As part of a companywide continuous improvement drive Universal Packaging were invited to analyse the refinery’s current pallet stretch wrapping process to identify potential improvements to both film application process and usage.
Universal Packaging coordinated a number of site trials and conducted tests to establish the existing machinery and wrap parameters. From this data we were able to identify areas of potential improvement and make recommendations. The existing power pre-stretch film carriage was upgraded and modified to allow the use of a much lower gauge film whilst maintaining adequate film force and load integrity. Both fully automatic in-line wrappers were upgraded to ensure consistent application of the correct amount of stretch wrap to every pallet dispatched.
Increased load consistency, optimised stretch film application and set up of load containment benchmarks are all outcomes from this project. System-wide, film savings of 12-18% have been achieved. The implementation of Universal Packaging’s unique SCOPE program ensures regular onsite monitoring which gives management personnel the assurance that loads are not leaving the facility with improper stretch film application. Packaging machine maintenance personnel now have significantly greater understanding of and control over wrapper maintenance, thus slashing downtime and further increasing efficiencies and cost savings.
What Our Customers Say
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Universal has super service and we like the quality of the product because it helps us with production efficiencies.
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.
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.