What kind of stretch wrapper is right for you?
Film wrapping finds many applications in modern industry. Good organization in the packaging process is needed to keep interventions to a minimum. This can be achieved by using the right packaging equipment and materials. With the help of stretch wrappers, several single products can be combined in a package, and large pallets can be wrapped with film to be more compact and protected during transport. Our company is official representative of FROMM Switzerland. FROMM stretch wrappers are extremely easy to operate and can be used in every situation. The use of carefully selected components keeps maintenance to a minimum.
What kind of stretch wrapper is right for you?
Stretch wrappers are made up of two main categories: semi-automatics and automatics. Both categories are made up of sub-categories: turntable, vertical rotary arm and horizontal. Robots are a sub-category primary to semi-automatics.
Semi-automatics may require some human intervention like pushing a button to start the machine, attaching the film to the load before starting the wrap cycle, or cutting the film at the end of the load. Statistics show that the less the operator engages with the load directly, the safer and more productive they will be. For example, if your semi-automatic stretch wrapper includes an automatic film cutting and sealing device, then the equipment will cut and seal the film to the bottom of the load at the end of the wrap cycle automatically. They are suitable for warehouses and production sites with less workload.
If you have more demanding, higher speed applications then an automatic stretch wrapper may be the right solution. Fully automatic stretch wrapping machines are typically utilized in packaging operations with higher volumes. They are great for warehouses and distribution centres that operate at high speeds and anticipate a high volume of products to come through each day. They require nearly no human intervention to function.
Among the innovative industrial packaging systems are undoubtedly robots. Robot semi-automatic stretch wrappers are portable providing a 25 percent increase in productivity. Loads do not have to be taken to a set area to be wrapped, the machine comes to you. Plus, they can wrap loads of any weight, length and width. One of the latest models we offer is the semi-automatic mobile robot series FR3xx. It is particularly suitable for customers who need to wrap a wide range of large pallets or for situations where stretch wrapping takes place in various locations. With the TRAXION battery fully charged, it can wrap up to 220 Euro pallets.
Among the most popular in practice are Turntable stretch wrappers. The packaging object is placed on the platform, which rotates at a certain speed, while a static system develops the film, which is wrapped around the object. Turntable stretch wrappers are ideal for wrapping stable loads that weigh under 2000 kg. We offer several models of this type of machine, the best-selling of which is the FS360. It is the simple entry level stretch wrapper for the user who needs to wrap pallets quickly, strongly and at a competitive price. FS360 are extremely suitable for small to medium-sized businesses. The machine offers motorised pre-stretch option up to 200%, which significantly reduces the overall film costs. The most advanced machine on the market is the model FS390 with more than 400% Pre-stretch. It is ideal for high volumes and heavy workload.
In most cases, if the loads you wrap are heavy (over 2 000 kg), very light or unstable, then they will need to remain stationary on a solid surface instead of a spinning turntable. If that is the case, you will need a vertical rotary arm stretch wrapper. The advantages of rotary arm-style machines include higher throughput capacity and secure wrapping of lightweight or irregular loads. From our product list these are the semi-automatic FS500 and FS500L and the automatic FS500A for integration in production lines.
If you wrap long products such as lumber, doors, windows, carpets, textiles, copper piping or corrugated tubing then a horizontal wrapper may be the right solution for you.
The FV300 and FV350 are the latest addition to our product list. The process of working with them is extremely easy and maintenance is minimized. These technologically advanced and versatile machines, produced in the EU, offer a highly comparable price/performance ratio. The diameters of the ring can be: 50/90/125/160/200/250 cm depending on the size of the product.
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