Tag: automated packaging

Case Study: Case sealer improves the roadway of productivity

Problem Productivity isn’t where it needs to be for a manufacturer of reflective paint signs for roadways and walkways.. A case sealer would easily solve the problem, so they came to us for help. Specifically, they needed the efficiency of a semi-automatic case sealer to seal five panel folding boxes. Box sizes: 4” high, by 10” to 18” wide, by 10” to 24” long. Weight: 30-50 lbs., after packed with “surface communication signs”. The manufacturer needed a case sealer to

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5 Keys to a Successful Packing Station

packing station

Many people greet the New Year with goals and resolutions to improve their health, happiness, and quality of life. Well, I think we’d all be better off come next December if we did the same for our packing stations. Let’s throw some tinsel in with the Biodegradable loose-fill and usher in the New Year with an upgraded packing station. 1. Take control over “in-the-box” packaging materials Using too much, too little, or the wrong materials can lead to unwanted waste.

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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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Ask the Experts: What to consider before automating your packaging line

The truth about packaging equipment.

If you’re thinking about automating your entire packaging line, what should you consider to determine whether it would be practical or cost-effective for your plant? EXPERT #1: “When making a change to your packaging system or process, consider the total cost of ownership, which includes several variables. Examine not only the savings that you can achieve by automating your line, but also the possible material cost savings. For example, if you’re currently manually case-packing your material in corrugated boxes, you can reduce your

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