Breaking pallet stretch wrap can be a huge inconvenience for businesses. Torn or broken stretch wrap can lead to damaged products, a significant loss in profits, and workplace accidents and injuries. In order to prevent this from happening, it is important to take necessary precautions while stacking and wrapping product loads. Here are four ways to prevent your pallet stretch wrap from breaking.
Inspect Pallets for Damage Before Wrapping
Damage to pallets can come in many forms, such as cracks, splinters, or breaks in the wood. Damage to plastic or metal pallets is typically less visible but can still be present in the form of dents, scratches, or corrosion. If a pallet is damaged, it’s important to repair it before wrapping it. Otherwise, the damage will likely become worse during shipping and handling, which can lead to unstable loads, extra pressure on the stretch film, and pallet wrap failure that causes damaged products.
Keep Pallets Stable While Wrapping
One of the most important things to do when preventing pallet stretch wrap from breaking is to make sure that the pallet is stable before wrapping it. Always ensure the pallet is on a level surface, as this will help to keep the pallet and products from moving around too much as you wrap. When using an automatic or semi-automatic stretch wrapper, make sure the equipment is on a level surface and is functioning correctly to keep pallets and products stable.
Wrap the Pallet Tightly and Evenly
You can prevent the wrap from breaking by wrapping the pallet tightly and evenly. Using the correct containment force is essential to achieve a secure wrap. Too much or too little force will result in inadequate containment that is more likely to break or crush products. Using precise containment force also helps achieve a consistent wrapping standard that ensures all your product loads are stable and secure.
Automatic Wrappers Help Achieve Consistency
Automatic stretch wrap machines are an essential piece of equipment for any business that ships products on pallets. Manual wrapping can often be inconsistent, leading to potential breakages while products are in transit. Automatic pallet wrappers help achieve a consistent stretch wrapping process, ensuring that pallets are securely wrapped and less likely to break during shipping.
In addition, automatic machines can often wrap products more quickly than manual methods, helping to improve efficiency and cut shipping costs. As a result, businesses that rely on shipping products using pallets should strongly consider investing in an automatic stretch wrap machine.
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