Stretch wrapping machines apply stretch film to a pallet with tension and / or with mechanical prestretch being applied. Less expensive to purchase, these wrappers get most of its load retention force that keep the load stable for shipment from tension. Thus unstable or very light loads that are susceptible to crushing are not good applications for this level of machine. However, it is very popular for low volume packaging applications (10-50 pallets a day) where precise holding forces are not required.
These Stretch Wrapping machines can be supplied either Semi-Automatic or Fully automatic versions.
Semi-Automatic Stretch Wrapping machine:
These operator-controlled wrappers apply much stronger pre-stretched plastic film to the pallet ensuring a safer stable load. Although more expensive than non-prestretch equipment, these pallet wrappers make up for it by the film economies associated with the film being stretched. Semi-Automatic Stretch Wrapping machines are capable of packing loads up to 80-100 pallets/day. Requires an operator to initiate the wrapping cycle. The machine then applies the film and wraps the load as per the preset parameter.
Fully Automatic Pallet Stretch Wrap Equipment
This stretch wrap equipment DOES NOT require an operator. Running automatically, these stretch wrapping systems allow high speed operation with consistent wrapping strength. These are capable of giving higher throughput or when personnel is limited. Requires no human intervention.