Many businesses are trying to cut costs without affecting their production. And stretch wrapping is one of the essentials for end-of-line packaging.
You might believe that stretch wrapping manually save costs, but that’s not true. In fact, you are most likely paying more than you should.
Why are you paying more for Manual Stretch Wrapping?
When you can pre-stretch your film higher, you’re able to wrap more with less stretch film. However, manual stretch wrapping can only pre-stretch your film around 10% to 20%. And your people might struggle to wrap with the right amount of containment force and use excessive film to secure the load. This means you are paying more on stretch films due to the high consumption of stretch films.
Also, manual stretch wrapping may cost you lots of money due to human error and product damages. It’s difficult to achieve high consistency with manual wrapping, and the pallets will not be unitized properly with the wrong containment force. The load will then fall, and therefore many businesses often find their products damaged during transportation.
Lastly, not only manual stretch wrapping is time-consuming, but you also need more labour to fulfill your daily orders. Hence, you are spending a huge amount of money on labour costs.
So, how to cut costs on Stretch Wrapping?
Frankly speaking, Stretch Wrapping Machine is the best solution that helps you save costs! Some of you might not believe it and are taken back by the large upfront costs. But there are several ways a machine can help you to save costs in the long run.
As mentioned earlier, stretch wrapping by hand can only pre-stretch up to 20%, but a Stretch Wrapping Machine can pre-stretch your film around 150% to 300%.
Imagine 1 meter of the film is pre-stretched and comes as 2.5 to 4 meters of film to wrap on the load. You can get more pallets done with less stretch film. You’ll be able to stretch the use of a single roll of film and cut costs on film monthly.
With the increased labour costs, a stretch wrapping machine can replace your workers, so you no longer need to pay for the high labour fees. If 1 worker costs you $1,000 a month, you’ll be able to save $12,000 a year.
Higher productivity means higher profitability. The stretch wrapping machine is so efficient that it can wrap way faster than your workers. Using a stretch wrapping machine also enables your workers to spend more time on other tasks.
If you still doubt whether a Stretch Wrapping Machine can help you save costs, it’s simple, use our Stretch Wrapping ROI Calculator to show you the differences between manual & machine stretch wrapping. You’ll be able to find out how much costs a Stretch Wrapping Machine can reduce, how quickly it will pay itself off, and it’s ROI.