a new wrapper may be simple. Production
stoppages can cost some companies in
excess of $50 per minute. At this rate, elimi-
nating even 20 minutes of downtime a week
could pay for a new fully automatic wrapper
New Technology Offers New
Reasons to Buy
New technologies in stretch wrapping
provide new ways to justify new equipment.
Add-ons can provide automatic and afford-
able brand identification. Additional labor
savings can be achieved by adding an auto-
matic film roll changer or spare carriage that
allows for less frequent film changeovers
and improved productivity. Performance
monitoring systems provide assurance that
the optimal amount of film will be applied
to each and every load. Advances in film
tension control can allow for variability
throughout the wrap cycle to help reduce
load damage and eliminate film breaks.
Including an integrated top sheet or auto-
mated corner board applicator may eliminate
enough labor to easily rationalize the cost of
a new stretch wrapper.
and consistency benefits each step along
the way. Finding a partner that can pro-
vide a worldwide network of support and
global solutions goes a long way in creat-
ing consistency. Standardizing equipment
can translate into reduced downtime due
to faster repairs and shorter parts sourcing
turnaround time. Dealing with one vendor
instead of many is always more efficient,
and the consistent delivery of your prod-
ucts will be appreciated by customers,
because it will allow their processes to be
more consistent as well.
Selection in Action
Every situation is different, but trained rep-
resentatives can identify the best equipment
choice for different scenarios. For example,
Hensley Beverage Company had different
challenges: Oddly shaped loads and loads
encompassing several different products and
sizes that would benefit greatly from variable
film tension. ITW’s Octopus 808 machine
solved these concerns because it applies just
the right amount of tension at various points
on the load. Manufacturers and distributors
such as Hensley can rest-assured that they
are reducing product damage while simulta-
neously lowering film costs.
Instead of operating with a single tension
setting, variable tension control machines
like the Octopus 808 allow for increased
tension at locations on the load that require
extra hold (the base of a sturdy box) and
lighter tension where reduced force is ben-
eficial (sharp corners, the top of an open
box). Hensley Beverage Company has esti-
mated that the Octopus 808 machine has
saved the company about 1.5 men a day.
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