Sharp MAX Plus® Eliminates Waste
A manufacturer of emergency warning equipment was printing instruction sheets on paper to include with each product. The company’s method of providing instructions to customers added to the cost of printing and assembly. It also reduced productivity. Realizing the magnitude of the problem, the manufacturer contacted IPS Packaging.
IPS Packaging suggested that the essential instructions all be printed so as to fit within a single page. IPS then enabled the company to print the instructions directly on to each bag. The process uses the SHARP MAX PLUS® system with a Datamax 6-inch stand-behind imprinter. Information from a database that’s 134 miles away arrives at the plant within tenths of a second. The database allows variable information, such as a model number, to be included within the imprinting field.
The company’s method of providing instructions to customers added to the cost of printing and assembly. It also reduced productivity.
- Expensive cost of printing and assembly
- Reduced productivity
- Wasted time and labor and resources
IPS Packaging suggested that the essential instructions all be printed so as to fit within a single page.
- Instructions printed on one page
- Increased productivity
- Instructions printed directly onto bag
- Reliability of Sharp MAX Plus Bagger
The film used in this process is co-extruded white-opaque-to clear Ultra. Ultra, a Sharp Packaging exclusive, is a high –clarity, tri-layer polyethylene film custom engineered to provide an excellent balance of strength and flexibility. It is often used to cost-effectively replace polypropylene for retail packaging due to its superior clarity. Ultra is available in 1.25, 2.0, and 2.5 mil.
Eliminating the separate instruction sheet has saved the company hundreds of thousands of dollars. In addition, productivity increased threefold. The ability to create job orders in real time rather than creating and storing material provides great benefits, allowing the company to distinguish itself from the competition. The reliability of the IPS Sharp MAX Plus system and film is vital in keeping production moving.
Reliability and repeatability not only enhance production, but help the company maintain its excellent reputation. “The baggers are extremely important to us”, the company reports.
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Total Packaging Cost Summary:
- Productivity – Increased
- Material – No Cost for paper print outs