Inside Look

Sneak peeks inside New Zealand distribution centre. Automated pallet wrappers are fast replacing the hand wrapping of pallets — find out why these companies have chosen to do it by taking an Inside Look.

Is it efficiency? Improving health and safety practices? Time saving? Waste reduction? Wrapping pallets by hand is old-school and switching to an automated wrapper produces all kinds of savings.

January 24, 2019

Your New Year’s equipment resolutions

Get into good habits with a machinery health check The new year is always a good time to take a realistic look at what you aim to achieve and to start in with some good habits to make these goals a reality. Realistically, these should be done weekly. So now’s the time to get into […]

Inside Look, Maintenance
January 23, 2019

Uncovering the process – Wrap parameters

Universal Packaging’s Application Specialist Jed Goudie continues his series of packaging insights with this month’s look at wrap parameters – what changes can be made on your pallet wrapper (and why). There is always more than meets the eye when it comes to making the most of your wrapping equipment. Even the simplest, entry-level units […]

Inside Look
December 19, 2018

Working order – Care & maintenance tips for your pallet wrapper

Tough componentry and modern engineering delivers the highest standards in pallet wrapping equipment for New Zealand companies. However, when it comes to getting the most spin from your buck, there’s no such thing as ‘too much peace of mind’. That’s why we’ve prepared some quick tips for easy ongoing maintenance on our Spinny pallet wrappers. […]

Inside Look
November 26, 2018

Unwrapping the process – A heads-up on neckdown

A Heads-Up on Neckdown Power pre-stretching film is the secret to safe and stable loads. In this article, we take a look at yet another reason we wouldn’t be without power pre-stretched film; avoiding neckdown. Have you ever held a piece of Blu-Tack between your fingers and stretched it as far as you can reach? You’ll notice that as the […]

Inside Look
October 31, 2018

It is easy being green

Sustainable practice makes perfect The change to a more sustainable use of resources (and the reasons why we must do so) often seems overwhelming. We’re all about the ‘win-win’ approach – there are ways you can help the next generation while helping your bottom line. Change can be difficult if the immediate consequences seem even […]

Inside Look, The Wrap
October 31, 2018

Unwrapping the Process

Our resident Application Specialist Jed Goudie is back with more packaging insights. In the last article, Jed enlightened us on the best way to match wrapping with load profiles. Now he’s talking film tension. It’s no secret that all of us here at Universal Packaging love a bit of tension. No, we’re not talking a […]

Inside Look
October 31, 2018

Fresh Thinking

The Spinny makes it five+ a day When handling more than 36 million boxes of fresh produce each year, and managing commercial relationships across 87 countries in seven continents, you need your logistical processes to be the very best they can be. Freshmax is one of the largest fresh produce marketing and distribution operations in […]

Case Study, Inside Look, The Wrap