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Stretch Wrap Machines

Stretch wrap machines can solve your packaging and pallet wrapping woes. Apply stretch film with ease to pallet loads. All options can be made into a stretch wrap machine with scale, sizes are available for standard pallet sizes, wide loads, and tall pallets up to ten feet high. Parts and assistance are always available with one call.
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Pallet Turntable

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Low Profile Turntable Pallet Wrapper

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Was: $11,500.00
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Stretch Wrap Machines

What did businesses do before stretch wrap? They dealt with a large number of returns and refunds due to goods that were damaged during transport. Stretch wrapping is the answer to storing and shipping skid loads of all kinds — from electronics to carpets — with a far lower risk of harm to the product.

However, stretch wrapping by hand is extremely difficult, not to mention slow-going. Wrapping everything manually takes a long time and is not applied as effectively or consistently as a machine. It could be loose or not be adequately layered, which can still cause damage and toppling.

That’s why we have stretch wrap machines. At U.S. Packaging and Wrapping, we carry machines that apply stretch wrap perfectly, regardless of what you’re wrapping. We offer a variety of stretch wrap machines online, as well as many additional models not displayed on our website. Turntable machines are the most common and come in various sizes with multiple features available. Robotic stretch wrap machines and rotary arm machines are famous for light pallet loads, mobile wrapping, or fully automatic packaging lines. Call our sales team today to learn more about these machines not listed online. 

Machines can pay for themselves within months, free employees for other tasks, and dramatically increase wrapping speeds. The powered stretching heads on a stretch wrap machine can consistently maximize film stretch. Increasing the film stretch rate reduces film consumption, cost, and environmental impact.

What is a Stretch Wrap Machine?

A stretch wrap machine — also called a pallet wrapper or stretch wrapper — applies stretch film to various products for packaging purposes. We offer a wide range of stretch wrappers on our website and many other models not available in our online catalog.

The most readily used stretch wrap machines are turntable stretch wrap machines. Machines with a turntable rotate the goods as the film is wrapped around the products. Below is a list of different types of stretch wrap machines. Our stock machines accommodate 95% of pallets shipped, but we also offer other machines to meet wrapping and packaging needs, including custom builds.

How Does a Stretch Wrapper Work?

How does a stretch wrapper work

The most common type of stretch wrapping machine is the turntable stretch wrapper. This equipment has a turntable that rotates a product as the stretch film is wrapped around it. These devices are exceptionally cost-effective and can pay for themselves within months. You can dramatically increase wrapping speeds with stretch wrap machines and free up employees for other tasks. Stretch wrap machines have powered stretching heads capable of consistent maximum film stretch, optimizing their stretch wrapping rate. This reduces stretch film consumption, cost, and environmental impact. Each labeled part of the image is further explained.

1. Pallet loads are placed on the turntable for wrapping, and the film is tied to the pallet.

2. The photo eye senses the pallet load.

3. The operator presses the start button to begin wrapping.

4. The film carriage moves vertically up, and down the pallet, stretching the film as the turntable rotates.

5. Upon completion, the turntable returns to the home position, and the operator cuts the material end and attaches it to the pallet.  

What are the Differences Between Stretch Wrappers?

Turntable Stretch wrap machine with base and stand

There are a variety of stretch wrap machine types available on the market. Your ideal stretch wrapping equipment will depend on the pallet load type and quantity you’re most often wrapping and packaging. Here’s an overview of different types of stretch wrapper machines:

Manual Stretch Wrap Machine - Each stretch film roll is placed on a stand with casters. Unlike with an automatic stretch wrapper, users rotate the film around the stationary pallet load using the stand to stabilize and apply tension. This stretch wrapper is the second most affordable option, a step up from a manual stretch film dispenser.

Turntable Stretch Wrap Machine - The stretch wrap machine is defined by its rotating base. Basic turntable stretch wrap machines have a rotating base while users hold a roll of film to wrap. Most turntable machines have a mast and film carriage to apply film while the pallet is rotating. When an item is placed on the turntable, the end of the stretch film is tied to it. As the base begins rotating, the film carriage moves higher up the pallet load. As the film is applied, the tension on the roll stretches.

Rotary Arm Stretch Wrap Machine - A rotary arm stretch wrapper has a tower with an arm wrapping around a stationary pallet. This arm revolves around the pallet load, stretching the film as it’s applied. The arm will automatically begin wrapping and cut the stretch film when complete.

Rotary Arm Stretch Wrap Machine that stands over the pallet.
Robotic Stretch wrap machine.
Orbital Wrapper

Robot Stretch Wrap Machine - More compact and mobile than other types. These machines revolve around a parcel while holding stretch film until the item is completely wrapped. They can be moved to different locations with ease. Depending on the machine, they may struggle with pallets that are not uniform loads or have any overhangs.

Orbital Stretch Wrap Machine - Ideal for elongated or oddly-shaped products such as carpets, firewood, and foam compression. Products packaged with an orbital stretch wrap machine do not have a pallet. An excellent stretch wrap machine for carpet manufacturers, firewood, and pipes among many others. The stretching arm rotates vertically around the wrapped product to help unitize, protect, and compress the item or items being wrapped. 

Why Should You Use a Stretch Wrap?

