Handle It 1100 AA-C vs. Cousins A-ARM

Automatic stretch wrappers can take your packaging or shipping department to the next level with many practical and time-saving features. Power pre-stretch, auto film weld, and full remote control can help improve productivity while providing a consistent and safe wrap.

At Handle It, we’re often asked what’s the difference between our model 1100 AA-C fully automatic stretch wrapper and the Cousins A-ARM. Read on for a side-by-side comparison of the Handle It 1100 AA-C vs. Cousins A-ARM and learn more about the similarities and differences between the two models.

Handle It 1100 AA-C

Handle It model 1100AA-C automatic pallet wrapping machine

The 1100 AA-C is a top-of-the-line automatic pallet wrapper that allows forklift drivers to remain in their seats and utilize the included remote control to start and stop a pallet wrap cycle. This translates to increased efficiency and decreased labor required to wrap pallets.

The model 1100 AA-C will have your facility wrapping up to 300 pallets per day. It comes standard with the following features:

  • 250% film pre-stretch (optional 600% stretch available)
  • Full feature wrap cycle parameters
  • 4,400lb maximum load weight capacity
  • Auto film attach, hot weld film seal, and auto film cut
  • 6 working cycles: ascent/descent, top sheet, only ascent, only descent, layers, and stack.

When it comes to wrapping a large number of pallets daily, speed, accuracy, and efficiency are critical. You can easily adjust many parameters on the Model 1100 AA-C, such as bottom wraps, starting wrap height, top wraps, film tension, carriage descent, and ascent speeds. You’ll also be able to store 32 end-user programs to increase productivity further.

Several key differences set the Model 1100 AA-C apart from the competition. The ​​rack-and-pinion carriage drive system increases reliability and decrease downtime. Heavy-duty carriage rollers and self-lubricating turntable bearings translate to years of trouble-free service.

The Cousins LP-SWA A-ARM only has a 1/2hp turntable drive motor while the Handle It Model 1100 AA-C comes standard with a 3/4 horsepower TEFC turntable drive motor.

The Model 1100 AA-C comes standard with a roped bare tail treatment, while the A-ARM model only offers it as an add-on feature.

Cousins A-ARM

The Cousins LP-SWA A-ARM automatic pallet wrapper can wrap around 35 loads per hour (depending on several factors such as load size, number of wraps, and forklift operator skill). It offers a 33% to 313% fixed stretch capability, side-mounted film carriage, and ANSI # 50 direct chain drive c/w chain tensioner.

The treatment of the tail end of the shrink wrap can help add several extra layers of security.

  • It can be slow and cumbersome in comparison
  • It’s best suited to wrap uniform pallets
  • The extruding arm may be more susceptible to running into it. If the arm is damaged, the machine is not useable.
  • It does not heat seal the film to the pallet (the Handle It 1100 AA-C does)

Handle It 1100 AA-C vs. Cousins A-ARM Comparison Chart

Specs Handle It 1100AA-C Cousins LP-SWA A-ARM

Load Capacity



Wrap Cycles

6 working cycles and 32 end-user programs

A – B – C wrap program selector with the capability to input and store unique wrapping parameters for each program

Electronic Film Tension Control



Remote control standard?



Optional Equipment

Extended Max Wrapping Height 118″, loading ramp, integrated scale

Tower extension for 110” wrap height capability (standard is 80”), Customized Automatic Roping Devices, Load Cells Scale Package

Turntable diameter



Standard pre-stretch

Up to 250%

Up to 313%

Wrap height



Photo Eye



Machine Dimensions (LxWxH)

113″ x 71″ x 121″

64” x 64” x 80” H


The Handle It Model 1100 AA-C Advantage

The 1100 AA-C automatic pallet wrapper is the clear winner in this comparison!

It comes with 32 end-user programs, a larger turntable diameter, and a standard roped bare tail treatment that will help ensure each load gets wrapped consistently and securely. Optimize and streamline your packaging or shipping operations with the Handle It 1100 AA-C.

Check out our line of semi-automatic and fully automatic turntable stretch wrappers, or contact one of our friendly experts to learn more.


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