Wednesday, 18 November 2015

How To Load a Semi-Automatic Strapping Machine

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To prepare a semi automatic strapping machine for use - start by opening both end doors and the top lid of the machine.

  • Load a roll of plastic machine strapping onto the drum with the strap coming off in the same direction as the arrow on the drum.
  • Place the drum into the machine, through the left end door, with the strapping coming off the top of the drum.
  • At the other end open door of the strapping machine locate and feed the strap through the  brake arm with the roller and then under the external roller.
  • Now close the door and bring the strapping through the opening in the door, up and through the next roller which feeds the strapping into the machine.
  • Keep feeding the strapping through until you see it emerge through the top of the machine.
  • Now close the lid of the strapping machine and press the green 'Feed' button on the front face. This will feed the strapping through the machine making it ready to strap and ready for use.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

How to Hand Wrap a Pallet

Always start by securely tucking the end of the stretch wrap under the product at the bottom of the pallet. This will allow you to pull on the roll with some force so that it will stretch around the product to be secured. Notice on the video above that the stretch wrap (or pallet wrap) is held with the wrap dispensing from the underneath of the roll.
Continue to pull on the roll around the pallet working from the bottom of the pallet, around and slowly up the pallet allowing the stretch wrap to overlap the previous/lower wrap.
Also notice in the video above that the product is a pallet load of boxes of tape that have been secured with strapping prior to being wrapped. This assists in stabilising the load so that it is not relying solely on the stretch wrap to keep it secure. Especially as they are individual boxes with some weight behind them. The addition of strapping (in this instance) and stretch wrap will stop the load from sagging or tilting whilst being transported on the back of a truck.
To finish pallet wrapping, pull the stretch wrap slightly over the top of the pallet (for additional security) and then simply tear the wrap to finish.
In the above example end plugs have been used to go inside the ends of the roll, alternatively a hand pallet wrap dispenser can be used. Both assist with allowing the pallet wrap to dispense with ease.
In the case of rain or bad weather, Top Sheets can be added onto the top of the pallet and simply help in position with the pallet wrap.
To see our range of pallet wrap or other pallet stabilisation products please follow this link: Pallet Wrap.