03 Jul Mobile pallet strapping machine eases the load
New Zealand fruit and produce companies now have a pallet strapping solution that increases productivity, reduces risk of injury and improves the shelf-life of their quality products.
EQM launched the latest in pallet strapping machines from European company Reisopack at the National Horticulture Field Days in Hastings at the end of June. This is one of the largest events of its kind in NZ promoting software, technology, machinery and services to the Horticulture industry.
The Reisopack range is bringing a wide range of benefits to the ever-growing fruit and produce industry, where maximising production efficiencies is a key focus in packing facilities.
EQM’s Anthony Bloxham says the Reisopack strapping machines are ideal for most fruit and produce, especially fruit exported in cartons such as apples, pears, avocados and kiwifruit.
They are designed specifically for pallets that have corner boards. Anthony says the Reisopack 2820 machine is a “must experience” due to its mobility, eliminating the need for the pallet to be moved once stacked to a strapping area.
“It’s no longer a case of taking the pallets to a machine but instead moving the battery operated strapper to the pallets. This makes the process faster and more efficient through less pallet movements as well as minimising the risk of injury from moving unstable and insecure pallets.
The strapper is easy to use, and can have indicators attached to the manual height adjustment mast so that locating each strap at the correct height requires no thought at all.
An ergonomic handle equipped with a brake release lever takes the effort out of moving from pallet to pallet and holds it in position while strapping.
The special 12mm EQM poly strap completes the package as it allows the strap to be tensioned without damage, and the electronic heat joining system ensures a reliable join with minimal adjustment required.
With extra accessories such as battery change out carts and corner board holders you won’t find it hard to get your staff to achieve this task any longer!
The Reisopack 2820 will also be at the HortNZ Conference in Mt Maunganui on July 12-14.
Several videos will be presented on the fully automated mobile strapping systems Reisopack also makes highlighting the smart features that makes this range a leader in the European market.
To find out more about the Reisopack 2820 don’t hesitate to ask for a demonstration video or contact us to discuss the possibility of booking a demo at your packhouse the next time we’re in your area.