per day. The chart below shows the potential labor savings over the machine’s seven year economic life. 

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping, Semi-automatic Pallet Wrapping, Stretch Film Cost, Labor Savings

Should I Buy a Semi-automatic or an Automatic Stretch Wrapper?

Posted by Allison Myers on Mar 13, 2015 3:59:00 PM

How fast?

Often people buying a stretch wrapper assume that the first and most important question is, "how fast can it go?" Speed is often seen as one of the primary stretch wrapper selection criteria. Certainly there are times when speed is important. Bottled water and beverage plants, for instance, run at incredible speeds with fully automated palletization and wrapping. In such cases, speed may in fact be the determining factor in choosing the right stretch wrapper. 

But those sorts of high-volume extremes are infrequent.

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Topics: Throughput, Semi-automatic Pallet Wrapping, Automatic Pallet Wrapping