Since 1981 STREMA® has been engaged in the development and production of advanced pallet wrappers. Our customers are setting increasingly higher packaging requirements, stable packaging at minimal packaging material costs. This requires specialist knowledge. STREMA® has this knowledge in-house. We are happy to share this knowledge with you!
Many loads are stacked on wooden or plastic pallets. These pallets serve as carriers for the loads. The load often consists of loose components, such as boxes, trays or bags. If these loads were to be transported unpackaged, there would be a lot of transport damage, which leads to loss and a bad name. In order to get these loads to the customer reliably and damage free, they need to be properly packed. The most common, efficient and economical form of pallet packaging is wrapping the loads with stretch wrapping film.
Stretch wrapping film is a film that is specially made to be supplied. Stretch wrapping film can sometimes be stretched up to 350%. Does that mean that in practice? From 1 metre of unstretched film 4.5 metres of stretched film is made. In addition, this film is provided with an adhesive layer. In this way the layers stick together during the wrapping process and form a whole.
Providing stretch wrapping film by a pallet wrapper has multiple purposes and multiple advantages. One goal is to make a stable packaging with sufficient ‘bundling force’ to the load. In addition, the force at the corners of the load must not be too high to prevent damage and corner crushes. If the load does not move sufficiently, the film acts like an elastic band and does not give the desired result. The film consumption also increases.
The film becomes thinner during dispensing, a film saving is thus realised. In addition, the film protects the load against moisture and dust. The top of the load can also be covered with a layer of film. Wrapping with another colour of film is also possible, black film is often used for theft sensitive products. The coloured films can also be stretched.
Load A is light and requires few film wraps. Load B is heavy and requires many more wraps and also other film settings than load A. In this way different types of products can be packed together in the right way without the intervention of an operator. This makes fully automatic pallet handling labour extensive.
STREMA® has been developing and producing only stretch wrappers since 1981. Despite all the developments that are being made on this form of packaging, there is a lot of knowledge in house. We can tell you all about the products that STREMA® offers. STREMA® has reached many milestones over the years and the organization and turnover is still growing.
We have turntable pallet wrapping machines and arm pallet wrapping machines in our package. Depending on the application a turntable pallet wrapper or an arm pallet wrapper is chosen. If one single wrapping programme is sufficient, we opt for a very robust and simple button panel. If several programme choices are required, we opt for a Siemens Touch Panel.
Also here we have turntable pallet wrappers and arm pallet wrappers in our package. We deliberately do not offer a ring wrapper. With our arm pallet wrapping machines we can perform all functions at least equal or higher capacity than a ring wrapper. Only then with all the advantages of an arm pallet wrapper compared to a ring wrapper.
Both the STREMA® fully automatic turntable pallet wrapping machines and the fully automatic arm pallet wrapping machines have many similar components. Also the operation of both types is the same. This makes it easier for the operating personnel. Fewer spare parts are also required in stock.
See a fully automatic stretch wrapper in operation here: