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What to Know Before Purchasing a Shrink Wrap Machine

By May 6, 2016No Comments

A shrink wrap machine is beneficial for businesses, as it allows for fast wrapping of packs. These machines are user friendly, as their height can be easily adjusted. They fulfil every shrink wrap requirement when wrapping packages.

Whether you are thinking of purchasing a semi-automatic machine, a fully automatic machine, or a chamber shrink wrapping machine, when purchasing a shrink wrap machine, there are a few factors to consider before making the investment.


Production Levels

Knowing your production levels per minute will help you determine which shrink wrap machine is a better fit for your business. Machines will have different functions that will aid you depending on the volume output you require to wrap.

If you have a low volume level of packs to be wrapped, a semi-automatic shrink wrap machine will be able to wrap 10 packs per minute. For higher volumes, a fully automatic shrink wrap machine can start wrapping an output of 25 to 30 packs per minute, which can be moved up to more than 100 packs per minute.



Considering the environment where your shrink wrap machine will stay is very important. In cold external environments, shrink wrap machines might require different lubricants. In areas where the air is very dusty, they might need different covers as protection. If there is high humidity, more frequent maintenance might be necessary.

Identifying if your workplace is dusty, cold, or humid is essential for a high performing shrink wrap machine. If well taken care of with routine maintenance, shrink wrap machines will be a durable investment for your business that will improve your productivity levels.


Wrapping Dimensions

When looking to buy a shrink wrap machine, you need to take into account the height and dimensions of what you need to wrap. A seemingly obvious fact to know is sometimes overlooked; you will need to consider the length, width, and height measurements.

If you need to wrap timber, for example, you would require a high speed side sealer to be used with polythene film. This film is durable and puncture resistant, ideal for large and bulky products that are more vulnerable to be damaged during transportation or shipping.


Here at Kempner we have many decades of experience as shrink wrap suppliers. Your satisfaction and safety are top priorities, which is why all of our products are high-quality at affordable prices. If you want to know more about our shrink wrapping equipment, you can contact us on 020 8952 5262 to speak with our highly-skilled team.