Machine Optimisation at Furniture Manufacturer
Material consumption halved with machine optimization
Less material consumption. Reduced environmental impact. Less waste for the end customer. There are gains on all fronts in the optimisation of 8 pieces of stretch wrapping machines at the furniture manufacturer Tvilum, each over 20 years old.
The consumption of stretch film is now 40-60% less when the finished pallets leave the warehouse. Stability and quality of the pallets have improved even further because the film is wrapped even tighter around the goods on the pallets.
Investment paid off
Productivity has increased
Minimal operating and maintenance costs
Improved load stability
A total of 8 old stretch wrappers lacked functionality, and material consumption needed to be reduced.
The old stretch wrappers have been upgraded with new control and a new film carriage.
Extended lifespan of the stretch wrappers, and there is savings on the film expense - the consumption per pallet has been reduced from 240 grams to 146 grams.
Every day, 20 trucks depart from the warehouse at the furniture factory in Fårvang with 800 pallets packed with furniture for international retail chains, including JYSK and IKEA, among others. Each pallet is now wrapped with a strong but thin stretch film, ensuring that the furniture arrives undamaged at stores around Europe and the rest of the world. The quality of the packaging has been significantly increased, even though the thickness of the stretch film is only half as thick as before.
A total of 8 wrapping machines have been upgraded with new control and a new film carriage with double motorised pre-stretch from REO-PACK, which is part of the automation group BILA. The economic basis for this optimisation has proven to be valid: The investment has been recouped in saved film expenses. The film consumption per pallet has been reduced from 240 grams to 146 grams.
At the same time, the lifespan of the stretch wrappers, which already have 20 years behind them, has been extended further. They had nothing wrong with them, but were simply lacking functionality.
This is stated by project manager Sabahudin Nukovic, who, among other things, works on optimising processes at Tvilum. It is about creating a better, healthier, and greener workplace and business.
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