Category: Packaging Equipment

Case Study: Case Sealer automation saves $100K annually in labor costs

Case Sealer Automation

This case study shows how IPS Packaging produces results. We help our customers save money in ways they may not be thinking of. Sometimes all it takes is an outside look at something that you may not think is a problem. Problem: An IPS customer’s business had just doubled. They were still manually erecting, packing and labeling boxes like they had done for many years. Solution: A free on site-consultation with an IPS Sales rep and IPS product manager generated

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Case Study: Auto bagging system saves 65% in labor costs

65% Reduction in Labor Costs

How much can packaging automation save? The answer: A LOT. In this case study, we’re looking at a frozen food producer. They use too many employees to fill their frozen packs when they should be using automated equipment. The cost of labor and slow production speed is costing the company and they needed a quick fix. This company produces single-serve and family-sized food packages. These frozen foods are for sale nationwide at grocery stores, membership warehouse clubs, convenience stores, and

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eBook: Stretch Wrap- Choosing to Automate

Introduction: The choice to automate stretch wrap Lean methodology. Cost savings initiatives. Elimination of waste. Problem solving and key performance indicators. All of these terms are used on a daily basis in manufacturing facilities that use stretch wrap. With costs and competition increasing daily, how can you stay competitive? You need to increase your throughput while reducing costs. It seems counterintuitive trying to do more with less resources, but that is the direction of American manufacturing. With imports arriving daily

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Machine Stretch Wrap 101

Machine stretch wrap is designed to be applied with a machine, also known as a pallet wrapper.  This type of stretch wrap is engineered to work with a variety of stretch wrap machines and equipment. Stretch wrapping machines are able to provide tighter, more stable pallet loads. Machine film increases load retention while providing greater damage and puncture resistance during transit. Machine stretch wrap also comes in both blown and cast. Comes in 20″ and 30″ widths and multiple gauges depending on the weight of

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Hand Stretch Wrap 101

There’s a lot of stretch wrap out there… Hand stretch Machine stretch Pre stretched Extended Core Mini bundling rolls Cast stretch Blown stretch UV, anti-static, colored, etc. Let’s narrow it down to some basic knowledge about hand stretch wrap Hand stretch wrap can be confusing because it’s also referred to as; hand film, hand wrap or manual pallet wrap. It’s the most commonly used film and is typically utilized in lower capacity packaging operations. The film is applied manually by hand around the pallet,

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