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Automated packaging equipment: Why manual packaging processes are costing you money

Packaging Equipment

***Updated on 5-18-18*** Automated Packaging Equipment 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. Automated packaging equipment can work long hours while maintaining a consistently high quality and increasing your

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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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Do you know who to call for strapping tool repairs?

Who you gonna call? Not the Ghostbusters, this time. If you’re in need of strapping tool repairs, give us a call. With a full-service center to do strapping tool repairs on-site or in-house, IPS Packaging continues to be committed to being your total solution provider. We can fix hand tools or provide parts and on-site servicing of most major strapping manufacturers, including Signode and Fromm. And with access to schematics of all major tools, we’ll provide you an answer as to why

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Stretch Film Today and Keys to Wrap for Success

Stretch film wrapping may seem easy to most but many people seem to skip the proper basic processes that create a flawless wrap:
The first important step of stretch film wrapping that cannot be overlooked is to measure the thickness. Film wrap is to be measured in gauge and micron (ųm). 100 Gauge = 1 mil, 1 mil = 25.4 ųm. A suggested thickness would be, 16ųm = 63 Gauge. Therefore, 63 gauge = .63 mil.
Another important factor when stretch wrapping is to know how to notice the good and bad attributes in the wrapping process and in the stretch wrap itself. First off it is important to know what a good break in film looks like. An ultimate break is what needs to be achieved. An ultimate break is a straight line break with pointed edges. The break occurs when the film has been pre-stretched beyond its limits.

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Packaging engineers – define and refine!

Cost initiatives and process improvement goals going into 2014? we have a package solution! Going into quarter four of 2013 many companies are beginning to review the previous three quarter spend of 2013 in the mindset of goal development and process improvements going into 2014. You may be asking some of these same questions: Responding to the demand – packaging engineers Successful cost-saving initiatives and process improvement implementation requires experience, knowledge and dedication. Logic Packaging, a subsidiary of IPS Packaging,

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