In line with its client’s mission to utilize innovative and economic technologies, FROMM Packaging Systems has supplied leading nursery firm Hishtil South Africa (Pty) Ltd with a wrapping solution that provides a more efficient and cost saving way to wrap their seed trays, before they are moved into the germination chamber.

Founded in 2007, Hishtil SA, part of the international Hishtil Group is a market leader in advanced horticultural nurseries, with its primary business being the production of grafted and regular vegetable seedlings.

FROMM Packaging Systems installed a FROMM FS360 stretch wrapper with a single motor pre-stretcher, which stretches the film to 200%, at Hishtil’s facility at Mooketsi in South Africa’s Limpopo Province. The C3 carriage provided with the machine enables the film tension to be adjustable from a control panel.

The semi-automatic FS360 Stretch Wrap Machine provides an economical alternative to hand wrapping. It is reliable and easy to operate, with the Plug & Play design allowing the user to start wrapping with no specialist training required. The machine wraps pallets of heights up to 2100mm, with a photocell for pallet height detection.  Wrapping can be set to start as low as turntable level.

Safety features include the belt driven carriage with a safety system to prevent accidental falling, safety foot protection and an audio signal at the start of the wrap cycle. The machine is easy to move using a forklift truck, while a relatively new feature is the torque limiter to help protect the turntable gearbox from damaging effects caused by forced pallet movements while on the turntable.

“FROMM’s commitment is to work closely with customers to provide packaging solutions that meet their requirements and enable them to reduce waste, cut costs, and increase operational efficiencies,” says Denny Reddy, Managing Director, FROMM Packaging Systems SA. “We are therefore delighted to have been able to meet Hishtil’s need for a means of assisting the operator of the seed machine, who is also required to pack and wrap the pallet efficiently.”










FS360 Stretch Wrapper

 For further information contact: KG Linde