TIP 1: HOW IS YOUR PACKAGE FOR SHIPPING
For making a right decision in choosing the right orbital wrapping machine. Figure out your goal first, then start collecting quotes and understand why stretch packaging is an important part of your shipping process.Transport the goods from your plant to your customer's plant through stretch packaging, ensuring that there will be no damage.Deliver at the lowest effective shipping cost (LCES). The most straightforward reason is that machines pack better than people.
Under the same conditions, the machine is better at carrying the uniform load and is easier to achieve the purpose.Try your best to choose the best way to transport. In addition, you will need to try to gather some important details about your packaging so that your client or customer representative can provide a reference quotation.
You can find out the responses to the following questions over the phone:
1.What object will need to be wrapping?
2.What is your current packaging and how many people do you need to do it?
3.How many packages can you finish in a day?
4.Have you experienced any damage in transit?If so, what caused it?
5.Are your goods carefully selected?Or standard?
6.What is the maximum and minimum size of your packaging?
7.What height do you need to stack goods?
8.What is the maximum weight of your packaging?
9.What is the minimum weight of your packaging?
10.Do you need additional weighing and labeling functions for your packaging?If you need to weigh it, what is the main reason?(Quality control, ensuring the accuracy of b/L, or other reasons?)
11.How do you put the packaging on the conveyor belt? (Conveyor, crane or forklift?)
12.Does the packaging need to be layered (do the head and tail need to be fixed and wrapped?)
13.Do you need timber or pallets at the bottom of the package?If required, what is the size of the pallet or timber?
14.How many do you packaging on average per hour or per day?
15.Do your workers in factory working on one shift or two shifts? Or three shifts?
TIP 2: FIGURE OUT WHAT KIND OF PACKAGING REQUIRED FOR YOUR LOAD BEFORE PURCHASING A MACHINE
The feed back from the different industry customer, which in-transit damage is the biggest cost driver for stretch wrapped package.
Whether your favorite packing material will work. It’s more likely that hand wrapping used packing material won’t work as well on a machine. You’ve got to consider the what is the best one for your package in stretch film paper, bubble film... Talk with your team or your customer find one the best for load protection.
How tight to wrap the package. The head, middle and tail layers of your package all need to have the correct amount of containment force, which is the wrap force multiplied by the number of packing material layers. The right amount of containment force depends on the type of load you’re wrapping. Is it heavy, light or unstable? More containment force for heavy load and lighter loads may require less.
What is the wrap pattern should be. This depends on your settings. You need to choose how many layer packing required, what kind of packing material combination, such as bubble film+stretch film, HDPE film+stretch film... You must also decide the wrap force setting and how much overwrapping you want applied on the top of the pallet.
Don’t buy “cheap” film. Low quality has higher risk for flaws (gels, nicks, tears). “Cheap” film may be less resistant to tear and doesn’t have the ability to stretch as far as performance films. Setting the wrap force depends on different package size. Upon your film and product, play around with the tension of the film to determine the best setting. Make sure the machine you buy will get the job done. Don’t guess, test. Get help if you’re not sure.
TIP 3: CHOOSE AS MANY MULTI-FUNCTION ENHANCING FEATURES AS YOU CAN
This leads us into our next point: machines are cheap, people are expensive. Keep in mind, the capital cost of a machine is fixed at the time of purchase and will ultimately convert into an operating expense.
Choosing the optional function to make the machine with higher automatic level and save manual work.
Your operators can now do something more productive with the time they would have normally lost to getting on and off the forklift, film tying, wrapping the load by hand or just staring at the load go round.
Automatically cut the film at the end of wrap cycle.
Your operator avoids getting off a forklift or pallet jack to cut the film after each cycle.
Catch the film at the end of the wrap cycle and start the wrap cycle without dismounting the forklift to attach the film to the load. You not only eliminate the need to cut the film at the end of the cycle, but you eliminate the need to get off the forklift and press the “start” button on the control panel for every load. Instead, your operator can stay on the forklift, use a remote c Weighand label printing a package while wrapping it without increasing cycle time. control to start the machine, perform another task while the package is wrapping and pick it up when the cycle is coeplete.
TIP 4: SELECT A MACHINE THAT'S EASY AND SAFE TO USE
One reason you may be investing in a stretch wrapper is to reduce workplace accidents and back injuries. Keep in mind, musculoskeletal injuries are the leading cause of your employees missing work. Non-fatal workplace injuries related to musculoskeletal disorders cost businesses more than $21 billion every year.
These risk factors often affect operators who hand wrap loads:
Lifting, pushing or pulling heavy objects
Working in awkward body postures
Performing the same or similar tasks repetitively
You can easily reduce some of these risks by using a safe, modern stretch wrapper
Good stretch wrappers eliminate the need to hand wrap and reduce the physical stress on a body.
Great stretch wrappers incorporate safety features so that you don’ t just trade one set of risks for another. You want the people who will be operating the machine to be as safe as possible.
When it comes to operating the machine, you want one that’s easy to learn and easy to use. Look for:
A simple control panel. Displays on the control panel that make it easy to understand critical performance settings, including wrap force and wrap count. A photo eye that automatically adjusts for different package length. An easy-to-thread packing material delivery system. The ability to fine-tune adjustments without complicated programming
TIP 5: ON TIME SUPPORTIVE AND AFTER SERVICE
How fast will the machine recover from the fault? How to get the spare parts? How to modify the parts? How to estimate the fault? What's the details of guarantee period? How to prolong the period?
Are extended warranties available?
In addition to using durable packaging materials, there can also be some measures to make the machine recover quickly. Of course, you can purchase our customized horizontal wrapping machine. Anyway, the following quality is for you to choose:
1.For spare parts, customers will get response quickly. A.Our workshop has stock of commonly used accessories all year round.
B.For special accessories, our long-term cooperative suppliers will dispatch them at an accelerated speed C.Our staff is available 24 hours every day. D.We will not hesitate to choose the best express company and way.
2.We have mechanical, electrical, and design technical team to provide customers with free training. A.24 hours technical support service.
B.We have technical personnel with professional knowledge and practical experience to provide customers with professional training. C.The customized machine is equipped with customized technical training. D.Customized machine is equipped with customized technical training. 3.We provide customers with actual manufacturing warranty period guarantee a. supplying the spare parts of machine for free. b. If need, it's able to sent the engineer for checking the machine. c. Changing the broken part of electric components for free. d. Responding and dealing with the trouble of machine with in 3 hour after receiving the technical support requirement.
4. Operation and maintenance manual
Common fault descriptions and solutions
Safe operation guidance
As a purchaser and decision maker, you must consider being responsible for your colleagues, the company, and your own decisions, and you must prove that the purchase is cost-effective. In fact, as long as you reserve the best packaging machinery solutions and suppliers based on the purchasing methods and basic purchasing knowledge. Our many years of manufacturing and sales experience is recognized as your reference.
1.Choose and use mature packaging material products, a trusted packaging material supplier.
2.Know enough about machines, especially custom-made machines. All machines are different, you get what you pay for. It’s not wise for you to be disturbed by cheap machines in your thinking and decisions.
3.The cost of mechanical transportation and possible damage during transportation should be reduced to a minimum. Complete the purchase of machinery with the safest and least costly transportation.
4. Choosing the machine with easy installation designing and long distance remote control system, such as add the Ethenet module or Wifi connection module for trouble shooting and guiding
5. A high-quality horizontal wrapping machine is worth yours.