5 Ways Case Erectors Can Benefit Your Company

Posted by Shea Sutherland

If you've been considering a case erector for your production line, wonder no more. 

Here are five benefits a case erector can offer your company.

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Topics: Case Erecting/Sealing, Operational Efficiency, Labor Savings

Combat Low Productivity Growth with Stretch Wrapper Automation

Posted by Kelly Wathen

In an April 1 article in Fortune magazine, Erika Fry wrote that since 2010 U.S. productivity has ran into somewhat of a Productivity stretch wrappingslump. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over the last five years productivity has only risen 0.5 percent compared to 1995 – 2005 when productivity peaked at an average annual growth of 2.8 percent.

So why has productivity growth seemed to have slowed when technology is so rapidly growing?

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Topics: Labor Savings

3 Benefits to Swapping Out Your Old Stretch Wrapper for a New One

Posted by Kelly Wathen

If you’ve been googling the words “stretch wrapper” lately, you may be considering whether it’s time to ditch that old, rusty machine in the corner of your shipping dock in favor for an upgrade.  

Or, maybe you think your old one still runs just fine and you don’t need to replace it for a while.

But did you know that replacing an old stretch wrapper – whether it still runs or not -- with a new one can actually stop you from wasting money on film and labor? Plus, they are safer to operate.

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping, Workplace Safety, Labor Savings

FastCap - You're Making Us Blush!

Posted by Kelly Wathen

We often write about the benefits of stretch wrappers that let operators stay on their forklifts and when people get our message, sometimes we can't help sharing it!

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Topics: XT Cut & Clamp, Labor Savings

3 Ways A Stretch Wrapper Can Make Your Forklift Driver More Efficient

Posted by Kelly Wathen

Many companies use forklifts to move pallet loads of product around their shipping areas or warehouses. While forklifts are a necessary component of successful warehouse operations, they can cause injuries.

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Topics: XT Cut & Clamp, Labor Savings

How Semi-Automatic Stretch Wrappers Can Slash Labor Costs

Posted by Kelly Wathen

Manufacturing workers are expensive. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. manufacturers pay their employees a little over three times the national minimum wage. And other advanced economies pay their worker just as much or even more.

To maximize the value of their people while on the clock, smart companies are now equipping them with better tools to make them more efficient. Instead of wrapping by hand or using antiquated machines, these companies are investing in semi-automatic stretch wrappers enhanced with productivity features that can save time and money.

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping, Labor Savings

Five Ways The Right Stretch Wrapper Can Drive Costs Down

Posted by Kelly Wathen

 

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping, EZ Weigh, Semi-automatic Pallet Wrapping, Labor Savings

2 Ways Adding More Automation Can Save You Big Bucks

Posted by Kelly Wathen

 

Work smarter, not harder.

Adding a feature that automatically attaches film to a load at the beginning of the cycle and cuts it at the end means an operator can start the wrap cycle without getting off the forklift. Keeping your driver on a forklift reduces the labor required per load by an average of two minutes. Costing about $4,000, this features pays for itself in about one year for someone wrapping as few as 30 loads per day. The chart below shows the potential labor savings over the machine’s seven year economic life. 

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping, Semi-automatic Pallet Wrapping, Stretch Film Cost, Labor Savings

Hard Cider Co. Benefits From Semi-Automatic Stretch Wrapper [Case Study]

Posted by Whitney Morris

One of the fastest growing beverage categories in the U.S. is fermented apple juice a.k.a. hard cider.

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping, Throughput, Operational Efficiency, Stretch Film Cost, Labor Savings

Forklift vs. Pallet Jack - Your Stretch Wrapper Needs to Answer "Yes"

Posted by Allison Myers

Spec'ing a stretch wrapper for your requirements

You're thinking about buying, replacing or upgrading a stretch wrapper. One of the first and most fundamental questions you always ask is, "how will it be loaded - with a forklift or a pallet jack?"

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping, Lean Operations, Operational Efficiency, Labor Savings