Stretch Wrapper Buyers Beware! Don't Overlook These 5 Cost Drivers

Posted by Kelly Wathen

You’ve realized it’s time to replace that old stretch wrapper in the warehouse. Or, it’s time to swap out hand wrapping for a more automated process.

But buying the right stretch wrapper isn’t as simple as you think. Understanding the major cost drivers behind stretch wrapping is key to finding a machine that will cost less to own and operate in the future.

Here’s a look at five major cost drivers you should pay attention to:

 

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5 Golden Rules for Buying a Stretch Wrapper

Posted by Kelly Wathen

When you spend your company’s money, spend it wisely. When it comes to buying a stretch wrapper, you’ve got to do some research in order to make the right decision.

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Retrofits: A Great Way to Extend the Life of Your Stretch Wrapper

Posted by Kelly Wathen

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus got it right. The only thing constant in life is change.

When it comes to manufacturing and distribution, processes change every day. Maybe your customers have requested double-stacked loads. Maybe your plant manager has decided to replace forklifts with pallet jacks. Or maybe your pallet size has increased.

Because things change, it’s important to buy equipment that can easily (and inexpensively) be retrofitted in the field. This is especially true when buying a stretch wrapper.

Here are the most popular retrofits customers order for our semi-automatic stretch wrappers:

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3 Things Your Next Pallet Wrapper Should Do That You Might Not Know To Ask For

Posted by Kelly Wathen

Maybe you’re considering replacing your old pallet wrapper with a new one. You probably already know most new wrappers are much safer than older models and have more value-added features. And many of these pallet wrappers can make your shipping operations more productive.

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4 Things You Must Consider When You Pick Your Stretch Wrapper

Posted by Whitney Morris

 
Choosing the right semi-automatic stretch wrapper for the right setting can be tricky, unless you consider the loads being wrapped. While there are several different models and factors to choose from, there are two basic styles to consider: a turntable stretch wrapper and a straddle stretch wrapper. The deciding factor is the construction and makeup of your pallet loads. 
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Topics: Buying a Stretch Wrapper, Semi-automatic Pallet Wrapping

Which Semi-Automatic Stretch Wrapper Should I Buy?

Posted by Allison Myers

Choosing the right semi-automatic stretch wrapper for the right setting can be tricky, unless you consider the loads being wrapped. While there are several different models and factors to choose from, there are two basic styles to consider: a turntable stretch wrapper and a straddle stretch wrapper. The deciding factor is the construction and makeup of your pallet loads.

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Topics: Buying a Stretch Wrapper, Semi-automatic Pallet Wrapping

3 Things to Consider When Reviewing Stretch Wrappers at a Trade Show

Posted by Allison Myers

It's easy to talk about how stretch wrappers work and to read brochures or watch videos. But when you're at a trade show and trying to evaluate stretch wrappers for your business, now is the time to see them in action. Of course, if you've seen one machine, you know how they operate. And the marketing or sales person can tell you all about the improved productivity, the savings, and the improved safety.

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Topics: Trade Shows, Buying a Stretch Wrapper, Semi-automatic Pallet Wrapping, Automatic Pallet Wrapping

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