Types pallet wrapping machines
We sell a manual machine, turntable pallet wrappers and robot stretch wrapping machines. All of our turntable and robot stretch machines use our machine stretch wrap – which are sold either as ‘standard’ or ‘super’ rolls, depending on the film carriage a machine has – check the table below to ensure you get the right wrap for your machine. Our manual system uses its own exclusive stretch wrap.
Turntable and robot machines have lead times for delivery - click here for more details.
Turntable machines are the most popular type of pallet wrapper in the UK. They allow you to quickly wrap pallets in seconds and are ideal for operations with a high volume of loads to secure on a daily basis. They are available with a range of add-ons including a pit frame, ramp and digital weight scales.
Robot machines are part of the growing trend of mobile pallet wrappers. The robot circles your pallet to create a uniform wrap. They offer a huge amount of flexibility whilst saving valuable space.
Types of film carriage
Each turntable and robot machine is fitted with a different type of film carriage; identified by ‘FRD’, ‘PDS’ and ‘PVS’. Use the glossary below to find out more about each film carriage type.
Friction roller drive
Power differential stretch
Performance variable stretch
|Spool carriage with mechanical brake on return roller, constant stretch of the film independently of the diameter of the spool.
For use with our ‘Standard’ (150 – 200% yield) machine stretch.
|Carriage with a double pre-stretching system that can be activated by a control panel. By activating ‘stretch control’, the carriage can automatically switch to activate the stretch variable of the electromagnetic clutch.
For use with our ‘Super’ (200 – 250% yield) machine stretch.
|Spool carriage with powered stretch system controlled by two independent motors, adjustable from control panel in 10% increments.
For use with our ‘Ultra’ (400% yield) machine stretch.
Turntable pallet wrapping machines
Designed to help with the efficiency of your packing operation, these machines are ideal for wrapping high volumes of pallets and allow for a pallet to be wrapped in seconds – even when wrapping oddly shaped loads. Controlled by a built in control panel that allows you to alter the tension, the turntable and the carriage speed. These machines work using a turntable - a pallet is placed on the turntable using either a forklift or pump truck.
Each turntable pallet wrapping machine comes with a 3 year warranty for parts and 12 months for labour. For full details click here (PDF).
The Ecoplat range has been designed for users looking to move from hand pallet wrapping to using an automated option. The range offers the most economical options in pallet wrapping machines and has easy-to-use controls which are ideal for operations first introducing this type of technology into its supply chain. These machines use our ‘standard’ machine stretch wrap (150 – 200% yield) and have a 1650mm turntable, with 2000kg capacity and a 2200mm wrap height, as well as an indexed stop position and soft start for additional safety.
The Ecoplat plus base is an entry-level machine that has all the basic controls you need for quick and easy pallet wrapping.
The Ecoplat plus FRD has a control panel with an LED display and uses a manual programming system so you can choose exactly how you want the pallet to be wrapped.
The Rotoplat range consists of three state of the art models, ideal for users who are looking for an advanced pallet wrapping machine, or keen to upgrade their existing machine. Featuring the best in pallet wrapping technology, these machines can be adjusted in a variety of ways to accommodate even the most awkward of pallets, and can even wrap doors and windows.
The Rotoplat machines come with a 1650mm turntable and 2200mm wrap height as standard, however there are alternative options available. If you are interested in a larger turntable (1800mm, 2200mm and 2400mm options are available) or a longer wrap height (2400mm, 2800mm and 3100mm options are available) then please call us on 02476 420065. All Rotoplat machines have a 2000kg turntable capacity.
Rotoplat 508 has a PDS carriage and uses our ‘super’ machine stretch wrap (200 -250% yield).
Rotoplat 708 has a PVS carriage and uses our ‘ultra’ machine stretch wrap (up to 300% yield).
The Robtoplat machines are controlled by a high performance 7-inch colour touch screen with icons. This user-friendly graphical interface allows an easy and immediate use of all available functions. The features that are adjustable from the control panel include:
- Turntable rotation speed
- Upward/downward spool carriage speed
- Film tensioning
- Force to load for upward and downward
- Pre-stretch ratio
- Upward/downward pre-stretch setting
- Bottom wrappings
- Top wrappings
- Wrapping start point
- Photocell sensing delay
Only available on a 7 - 10 working day delivery click here for more details
Turntable machine optional add-ons
Kite also supplies a range of accessories for use with our both our Ecoplat and Roboplat turntable machines, which improve the pallet wrapping operation for a more efficient and easier process. All of the accessories below fit the full range of standard Ecoplat and Rotoplat machines.
