Automatic stretch wrapping machines are usually used in higher volume applications, from 20 pallets per hour to up to 120 loads per hour being wrapped. In comparison to semi automatic stretch wrapping machines, automatic stretch wrapping machine, need no operator intervention during the cycle. Usually, loads are brought to the automatic stretch wrapping machine on a conveyor belt, where from the automatic stretch wrapper can automatically begin wrapping of the products. Fully automatic stretch wrapping machines interpret the height of each pallet load to the film carriage and ensure a professional and efficient wrap every time. The film is then cut and sealed to the pallet load, which exits the wrapping cycle to make room for other loads.
Stretch hood machines are getting more and more popular packaging system solution in different industries worldwide. Stretch hood is the solution to handle very unstable loads. Even the most prevalent types of damage to loads; such as shifting, ripped or loose packing, crushing, water damage and infestation, can be minimised by using the right unitization technology.
The stretch hood is made from a continuous roll of gusseted film which is stretched over the pallet load for maximum load integrity. Stretch hood machines are fully automatised, so they adjust height and width of the pallet themselves.