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New Stretch Wrappers

New stretch wrappers, from Highlight Industries and RoboPac, wrap pallets with a stretch film to secure and prepare the pallet of material for shipment or storage. They provide a professional look & secure package which reduces the risk of damage during transit. Stretch wrapping products will improve productivity and improve inventory control, while at the same time reducing product loss. With faster wrapping and a more efficient way of packaging goods, businesses will help to increase their overall output. With an effective wrapping method your business will be able to save a significant amount of energy and time. Stretch wrappers increase efficiency and employee productivity. New stretch wrappers have the following features: secure loads for shipment, various sizes & capacities available, film is recyclable, low profile or high profile, and optional ramps available. Talk with our sales team to find out which stretch wrapper is right for you.

Highlight Series Stretch Wrappers
  • Film Pre-Stretch Standard
  • Scale Integration & XL Options
  • Portable Model Available
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RoboPac Series Stretch Wrappers
  • Film Pre-Stretch Option
  • Film Tail Treatment Option
  • Remote Monitoring & Automation
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About Stretch Wrappers

Stretch wrappers are often used to package a load of products, usually on a pallet, tightly and securely so items won’t move during distribution and storing. Stretch wrap is a plastic film that delivers exceptional protective tension. This protective wrap significantly improves load stability when in transportation. By improving the stability of the load, you create it easier to transport and ship. It also shields individual products from being damaged. Wrappers can also help increase throughput capabilities so that a facility can operate at its most efficient capacity. Using these helps to reduce film consumptions resulting in lower film costs.

Stretch wrapping equipment has multi-purpose functions such as keeping a load stable and protecting packaged inventory/products. There are many advantages of wrapping your products and inventory with a stretch wrapper such as:

  • Protection of Goods from Damage, Dust and Moisture
  • Increase Productivity and Efficiency of Employees and Facility
  • Efficient Product Wrapping
  • Reduce Product Damage
  • Better Inventory Control
  • Increase Throughput Capabilities
  • Stretch Films are 100% Recyclable
  • Reduce Film Consumption
  • Lessen Repetitive Motion Injuries
  • Reduce In-Transit Damage
  • Improved Load Stability
  • Decrease Labor Costs

Stop wasting money on inconsistent packaging. Call a knowledgeable sales associate today at (800) 876-3736 or request a quote online.

How to Choose a Stretch Wrapper

Choosing a stretch wrapper depends on several factors such as the size and shape of the load to be wrapped, the production rate, the type of stretch film used, and the level of automation required. Here are some steps to help you choose a stretch wrapper:

  1. Determine the load size and weight: Measure the size and weight of the loads you want to wrap. This will help you choose a wrapper with the right size and capacity.
  2. Consider the load shape: If your loads are irregularly shaped or have protrusions, you may need a stretch wrapper with a custom wrap program.
  3. Determine the production rate: The speed at which you need to wrap the loads will determine the type of wrapper you need. A high-volume facility may need an automatic stretch wrapper, while a smaller operation may need a semi-automatic or manual wrapper.
  4. Decide on the type of stretch film: There are several types of stretch film available, including cast film, blown film, and pre-stretched film. The type of film you choose will affect the wrapper you need.
  5. Consider the level of automation: An automatic stretch wrapper can significantly improve efficiency and productivity. However, it may be more expensive than a semi-automatic or manual wrapper.
  6. Think about maintenance and support: Ensure that you choose a wrapper that is easy to maintain, and has good technical support available in case of any issues.
  7. Consider the budget: Finally, consider the cost of the wrapper and determine whether it fits within your budget.

By considering these factors, you can choose a stretch wrapper that meets your specific needs and improves your wrapping efficiency.

