Load Stabilization(29 companies)
Any machinery, systems, or accessories used to secure and stabilize a pallet while it is being loaded, or in later distribution or storage. Includes stretch wrappers, the most common type of machine, but also alternatives such as stretch hooders. Interested in purchasing new palletizing and load stabilization equipment? Learn what to look for in these articles.
Load Stabilization Companies
The BEUMER stretch hood® series is a range of modular packaging systems to secure palletized load units using stretch hoods. System's film tension technology ensures maximum protection during transportation. The latest control technology, individual configuration and flexible functionality ensure that the machine fits perfectly into every customer line.
Bratney Companies distributes automatic and semi-automatic stretch wrappers and hooders from Wulftec. The turntable wrapper is designed for wrapping loads of under 8,000 lb. and are more compact than other stretch wrappers. Bratney packaging technicians are factory trained on Wulftec wrapping systems and frequently integrate these machines into automated bagging lines.
Clevertech North America Inc
Clevertech offers a variety of stretch wrappers that come with either rotating platforms, rotating arms or rotating rings, depending on the application and speed required. Several options are available, such as: automatic roll change, corner post application with motorized arms, revolver or robotic manipulators. Optional top cover for dust-proof wrapping or waterproofing. For more pallet stability the machine can be also equipped with a roping system. Clevertech also provides strapping systems for pallet load stabilization with single fixed lance or with double movable lance that can also be integrated with a rotating platform.
E80 Group Inc
The Silkworm range of robotic stretch wrapping systems is designed for reliability, safety and high performances. In addition to high speeds, the Silkworm stretch wrapper offers robotics combined with the 1000-mm high film reel and a non-revolving wrapping head for 99,5% efficiency and 8 hours of autonomy thanks to the automatic wrapping head changeover.
EAM-Mosca is a supplier of strapping machines that strap larger, heavier pallet loads, from manual to automatic. Featured machines include the new USI SoniXs® model, a versatile, high-tension side seal strapping machine designed specifically for the rigid packaging industry and beverage containers. System features an electric load stabilizer and broad stroke range for strapping a variety of load sizes. Several other strapping machines for large packages and shipping units are also available.
Encore Packaging LLC
Encore Packaging sells stretch strapping kits and accessories, supplies and tools used for stabilizing palletized loads. Encore’s product offering includes cornerboard clips, poly edge protectors, galvanized wire and plastic buckles, tensioners, strap bars, knuckle tools, serrated and snap-on seals, front action sealers, strap shears, stationary cord strapping dispensers, strap caddies, T-pullers, flexible flat lacing rods, corner spikes, stainless steel banders and much more.
Fox Packaging Services
Fox Packaging Services makes a range of equipment for wrapping pallets including turntables and rotary arm wrappers as well as customized pallet stabilization equipment. Featured products from Fox Packaging's manual, semiautomatic, portable and inline turntable units is the FPS 400LPA, a low-profile automatic turntable with a patent-pending "no hotwire" film cutter system cuts and wipes film without the use of heat or electricity. FPS 800PA is a portable automatic rotary arm pallet wrapper that handles up to 40 loads/hr. and sizes up to 55 in. L X 55 in. W X 80 in. H. and a weight capacity of 5,000 lb.
Garrido Printing Equipment Inc.
Garrido Printing Equipment is a manufacturer of automatic and semiautomatic pallet stretch wrappers in a variety of configurations and sizes. Featured pallet wrappers include the PSW-IL In-Line Automatic Pallet Stretch Wrapper with Power Pre-Stretch, in which the operator places the pallet in the infeed conveyor, and it gets transported to the stretch wrapping station where it automatically places the film, wraps the pallet and cuts the film. After the pallet is done it is transported to the discharge station. Other systems include the PSW-B Automatic Pallet Stretch Wrapper with Power Pre-Stretch for high-volume production applications and the PSW-OH1 stretch wrapper, featuring a vertical swing arm that does not require a turntable.
SKID-LOCK is a water-based palletizing adhesive application that helps unitize cartons, paper bags, plastic bags and shrink wrapped items.
Handle It Inc.
Handle It offers a wide variety of both fully automatic and semi-automatic pallet wrapping machines and stretch wrappers, from entry-level equipment to heavy-duty machinery.
