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January 2021

MYTH or FACT?

By January 25, 2021 555 Views No comments

Fact or Myth?

Myth: Winter weather has no impact on the function of a propane tank.

Fact: Propane contracts when it's cold. When it's extremely cold outside, the volume of propane inside your aboveground propane tank will shrink, which creates a loss of pressure.

Some people underestimate the effects of cold weather on propane tanks. When temperatures drop significantly (particularly into the negatives), propane tanks will lose pressure which can result in the propane not being able to reach the gas burner rendering it ineffective.

  • When the temperature of the gas reaches -44⁰ F, the propane no longer has the ability to convert into its gaseous form.
  • As the propane in the tank evaporates, the remaining liquid gets colder, combined with frigid outdoor temperatures the liquid propane can soon go below the freezing point of -44 inside the tank, which makes the tank unusable until thawed.
  • Cold temperatures still may also affect your propane pressure. If the pressure becomes too low, the propane inside your tank will not be able to reach your gas burner and can damage your heat tools.
  • Using a nearly empty propane tank is inefficient for shrink wrapping and can damage your heat tools. Remove tanks from service at 75-80% used.

Tips to Avoid Cold Weather Issues

  • Keep your propane tanks full. By maintaining a relatively full propane tank you will lessen the amount of shrinkage which will minimize the pressure loss.
  • Don’t cover your tank. It may seem like a good idea to wrap your tank in a typical insulated cover to maintain a warmer temperature, however, sunlight is a much more effective option.
    • If you do want to use a cover, Mr. Shrinkwrap recommends a PowerBlanket warmer.
  • Clear snow and ice from your outdoor propane tank. This includes regulators, vents, piping, and valves to prevent damage that could cause a gas leak.
  • Don’t pour warm water on the propane tank!

About PowerBlanket

Powerblanket products prevent fluids from freezing, protect critical materials and equipment, improve viscosity, optimize processes, keep personnel safe, and provide total temperature control and peace of mind.

PowerBlanket propane tank heaters provide a uniform barrier of heat across the entire tank. This heating solution reduces costs by optimizing temperatures and increasing propane tank efficiency.

Contact Us Today!

The professionals at Mr. Shrinkwrap are always here to advise you on what products will work best for you. Please call us at: 1-866-824-5881

Turbopack Shrink Wrap Heating Column by Ripack

By January 18, 2021 1180 Views No comments

Reduce manual pallet shrink wrapping times by over 60% safely and economically

The portable Turbopack Shrink Wrap Heating Column by Ripack is the ideal solution for growing pallet shrinking needs. Up to 150 pallets can be heat shrunk per day using this affordable machine.

If handheld heat shrink guns aren’t enough to cover the job but you are not ready to commit to an expensive and extensive production line, the Turbopack might be just what you need.

Key Features:
  • Adjustable - heating height from 47" up to 95" (86" with optional visor)
  • Mobility and speed - easily moves to the pallet and allows for quick wrapping
  • Safety - 2-step ignition process
Key Benefits:
  • More effective thanks to its power and its fast operation
  • Economical and flexible for unparalleled value for money

TurboPack Ripack

How it works

The Turbopack operates on a pivoting wheel system which allows for easy movement within a working space. The adjustable visor can be extended up to 2.4m (7.87 ft) height allowing for easy shrink wrapping of a variety of pallet sizes. Once the height has been adjusted simply close the shut-off valve to secure the visor and then begin shrink wrapping. Pallets can be shrunk in as little as 60 seconds.

The trolley can hold up to 3 13kg gas bottles with each bottle able to shrink 60 pallets. This makes the Turbopack a low gas consumption (aka economical) shrink wrapping station.

Pro Tip: If you shrink long pallets or pallets of varying sizes the Turbopack is perfect because you can shrink any pallet size.

Safety

Safety is always a top priority and this Ripack Turbopack includes a two-step ignition process that ensures the machine does not get unintentionally ignited. The design also has a control handle that automatically shuts off the gas supply when released. These features provide peace of mind in knowing your equipment and operators stay safe on the job.

