How to make a non-electrically Operated Pallet Wrapper Answered
I have a manual pallet turntable. You pop you pallet on it then load it up turning it as needed by hand. I can't afford an automatic pallet wrapping machine but think it should be fairly easy to make a mechanism to help with pallet wrap.
I figure that by using the turning motion of a pallet turned by hand with the roll of shrink wrap tied onto the pallet corner I should be able to use the pulling force on the roll of wrap to make the wrap move up a pole. The upward movement would be geared to ensure that a few rotations of the pallet would give an even distribution of pallet wrap.
What I can't figure out is a mechanism to do it. I suppose some sort of thick threaded rod? Any suggestions or questions that might set me thinking would be hugely helpful!
I've put a picture of the sort of machine I can't afford to buy and a picture of the pallet turntable below. I don't think it's possible to run any gears or similar from the turntable as it needs to keep a low level to the floor to get the pallet truck onto it.