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Collaborative Robots: What is a Cobot?
02 Nov

Collaborative Robots: What is a Cobot?

Collaborative Robots: What is a Cobot?  The word robot tends to inspire visions of famous science fiction characters like R2-D2, The Iron Giant, or WALL-E. But what about their less well-known counterpart, collaborative robots (frequently called cobots)? This variety of automated robot may not be as widely recognized for starring in any Hollywood films, but they lend a huge helping hand to packaging lines and operations worldwide.   If you’ve been working in the packaging industry over the past few years …
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Versatile Air Cushioning System Meets Unique Demands in Protective Packaging
13 Nov

Versatile Air Cushioning System Meets Unique Demands in Protective Packaging

Houseware distributor converts to HC Versa from loose fill for performance benefits A Midwestern distributor of housewares had been a long-time user of polystyrene loose fill from FP International. The loose fill was used in conjunction with a bulk air conveying system, which provided operators with hoses to dispense the peanuts into the cases. Although the system was fast, low cost, and protected the company’s shipments, there were two main problems: 1. The loose-fill created an undesirable mess a …
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Air Cushioning Packaging Re-Imagined with the AIRmove2
18 Jun

Air Cushioning Packaging Re-Imagined with the AIRmove2

A Versatile Air Cushioning Packaging Solution for Small Businesses AIRmove2 Whether you're just starting out, or tailor to the small-business market, the AIRmove2 can supply all of your air cushioning packaging needs. Redesigned from the AIRmove1, the AIRmove2 is designed to fit any workstation for an especially quick and direct application at the point of packaging, streamlining the shipping process. Protect your products with the right type of air cushioning for wrapping, cushioning, blocking and b …
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Video: Packaging Equipment and Automation
22 Apr

Video: Packaging Equipment and Automation

Packaging Equipment Product damage, increasing labor costs, lost profits. If any of this sounds familiar, packaging equipment can fix your problems. Ready to talk about your packaging pain points? We have great resources on equipment and automation to make it easier for you. Watch the video below for a quick overview. When you're done... Learn more about the benefits of packaging equipment and how it can help your process.   See also: There's $1 million reasons to invest in equipment this year. …
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Packaging Equipment and Automation: Why manual packaging processes are costing you money
15 Apr

Packaging Equipment and Automation: Why manual packaging processes are costing you money

***Updated on 1-14-19*** Packaging Equipment and Automation It goes without saying that the key to successful warehouse operations is smooth, efficient product flow. But when you’re relying on employees to package your product, you leave yourself open to inefficiencies in your process, human error and mistake, inconsistent quality, ever-increasing labor costs and other operational difficulties that can easily be solved by moving to an automated system. Packaging equipment and automation can work lo …
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7 Step Guide To Choosing Stretch Wrapping Equipment
12 Mar

7 Step Guide To Choosing Stretch Wrapping Equipment

*Updated 05-18-18* Choosing Stretch Wrapping Equipment When it comes to stretch wrapping equipment, make sure you don’t lose sight of the most important reason why you’re wrapping in the first place; to get your load from its origin to its destination in the same condition in which it left. Stretch wrappers do the job better than people, but they are not capable of making decisions as they work. You’ll need to understand a few things about what you want the machine to be able to do, so you can m …
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