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Packaging – Pallet wrapper and stretcher as a useful extension for the pallet changing system

Fully automatic inline pallet wrapping

Before produced goods start their long and rough way to the destination, they must be protected as good as possible against transport influences. Often the internal and external movement of goods is accompanied by vibrations, dust or moisture.

Such protection is realized by a complete wrapping of the goods and their carrier with ultra-thin film. The film thickness is only 5 to 23 µm (depending on pre-stretching) and an individual number of film layers or windings.

The protection requirements of the goods, the required performance level and the stresses in the subsequent transport process determine the type of packaging system to be selected and the films required.

The focus is always on a stable construction, gentle handling of the goods to be protected and this with maximum performance while considering the minimum space requirement.

Baust uses different wrapping and stretching systems from well-known manufacturers to find the optimal solution for every requirement with more than 60 years of experience in the field of material flow. The packaging line can be completed by other important components such as strapping machines as well as labelers. In the pharmaceutical and food sectors, for example, pallet changers, centering stations or disinfection locks are often integrated into the fully automated conveyor system.

This creates an indispensable key element in your logistics process.

Machine types:

  • Turntable wrapping machine
  • Rotary arm wrapper
  • Ring wrapping machine
  • Shrink wrappers
  • Hood Stretchers
Turntable wrapping machine

The product follows its way over the conveyor system to a turntable element with built-up conveyor system. On a laterally mounted tower there is a film carriage which moves the film roll up and down to create the transport protection. The product rotates around its own axis.

These machines are characterized by a robust construction, few moving parts and their small footprint. However, the pallet format as well as the maximum rotation speed and thus the wrapping capacity are limited.

Up to 60 pallets/hour are possible with this system.

Rotary arm wrapper

In this variant, the conveyor system transports the palletized goods to the wrapper. A film carriage is attached to a rotating arm and circles around the pallet to wrap the goods by moving up and down evenly.

With the rotary arm wrapper, the goods remain motionless, allowing gentle load wrapping. In contrast to the ring winder, where the winding ring must always move to the uppermost position, the winding arm can be freely positioned on rotary arm winders. This allows higher winding speeds with high rotational speed.

Up to 85 pallets/hour are possible with this system.

Ring wrapper

This wrapping method uses a very proven rotating ring system. Also with this wrapping method, a film carriage is moved around the product. However, this film carriage is mounted on a vertically moving ring system. The machine operates almost silently and has a modular design.

Individually selectable wrapping programs with variable film end and film start as well as a frequency-controlled speed of the ring unit allow ideal adaptation to different packaging requirements and throughput rates.

Up to 150 pallets/hour are possible with this system.

Shrink wrapping systems and hood stretchers

These systems can cover the pallet standing on the conveyor with a hood. A film tube is cut from a film roll and then pulled over the goods as a hood. By cutting off the foil roll, the foil hood is closed at the same time. In the case of the stretch hood, the film is pulled over the goods with pretension, whereas in the case of shrink wrapping, no pretension is applied. However, this is followed by a thermal treatment to apply the film to the goods.

This 5-sided protection allows goods to be optimally protected against dirt, moisture and theft. Any barcode labels on the goods can still be read although the film is applied. These machines can accommodate up to 4 different film formats in a small footprint due to their compact design.

Up to 200 pallets/hour are possible with this system.

Why wrap pallets?

  • Hygienically safe packaging
  • Transport protection and load securing
  • Protection against dust, dirt, water and other weather conditions
  • Product stabilization
  • Professional appearance

Why are pallets wrapped automatically?

  • Optimal load securing due to pre-stretching of the film
  • Time saving due to high output (up to 200 pallets/hour)
  • Cost savings due to lower film consumption (up to 70 %)
  • Large and individual selection of wrapping programs
  • Protection of people through ergonomic relief
  • Protection of the environment through film savings

Selectable additional equipment:

  • Cover film applicator
  • Double film carriage for higher outputs
  • Edge protector feeder
  • Film roll changing systems
  • Hold-down device
  • Pallet profile check
  • Weighing systems
  • Pallet lifting devices
  • Ionization against static charge
  • Foil end warning
  • Foil lacing device
  • and much more

Free initial consultation & technical planning

  • Kostenfreie Planung der definierten Spezifikationen
  • Free planning of the defined specifications
  • Fast, clean and binding development
  • Non-binding offer and detailed documentation
  • Technical expertise right from the start
  • Consulting, planning, production, assembly and maintenance from a single source without subcontractors

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