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Case study: Carton sealing machine for the food industry
24 May

Case study: Carton sealing machine for the food industry

Custom packaging equipment for salad dressing containers A carton sealing machine is installed into a customized packaging line for increased efficiency. A producer of salad dressing pouches (1.5 oz foil) needed a solution to their custom packaging process. Salad dressing pouches coming out of the vertical form, fill and seal machine Custom packaging problem A worker manually erected and bottom sealed cartons. At the same time they visually counted rows of salad dressing pouches. The salad dressing …
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Case Study: Case sealer improves the roadway of productivity
07 Jan

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 be included as part of …
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Automatic case erector increases production
19 Nov

Automatic case erector increases production

Positive ROI in just a few months. An internet-based distributor experienced a shift in distribution that nearly doubled the number of orders placed every day. Hand erecting cartons was no longer practical to handle the increased amount of orders. They asked IPS Packaging on suggestions for purchasing a semi-automated or fully automated case erector for their expanding operations. Their new system, automatically selects, erects, and seals the bottom flaps of RSC and HSC cases at speeds up to 16 …
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Case Study: Choosing the right foam-in-place system can have far reaching effects
06 Jun

Case Study: Choosing the right foam-in-place system can have far reaching effects

Not only did the fabricator find a simpler solution for their workers, they're helping their customer to look at a new foam-in-place system for their facility, as well. A major vendor of ours was selling an engineered plank to a company, who was then fabricating foam cushioning components for a manufacturer of automotive cooling and heating systems. The automotive customer began asking their fabricator about manufacturing “pre‐mold” foam-in-place pieces at their facility and adding them to the dail …
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eBook: Automation provides significant savings
22 Nov

eBook: Automation provides significant savings

“Automating [aspects of the] manufacturing process [such as packaging] not only drives costs down,  it improves quality, reduces waste and optimizes energy use. […The] application of automation is an essential ingredient in the sustainability of manufacturing businesses; automation will consequently increase a manufacturer’s competitive edge.” Mike Wilson, Chairman of the British Automation and Robot Association Do any of these situations sound familiar? Your packaging line can’t keep up with y …
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eBook: Let automation save you money, time, and resources

It goes without saying: the key to successful operations is smooth product flow. But when you're producing more product than you can get packed in a shift, you're fighting a losing battle.  You hire more people to keep up with the products coming out, but the extra labor costs are eating through the extra revenue from the increased production runs. What do you do? It's time to automate your packaging process. Consider the following: One person can erect about 3 cases per minute.  A case erector c …
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