10 reasons you should automate your pallet unwrapping process:
The FMCG (Fast-Moving Consumer Goods) industry is known for its fast-paced nature, high volume production, and quick turnover of products. In such an industry, not automating processes can pose several risks and challenges as well as loss of profit. Here are some of the key risks of not automating the pallet unwrapping process:
Film Breakage:The film used to wrap the pallet may break during unwrapping, leading to instability and potential damage to the products.
Inefficient or Slow Unwrapping: If the pallet unwrapping process is slow or inefficient, it results in decreased productivity and increased labor costs.
Product Damage: Improper unwrapping techniques or equipment can cause damage to the products on the pallet, such as scratches, dents, or breakage.
Worker Safety: Manual pallet unwrapping can pose safety risks to workers, especially if they are required to use sharp blades, excessive force or repetitive motions.
Film Residue: In some cases, the wrapping film may leave behind residue on the pallet or products, which can be unsightly or cause contamination concerns.
Inconsistent Tension: Uneven or inconsistent tension during unwrapping can lead to pallet instability, making it more susceptible to tipping or shifting.
Difficulty in Film Removal: Some pallet wrapping methods or equipment may make it challenging to remove the film after unwrapping, causing inconvenience and potential delays.
Environmental Impact: If the wrapping film used for pallets is not effectively recycled, it causes waste and environmental concerns
Lack of Automation: Manual unwrapping processes can be time-consuming and labor-intensive, limiting productivity and efficiency in warehouse operations.
Cost of Consumables: Excessive or inefficient use of wrapping film can lead to increased material costs over time, impacting the overall profitability of the pallet unwrapping process.
See how VARO have solved these problems with their new automatic pallet unwrapper…