Stretch Film breaks a lot - about 3 to 7 times per roll on the average. But in the hustle and bustle of the typical workday, stretch wrapper operators simply don't have time to figure out which of these causes is making their stretch film break so much.
So what do they do? They turn the film tension down - to the point where film stops breaking.
Although it solves the immediate problem, that simple turn of a knob sets off a chain of destructive, unintended consequences that undermines the whole purpose of stretch wrapping - making sure your products ship safely to their destinations.
Film breaks are more than just an annoyance. They're the number one problem in stretch wrapping. And they are, indeed, the enemy.
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This post was published on November 14, 2016 and updated on November 9, 2018.