8 Features in a New Stretch Wrapper

1) Safety Load Carriage: Why is this important?

  • Easy to safely load new rolls of stretch wrap.
  • Safely keeps operators hands away from moving powered rollers.

2) PLC Control: Why is this important?

  • Easy to change machine program if and when required.
  • Eommercially available and less expensive to replace than OEM PC control boards.

3) 63″ Diameter Turntable: Why is this important?

  • Easier for operators to load skids on to the turntable.
  • Less chance of skids overhanging turntable and rubbing on the machine surround skirt.
  • Will accept a 55″ square skid.

4) VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) Motors: Why is this important?

  • Reduces electricity costs through more efficient operation.
  • Reduces maintenance costs (No brushes to replace).
  • Improves machine performance.

5) Belt Drive Pre-Stretch Carriage Lift System: Why is this important?

  • Smooth quiet operation with a safety brake system.
  • No lubrication and chain sprocket meshing issues to deal with.
  • Reduces normal maintenance costs.

6) Variable Speed Turntable (Soft Start): Why is this important?

  • Helps to maintain load stability during wrap cycle.
  • Increased productivity due to higher rotational speed.
  • Reduces costs per wrapped skid.

7) No 1st Rotation Wrap Force: Why is this important?

  • The operator does not have to fasten the stretch wrap to the skid. Just requires tucking the wrap under a box or strap. When the first wrap is completed the wrap force automatically changes to the pre-set amount.

8) Turntable Weight Capacity Specifications and Design: Why is this important?

  • Poor design is a major reason for downtime and increased maintenance costs.
  • When loading with walkies and extended walkies placement of the support caster system is extremely important to reduce maintenance costs.

If increased productivity, safety and reduced maintenance costs are important to your operation we can help you in selecting the right stretch wrapper. Give us a call for a no-charge assessment before you make a purchasing decision. (800) 665-4040 or (905) 507-4040

Electrical Hazards

Electricity, it’s a common and potentially hazardous source of energy found in the workplace. Shock is the most obvious hazard associated with electricity, but serious injury or death can also result from exposure to arc flash and arc blast. Workers exposed to these hazards risk electrocution, severe burns,hearing and sight damage, internal injuries, etc. Because of these risks, electrical safety is becoming an increasingly important topic of conversation.

The surest way to prevent injury is to eliminate exposure to the hazardous electrical energy. This is normally achieved using a lock-out tag-out (or LOTO) procedure to disconnect or “isolate” a machine from its power source. Practical guidance on LOTO programs & procedures can be found in the Canadian Standards Association CSA Z-460. Control of Hazardous Energy – Lockout and other methods. Certain work like trouble shooting and testing, however, can only be performed while equipment is live.

Anytime an electrical box or panel is opened while the power is on, live work is being performed. Working live significantly increases exposure to shock, arc flash and arc blast hazards. Special tools, protective equipment, training and procedures are needed to reduce risk and prevent injury. The National Fire Protection Association NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace provides the guideline for live electrical work in the United States. In Canada, CSA Z-462 “Workplace Electrical Safety” parallels NFPA 70E standard.

At PPI, we’re as serious about safety as you are and we’re prepared to work within your company safety program. Our technicians are trained in arc flash and electrical safety. We carry the necessary tools and protective equipment to work in hazard category 2 environments. If arc flash is part or your company safety program, please contact us at (800) 665-4040 or (905) 507-4040.