This is the most sophisticated handling and wrapping equipment in this category. The system will collect, orient and feed full pallets to the wrapper and automatically introduce film and wrap at higher speeds. These machines are usually found on high speed lines.
Semi automatic pallet wrappers are meant for low volume usage. These units require manual placement of the pallet onto a rotary deck or wrap area. The rotary table type requires an operator to secure the stretch wrap to the pallet and start the wrap cycle. The table turns a predetermined amount of turns while lifting the material during the turns. The material is typically pre-stretched before it touches the pallet and retracts or shrinks after it is applied thus creating a tight package. The other type of semi automatic machine has the wrapping head turning around the pallet doing the same function as the rotary but this system eliminates the lifting and placing of the pallet onto a table. The pallet can be dropped on the floor directly.