At Highlight, we engineer and build equipment and film test systems that are utilized all over the world, including:
The continental United States
That’s quite the range, if we say so!
From resin producers to film manufacturers, transportation testing labs to distribution facilities – Highlight’s technology is spread far and wide – and we’re not stopping there!
Highlight presents at a variety of conferences and symposiums around the world, such as the ExxonMobil Technology Symposium, the ISTA Transpack Forum, the AMI Conferences in Germany and in the United States, at DOW Chemical’s Materials University, and several others. We plan to continue to present and showcase the amazing technology Highlight is developing, and ensure the world has access to it.
Now you may be wondering how on earth we keep up on all of this equipment and ensure our service standards remain the same around the world as they are in our hometown.
Well, as we have lead the industry on film technology, the rest of the world has kindly kept up with communication technology! We have taken on several communication apps and programs so that we have the best systems available to video conference with our counterparts all over the world! Operators and specialists in all corners of the world can simply connect with us; then we have live images and video of the equipment in question so our own engineers, fabricators, electrical and technological specialists, and whoever else might be needed from our headquarters team, to direct and correct any issues that might arise.
Here is our IT Specialist at our headquarters, assisting with a Film Test Stand in Russia!
By utilizing these growing technologies, we are able to make sure our equipment is serviced and maintained to the highest possible standard, while saving our customers time and money that would add up quick with an international service call.
If you have any questions regarding film testing, transportation simulation, or any of our technology or equipment, always give us a shout at email@example.com
Make sure that you understand the difference between 20 and 30!
We all know that there is a significant difference between 20 and 30. What 20 vs 30 is really like…
It does not matter if you are talking years or stretch film, the difference can be astounding. Thankfully Highlight Industries has the ability to help determine if 20” or 30″ film is right for you.
Using the Highlight Stretch tools App you can determine if the cost is worth the speed increase Lets walk through the exercise.
Use these parameters:
Your pallet dimensions are 60” tall, 48” long, and 40” wide.
We would like to wrap up to the top, do 2 top wraps, then wrap down again (so in the “up only or up and down” input, enter 2) completing the cycle by with 2 bottom wraps. 3” overlap will be a good number to use in our example.
Press calculate and you will find that in this application we would recommend 20″ film as it a 9% savings compared to 30” film and will only require 4 revolutions more of the turntable.
Since most semi-automatic turntables will rotate a maximum of 12 revolutions per minute, your speed increase is 20 seconds of wrapping time using 30” film per pallet. 20″ film will wrap in 75 seconds compared to 30” film wrapping in 55 seconds.
Why is there a savings on film?
When a photo eye senses the top of the pallet, it stops it upward travel. Since the top of the film carriage (regardless of film width) stops at the same position, 30” film will add 10” of film more than 20” film to the body of the load. This will then be repeated at the bottom wraps position.
So the next time you are looking at 20” film vs. 30” film do a time study (as you would always complete) but also take into account that there is more duplication and determine if the speed is worth the financial cost.
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