Pallet Wrapping Machines

Pallet Wrapping Machines

Machine film wrapping offers a quicker, more precise and consistent way to secure loads. Machine stretch wrap also ensures film is being stretched to its optimum capacity, delivering the right tension and tear resistance to protect goods on pallets.

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Our wide range of pallet wrap machines and dispensers suit all types and sizes of packaging operations.

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Pallet wrap machines – How they work

A pre-programmed machine, dispensing the right film, will secure loads to your exact specification, granting greater efficiency in high volume packaging operations and achieving long-term cost savings.

By delivering a ‘power pre stretch’ a machine can stretch film as it leaves a roll, to optimise its effectiveness in delivering tear resistance and load stability. Stretching film to up to 300% of its original length on a roll means a machine can reduce the amount of film used without compromising how secure or stable loads are.

Pallet wrap machines & dispensers

Pallet wrap machines & dispensers – types and applications

Machines

Pallet wrap machines are best for high volume operations, or large or awkward shaped products. Pallet wrap machines can be configured to stretch film, ensuring the correct elongation to use film to its optimum capacity.

Turntables

Semi-automatic turntable machines suit a medium to high volume of goods being packaged onto pallets. Turntable machines dispense wrap film in just a few seconds, supporting efficient packaging operations.

Dispensers

Manual dispensers are suitable for smaller products, facilities with various wrapping areas, or low volume packaging operations. They can be handheld, offering flexibility in use on a shop floor, or mounted to walls or packing tables.

How to choose the right pallet wrap machine – film carriages:

Finding the right machine or equipment for your packaging operations will depend on the size and scale of your operations. By considering the volume of pallets being wrapped, the size of loads on pallets and the associated costs for wrap film and machinery, we help our customers to choose the right pallet wrap machine.
Machines typically offer three stretch systems:

Core brake

Ideal for: Low volume usage.

Core brake machines offer limited stretch to film (up to 100%) so will typically need to apply more film to a pallet to ensure stability. These machines cost less though, so for low volume usage, spending less on a machine but a little more on film per pallet wrapped works out most cost-effective. Core brake machines are semi-automatic.

Limitations: Offers limited control over film stretch and tension on the pallet. Risks higher costs per-pallet-wrapped if volumes rise.

Pre-stretch

Ideal for: High volume usage.

Pre-stretched machines offer better stretch capacities, able to be fixed using geared systems, creating better efficiencies for usage of wrap films while supporting load stability. Pre-stretched machines are semi-automatic.

Limitations: Offers only limited control tension on the pallet.

Power pre-stretched

Ideal for: High volume usage where ensuring pallet stability is essential.

Power pre-stretched machines offer optimum stretch, also able to be fixed using geared systems, while also giving control over tensions, ensuring load stability while also offering the same efficiencies for usage of wrap films. Power pre-stretched machines can be semi- or fully-automatic.

Limitations: Can be tricky for use on unusual shaped loads.

Dual motor power pre-stretched

Ideal for: Operations requiring high stretch capacity.

The same as a power pre-stretched machine, but rather than having a gear ratio for rollers (to stretch film as it is dispensed), these machines have motors to vary the pre-stretch available. Dual motor machines can be semi- or fully-automatic.

We offer a wide range of machines, from simpler manual-use core brake machines to sophisticated automated machinery with touch screen controls and film cut or weld capacities.


We can work with you to find the most cost-effective solution suited to your facilities and budget, to ensure secure loads every time.

How to choose the right pallet wrap machine – machine types:

All machine types can be preset to suit the capacity of pallets wrapped, by defining the stretch capacity and revolutions per minute (rpm) required. They differ on how goods are placed onto and removed from them, and on the requirements of operators to complete processes manually.

Fully automatic

Ideal for: High volume operations – anywhere from 30 to 130 pallets per hour.

Fully automatic machines form part of a conveyor system. They receive goods into position automatically, then attach, dispense and cut wrap film, before moving wrapped goods on on the conveyor.

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Fully automatic Turntable

Ideal for: Low volume operations – between 30-50 pallets per hour. 

