10 REASONS to replace the manual packaging of pallets with a semi-automatic or automatic wrapping solution
1. Constant and uniform application of the film
An operator who packs pallets manually cannot ensure constant tension throughout the packaging, again and again. A pallet wrapped by an operator on Monday morning will in no way be the same as a pallet wrapped by another operator on Friday afternoon. Wrapping the pallets with a machine eliminates this problem.
2. Professional packaging
Wrapping a pallet with a machine results in a professionally finished product. Manual wrapping leads to an unpleasant and inconstant appearance of the packaging. The image of your pallets in the customer warehouse must represent the professional image of your company. Wrapping the pallets with a machine solves this problem.
3. Operator training
There is a right way and a wrong way to pack pallets by hand. Incorrectly applied, the film can damage the product on the pallet during wrapping, or it does not provide enough tension to secure it during transport. The turnover of staff or the multitude of operators means that you have to ensure the continuous training of employees to teach them how to pack correctly, in parallel with the labor protection rules. Wrapping the pallets with a machine eliminates this problem.
4. Operator safety
Manual pallet packing is extremely difficult work if done correctly and is a surefire method of causing back pain to the operator when done incorrectly. The human body is not adapted to walk bent while carrying around 3 kg, simultaneously trying to tension the film on the pallet. Then, 20 seconds later, hold the same roll above your head, tensioning the film only with the strength of your back and hands. Many work accidents are caused by manual packing of pallets. Wrapping the pallets with a machine eliminates this problem.
5. Product insurance
Nobody likes manual packaging. Up to a point, the “good enough” syndrome can prevail. Knowing what must be done to have the product secured during transport and in the customer’s warehouse, it is essential to impose a packaging procedure on the operator and for him to follow it. When an operator manually packs the pallets, the responsibility of ensuring the minimum tension of the film on the pallet rests with him. Fatigue, ignorance, preparation, lack of motivation are just some of the reasons that lead to the “good enough” syndrome, resulting in customer complaints due to product damage during transport. All this is because of improper packaging. Wrapping the pallets with a machine eliminates this problem.
6. Damage Control
Due to the difficulty of manual packing, the operator will treat the operation as sufficient for the wrapped pallet to go out the door. Wrapping with the aim of securing the goods during transport will become a secondary objective. Wrapping the pallets with a machine eliminates this problem, packing in the same way every time and reducing the possibility of damage to the goods during transport.
7. Customer satisfaction
Packing the pallets is the last operation you do in the production process and the first one that a customer sees for whom you are a potential supplier. The customer’s perception of you as a supplier begins the moment the pallet of goods reaches him. The inconsistency of manual packaging can cause a perception of a low-end manufacturer. Lowering the standard of this last operation can cost you quite a lot. Wrapping the pallets with a machine eliminates this problem.
8. Reduction of film consumption
Although the most important thing in wrapping pallets is the guarantee that the products will be transported safely, we all want to reduce costs. With a machine, you can control the consumption of film by eliminating the additional foils that are not necessarily applied by a well-intentioned operator. From a certain point up, more film used does not ensure additional stability, it is just an unnecessary consumption of film. Although the main purpose of wrapping pallets is to secure the goods, we all want to do this with the lowest cost. Wrapping the pallets with a machine eliminates this problem.
9. Damaged manual rolls of film
A hidden cost of manual packaging is the cost of all the rolls thrown away before they are consumed, given that they are damaged or simply forgotten in the places where they were used. This cost can in some cases be up to 15 – 20% of the total cost of manual packaging. Wrapping the pallets with a machine eliminates this problem.
10. Quality control
By definition, manual packaging prevents you from obtaining repeatability of wrapping. Different operators, the time of day when it is packed, fatigue, and many other variables will prevent you from establishing any way of standardizing the quality of the information. Packaging with a machine allows you to eliminate these variables or define the wrapping parameters. This means repeatability, that is, the possibility of determining a quality standard. Wrapping the pallets with a machine eliminates this problem.
Eliminating any of the points described above justifies packing pallets with a car, what do you think?
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