Semi Automatic stretch wrappers

Stretch Wrappers – Return on Investment – ROI

Film Savings

How it works

Two rollers in the system turn at different speeds and cause the film to stretch.  Savings come from increasing the yield of each roll of film.

Calculating Savings

6000 foot roll = 12000 feet at 100% pre-stretch

6000 foot roll = 18000 foot roll at 200% pre-stretch

6000 foot roll = 24000 foot roll at 300% pre-stretch

6000 foot roll = 30000 foot roll at 400% pre-stretch

The result is film savings!

If you go from 10 percent pre-stretch (hand wrapping) to 250 percent and wrap 50 loads a day, this feature can save $30,000 or more over five years.

Film Savings 2

Labor Savings

How it works

Reducing labor costs is about saving time on the same repetitive tasks. Key features like remote controls and auto film cutters to scales and roping devices can help you reallocate resources for other job functions which improves productivity.

Calculating Savings

Auto film cut off = 30 seconds saved per load x  five years x  50 loads a day = $7,000 (based on $14 per hour labor cost).

Machine cuts and attaches film to load = Save 2 minutes per load or $29,000 in labor costs over five years.

Scale (under the turntable) = Saves another 30 – 90 seconds per load = $7,000 to $21,000 in labor costs over five years.

Labor Savings

Product Damage

How it works

Product damage is a not so hidden cost that can be reduced dramatically with the right secondary packaging equipment.

In 2008, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Deloitte Consulting published a joint study detailing that .05 percent of products shipped are unsellable due to damage.

Calculating Savings

Hand wrapping 30 loads a day x shipping $1 million of products annually = $41,715 savings over 5 years

*using machine with auto film cutting and 200% pre-stretch


Wrap and weigh load at the same time

How it works

Many operations wrap the load and then move the load to a separate scale in their facility to weigh the load. A stretch wrapper with a scale allows you to wrap and weigh in one easy step. When you weigh every load you reduce risk of overpaying for less-than-truck-load (LTL) re-weigh fees.

Calculating Savings

Moving to separate scale = 30 to 90 seconds of double handling loads = $7,000 to $15,000 in wasted labor over five years.