While NZ companies see the obvious benefits of packaging semi-automation some are hesitant to change due to budget and safety process challenges. However with additional safety systems available for lease too you can now “try before you buy” and, in the immortal words of Mr Ice Cube, “check yo’self before you wreck yo’self”. Our leasing […]
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.
The recent popularity of Marie Kondo’s Netflix show about removing clutter addresses a wider problem of both our work and home environments. We can’t help you with the home stuff (watch Marie for this). But we can help you with cleaning and optimising your distribution centre. Described as ‘a series of inspiring home makeovers from […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
On a recent research trip to the United States our visits to Pack Expo 2018 and a world-leading pallet wrapping test facility provided plenty of food for thought with how ‘the internet of things’ is helping New Zealand’s pallet packaging measure up and step ahead. At first glance it may seem somewhat counter-productive for a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]