Hand wrapping of the pallets is a common practice in the packaging industry. If you are relying on manual labor to wrap your pallets, you may be at the risk of losing money in the long run. If you products are in high demand and you are unable to meet the market demands efficiently, you may be able get things on good track by introducing automation in the areas in which the packaging process gets delayed. The matter of fact is that manual or hand wrapping of the pallets is less cost effective. It doesn’t only consume extra time but it can also result in the loss of money.
In this article, we are going to discuss the things that you need to consider in order to know whether or not you need to go for the automated pallet wrapping. The main focus is to discuss the financial pitfalls of sticking the hand wrapping of pallets.
Low productivity and higher costs
Manual wrapping of the pallets can never be considered ideal and efficient for the companies dealing with bigger production lines. Now, your company may be producing and packaging goods in great volumes, the people dealing with the wrapping of pallets will be running around the pallets to wrap them. This way of wrapping pallets is not only tiresome for the workers but it also results in fewer than required pallets to be wrapped.
And of course you are going to have to pay your labor for the wrapping job. In the end, you will not be able to achieve your targets and you will also end up paying more for a less efficient palletizing job.
In this scenario, you can introduce automation in the pallet wrapping process. Even the semi automation can be quite helpful in accelerating the wrapping process.
The manual wrapping of pallets by hand usually results in the loose wrapping which is never ideal for the packages in the pallet. On the other hand, automated pallet wrapping can ensure appropriate tightness of the wrapping. Perhaps, it is one of the bigger drawbacks of the manual wrapping that humans usually have no idea about the required tightness of the wrap. Even if they know about this requirement, pulling the wrapping film enough to ensure tightness is not something quite convenient. This loose wrapping can result in less protection to the items being wrapped.
The great benefit of automated wrapping system is that there is going to be less more potential in the wrapping process. It means that you can ensure proper reduction of wrapping film waste. The major reason is that the automated wrappers can maximize the amount of stretch in a better way as compared to what humans can do.