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GHL PP-981 LP / HP Pallet Wrapper Video Demo

Friday, October 14th, 2011

GHL PP981 LP / HP Pallet WrapperHave you ever wondered how large pallets stacked with products are packaged with that saran wrap plastic? That is done by using what’s known as a stretch wrapper. These machines use wide rolls of a material that is very similar to saran / stretch wrap that helps keep multiple items in place, on a pallet, while in shipping. One popular stretch wrapper is the PP-981 (LP and HP). I am including a video demo of this machine in use in this article.

While stretch wrapping can be applied to a pallet of goods manually, the process takes some time and isn’t ideal for high-volume shipping in a warehouse. It is also difficult for an inexperienced person to evenly and correctly manually apply stretch wrap. There is also always the element of human error.

Automatic stretch / pallet wrappers spin the pallet around while a stretch wrap dispenser moves up and down, evenly applying film. The PP-981 is designed to semi automatically apply film using a mechanical pre-stretch applicator. Pre-stretching the film allows the film to better hold things together.

The PP-981 is designed to work with pallets (and goods) measuring in up to 3,000 pounds and up to 85″ high. The turntable that spins the pallet around has a fixed speed. The turntable is powered by a chain drive, which is extremely durable and it sits on 14 sets of double roller supports. The turntable is 59″ in diameter and has a non-slip surface.

This is a video demo of the GHL PP-981:

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As you can see in this video, the entire process is very automated and very efficient. The PP-981 itself features a 10 program memory for custom stretch wrapping jobs. The PP-981 is available with a ramp (LP version) or without a ramp (HP version).

You can find the GHL PP-981 pallet wrapper here and our entire selection of pallet wrapping machines here.

Impulse Sealing Blade Troubleshooting Tips

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Impulse Shrink Wrap MachinesImpulse sealing blades are the most common method used to seal and cut shrink film and other plastic materials. In relation to shrink-wrap machines, and even many heat sealers, the blade will eventually begin to dull and efficiency will begin to wane. Bad sealing blade symptoms include cracked blades, built-up blade corrosion and the inability to cut film. Here are a few tips that will help you to extend the life of your impulse sealer.

Impulse Sealer Troubleshooting Tips

  • If you are having issues with your bags or film not properly sealing, try lowering the seal time. The less time that is put on a seal, the stronger it should become.
  • I recommend not exceeding 1.8 seconds when sealing. That should provide the beset seal. A longer sealing time will only compromise the seal and decrease its strength.
  • I recommend cleaning the sealing blade on your shrink wrap machine or heat sealer with either a cleaning gel or with silicon spray. This can potentially extend the life of the sealing blade by up to 12 months.

Heat SealersWhile we do offer replacement kits, wire kits and other accessories for AIE shrink wrap machines and heat sealers (found here), some of our replacement shrink wrap wire, Teflon tape, pads and other parts need to be ordered directly from our Service Department by filling out this form.

Many of the replacement kits are listed directly on the product’s page under “Options and Accessories.” We offer machines from Minpack, AIE, Traco, Rochman, Aline, GHL and others. You can find our I-bar shrink wrap machines here, shrink wrap systems here, L-bar sealers here and heat sealers here.

GHL PP981 Automatic Pallet Stretch Wrapper Review (LP & HP)

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

GHL PP981 Pallet WrapperDo you have a warehouse that ships out pallets loaded with equipment, retail products and other goods? Chances are that you use a pallet wrapper to keep these products stationary and stable while shipping. If you are in the market for a new automatic pallet wrapper, or need a replacement, you should consider using the GHL PP981 automatic pallet stretch wrapper (found here). This is my review.

GHL is a leading manufacturer of packaging equipment. This includes not only stretch wrappers, but also a wide selection of conveyors, shrink wrap machines, tray sealers and much more. GHL’s products are known for being solid machines, designed to last for years.

The GHL PP981 is available in two versions. This includes the LP and the HP. The only difference between the two is that the HP includes a ramp and the LP does not. The model you get will depend a lot on how you lift, move and load pallets.

This stretch wrapper is one of the entry-level models made by GHL, but don’t let that disappoint you. The PP981 is still a heavy duty machine. It weighs in at 1250 lbs and can hold a loaded pallet up to 3,000 pounds heavy. Don’t worry about moving this stretch wrapper though as it is forklift portable.

Unlike many basic “simple” stretch wrappers, the PP981 is very automated. It has a memory capable of storing up to 10 different common jobs. This is great for repeat jobs, which is very common in a warehouse / packaging environment.

Very little manual effort is involved to run the PP981. It has a heavy-duty drive belt for holding the stretch film and automatically moves the stretch wrap up and down while the turntable spins, accommodating pallets up to 85″ high. The film is pre-stretched, prior to application, to ensure maximum support and stability.

The turntable itself measures in at 59″, able to accommodate most pallets. As the stretch wrap is applied, the turntable spins at a speed of 10 feet per minute. This gets the job  done in a quick and timely manner. The turntable is supported by heavy-duty Delrin Rollers with sealed bearings, making it very quiet. The turntable drive is chain driven.

Don’t worry about the power requirements. The GHL PP981 can be used with a 110-volt power source. This is nice because you don’t have to worry about any special wiring or power.

This machine is heavy-duty, very quiet and perfect for many warehouse-packaging operations. The build quality is excellent, and with proper care, should last you for years.

You can find the GHL PP981 automatic pallet stretch wrapper (LP & HP) here. You can find our entire selection of pallet stretch wrappers here. Feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 with any questions.

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