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The Right Time to Buy Packaging Equipment
01 Nov

The Right Time to Buy Packaging Equipment

As the end of the year approaches, many find themselves taking the time to evaluate procedures across their entire operation. One example of where many see opportunity for improvement is their packaging line. Those who rely exclusively or primarily on manual labor often find that their throughput is lower, material use is higher, and employee strain injuries occur more frequently than with packaging automation. But how does an organization or individual know when the right time to buy packaging equipment might be? 
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Packaging Trends 2021: What to Expect
21 Dec

Packaging Trends 2021: What to Expect

Packaging Trends 2021: What to Expect We can probably all agree that 2020 has been a more unexpected year than most people anticipated. The arrival of the global COVID-19 pandemic came along with extended at-home quarantines, restaurant and bar closures, and individuals nationwide working from home. It seems that everything this year was a little different and took most of us by surprise. As we head into the New Year, it’s important to understand that 2020 fundamentally changed a lot of practices in the packaging and supply chain industries. Though the beginning of 2021...
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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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The Many Reasons Why You Should Work with a Packaging Engineer
20 Sep

The Many Reasons Why You Should Work with a Packaging Engineer

Working with a Packaging Engineer While we may not realize it, packaging engineers are kind of like superheroes. Just think about it – every product you see needs packaging, whether it’s on the shelves at your local supermarket or something you purchased from Amazon. Each item you come across may need primary packaging to protect the actual components, secondary packaging to bundle a small set of items, and tertiary packaging to ship it all to the stores you patronize. But who is it that creates pac …
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Packaging Equipment to Meet Specific Demands from Companies
23 Jun

Packaging Equipment to Meet Specific Demands from Companies

Packing products have many specific demands depending on the companies that ship them, and as a result, equipment manufacturers are increasingly working to meet production needs and desires. According to Food Processing, product differentiation is a common trend among many food manufacturers, and that makes things more difficult for equipment manufacturers as they'll need to strike a balance between demands for production, throughput, and peak flexibility. One company that has seen these demands …
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Automated Packaging Can Address Numerous Elements
09 Jun

Automated Packaging Can Address Numerous Elements

Packaging is more than just the container that holds a product. Getting goods from point A to point B takes a collaborative effort that needs to balance security, speed, cost, and cooperation, making it a far more complicated task than many may make it out to be. So what's the upside? Automated packaging is here to help. Despite moving further into the 21st century, many companies are still behind the times when it comes to their packaging processes. Workers are focusing their efforts on opening, …
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