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The benefits of a stretch wrap machine

Machine-applied stretch wrap reduces damage costs by up to 50% by stabilizing the load. Sound too good to be true, it's not. That's because a stretch wrap machine can properly wrap a load better than a human. Better yet, machines do it right every single time. There's no second-guessing if there's enough stretch film on the pallet, or too little, or if it's too tight, too loose, etc. The machine-applied stretch wrap is stretched at least 200% which makes for a tighter and stronger load with less product. Let's take a look at some more of the benefits of stretch wrap equipment.

Product damage

Damaged products equal lost revenues because they need repairs or replacements. By using a stretch wrap machine to create a stable load and wrapping them properly, it's possible to recover up to 50% of your potential lost products. That adds up pretty quickly.

Material savings

Manual hand wrapping is executed poorly in most situations, which can lead to over-used materials and increased costs. In addition to the benefits of using stretch wrap machines to pre-stretch the film, moving away from hand stretch film allows for consistency in wrapping techniques.

Using stretch film machines vs. hand film can reduce costs by 75%.

Labor savings

The average annual increase in labor costs is 2%. Labor costs continue to be a large factor when it comes to the total cost of doing business. Using a pallet wrapping machine, you'll ensure maximum efficiency with wrapping speeds of up to 55 loads per hour. Most stretch wrappers only need 1 operator to be used. This helps reduce injuries caused from strenuous hand wrapping applications.

IF YOU'RE HAND WRAPPING 20 OR MORE LOADS PER DAY, IT'S MORE COST-EFFECTIVE TO USE A STRETCH WRAP MACHINE THAN TO WRAP BY HAND. THE EQUIPMENT WILL ACHIEVE A POSITIVE ROI IN LESS THAN A YEAR.

Types of stretch wrap machines

Orbital stretch wrappersstretch wrapping machine

These machines are ideal for over-sized and palletized loads. This is a true integrated process that will increase the throughput of your operation.

Industries that commonly use Orbital stretch wrappers:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Metal fabricating
  • Oil & gas

Automatic stretch wrap machinesautomatic stretch equipment

Get optimal speed and efficiency without human labor with these machines. These machines can wrap loads from 3,000 lbs. and up.

  • Consistent strength
  • Limited labor needed
  • Faster process

Semi-automatic stretch wrappers

Semi-automatic machines are ideal for medium volume production. Normally operated by just a single person, these machines use a strong pre-stretch film to apply tighter wrap to the loads.sem-automatic stretch wrap machine
benefits of stretch wrap machines

Now that you've learned about switching to a stretch wrap machine, it's time to explore our full selection of machines.


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