Reducing Wrapper Maintenance Costs

If you have a low profile wrapper with a ramp and load skids with walkies, extended walkies, pallet jacks and even fork lifts, here is a tip. Do not load from the front of the wrapper because the operator will not be able to see the pre-stretch carriage and there is a good chance that a skid will hit and damage the carriage. If space permits always load from the side so the operator will be able to see the carriage and this should eliminate the chance of the carriage being hit. By doing this you will reduce maintenance costs and increase uptime.

Symmetrical Sealers

Polyester strap sealers for use with serrated seals have traditionally been designed using an asymmetrical jaw sealing system. Now the new PPI-430 has been designed using a more efficient and user friendly symmetrical jaw design.

With traditional asymmetrical sealers the serrated seal could only be sealed in one direction and this required the operator to make sure that the sealer was in the correct orientation for proper sealing. Failure to do this could result in wear, broken parts and poor seal joint efficiency.

The PPI-430 solves this problem by using a newly designed symmetrical jaw system that allows the operator to seal the serrated seals in either direction. This will result in good seal joint efficiency and will reduce wear and the potential for broken sealer parts.

If you’re still using the old style serrated seal sealers for your load and would like more information on the PPI-430 give us a call at toll free at (800) 665-4040 or local (905) 507-4040.

Polyester & Polypropylene

Polyester (PET) and polypropylene (PP) are two polymers commonly used to manufacture plastic strap. These two polymers have different mechanical properties which gives them very different performance characteristics. Knowing which type of strap to choose will reduce the risk of product damage and worker injury, as well as save you money.

Polypropylene, for instance, tends to creep (elongate) under tension or when placed in a hot environment. Polyester exhibits very little change in length under the same conditions. If a pallet, strapped at relatively high tension with polypropylene, sits inside a hot trailer for several hours the straps will elongate and slacken, possibly allowing the load to shift in transit. Polyester would be a far better choice for such an application.

Under-specifying your strap can be risky, over-specifying your strap costly and wasteful. If you’re unsure about what strapping is right for your application, call us at (800) 665-4040 or (905) 507-4040. We can identify the right product to meet your specific requirements.