Needs Assessment

Completion of this form will allow Wrapper Direct to prepare recommendations on what type of pallet wrapper will meet your needs.

Use the Learn More buttons found to the right if you have questions about the information requested.

This form is a fact finding tool.  It is not a commitment to purchase.

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Please Note:  Completion of all fields is not mandatory.

 Phone Call
 Email
 Any
 Handwrap
 Pallet Wrapper
 Strapping
 None
 Pallets
 Slip Sheets
 Other
 Stable
 Unstable
 Hand Pallet Truck / Pump Truck
 Powered Walkie
 Ride On Walkie
 Fork Lift Truck
 Clamp Truck
 Other
 Fixed Location
 Portable
 New
 Used / Reconditioned
 Retrofit
 

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PRODUCTION RATE

This is how many loads you wrap in a given time period.

Typically expressed in Loads Per Hour (LPH) or Loads Per Day (LPD).

Examples: 3 LPD, 20-30 LPD, 30 to 40 LPH, one truck load at a time (25 skids) times 5 trucks per day, up to 80 LPH, etc.

Production Rate


CURRENT CONTAINMENT METHOD

This is how you currently package your loads to keep them from falling apart during transport.

Handwrap is where your operators walk around a stationary load with a roll of plastic in their hands.

Pallet Wrapper indicates you are already using a wrapping machine.

Strapping with metal or plastic straps is a common method of packaging loads for shipment.

None is to indicate that you do not currently package your loads for shipment.

Please select all that apply.
Current Containment Method


MAXIMUM LOAD WEIGHT

This is the maximum weight of the load, including the pallet.

Typically expressed in pounds (lbs) or kilograms (kg).

Examples: 2,500 lbs, 1,500 kg, 4,000 lbs, or 1 metric tonne.

Maximum Load Weight


MAXIMUM LOAD SIZE

This is the actual size of your largest load.

Typically expressed as width x length x height.

Note: Loads may hang over or fall inside of the pallet edges so expressing your load size as your pallet size is not appropriate.

Note: Please indicate if the height expressed includes the height of the pallet or not.

Examples: 35"W x 44"L x 5'H on pallet, 44"wide by 40" long by 78" high on slip sheet, 60" X 48" @ 8' total, 36" diameter roll x 42"H without pallet, etc.

Maximum Load Size


MINIMUM LOAD SIZE

This is the actual size of your smallest load.

Typically expressed as width x length x height.

Note: Loads may hang over or fall inside of the pallet edges so expressing your load size as your pallet size is not appropriate.

Note: Please indicate if the height expressed includes the height of the pallet or not.

Examples: 24" x 24" x 24" w/o pallet, 40"W X 44"L X 36"H on pallet, 36"wide by 46" long by 5 ft high on slip sheet, 36" diameter roll x 42"H without pallet, etc.

Minimum Load Size


LOAD SUPPORT

Please indicate how your product loads are supported at the bottom. I.e. What does your product sit on?

If Other, please provide details in the 'Notes and Comments' section.

Please select all that apply.
Load Support


SKID / SHEET SIZE(S)

This is the actual size of the Pallets used. Please list all relevant sizes but in particular your largest and your smallest pallets.

If using Slip Sheets, please use this field to provide details on the size and configuration of your sheets.

Typically expressed as width x length x height.

Examples: 40"W by 48"L by 5"H, 24" wide X 24" long X 4" high, 48"L x 42"W x 5-1/2"H, 48" x 48" @ 6", standard CHEP, etc.

Skid / Sheet Size(s)


LOAD STABILITY

To indicate how stable the loads are prior to being wrapped.

A Stable load can be handled easily without falling apart prior to wrapping, and will not present a problem being rotated by the machine during the wrap cycle.

An Unstable load will tend to fall apart unless extra care is taken when moving the load prior to wrapping, or may not survive the rotational forces of a typical turntable style wrapper.

Load Stability


LOAD HANDLING

Please indicate all means by which you handle your loads, both prior to and following being wrapped.

If Other, please provide details in the 'Notes and Comments' section.

Please select all that apply.
Load Handling


MACHINE PORTABILITY

Fixed Location indicates that the machine will be installed in one place and never need to be moved.

Portable indicates that you require the ability to pick up the machine with a fork lift truck and move it to another location within your facility.

Machine Portability


PURCHASE PREFERENCE

New indicates a preference for a brand new machine from one of several wrapper manufacturers that Wrapper Direct represents.

Used / Reconditioned indicates a preference for a used wrapper which has been reconditioned and certified by one of Wrapper Direct's service partners.

Retrofit indicates an interest in retrofitting major sub-assemblies on an existing machine, such as the film carriage, cutter / sealer, control system, and more. Retrofits offer the performance of brand new machines at a fraction of the cost of new.

Please select all that apply.
Purchase Preference


NOTES AND COMMENTS

Please provide pertinent details about your load or process which may not have been adequately captured in answering the above questions.

In particular, please provide details about those items in which you selected Other.

Notes and Comments