A new stretch wrapping machine was installed at Cerebos’ Sydney factory during a facility upgrade designed to facilitate continuous improvement and innovation.
Cerebos General Manager for the ANZ Supply Chain, Joseph Dalo extended the innovation challenge to CHEP Australia . Following an audit, the CHEP team recommended an upgrade to the existing stretch wrapper, which wasn’t meeting existing requirements.
The new Lantech SLA4000 is one of the highest speed stretch wrappers on the market, with a capacity of 120 pallets per hour. It integrates seamlessly into the Cerebos operations, and will ultimately facilitate 17 lines feeding into the single wrapper without skipping a beat.
Joseph explains that pallets will come down the line and go straight through the wrapper. The new stretch wrapper can handle their capacity with the pallets wrapped and put away as soon as they are manufactured.
The new arrangement will also mean fewer forklift movements on the factory floor, helping to create a safer workplace.
The new stretch wrapping machine is also intelligent, integrating with Cerebos’ existing warehouse management software to automatically generate labels and apply them to the exterior of the wrapped pallet load. The result is an increase in inventory accuracy with reduced damage and ‘miss-picks’ through mislabelling.
The new wrapper is also more energy efficient than its predecessors, helping Cerebos save on energy costs while also reducing carbon emissions.
As a signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant, Cerebos has committed to reducing their packaging each year, which the new wrapper is facilitating for the company.