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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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Beware! The 10 most common problems on an automated packaging line.

Just one mistake on your automated packaging line can slow the whole operation down or even bring it to a halt. Here’s how to keep that from happening. The process of packaging and shipping an order is one that happens in a pre-defined sequence of events. When any sort of automation is involved, an additional factor comes into play: success will depend on just how well the equipment in the process is integrated. And that means getting each of the machines—carton erectors, shrink wrappers, void fillers, labelers,

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eBooks: Just how much do on the job injuries cost your business?

Safety. Worker’s compensation payouts. OSHA regulations. On the job safety. All of these are critical components to determining the total cost of your production. Did you know that the US spends an average of $1 BILLION per week on nonfatal workplace injuries? Or that 110,000 forklift accidents happen every year and that nearly 37,000 people are injured just getting on or off a forklift a year? Then I bet you didn’t know that every year over 1 million US workers

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How to save cost: manual verses automated labor

Did you know that some companies report that up to 60% of their total packaging costs are labor related? Now consider the fact that commodity prices are rising at a rate of about 5% a year. You have to have the bags, the stretch film, the shrink wrap… and you have to have the people. Right? Well… what about automating some (or all) of your packaging process? Sure it sounds expensive, but hear me out. At the end of the day,

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