Gordian Strapping has supplied a StraPack JK-5000 automatic strapping machine and a PKG Simply Stretch wrapping machine to Powerhaul International.
Powerhaul International is a well-established, highly specialised business to the commercial, marine and military explosives industry.
The JK5000 strapping machine replaces a different, ageing strapper for which parts and engineers were becoming increasingly difficult to source. The JK5000 was chosen because it met the required output and Gordian can offer lifetime parts and engineering support in the field.
The JK5000 is an entry-level strapping machine capable of 37 straps per minute and was supplied with a footswitch which allows the operators to be more efficient, moving the boxes with both hands and hands-free strapping.
Previously Powerhaul had been wrapping pallets by hand. They found that film application could be inconsistent, and that film usage was excessive in order to secure the pallet; presentation and security were not to the standard they were aiming for. Therefore, a stretch wrapping machine was purchase at the same time as the strapper. The improved security of the machine-wrapped pallet became instantly apparent and also allowed them to apply waterproofing top-sheets when required. Labels which were previously hard to read through hand wrap became clearly visible with machine-applied film which is very important in the transit of dangerous goods e.g. when an ‘overpack’ is required.
The Simply stretch wrapper is a core-brake machine and was supplied with a ramp for pump-truck load/unloading. It has a 1650mm turntable for Euro pallets rated up to 2t and can wrap up to 2.2m high packs.
PKG - Simply Stretch
Powerhaul selected Gordian as the supplier of both machines for ease of purchase and product quality. The pre-sales advice showed understanding of the needs and recommended the right solution as well as reaffirming the aftermarket support and back-up will continue.
Peter Jenkins, Managing Director commented “We are genuinely impressed with the whole process from purchase to deployment and would recommend Gordian again, everything was completed on time and installation was smooth and efficient. Subsequent purchase of supplies has proved more cost effective too”
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