How much would a new pallet wrap machine cost?

It’s no secret, pallet wrap machines aren’t cheap. But why would you invest in a more expensive machine when what you’ve got is already doing the job?

A second hand or cheap pallet wrap machine may seem like a bargain compared to newer machines however,  it’s more about how the machine is performing. So be careful that you don’t get talked into buying a cheap used machine. If its had a hard life it’s very possible that it will have worn belts and internal workings meaning that you will possibly use a lot more film. You might not be able to see this wear and tear at the time.

This wear and tear  becomes a greater cost to your business as  load stability will be affected if the machine isn’t stretching the film how its designed to giving it the strength needed. This could result in failed deliveries to your customers due to unstable pallets and breakages. That becomes a cost to you and a major inconvenience for your customer.

A cheap new machine may be fine for your operation but again you need to make sure you understand what the capabilities are of the machine you are buying and what films will run best.

Which pallet wrap machine do I need?

To put it simply – you need brake stretch films for brake stretch machines and power stretch films for power stretch machines

The fact is power stretch films will run on a brake stretch machine and many people do this but probably don’t realise how much money and plastic waste they could save if they were using correctly matched product to machines!

So if you’re wrapping upwards of 40 pallets a day or you have a machine over 5 years old – it may be a good time to think about what savings this investment would bring.

With newer machines comes the latest ideas in technology. Think of how fast mobile phones have evolved over the last few years! Well, this is the same with new developments taking place every year. This means you can wrap pallets cheaper and quicker. Something else you’ll love to know is in the amount of plastic you’ll be using can be cut by over 50%.

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Making the most of your pallet wrap machine investment

The real secret to bringing down your cost per pallet is when you combine the investment of a new machine with the stretch capabilities of a high performance film such as iWrap.  This partnership will deliver unparalleled results. Just see our case study below;

Case Study

Our client was using a 23mu film at a very competitive market rate at around £1.50 / kg. They were using a ‘brake stretch’ machine which meant it had very limited stretch capabilities of only around 50%. They were using 1.5 rolls a day, or 24kgs of waste product going straight to landfill.

Our solution was to first turn to the Robopac pallet wrap machine range, and our recommendation meant a significant investment of £6,800. But when we provided a detailed breakdown of where they were going to see savings, it made sense…

They were spending £9,000 per annum on pallet wrap, around 6 pallets of film. This was running at 50% stretch. Using our high performance film brought down their annual expense to just £1,780. iWrap high performance film was coping fine at stretch levels of 250%.

In addition it provided a plastic saving of 86%!

Following these trials, we installed a new Robopac machine which paid for itself in 11 months

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See how much YOU could save with the right pallet wrap machine

We understand how daunting it can be making such an investment but when you’re running an efficient machine with the right high performance stretch wrap, the savings quickly add up. Not only that, you can halve the amount of plastic you’re using which will be music to your ears with the plastic packaging tax coming soon.

Why not pop your details into the form below and we can let you know, based on your current set up, what your savings could look like. No obligation at all – but wouldn’t it be nice to know?