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Flexibility wraps up success

12 December 2012

Aetna Group has supplied McKechnie Plastic Components (MPC) the latest Rotoplat 507 to wrap a wide range of product at its site at Stamford Bridge, North Yorkshire. MPC produces plastic components for a variety of i

Aetna Group has supplied McKechnie Plastic Components (MPC) the latest Rotoplat 507 to wrap a wide range of product at its site at Stamford Bridge, North Yorkshire.

MPC produces plastic components for a variety of industries, including automotive, construction, packaging, medical and brewing. All items are palletised prior to transportation, so the pallet wrapper has to be both flexible and reliable. A typical output is between 150 - 200 pallets/day, 7 days per week.

"Our products can range from quite small, irregular shaped items to big, heavy parts for the construction industry," says logistics manager for MPC, Russ Cox.

"Having pre-programmable wrappers, which can store a variety of information to cover these variances, has improved the whole palletising process for us." Cox adds: "Quickly we found that the power pre-stretch was saving us up to 60 per cent on film usage and the reliability of the wrappers has helped avoid bottlenecks in the warehouse." An added bonus on the large Stamford Bridge site is the ease with which the Rotoplats can be moved around quickly to deal with different wrapping jobs using just a simple forklift.
 
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