Let’s get technical:

  • Power Developed: 190 KW
  • Consumption at 100%: 26.45 lb/hr
  • Operating Pressure: 2-3 bars
  • Gas Type: Propane
  • Weight: 242 lbs
  • Max Heating Height: 95" (86" with visor)
  • Passage Around the Pallet: 56 inches

Products to Accompany Your Turbopack:

  • Multicover 950 - Use this machine to create your own pallet covers of varying sizes and thicknesses
  • Multicover 960 E - Use this electronic machine to create your own pallet covers of varying heights while preventing waste

Check out this Ripack Official video showing just how easy it is to use the Turbopack:

Contact Us Today!

The professionals at Mr. Shrinkwrap are always here to advise you on what products will work best for you. Please call us at: 1-866-824-5881

Upgrade Your Pallet Handling Equipment

By January 11, 2021 437 Views No comments

Upgrade your pallet handling equipmentPallet handling equipment makes moving and positioning pallets more efficient while also keeping operators safe. There are several different types of equipment for different types of jobs:

EZ Loader Pneumatic Pallet Positioner

The Bishamon EZ Loader raises a pallet to a workable height eliminating the need to bend over which in turn, increases job safety, reduces worker fatigue, and improves productivity. The self-leveling design automatically keeps the ergonomically designed EZ Loader top at the desired height.

Work smarter not harder with a Bishamon EZ Loader!

Key features:
  • CAPACITY ADJUSTMENT - New Advanced Design Allows Capacity Adjustment Without Changing Air Pressure
  • CAPTIVE AIR SYSTEM - Captive Air System Eliminates Cumbersome Mechanical Springs
  • ENHANCED ERGONOMICS - Integral Turntable Top for Enhanced Ergonomics

Bishamon EZ Loader

Lift Pilot Floor Level Pallet Lifter

The unique space-saving design makes the Lift Pilot the smallest footprint in the industry. The Lift Pilot gives the operator full access to the sides and ends of pallets for easy pallet loading or unloading. The ergonomic design also eliminates the need for reach-over reducing the risk of back injury or chronic pain.

The innovative design of the Lift Pilot incorporates several intelligent features including telescoping forks and a patented, foot-clear, safety system. The "Foot Clear" safety design includes automatic carriage stop, pallet presence sensors, highly visible function lights, and voice commands.

Key Features:
  • Floor Level Pallet & Skid Positioner
  • LIFTING CAPACITY - Hydraulic Capacity = 2500 Lbs @ 24" Load Center
  • FORK TYPE - Electro-Mechanically Driven Forks
  • SAFETY - Post and Toe Guard Anchored to Floor

Lift Pilot Floor Level Pallet Lifter

UniLift Pallet Transporter and Positioner

The UniLift Pallet Transporter allows the operator to easily lift and transport a pallet without any struggle. The durable design includes a powder-coated finish and high-quality polyurethane wheels made to last.

The UniLift is powered by an efficient 24-volt DC battery system and an on-board, automatic battery charger. It also features electro-mechanical outrigger actuation with position sensors. The operator console contains convenient buttons that raise and lower the forks and LED indicators that display the battery status.

Key Features:
  • HYDRAULIC CAPACITIES – Easily Handles Standard Pallets, CHEP Pallets, and Skids to 2000 lbs. Without Straddling
  • ALL-IN-ONE PALLET TRANSPORTER – Work Positioner Eliminates Need for Fork Lift and Lift Table
  • APPLICATION – Ideal For Tight Work Cell Application
  • ELECTRIC HYDRAULIC SYSTEM – Electric Hydraulic Powered Up and Down, Manual Push

UniLift Pallet Transporter and Positioner

Hand Pallet Trucks

Bishamon Blue Series Pallet Trucks are designed to easily move palletized loads with unsurpassed rollability and exceptional durability.