Stretch wrap may be the best product for wrapping pallet loads. Made of low-density polyethylene plastic, stretch wrap is an exceptionally stretchable and durable film. This makes it particularly suitable for e-commerce businesses, manufacturing, distribution, and retail. If you need it wrapped, stretch wrap can almost certainly be used to keep it together — Large, small, or heavy pallet loads. Without stretch wrap, products could quickly become damaged from the constant stress, and movement skids go through during transportation.

Regarding cost-effectiveness, stretch wrap can’t be beaten for minimizing harm to the product and reducing the need for returns and refunds due to ruined goods. While you might picture stretch wrap being used to wrap palletized boxes, it’s so much more versatile than that. Stretch wrap can be used to package: metals, barrels, windows, carpets, cabinets, live trees, plants, bulk coffee, and so much more.

Stretch wrap is inexpensive and highly effective at preventing products from being damaged during shipping or storage. To apply the stretch wrap, a stretch wrapper is highly recommended. Not just any stretch wrapper, though — you’ll need to pick one that best suits the types of products you’ll be wrapping and the desired output of your business. Here at U.S. Packaging and Wrapping, we carry a wide range of stretch wrappers, both manual and automatic, so you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Contact us today to find out what we can do for you.

Stock Stretch Wrap Machines

Variable Speed Pallet Turntable - The variable speed pallet turntable is a base model pallet wrapper that spins for easy film application to pallet loads. The foot pedal operation allows users to wrap and control the speed of the turntable to eliminate toppling.

Eagle 1000B - The 1000B stretch wrap machine offers an easy-to-use analog control panel and a 3,500 lb. max weight capacity.

Eagle 2000B - Built to handle all-day use, the 2000B is our standard-sized 110V chain-driven wrapping machine ideal for a wide variety of stretch wrapping and packaging applications.

Eagle 2000BWS - The 2000BWS is our standard 2000B stretch wrap machine model with the added benefit of a built-in scale. With 5,000 lb. weight capacity, this chain-driven stretch wrapper can shorten shipping times and improve efficiency.

Eagle 2000BE - The 2000BE has the same base model as the 2000B but includes a taller mast, which allows users to wrap pallets with heights up to 120 inches.

Eagle 2000EB - The 2000EB is a specialized version of the 2000B stretch wrap equipment, but with an extended base. This allows users to stretch wrap wider and longer pallets up to 170 inches.

Eagle 2000EBT - The 2000EBT takes its control panel and drive system from the 2000B stretch wrap machine, but its altered design can accommodate wider, longer, and taller pallets. This stretch wrapper can wrap pallets with a diagonal of up to 170 inches and a height of 120 inches.

Eagle 2000F - The 2000F automatic stretch wrap machine is designed to keep forklift drivers where they belong: on the forklift. Each 2000F machine comes with remote switches so drivers can quickly begin wrapping once the pallet is placed on the stretch wrapping equipment.

Customization Options

In addition to our stock stretch wrappers, we also offer customization options on equipment:

Loading Ramp - Choose between Standard and Heavy Duty Loading Ramps.

Scale - A scale can be added to any stretch wrap machine model. Please allow an extra 2 to 3 days for shipping.

Height Sensor - Choose between infrared or digital laser options.

Stretch Film Carriage - Up to a 30-inch stretch film carriage is available, offering up to 250% stretch.

Larger Base or Mast - We offer larger bases and masts than our stock stretch wrap machine models. Please allow a 12 - 16-week lead time for these options.

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If you have any questions about our stretch wrap machines and customizations, click on the live chat button, visit our contact us page, or call our toll-free number at 1-800-441-5090. One of our sales associates will be happy to assist you.

Stretch Wrap Machine Terms

Turntable - A rotating platform at the base of a stretch wrapper used to place product loads on and rotate during wrapping.

Mast - Also referred to as a tower, the tall part of a stretch wrap machine holding the film carriage and often the control panel.

Base - The bottom frame of a stretch wrap machine connecting the mast and the turntable.

Pallet Diagonal - The measurement of a pallet across diagonally opposite corners.

Pre-stretch Rate - The amount of film stretch measured in percentage.

Load Force - The amount of tension applied to a stretch film when wrapping a pallet load. Directly related to the amount of pre-stretch rate attained.

Film Carriage - A film holder that is attached to the mast of a stretch wrap machine. The film carriage either mechanically or manually moves up and down during pallet wrapping.

Control Panel - The primary control input for a stretch wrap machine, often containing power on/off, pre-set settings, load force, and more.

Load Sensor - Used on a mechanically operated stretch wrap machine to identify the height the film carriage needs to obtain to wrap the top of the pallet load.

Photo-Eye - The most common form of load sensor using a beam that bounces off the pallet back to the photo-eye to detect pallet height.

Laser Eye - A form of load sensor using a laser to detect the height of a pallet. The laser beam does not require refraction back to the laser eye.

Soft Start/stop - A slower start and stop of the stretch wrap turntable to reduce product toppling.

Top Wrap - The wrap at the top of the pallet load, often consisting of 2-4 wraps depending on the load.

Bottom Wrap - The wrap at the bottom of the pallet load, often consisting of 2-4 wraps depending on the load.

Error Code - A reading on the control panel displaying an error has occurred.

Idler Wheels - Rotating wheels on the base of the stretch wrap machine used to assist turntable rotation.

Turntable Drive - The motor power and material used to rotate the stretch machine turntable. Most often, the drive is belt or chain driven.

Porch - The extra area on a pallet ramp for an electric pallet jack to maneuver when offloading a pallet.

Limit Switch - Safety switches to stop the film carriage from raising or lowering if obstructed.

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