Our client is responsible for the storage, distribution and transport for the largest fast food group in New Zealand and were needing to speed up their pallet wrapping operation in order to process the required number of pallets to meet the demand from the group’s outlets across the country. Traditionally wrapping had been done by hand or on semi-automatic wrapping machines. A solution was required to increase the pallets wrapped per hour without having to commit further labour units to the operation.
Universal Packaging supplied a Spinny S500 Wrapper with an automated film clamp and film cut and wipe system including a heat sealer to weld the film tail at the completion of the wrapping cycle. The operator simply delivered the pallet to the wrapper and without having to dismount from their forklift, then activated the wrap cycle by remote control, eliminating the need to dismount to attach the film to the pallet or start the machine.
This solution increased throughput and eliminated the bottleneck in the operation allowing delivery’s to be made in full and on time. It also significantly reduced film consumption and increased wrap consistency and load integrity which reduced product damages and returns.
Universal Packaging has been supplying us with all of our stretch wrapping consumables for the last 4 years. Our experience in working with Universal Packaging is a very positive one. We have found them to be very pleasant in their approach and value the professional business relationship we have grown over those years.
Universal has super service and we like the quality of the product because it helps us with production efficiencies.
Our new stretch wrapper is performing very well. It’s amazing how well it works, we are getting a far better yield from our wrap and with the new automatic option the time to wrap each pallet has been reduced dramatically.
Universal Packaging’s film is excellent because the film clings to itself very well which means we don’t get tails or film unwinding off the pallet which had been an ongoing issue until now. This is very important for wrapping pallets in our dusty environment.
Today I made the decision to place an order for another pallet of stretch film from Universal Packaging after buying from another supplier for the last couple of months. The reason is very simple – we had some supply issues with the other supplier. With Universal, we can absolutely trust their service, delivery and back-up and their price is still competitive, so we’re back. All the best for you and your team – we really appreciate our partnership.
I have modified that parameter which has increased the carriage speed and reduced the total cycle time by half a minute, so definitely a good result. Thanks for your help with this.
You guys are great, fantastic service, next day delivery always. The Customer Service team seems to know who we are each time we ring up.
We have been testing different stretch wrap in the past and found that Universal Packaging supplies really great quality product. We wrap pallets tight and keeping them stable is very important. From great consistency in the stretch wrap to fast and responsive service, I highly recommend Universal Packaging to supply you with your wrapping requirements.