Key Features:
  • EASY MOBILITY - Bishamon Blue Label Trucks Set The Standard For Quality, Durability, and Ease of Use
  • CAPACITY - Available In 2500, 5500, and 6500 Lb. Capacities with a Variety of Fork Configurations
  • PUMP OPERATION - Heavy-Duty, Rebuildable Hydraulic Pump Provides Years of Service

Hand Pallet Trucks

SkidLift

The Bishamon SkidLifts are rugged, fork-style lifts that raise loads to a convenient working height providing increased productivity and ease of mobility. The most unique feature of the SkidLift is the lower captured roller channel which provides increased stability and is safer for operators.

Manual models have an integrated foot pump while a 12-volt DC power unit provides the lifting power on electric models.

Key Features:
  • LOAD CAPACITY - Load Capacities to 2200 lbs.
  • EASY MOBILITY - Premium Wheels and Push Handle for Easy Mobility
  • STABILITY - Unique Captured Scissor Design Provides Enhanced Stability
  • MODELS - Battery Operation and Manual Lift Models Available

SkidLift

EZ Off Lifter

The Bishamon EZ Off Lifter pallet positioners is the ultimate ergonomic solution for loading and/or unloading pallets in applications when loads are transported with a pallet truck. The pallets are lifted to the desired height eliminating the need for excessive bending, lifting, or stretching by the operator, which increases productivity while decreasing the risk of injury.

The EZ Off Lifter has numerous safety features in place including the patented feet-clear safety circuit that automatically stops the platform 9 inches above the floor to prevent foot injuries. It is also equipped with safety warning lights and an alarm that alerts the operator before it lowers from the intermediate safety stop.

Key Features:
  • CAPACITY - 1.75 in. Lowered Height with 2500 Lbs. Capacity
  • ERGONOMICS - Rotating Platform for Enhanced Ergonomics
  • SAFETY - Patented "Feet Clear" System for Operator Safety
  • RAMP POSITIONS - 3S Model with Multiple Ramp Positions Minimizes Floor Space Requirements

EZ Off Lifter

All Bishamon equipment offers innovative, ergonomic designs built to increase productivity and enhance worker safety.

If you have any questions about the various pallet handling equipment and which option will work best for your needs, contact our Mr. Shrinkwrap experts at 1-866-824-372

Overwrappers

By January 4, 2021 486 Views No comments

OverwrappersOverwrappers are most commonly seen in the food industry. The overwrappers work best when the item(s) being wrapped are placed on a tray (although it is not necessary). Overwrappers completely cover the item(s) with film and then the operator seals the bottom with the attached hot plate to prevent leakage and to keep food products fresh.

The Details:

Overwrappers come in various lengths including, 12”, 18”, 20”, 24”, 30”, and 36” rolls. Depending on the size selected will determine the overall width of the shrink wrap roll that can be used.

Overwrapper machines range in price from $300 - $1500.

Benefits of overwrapping include:
  • Reduced Packaging Costs
  • Extended Shelf Life of Products (protects items against dust and debris)
  • Attractive and Eye-Catching Packaging
  • Keeps Perishable Items Fresh
  • Easy to Open Packaging
  • Tamper-evident Packaging


Commonly wrapped items: food (including meats, dairy, and fresh produce), candy boxes, coffee, soup containers, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, gift sets, and stationery.

Mr. Shrinkwrap Offers the Following Brands:

Heat Seal

Mr. Shrinkwrap is a proud distributor of Heat Seal overwrappers. Heat Seal was founded in 1950 and has been manufacturing shrink related machinery ever since. Heat Seal has always primarily been in the supermarket industry and has continued to innovate to make more efficient equipment.

Mr. Shrinkwrap offers 20 different Heat Seal tabletop and floor model overwrapping machines.

American International Electric Inc.

Mr. Shrinkwrap also offers one American International Electric (AIE) overwrap machine. AIE is a leading manufacturer, developer, and supplier of quality plastic bag and film sealing equipment. Many AIE products are manufactured in ISO-9001 certified facilities and are U/L and CE approved.

Mr. Shrinkwrap’s team of experts is always available to make sure you select the perfect item for your needs.
Call us today at 1-866-826-1996

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