Streamline Your Warehouse Operations with Automated Stretch Wrapping Solutions

by Prime Robotics
January 17, 2024
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Automation in the warehouse is a rapidly growing necessity and businesses are realizing the need to streamline operations, cut costs, and gain a competitive edge through automated workflows. While goods-to-person robots and automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) are in the spotlight, an unsung hero in the outbound palletizing function is automated stretch wrapping.

Every second counts from the moment goods enter your warehouse to when they leave, which is why the final step of your production line is a critical piece of your workflow to address. Automated stretch wrapping addresses a labor-intensive, slow, and repetitive task, offering a cost-effective and efficient solution.

Here’s why it deserves your attention:

Improved Productivity and Efficiency:

Automating the stretch wrapping process frees operators for more critical tasks, effectively reducing labor and equipment costs while maintaining an impressive wrapping speed—capable of handling upwards of 50 pallets per hour. Modern automated stretch wrapping solutions seamlessly adjust to diverse sizes and shapes of loads, accommodating the varied dimensions of different products. Consistent and versatile wrapping patterns significantly improve efficiency in packing and shipping areas, contributing to a more cohesive and optimized warehouse workflow.

Enhanced Workplace Safety:

Eliminating the need for manual lifting reduces the risk of workplace injuries typically caused by working with heavy and awkwardly shaped loads. Additionally, automating tedious tasks associated with manual wrapping may improve employee morale as employees redirect their focus towards more critical and value-added duties within the warehouse or distribution center, fostering a positive and efficient work atmosphere.

Time and Cost Savings:

Automating the wrapping process saves time and money for your warehouse operations. Modern stretch wrapper design and pre-stretching technology reduce film costs while ensuring a consistent and optimized usage of film saving money and minimizing waste. In many cases, stretch wrapping is integrated with automated label printers to produce consistently wrapped pallets that are ready to ship with no additional steps. Automating stretch wrapping enhances efficiency while providing a cost-effective and sustainable solution for your packaging needs.

Elevated Inventory Protection:

This solution goes beyond increased efficiency; it reduces inventory loss during the shipping process. Securely holding boxes in place prevents damage caused by moisture and shifting. Meticulous attention to the integrity of your inventory enhances the overall security of your shipments and reduces potential losses. Additionally, the quality and condition of your products throughout the supply chain are preserved.

Automated stretch wrapping is not just a neat trick; it’s a transformative capability that optimizes efficiency, increases workplace safety, saves time and costs, and improves inventory protection. Businesses striving for a future-ready and efficient fulfillment facility will find this innovative technology is not only a necessity but a strategic advantage in the competitive landscape of warehouse automation.

In partnership with Wulftec, the world leader in automatic stretch wrapper machines, Prime Robotics offers fully integrated automated stretch wrapping solutions. Our best-in-class pallet management solutions seamlessly integrate with Wulftec’s stretch wrapping technology, providing true end-to-end automation in your fulfillment facility. See how the integration can wrap up to 50 pallets per hour and increase throughput by 67%»

Contact us today to explore how our solutions can bring unparalleled automation to your warehouse, ensuring a future-ready and efficient fulfillment facility.

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