Orion Packaging Systems offers the widest selection of quality engineered, feature packed stretch wrapping machines on the market today. We manufacture a complete selection of Automatic and semi-automatic stretch wrapping equipment, including rotary turntables, rotary towers, and horizontal wrapping systems to fit virtually all stretch wrapping applications. Here are some frequently asked questions to help you with your selection.
Q: What's the difference between semi and fully automatic stretch wrapping machines?
A: Semi-automatic stretch wrapping machines are normally used in low volume applications where no more than 30 loads an hour need to be wrapped. These machines require that the load be brought to the machine either by fork lift (high profile) or by pallet jack (low profile). After the load is placed on the turntable or in the wrapping area, an operator must attach the film to the load, press the start button, then detach and secure the film tail to the load at the end of the wrapping cycle.Read more!
Q. What's the difference between turntable and rotary tower machines?
Turntable stretch wrapping machines wrap by turning a load on its turntable while the film carriage ascends and descends on a fixed mast. Orion makes both high and low profile turntable semiautomatic machines which can handle load weights ranging from 3,500 to 6,000 pounds. Automatic turntable machines generally use conveyor systems to transport loads.Read more!
Q: What is powered film prestretch and why is it so important?
A: Powered prestretch refers to the method of 'prestretching' the stretch film prior to load application. The film carriage uses an electric motor to turn two specially surfaced rollers which rotate at different speeds. The stretch film, which is threaded around these rollers, is prestretched making it much stronger and able to contain shifting loads. This process also increases the yield of the film roll making stretch wrapping a very economical way to unitize pallet loads.Read more!
Q: What about stretch wrapping long loads?
A: Orion's Constellation Series is designed to wrap long loads by passing the product through a horizontally oriented wrapping ring to produce a tightly wrapped bundle.Read More!