- Ramp: A ramp is a popular option for users of pallet wrap machines as it allows pallets to be transported more easily on to the turntable. It simply slides on to the front of the turntable to allow for a smoother transfer. The sizes we sell are suitable for all 1650mm turntables.
- Pit frame: This metal frame is usually used in warehouse building operations, to form the outline for a pallet wrapping machine in a designated area. It can also be added to existing operations, providing there is opportunity to create an underground ditch to position the frame in. The frame allows the machine to be positioned slightly underground, creating a completely flat surface for pallets to be moved on to the turntable.
- Digital weight scale: Available in two calibrations – for less than 1 tonne and over 1 tonne, a digital weight scale is ideal when your operation dispatches goods by weight or has certain weight parameters it needs to maintain for pallets. This weight scale fits easily underneath the turntable and displays the reading on a digital display near the control panel.
Robotic pallet wrapping machine
Robot pallet wrapping machines are a new innovation in the pallet wrapping market, designed to give more flexibility to large operations looking to make their pallet wrapping more mobile. The benefit of these machines is that because they work around any size pallet or large item, the height and weight of it can be unlimited. Controlled via a built-in touch screen control panel. This can be used to alter the tension, turntable speed and carriage speed of the machine.
They have 3 programmes available with 10 adjustable parameters that include rotation speed, upward speed, downward speed, 3 types of cycle settings, film tensioning settings, cycle counters and delay settings. They also come with a control panel lock feature, which allows programmed settings to be locked to prevent other operators from adjusting the settings. Both machines also have impressive safety and technical features including a start cycle siren to inform operators that the machine is in use, blinker visible during product wrapping, immediate stop button and emergency bumpers. The machines are battery powered, and its built-in charger is fitted with a 13 amp plug for easy charging anywhere near a standard plug socket. To charge the machine fully from flat takes around 8 hours.
All robotic pallet wrapping machines come with 12 months parts and labour warranty. For full details please click here (PDF).
We currently stock two models in the robot pallet wrapping machines range, with the key difference being the type of carriage that they use.
- The Robot Master M80 uses an FRD (Friction Roller Drive) carriage, which has a mechanical brake on a return roller; this is where standard machine stretch can be used (typically with a yield of 150 – 200%).
- The Robot Master M110 has a PDS (Power Differential Stretch) carriage, a double pre-stretching system that is controlled via an electromagnetic clutch, and uses our ‘Super’ stretch film (up to 250% yield).
Please note, stretch wrap machines are currently on a 10-12 week lead time.
Stretch Safe machine
Our Stretch Safe machine is a manual mobile wrapping system, offering all of the versatility which the traditional fixed station systems cannot give. Designed to wrap any pallet under 2 metres in any part of the warehouse, users just need to ensure they have 600mm of space around the pallet. The mobile system can wrap any pallet load or object which needs to be protected by stretch film in any location. Can wrap up to 60 pallets per hour.
Easy to load and set up, the wrapping system does not require much effort at all. Simply push from behind and control the height of the wheel carrier with the handle on the left grip. The tension control allows users to consistently wrap pallets and the machine has shown a 40% time saving compared to the traditional method of hand wrapping.
The roping device narrows the film until a rope is created, ensuring the pallet is secured from the top and bottom, and the cutting device allows users to simply cut the film once finished. The mobile pallet wrapper is used with an exclusive stretch film developed by Kite specifically for use with the Kite mobile pallet wrapper system. The 500mm x 2039m clear, 8 micron high performance film has high puncture resistance and high holding force. With 60% stretch to give over 3000 metres of film.
Save over 5% with the Stretch Safe Bundle: 1 x machine, 10 x rolls of stretch safe 8 micron high performance film. See more info in table.
Please note that once any of the pallet wrap machines are installed and used, we cannot accept returns.
A brief explanation of the controls on the Ecoplat machine and demonstration of a pallet being wrapped.
The Ecoplat FRD has a spool carriage with mechanical brake and 4 programmes to choose from.
Full training is provided as part of the delivery and installation charge.
Demonstrating the multi-layer capabilities of the Rotoplat pallet wrapping machine, which allows parts of a pallet load to be reinforced.
In this demo a foam block is used to show how the Power Pre film compresses the load to hold it securely.
Watch a pallet being wrapped quickly and automatically by our innovative robot wrapping machine, which drives itself around the pallet.
The Robotmaster is a compact, innovative pallet wrapping system.
Watch our demonstration on the Stretch Safe machine.
This manual wrapping machine is easy to load and set up. It can wrap any pallet or object that needs to be protected and secured by stretch film.