Category: Stretch Film Case Studies

Case Study: Case Sealer automation saves $100K annually in labor costs

Case Sealer Automation

This case study shows how IPS Packaging produces results. We help our customers save money in ways they may not be thinking of. Sometimes all it takes is an outside look at something that you may not think is a problem. Problem: An IPS customer’s business had just doubled. They were still manually erecting, packing and labeling boxes like they had done for many years. Solution: A free on site-consultation with an IPS Sales rep and IPS product manager generated

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eBook: Stretch Wrap- Choosing to Automate

Introduction: The choice to automate stretch wrap Lean methodology. Cost savings initiatives. Elimination of waste. Problem solving and key performance indicators. All of these terms are used on a daily basis in manufacturing facilities that use stretch wrap. With costs and competition increasing daily, how can you stay competitive? You need to increase your throughput while reducing costs. It seems counterintuitive trying to do more with less resources, but that is the direction of American manufacturing. With imports arriving daily

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Sometimes it just takes a little engineering to save some money

A logistics company imports large burlap sacks of Starbucks coffee beans and then transports them for roasting.  The company wraps the super-sized burlap sacks with a 115 gauge blown, which is a very heavy duty film, considering the heavy weight of their loads. One of their main complaints about their current film is the loud screeching sound that the wrap makes as it comes off of the roll. An IPS Account Manager offered a test of a competitive, highly engineered

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Case Study: A new type of stretch wrap helps solve damage issues

*Updated 9-20-17* When you hear about stretch wrap, you only hear about the positives: the damage prevention, cost savings, etc. But, have you thought out how environmental factors may effect your load? What if you’re shipping something sensitive and it’s exposed to environmental changes? Because of high temperatures and too much condensation, branded labels on bottles can be damaged when wrapped with standard stretch wrap on pallets. When is it time to try a new type of stretch wrap? A

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Rite-Gauging: The quickest way to improve product protection

Stretch Wrap Automation

What is “rite-gauging?” Rite-gauging is the application of the correct film, thickness, overlap, revolutions, and force-to-load that ensures equal containment force to the top, middle, and bottom of a pallet load. It helps to set a containment standard that is measureable, repeatable, and cost effective, while also reducing risk and variance. Rite-gauging treats every application as a unique set of circumstances and variables because every situation is unique. Just because stretch film is involved, doesn’t mean applications are universal: how you use stretch film can make

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