New generation of arm-based stretch wrappers maximises focus on market needs
The lowest possible cost per packaged pallet, considerable film savings and more stable pallets using less m². These are the main characteristics of Tallpack International's Tallwrapper 2202 series of arm-based stretch wrappers, which not only meet the needs of the market but also comply with the norms of the future.
Minimum film use
The 2202 series builds further on developments in the 2201 series, and involves the optimisation of film layers, film use, film stretching and film roping (making the film narrower thanks to a better end weld), explains Ariën Kievit, Sales Director Packaging at Tallpack International. “Pre-stretching rolls in film wagons are now more accessible, which means it only takes one and a half minutes to change the film. In addition, a ‘Powered’ pre-stretch unit makes it possible to realise effective pre-stretching of 300% (1 metre stretched to > 4 metres), while keeping neckdown to a minimum. This means the film's vertical characteristics remain the same when it is stretched horizontally. The technique means a whopping forty percent saving in packaging costs can be realised. Furthermore, the covering of film rolls also offers guaranteed wear-resistance.”
An important change on the film wagon means less power is needed for film roping, thus making it even easier to create narrow film. “Because roping now occurs electrically, there is no need for air supply to be mounted on the wrapping arm. And the machine's compact design means it only needs a limited amount of space.”
Ideal pallet stability
Instead of a dancer arm, the new film wagon now features a power cell that continuously measures tension between the pallet and film wagon, explains Kievit. “It is easy to manage and control film tension, which means users can easily modify tension for particular parts of the pallet. This results in ideal pallet stability, without the need for extra wrapping. Sliding loads have thus been confined to the past, and means we have already met upcoming European legislation concerning cargo securing.”
Film tension is registered in a film ledger, which is evaluated by Tallpack International free of charge every quarter. “Recommendations are then made, and optimisations are implemented wherever necessary, to make sure the performance we promise is effectively realised in practice.”
The Tallwrapper 2202 arm-based wrapper has been fully engineered and constructed in-house in the Netherlands. Check out www.tallpack.nl for further information or visit the Tallpack stands at Empack Mechelen or Transport & Logistics.