PMMI member Highlight Industries offers a wide variety of stretch wrapping solutions to meet end-of-line palletizing product and budget requirements. Load stabilization product line includes turntable systems, rotary arm, orbital bundling, roll wrappers and coil wrappers, and more.
Kaufman Engineered Systems, Inc.
Kaufman Engineered Systems’ automated stretch wrappers are designed to match each business’s unique automated material handling needs. Machines are designed to stabilize pallets efficiently and effectively, giving customer products the highest level of protection possible. Through custom automation, Kaufman stretch wrappers reduce product loss during storage and transit, lower machine costs, and improve productivity.
Lantech is an original equipment manufacturer of a full line of semi-automatic and automatic stretch wrappers for load stabilization. Lantech’s semi-automatic stretch wrappers are capable of wrapping 20 to 40 loads per hour, depending on the application. Featured machines include the Lantech S Series semi-automatic stretch wrappers, designed for order-picked, heavy or unstable loads. Lantech’s Q automatic stretch wrappers are equipped to handle low to medium volume applications, up to 70 loads per hour. Other machines include the Lan-Ringer® stretch wrapper, Lantech’s horizontal style stretch wrapper.
Mollers North America, Inc.
Mollers North America supplies stretch hooding and shrink wrapping systems for end-of-line and pallet handling. HSA Stretch-Hooding Systems are designed for applications where pallet loads require five-sided protection, encounter stress during shipping or where products are sensitive to heat. The hood forms a smooth surface that is water tight and easily imprinted with logos or other advertising messages. System is capable of a throughput is up to 120 units/hour, depending upon load height and length.
MSK Covertech, Inc.
MSK manufactures shrink hood and stretch hood machines for securing pallets as well hybrid solutions whereby the pallets are covered by both stretch hood as well as with a shrink wrap method. In addition to working on a wide variety of product types and saving energy and packaging material, hybrid systems feature a lowerable machine head for easy maintenance and maintenance-free toothed belt technology. The hybrid system also features fully automated processing of up to four different shrink or stretch film formats or film thicknesses.
Nitech's supplies high profile and low profile stretch wrappers for stabilizing pallets. All high profile machines have a 14.5-in. deck height and generally require a forklift or lift truck to load and unload pallets. Low profile wrappers have deck heights of 2-3 in. and are accessible using either a forklift or pallet jack when fitted with the optional ramp. Featured products include the PT2020UTS, Nitech's flagship high profile stretch wrapper, featuring a 7-in. color touch screen with up to 10 modifiable programs and automatic load detection.
Orion Packaging Systems, Inc
Orion Packaging Systems offers a range of equipment for securing and stabilizing pallet loads, including automatic and semi-automatic stretch wrapping equipment, rotary turntables, rotary towers, and horizontal wrapping systems. Featured amongst Orion’s line is the Flex LPA Low Profile Automatic, a low-profile, portable automatic stretch wrapping system with a 5,000-lb maximum load capacity. Like other machines in Orion’s Flex A product line, this model eliminates the need for operators to attach and cut the stretch film. Operators simply place the pallet load on the machine, and pull a lanyard switch while backing away. The machine will perform the entire wrap cycle automatically without the need for an operator to tie the film tail to the load at the beginning of the cycle, and detach it at the end. This set-up is designed to impact the efficiency of stretch packaging operation by keeping operators busy with other tasks while the machine is wrapping.
Pak-Tec is a sales and service distributor for Robopac and TopTier pallet wrapping systems, offering a full line of rotary arm, turntable, and horizontal/orbital stretch wrap machines in semi-automatic and fully-automatic configurations.
Phoenix Wrappers offers automatic pallet wrappers designed to boost stretch wrapping productivity. Its Rotary Ring automatic pallet wrapper handles 40 rpm and more than 120 loads per hour. For entry level applications, Phoenix also offers semi-automatic stretch wrappers.
In addition to its product line that includes bagging and palletizing machines, Premier Tech also sells pallet wrapping machines to complete the packaging line. Depending on product characteristics and the speed required, Premier Tech can provide turntable stretch wrappers, rotary arm stretch wrappers and stretch hooders. The wide variety of pallet wrapping options can handle almost any kind of pallet load at up to 110 loads/hour, depending on the model and products handled by the customer.