Turntable machines rotate a pallet for film to be dispensed from a fixed position.

Fully automatic Rotary arm

Ideal for: Mid to high volume operations – between 30-140 pallets per hour. 

Rotating arm machines allow the pallet to remain stationary while the machine rotates around it dispensing and applying film. These machines are suited to securing unstable loads, since they do not require the pallet to be moved.

Twin Mast Rotary Arm

Ideal for: High volume operations – up to 140 pallets per hour.

Twin mast rotating arm machines also allow the pallet to remain stationary while the machine rotates around it dispensing and applying film. These machines are suited to securing unstable loads, since they do not require the pallet to be moved.

Ring Wrapper

Ideal for: Complex products or pallets and high volume operations – anywhere from 90-130 pallets per hour.

This fully automatic solution suits high speed dispensing, as the film carriage rotates on a fixed ring. It can also handle jumbo films, to reduce time spent replacing rolls.

Semi-automatic

Ideal for: Low volume operations – up to 20 pallets per hour.

Semi-automatic machines support an operator to wrap pallets. They require operators to first place pallets into position and attach film, before automatically dispensing film and running the wrap cycle. The operator is then required to cut the film and remove the palletised goods.

INCLUDING:

Semi-automatic Turntable

Ideal for: Low volume operations – between 30-50 pallets per hour.

Turntable machines rotate a pallet for film to be dispensed from a fixed position.

Semi-automatic Rotary arm

Ideal for: Mid volume operations – between 30-130 pallets per hour.

Rotating arm machines allow the pallet to remain stationary while the machine rotates around it dispensing and applying film. These machines are suited to securing unstable loads, since they do not require the pallet to be moved.

Semi-automatic Robot wrappers

Ideal for: Large, heavy pallets. No limit on the size of product.

This intuitive mobile machine offers a highly flexible wrapping solution. The robot wrapper can be moved around packaging facilities to wrap different pallets of varying shapes, sizes and weights.

Automatic 

(Requiring some operator input)

Ideal for: Mid volume operations – up to 30 pallets per hour.

Automatic machines offered greater support for operators to wrap pallets. They require operators to first place pallets into position, before the machine attaches, dispenses and cuts film to complete the wrap cycle. The operator can then remove the palletised goods. These are sometimes known as Cut & Clamp machines, as they attach, dispense and cut the film.

INCLUDING:

Automatic Turntable

Ideal for: Low volume operations – up to 30 pallets per hour.

Turntable machines rotate a pallet for film to be dispensed from a fixed position.

Automatic Rotary arm

Ideal for: Low volume operations – up to 30 pallets per hour. 

Rotating arm machines allow the pallet to remain stationary while the machine rotates around it dispensing and applying film. These machines are suited to securing unstable loads, since they do not require the pallet to be moved.

Frequently asked questions

How much are pallet wrap machines?

Pallet wrap machines start from around £4,000. Prices vary depending on their size, complexity and capacity or throughput – there is no one-size-fits-all. While machinery can always feel like a big up-front investment, over the lifetime of a pallet wrap machine, the biggest spend will be on the film itself. So investing in the right machine to optimise film is always advised. There are different ways of financing a pallet wrap machine to manage the costs over time – read our viewpoint and guidance on this in our blog: https://morsapack.com/insight/exploring-paying-per-pallet-wrapped/

Are pallet wrap machines the same as stretch wrap machines?

Yes – pallet wrap film is also known as stretch wrap film. Pallet wrap or stretch wrap machines work by stretching and wrapping film around pallets to secure goods in place ready for transportation.

Do pallet wrappers need guarding?

A fully automatic pallet wrapper needs to be guarded, while a semi-automatic pallet wrapper typically doesn't require guarding. As with all machinery, protective measures should be put in place for pallet wrap machines – both to guard machines from being damaged by other plant, and to prevent operatives from being injured by moving parts. At MorsaPack, we offer training on installation and services to maintain and repair machinery, to ensure pallet wrappers are used safely and correctly.

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