How Do You Turn Time Into Money?

Posted by Kelly Wathen on Jul 1, 2015 1:43:00 PM

You save it…especially when it comes to labor costs.

People are expensive, but they’re worth it, as long as their time is spent in productive activities.  Stretch wrapping by hand, watching a load spin while it’s being wrapped, and climbing on and off a forklift to cut film or press “start” don’t qualify.  Neither does the time it takes to move a load from the wrapper to a freestanding platform scale.  All of that is time wasted and money lost.

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Topics: XT Cut & Clamp, Stretch Wrapping, EZ Weigh, Throughput, Operational Efficiency

Hard Cider Co. Benefits From Semi-Automatic Stretch Wrapper [Case Study]

Posted by Whitney Morris on Mar 20, 2015 1:58:00 PM

One of the fastest growing beverage categories in the U.S. is fermented apple juice a.k.a. hard cider.

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping, Throughput, Operational Efficiency, 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

3 Tips to Improve Loading Dock Efficiency

Posted by Whitney Morris on Feb 19, 2015 10:26:00 AM

The loading dock is the heart of your warehouse. It’s where loads of valuable product are prepared for shipment and packed into trucks. Sometimes the loading dock gets bogged down with too much traffic or too little attention to employee safety. Here are three tips to improve loading dock efficiency and help you get your product in and out of your facility quickly and safely. 

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping, Throughput, Operational Efficiency, Workplace Safety