Robatech USA Inc.
Antislip Gluing, a pallet stabilizing hot melt adhesive from Robatech USA, is applied directly onto packaging units, saving resources and costs. It is different from the conventional methods where intermediate cardboard layers and external plastic foil layers add costs and increase the recycling effort. Antislip Gluing can be simply integrated into the production process or retrofitted into pallet operation. With a thin hot melt adhesive application in spiral or bead form on the top of the packaging, containers become a safe and stable unit during stacking on a pallet. The sturdy spiral spray heads of the AX Diamond series offer precise and consistent adhesive application. Antislip Gluing also offers environmental benefits such as decreased waste during depalletizing.
Signode manufactures a full line of stretch systems for securing pallets ready for transit, from semi- and fully automatic stretch wrappers and stretch hood equipment to adhesive applicators for transit. Stretch wrapping equipment includes numerous models of several types, including orbital, ring wrapper, rotary arm, through-the-eye, and turntable wrapping systems. Featured stretch hooders include the Multi FleX1 machine, designed to protect products and loads from the elements, while stabilizing them for transport with five-sided protection and a load capacity of up to 200 loads per hour.
SOLUTECH Packaging Systems
Solutech supplies a range of stretch wrapping systems for stabilizing pallets, including rotary tower systems, automatic turntables, portable stretch wrappers and specialty rotary towers for overweight pallet loads. The SCRTA Series is an automatic rotary tower system that can be integrated into an existing conveyor line or installed as a standalone system. The operator brings the pallet load to the conveyor (or it is fed by pallet handling conveyor system.) The pallet load is indexed automatically, the load is wrapped and the film gets cut and wiped at the end of the cycle without any operator intervention. Ideal for unstable or overweight pallet loads, the SRT series uses a rotary tower attached to a 20-in. powered pre-stretch carriage that rotates around a stationary pallet load on the floor.
StraPack offers a wide range of strapping machine models from semi-automatic to fully-automatic.
TopTier's equipment integrates concurrent stretch wrapping, in which loads are stabilized during the palletizing process. Offering a cost-effective and space saving alternative to stand-alone stretch wrappers, TopTier’s patented stretch wrap and load stabilization systems are designed to save film and ensure continuous palletizing operations. With concurrent wrapping, loads of any type are ready to go directly from palletizer to truck.
Verbruggen Palletizing Solutions
In addition to its line of palletizing systems, Verbruggen Palletizing Solutions offers three automatic wrapping machines for stabilizing pallets. The VAW wrapping machine wraps pallets with a high capacity using a robust swing arm, reaching 40 to 60 pallets/hr. The VTW-wrapping machine, usually integrated within a palletizing line, uses a turntable design and reaches capacities of up to 40 pallets/hr. The VSW standalone wrapping machine is equipped with a turntable and used separately from the palletizer, capable of speeds of up to 30 pallets/hr.
Volm Companies, Inc.
Volm offers fully and semi-automatic stretchwrappers, net wrappers, strappers and corner placers. Volm partners with Lantech to provide many models of fully automatic stretch wrapping machines. Available in multiple styles to fit specific needs, these user-friendly alternatives to hand-wrapping offer high value performance. Lantech Automatic Stretch Wrappers are available with a wide range of features and are safe and easy to use. Most common uses include stretch wrapping pallets of apples, carrots, citrus fruits, onions and more.
Western Plastics offers the Evolution Stretch Wrapper, which can be modified to the needs of the customer, for example with a modification that allows wrapping large molded products at high speed. Using WXP31 film, engineered for exceptional memory and strength, allows the Evolution to securely wrap and keep constant tension on the product. The Evolution machine in combination with WXP31 film has realized upwards of an 87% reduction in damages with millions of dollars of lost revenue and profit saved for one customer.
Wulftec International Inc.
Wulftec offers a full line of automatic stretch wrappers that handle up to 125 loads per hour and a full range of semi-automatic systems for load stabilization. Wulftec designs sturdy and customizable stretch wrapping systems including rotary arm, turntable, horizontal and vertical ring wrappers as well as a full line of automatic vertical and horizontal strapping systems, with or without compression.
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