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Three Things to Check When Your Stretch Film Breaks

Film breaks are more than just an irritation. Unless their causes are found and fixed, they lead to a nasty chain of events called the Circle of Doom.

The Circle of Doom's a bad place to be. So, here are the first things you should check to avoid it when your film starts breaking:

1. The Stretch Film
       a. Is it threaded properly?
       b. Is the film the one you're supposed to be using?
       c. Are there flaws (gels, nicks, tears, etc.)?

2. The Load and Pallet
       a. Are there sharp corners or protrusions?

3. The Stretch Wrapper
       a. Is the wrap force set correctly?
       b. Are there nicks, cuts, or resin build-up on the film contact surfaces?
       c. Film Clamp (on fully automatic stretch wrappers):
              i. Scissor Clamps:  nicks, cuts, resin build-up on the film contact surfaces?
             ii. Vacuum clamps:  is the air pressure correct? Air filter clean?

If these don't expose the problem, get some help! Call your favorite service technician and have him or her find and fix the problem.

Machine Selection

Which Semi-Automatic Stretch Wrapper Should I Buy?
5 Things People Forget When Buying a Semi-Automatic Stretch Wrapper
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How To

How Tight Should You Wrap Your Pallet Loads
3 Things to Check When Your Stretch Film Breaks
3 Reasons Why You Should Weigh Your Pallet Before It Ships

Reducing Load Damage

Easy Way to Reduce the Risk of Load Damage
7 Reasons Why Your Stretch Film Breaks

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