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SIAT stretch wrappers cut film usage by 66%

Supplier: Optimum Handling Solutions
27 November, 2009

Optimum Handling have installed two SIAT stretch wrappers at a processing plant that has reduced pallet film usage to 1/3 of the previous usuage.

The automatic film attach and cut SIAT pedestal stretch wrappers were placed in the chill room and handle 300 pallets between them per shift. Two forklift operators keep the rate of pallets up to the Stretch wrappers without leaving the forklift seat, with small remote controllers used to start the wrapping cycle on the SIAT Stretch wrappers.

The pallet is placed on the turntable of the stretch wrapper and the forklift driver presses the remote button. Then removes the wrapped pallet to storage or despatch while the second forklift places the next pallet onto the stretch wrapper and presses his remote to start the cycle again. Meanwhile, the first forklift operator places another pallet on the second stretch wrapper and continues the output rate.