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The Benefits of Connecting Pallet Wrappers to the Cloud and Monitoring their Activity

In today’s fast-paced business environment, companies are constantly looking for ways to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and minimize their impact on the environment. Connecting stretch wrappers and other systems to the cloud and monitoring their activity can help companies achieve all of these goals, and more. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of cloud connectivity for pallet wrappers.

Why Connect Pallet Wrappers to the Cloud?

Cloud connectivity refers to the ability to transmit data from one device to another over the internet. When it comes to pallet wrappers, this can help businesses in several ways:

  1. Improved efficiency: By monitoring pallet wrapper activity in real-time, companies can quickly identify any inefficiencies in the wrapping process and make improvements that can increase overall productivity.
  2. Real-time monitoring and analysis: With cloud connectivity, businesses can monitor their pallet wrappers from anywhere, at any time. This allows for real-time analysis of the wrapping process and helps companies make informed decisions quickly.
  3. Better management of film usage: By monitoring the activity of pallet wrappers, companies can determine the amount of film used during the wrapping process. This information can be used to optimize the process and reduce film waste, leading to cost savings.

Image every pallet wrapped

In addition to these benefits, connecting pallet wrappers to the cloud and monitoring their activity can also provide companies with another valuable tool in the event of a loss or damage claim. By having a camera on the pallet wrapper, companies can photograph each wrapped pallet, providing them with evidence of the condition of the goods at the time they were wrapped and leaving their facility. This can be a valuable asset in the event of a dispute, as companies can prove that they took the necessary steps to protect their customer’s goods.

Monitoring Pallet Wrapper Activity Can Help Reduce Carbon Footprint

Another benefit of cloud connectivity for pallet wrappers is the ability to reduce a company’s carbon footprint. By monitoring the film and operating duration (good barometer for energy consumption) of the wrappers, companies can identify inefficiencies and make changes to improve energy efficiency of the wrapping process and optimize the amount of film they are using. This can help reduce the amount of energy used, lower costs, and minimize the impact on the environment.

We’ve been doing it for years

Connecting pallet wrappers to the cloud and monitoring their activity brings a multitude of benefits to companies. From improved efficiency and real-time monitoring, to making inferences that lead to cost savings and a reduction in carbon footprint, companies can achieve their goals and more by utilizing this technology. The added benefit of being able to photograph each wrapped pallet provides companies with valuable evidence in the event of a loss or damage claim, ensuring that they are protected and their customers’ goods are well taken care of. With the ability to monitor film usage, energy consumption, and photograph pallets all in real-time, companies can stay on top of their operations and make informed decisions quickly.

We’ve been doing this for years and can help you bring your wrapper fleet online with the MEMOS software suite and customized solutions.

Dan Hart
Equipment Specialist
Over 30 years of packaging experience. Started SWS Packaging in 2009 with my friend John.