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Advantages of Stretch Wrappers

Stretch wrappers are an essential piece of equipment for warehouses that need to wrap and protect pallets of products during shipping and storage. Here are some of the advantages of using stretch wrappers in your warehouse:

  • Improved Stability: Stretch wrapping pallets provides added stability to the load, reducing the risk of products shifting or falling off during transportation. This helps to prevent damage to your products and ensures they arrive at their destination safely.
  • Increased Efficiency: Stretch wrappers can save time and labor costs in your warehouse by automating the process of wrapping pallets. This reduces the need for manual labor and increases the speed and efficiency of the wrapping process.
  • Better Space Utilization: Stretch wrapping pallets provides a neat and uniform look, making it easier to stack and store them in your warehouse. This results in better space utilization, allowing you to store more products in a smaller area.
  • Cost Savings: Stretch wrappers can help reduce material costs by using less wrapping material than manual wrapping methods. This can result in cost savings on materials and help to reduce waste.
  • Versatility: Stretch wrappers can be used to wrap a wide variety of products, including fragile and irregular-shaped items. They can also be adjusted to apply varying levels of tension, allowing for customized wrapping based on the specific needs of each load.

Overall, stretch wrappers are an excellent investment for any warehouse looking to improve the efficiency and safety of their shipping and storage operations while also reducing costs and improving space utilization.

Stretch Wrapper Applications

Stretch wrappers have a wide range of applications across various industries where packaging and transporting palletized loads are essential. Here are some common applications of stretch wrappers:

  • Logistics and Shipping: Stretch wrappers are extensively used in logistics and shipping to secure and stabilize palletized loads of goods before transportation. This prevents shifting and damage during transit, reducing the risk of losses.
  • Warehousing: In warehouses, stretch wrappers help in efficient storage and retrieval of goods. Wrapped loads can be stacked higher and in a more organized manner, optimizing the use of vertical space.
  • Manufacturing: Manufacturers use stretch wrappers to secure goods for internal transportation within the production facility or for delivering goods to the next stage of production. This maintains the integrity of the products and prevents damage.
  • Retail: Retailers use stretch wrapping to bundle products together for easy handling and inventory management. This is common in sectors like food, beverage, and consumer goods.
  • Distribution Centers: Distribution centers use stretch wrappers to prepare palletized loads for distribution to various retail locations. Wrapped loads are easier to handle, sort, and ship.
  • Agriculture: Stretch wrappers are used to secure bags or boxes of agricultural products like fruits, vegetables, or grains onto pallets. This ensures that products remain intact and undamaged during transport.
  • Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare: In the pharmaceutical industry, stretch wrappers are used to secure and protect sensitive medical supplies or equipment, ensuring they reach their destination in pristine condition.
  • Automotive: Manufacturers and suppliers in the automotive industry use stretch wrapping to protect auto parts and components during shipping and storage. This prevents scratches, abrasions, and other damage.
  • Construction: In construction, stretch wrappers can be used to bundle together construction materials, such as pipes, lumber, or building components, for convenient transportation and storage.
  • E-commerce: With the growth of online shopping, stretch wrapping is important to secure and protect products before they are shipped to customers. This ensures that items arrive in good condition.
  • Textiles and Apparel: Manufacturers and distributors in the textile and apparel industry use stretch wrapping to secure clothing, fabrics, and other textile products onto pallets for efficient storage and transport.
  • Furniture: Stretch wrapping is used in the furniture industry to secure items like chairs, tables, and cabinets on pallets, preventing them from getting scratched or damaged.
  • Bulk Goods: Stretch wrapping is used to secure bulk goods like bags of cement, pet food, or agricultural fertilizers onto pallets for efficient transport.

Stretch Wrappers Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does a warehouse stretch wrapper work?
A: A stretch wrapper typically rotates the pallet while dispensing stretch film, which is then stretched and tightly wound around the load. This process secures the products to the pallet.

Q: Are there different types of warehouse stretch wrappers?
A: Yes, there are manual, semi-automatic, and automatic warehouse stretch wrappers. Each type varies in terms of user involvement and automation level.

Q: What is the typical lifespan of a warehouse stretch wrapper?
A: The lifespan varies depending on usage, maintenance, and quality. On average, a well-maintained stretch wrapper can last several years.

Q: What types of loads can be wrapped using a warehouse stretch wrapper?
A: Warehouse stretch wrappers can handle a wide range of loads, including boxes, cartons, bags, and various types of containers.

Q: How much stretch film is needed for wrapping pallets?
A: The amount of stretch film required depends on factors like load size, weight, and wrapping pattern. Pre-stretch features also affect the amount of film used.

Q: Can warehouse stretch wrappers be operated by anyone?
A: Generally, yes. While some training might be necessary for safe and efficient operation, many stretch wrappers have user-friendly interfaces.