There is always more than meets the eye when it comes to making the most of your wrapping equipment. Even the simplest, entry-level units have a range of settings that need consideration.
Button mashing may occasionally get you through a tricky spot in a video game. But in real life it won’t take you to the next level of pallet packaging efficiency.
The equipment’s wrap parameters play a big part in the final result being loaded onto the truck. These are the variable settings on a pallet wrapper that can be manipulated to ensure film delivery is optimised, and that the correct wrap pattern is applied consistently.
Wrap parameters include carriage speed, turntable (arm) speed, film force, overwrap and rotations. Often these parameters can be set to have different values at different points in the wrap cycle.
For example, when wrapping lightweight or unstable loads that are inboard from a pallet you may actually utilise four or more different preset film force levels.