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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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Machine Stretch Wrap 101

Machine stretch wrap is designed to be applied with a machine, also known as a pallet wrapper.  This type of stretch wrap is engineered to work with a variety of stretch wrap machines and equipment. Stretch wrapping machines are able to provide tighter, more stable pallet loads. Machine film increases load retention while providing greater damage and puncture resistance during transit. Machine stretch wrap also comes in both blown and cast. Comes in 20″ and 30″ widths and multiple gauges depending on the weight of

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The basics of pallet containment

*Updated 8/30/17* What exactly does a properly contained pallet look like? How can you ensure that your pallets wrapped in stretch film are properly packaged? How do you consistently wrap pallets to ensure their stability? All of these questions are critical to understanding basic pallet containment.                 Key containment questions: What does a properly contained/unitized pallet look like? How can you ensure that your pallets are properly packaged? How do you consistently wrap

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Most common causes of stretch wrap failure identified

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*Updated 12-18-17* Stretch wrap failure can be very costly. Your stretch wrap keeps breaking, and it’s not wrapping your pallets or products correctly. I bet these questions are going through your head. Why does my stretch wrap break? What causes stretch film to break? Why does the film keep breaking. Pallets aren’t staying together with stretch wrap.  Knowing what causes the most typical failures can help you avoid the consequences. Why do failures occur? Lack of understanding of containment force

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Stretch film for the beverage industry (Case Study)

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*Updated 9-20-17* When you hear about stretch film, 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? BEVERAGE INDUSTRY PACKAGING: Because of high temperatures and too much condensation, branded labels on bottles can be damaged when wrapped with standard stretch film on pallets. When is it time to try a new type of

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