Elgiloy aimed to incorporate a fully automatic, stretch wrapping solution directly into their conveyor line, which would eliminate the need to stop the conveyor while removing the coil.
Best Packaging customized a solution that took a three-pronged approach to increase efficiency.
The new line design incorporated a heavy duty, fully-automatic stretch wrapper capable of rotating pallets up to 8000 lbs, or four tons.
A scale was incorporated into this machine to record pallet weight.
The new end-of-line system incorporated specialized strapping channels that would allow each coil to be strapped to a pallet while on the conveyor, prior to being wrapped. This provides greater containment force than strapping post-wrap.
In addition to embedding this three-in-one machine directly into Elgiloy’s end-of-line, Best Packaging made a series of conveyor upgrades including a switch from liquid-type conduit to rigid conduit. Best Packaging added the ability to manually control the powered conveyor using a push-button and toggle-switch remote station. This enabled the customer to manipulate their product’s positioning on the conveyor prior to palletization in order to ensure the best fit.
In effect, the product is loading-dock ready before it rolls off the conveyor.