Orbital wrapping machines in the TAB Wrapper Tornado line from TAB Industries, LLC, Reading, Pa., enable packaging and material handling professionals to wrap stretch film around all four sides of a pallet load and around the top and bottom to fully enclose the pallet and load as a stable, unitized load that stays intact during transport. Solving a key shortcoming of horizontal turntable wrappers that leave the top and bottom of a pallet load unsecured, the TAB Wrapper Tornado pallet wrapper automatically wraps plastic film 360 degrees under and around the pallet and load while it is raised on a forklift. After wrapping the top, bottom, and two sides in seconds, the lift truck driver simply exits the wrapping ring, rotates the pallet load, and returns to the orbital wrapping machine for a second pass that secures the load in all six directions against shifting and sliding.
“The turntable wrappers only wrap the products to each other,” says Steve Lewis, owner of Oregon Powder Coating, Tangent, Ore. “We needed to secure our products to the pallet and keep them from sliding off the pallet – the TAB Wrapper Tornado ensures they arrive safely in the same pristine condition as when they left the building.”
The patent-pending orbital stretch wrappers are available in semi-automated and automated models with 100-inch, 80-inch, and 40-inch wrapping ring diameters as standard to accommodate 60” x 60”, 48” x 48” and 24” x 24” pallets respectively. The stretch wrapping machines are designed and manufactured at the company’s Reading, Pa. headquarters and delivered ready for operation with a warranty.