For making a right decision in choosing the right orbital wrapping machine, the first thing is figuring out your goal. That is the begining of the decision. Differnet package need different packing way, some one need whole six side covered packaing, some one needs buble film covering for better protection, some one need film wrapping only...Then start collecting solution and quotes from different manufacturer to understand what is key point of the horizontal orbital stretch wrapper. And why stretch packaging is an important part of your shipping process. The 90% good damege happening in the goods transportat from your plant to your customer's plant. Through stretch packaging, it ensuring that there will be less damage by good covering. Machine work is better than manaul in saving the delivery packaging, the reason is that machines pack better than people in strength and union.
The machine is better at uniform load handling and it is easier to follow the packing setting.DIscuss with your team to choose the best way to transport the load base the information from your worker, client or customer representative.
1.What object and load 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?
Some package is for good looking, some is for better protection.The feed back from the different operator and customer will help you find out what is the biggest cost driver for package in delivery .
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.
This leads us into 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 more optional functions to make the machine with higher automatic level and save manual work.
One reason you may be investing in a obital stretch wrapper is to reduce workplace accidents and back injuries. Keep in mind, musculoskeletal injuries are the leading cause of your employees asking to leave. 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:
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