Before everything you have to be sure you pick the right kind of pallet wrapper for the products and assembly method. Do you require a fully automated stretch wrapping machine to be constructed into a assembly line which means your pallet load of product is usually driven onto the stretch wrapper, covered with pallet wrapping film and automatically powered off? Or do you need some thing a bit more simple, and less expensive, where a semi-automatic pallet wrapping machine will suffice? Totally automatic stretch wrapping machines are usually more suited to increased throughput assembly line environments.
Make certain that the actual pallets you make use of to pack your goods on shall be best suited to make use of with the pallet wrapping machine under consideration. It would be a problem, as well as really embarrassing, to obtain a stretch wrapping machine into your manufacturing plant only to discover that the pallets will not fit! Because pallets are available in all sizes and shapes it would be an intelligent idea to let any prospective distributor understand what size pallets you have in order to counsel accordingly. For example they will wish to know the size of your respective largest pallet, the biggest pile of merchandise likely to end up on the pallet as well as the total weight. Common stretch wrapping machines often feature a base size of approx 1.7m which happens to be acceptable for the majority of traditional, British, pallet sizes. The height of masts on virtually all common pallet wrapping machines is about 2m even though it is frequently possible to acquire higher masts if required.
Chat to any possible provider to determine whether it is feasible to prepare any kind of tests with each of your items or maybe even provide a stretch wrapping machine for one week in order to find out how well it really works with your merchandise. A good quality stretch wrapping machinery distributor can test out your product using a large number of different stretch wrapping films for them to counsel you about what is advisable and exactly what possible charges are likely to be for packing film.
Be skeptical of vendors supplying bargain basement prices. Don't get me wrong, everyone loves to get anything for a bargain price but you'll want to be extra careful when taking a look at it's suitableness as there may be usually a reason it is cheap. If your stretch wrapper is second hand you may find out just what work, if any, has already been done to re-condition the pallet wrapper. One thing to consider is there are a few organizations who offer you pallet wrapping machines for well under the typical market price with the condition when you purchase the pallet wrapper you are committed to acquiring all of your pallet wrap film from them as well. In the event this is actually the circumstance you will likely realise that the pallet wrap film is more pricey than you can get elsewhere and almost any cost savings you've made from purchasing the piece of equipment cheap tend to be quickly lost.
Establish what sort of extended warranty period you will get with the pallet wrapper, precisely what the preferred maintenance intervals are and what, if any, break down cover they have. A market standard warranty timeframe for your straightforward pallet wrapping machine will likely be one year, it's very important that you receive something in writing to this effect when you purchase the pallet wrapper. It is usually really worth discussing with the dealer how frequently they would tend to suggest servicing the pallet wrapping machine, provided the degree of work you plan to put the equipment through. Should you not have enough maintenance capacity in-house to support the stretch wrapping machine yourself you will need to know what they'll cost you to come in and service the equipment on your behalf.
Ultimately, if the pallet wrapper is destined to be a critical part of your packing procedure and any delays to merchandise going out the door would be pricey you will want to find out if they have a break down service and, if that's the case, exactly what levels of cover they give included in your purchasing deal and what enhancements to this specific service they might have.