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Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
31 Jan

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

What is the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)? Have you heard this term being thrown around in almost every industrial manufacturing article out there? What's the deal with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Besides, the pretty ugly acronym, it's a big deal for manufacturing and it's here to stay. The Industrial Internet of Things, also known as the industrial internet, brings together smart machines, big data analytics, machine to machine communication, and people at work. Think of it …
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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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5 Keys to a Successful Packing Station
03 Jan

5 Keys to a Successful Packing Station

Many people greet the New Year with goals and resolutions to improve their health, happiness, and quality of life. Well, I think we'd all be better off come next December if we did the same for our packing stations. Let's throw some tinsel in with the Biodegradable loose-fill and usher in the New Year with an upgraded packing station. 1. Take control over "in-the-box" packaging materials Using too much, too little, or the wrong materials can lead to unwanted waste. It can also cause product damage. …
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The right stretch film for the food industry
12 Dec

The right stretch film for the food industry

***Updated 5-24-18 What's the best stretch film for the food industry? GOOD QUESTION. Luckily for you, we've got you covered. Vented stretch films come to mind, specifically Air-Flow stretch wrap. Shop Air-Flow Stretch Film So what's the deal with this film? This stretch film has die cut holes for increased ventilation. The ventilation will help reduce spoiling of food that can normally happen with regular stretch film. It does this by reducing the condensation inside the pallet wrap. Protecting …
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Strapping: You've heard of it, but what do you really know about it?
16 Jun

Strapping: You've heard of it, but what do you really know about it?

**Updated 12-7-17** Strapping is one of the most commonly used means of unitization and bundling in the packaging industry. There are multiple types of products available, as well as many application types, but it is especially used in environments such as: Bundling together for handling and shipping: newspapers, pipe, lumber, concrete block, etc. Attaching items to pallets, skids, and crates Reinforcing wooden boxes, crates, and corrugated boxes, such as gaylords Attaching items to flatcars, flatbed …
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Protective films safeguard appliance surface integrity
16 Jun

Protective films safeguard appliance surface integrity

Protective films are designed to guard critical surfaces from scratching, marring, and abrasions.  When you think about protective films, you may envision the film found on a new appliance or an electronic device or the material you use to cover and protect flooring while painting, etc.  The reality though is that protective films are used far more often than one might think.  Protective films are used to protect surfaces from scratching, scraping, wear/tears and abrasions.  They are coated with a …
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