Samson Nano are looking forward to exhibiting at Intralogistex on stand 212 this year. It’s firmly cemented as the favourite show of the year and we’ve missed it!
So what’s new? Well, having been at the very forefront of pallet wrapping technology since its launch in 2013, hence winning the Queen’s Award for Innovation, the Samson Nano’s ethos is to keep it simple.
Aside of the simplicity of the costing model, where all the film, machine, servicing and maintenance and ongoing involvement of the Samuel Grant Packaging experts are all included in a fixed price per wrapped pallet, the controls are kept simple too. Trained specialists do a full analysis of the pallets that are needing to be wrapped, and pre-set the machine stopping any risk of human error or override.
In a time when polymers are at an all-time high cost-wise, and the environmental impact of plastic use is under more scrutiny than ever before, using the smallest possible amount of film to wrap pallets and have goods arrive at their destination in perfect condition has never been more important. By analysing the weight, height and dimensions of the pallets, the specialists pre-set (sometimes a variety) of push-button operations, meaning the machine always works at optimum capability whilst using as little film as possible.
The removal of operator judgement saves time, money, wastage and reduces any risk of badly wrapped pallets causing the damage of goods in transit. The Samuel Grant team take everything into account: weight, size, height, pre-stretch, speed of carriage, rotation speed and reinforcement banding. Nothing is left to chance. Grant’s remain fully involved on a daily basis, monitoring for any changes or issues – failed wraps aren’t paid for by the customer. This commitment is unique to the Samson Nano. The film is perfectly matched to the machines, which even re-orders more itself when needed.
When polymer and film was cheap, Samson Nano was the best option. With price increases coupled with the introduction of the £200 plastic tax, there has never been a better solution. In addition, the heritage of Samuel Grant Packaging’s 130 years in business and their impeccable reputation amongst suppliers means they have maintained a reliable supply chain throughout this year’s shortages, which haven’t affected their clients.
Samson Nano offers a one-stop-shop turnkey pallet wrapping service, backed up by unrivalled levels of expertise, a simplicity that can’t be matched, and an ongoing obsession with reducing carbon footprint by using and wasting as little film as possible.
Samuel Grant Packaging are delighted to announce the launch of the Samson Nano Slingshot, which makes their pallet testing laboratory the only EUMOS certified centre for horizontal pallet load security testing in the UK.
This type of pallet stability testing machinery is already making an impact in Mainland Europe, but the Slingshot is the first of its kind to be installed in the UK and unique to Samuel Grant Packaging. The Samson Nano Slingshot replicates the inertia of a vehicle and whether the load will potentially displace. The machine can initially test at 0.1G and work up to the EUMOS standard of 0.8G. From the pallet data entered, the maximum deformation of the load is calculated to create a pass or fail.
Revered in the transit packaging industry for their own pallet wrap system the Samson Nano, for which the company received a Queen’s Award for Innovation, the investment in the Slingshot machine seemed an obvious progression for the company. Pallet stability and safety are crucial to manufacturers, who not only want their goods to reach their destination in perfect condition, but also need to keep their warehouse teams, logistics operations and the wider public, safe from displaced loads.
EUMOS is the European Safe Logistics Association, of which Samuel Grant Packaging are proud members. EUMOS are aiming to reduce the number of fatalities to Zero by 2050 instilling safer working practices throughout the supply chain and have created standards which are industry recognised. By using the Samson Nano Slingshot, Samuel Grant Packaging can guarantee compliance with the EUMOS:40509 2020 safety standards.
Julia Allen, Managing Director of Samuel Grant Sheffield said, “We are proud to be part of EUMOS and offer the Slingshot in the UK to provide the highest safety possible to clients’ loads tested to EUMOS:40509 2020 standards. Not only does this offer peace of mind in getting goods delivered in an ‘as despatched’ condition, but also helps logistics companies and manufacturers avoid the cost and damage to reputation associated with claims or governing body investigations if loads are shed or damaged.”
Lidia Maestre, from Safe Load Technologies who supply the machine, said: “ Safe Load Testing Technologies is member of the EUMOS association to support research and contribute to the development of new standards and test methods related to cargo transport safety. Being members of the main associations and research groups such as EUMOS, ISTA, IAPRI or CEN is part of Safe Load’s contribution to society. Safe Load Testing Technologies provides innovative packaging optimization and validation solutions to leading companies, such as Samuel Grant, to provide safer and optimized packaging solutions for their customers.”
You can also read more on the official EUMOS website: https://eumos.eu/the-uks-only-eumos-approved-pallet-stability-testing-centre/