Congratulations on your purchase of the Handle It Model 850PS!

Handle IT 850 PS Turntable Handle IT 850 PS Control Panel

We designed the Model 850PS to wrap high volumes of pallets every day. It features:

  • 250% powered pre-stretch for improved film economy
  • User-friendly control panel
  • Electronic film tension
  • 86” max wrap height
  • 18 custom wrap cycles
  • Rack and pinion carriage drive for added reliability
  • And many other features to improve and streamline packaging operations

Keep reading for a handy guide we put together to help you get started.


The Model 850PS comes fully assembled upon arrival. Installation is as simple as moving the machine into the desired operating area and plugging it into a 110v power source.

Important Note: The usage of power strips, extension cords, or anything of the sort is not recommended as they could result in one of several machine operation errors.

To get started, place the shrink wrap film on the spindle and route it as per the diagram on the carriage. We strongly recommend that you only use 80ga Machine Film for the best performance.

Automatic Mode

You can operate the Model 850PS in either automatic or manual mode.

To enter into automatic mode, press the Aut/Man button.

This allows the machine to automatically perform a wrap cycle with little effort on the operator’s part. When in automatic mode, press the button again to enter into manual mode.

Creating a Cycle

There are nine total customizable wrap cycles that you can create and save for future use.

To create or change parameters for each individual cycle, first press the Save button.
Press the plus (+) or minus (-) button to select the desired slot (1-6) to save it to, and then press the “Aut/Man” button to confirm.
When you want to load a cycle, press the “Load” button.

Then select the desired slot (1-6) and press the “Aut/Man” button to confirm.

Toggling Between Wrap Cycles

The 850PS allows you to toggle between three different types of wrap cycles.

To toggle, first press the “PRG” button.

Then select from one of the three wrap cycles:

Handle It Model 850PS three wrap cycle options

To optimize each wrapping cycle, choose from one of the following parameters:

Handle It Model 850PS six wrapping cycle optimization options

Playback Cycle

The playback cycle allows the operator to manually record a wrap cycle to be used in the future. The operator can control the carriage height, travel, and rotation of the turntable. A single cycle can record up to 99 steps, making it highly flexible for any wrapping application.

Recording a Cycle

To begin recording a cycle, first push the “Record” button.
Then push the right arrow button.
These buttons will allow the operator to control the wrap cycle.
When the wrap cycle has completed, press the stop button.
Then press the “Save” button to save it into the desired recorded program slot. The operator can then access this saved cycle at any point in the future.

Manual Mode

Manual mode allows the operator to control the machine manually.

To enter into manual mode, press the Aut/Man button.
This will allow the operator to raise and lower the carriage by pressing either of these two buttons.
If required, the operator can also operate the turntable by pressing the turntable button.

To keep the turntable turning on its own accord, hold the turntable button down for three seconds.

Optional Accessories

Handle It offers several other accessories to help further refine and improve your packaging operations:

  • Integrated Scale to weigh pallet loads and cut down on freight overage charges (SWS-0850-ASM)
  • A loading ramp for hand pallet jacks (SWM-SA-STDRMP) **add the deck extension if using electric walk-behinds (SWM-EXD)
  • An extended Max Wrapping Height 98″ (XHT)

To learn more about these additional accessories, contact your local Handle It distributor for pricing and availability.


The company was founded in 1976 and the brand Handle It was born in 1999 by Jim Hunter, president of MII Equipment. Drawing on nearly 25 years of industry experience Handle It was created to manufacture floor mounted safety equipment, dock equipment, ergonomic equipment, packaging equipment and other material handling products to serve the needs of industrial customers.



Handle It Corporate & WI Warehouse
12247 W. Fairview
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Handle It CA Warehouse
15300 Desman Rd.
La Mirada, CA 90638

Handle It FL Warehouse
1300 SW 38th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34474

Handle It TX Warehouse
3700 New York Avenue Suite 300
Arlington, TX 76014