Automatic Solutions for Low to Moderate Production Needs
Businesses seeking to take the next step in production optimization and growth should consider the automation of their carton packing. The importance of eliminating wasted time and labor cost is key to a smooth transition to accommodating greater product demand. At this point in a company’s growth, the carton packaging type has been established. The next step involves translating those needs into the appropriate automatic carton packaging equipment.
Fortunately, there is a wide range of carton packing options for businesses with low to moderate production needs. Businesses use horizontal, vertical, or tray-style cartoning. When searching for the machines to execute these types of abilities, companies should consider all aspects of their production process before choosing automatic cartoning equipment. While each company may have unique production needs, there are universal aspects each business should demand from their cartoning equipment.
The aspects all small-scale production businesses should take into consideration when investing in their first automatic cartoning machine come down to the ability to adapt. First, the equipment should be capable of handling more than one type of material and customizable for future carton material changes. Second, the equipment should be simple enough that it can be maintained easily.
The cost of maintenance on a cartoning machine can cause great harm to a company’s bottom line if it requires specialty consultants to service, or long delays in scheduling repairs or replacing parts. The machine should be user-friendly, and have an intuitive, simple design to minimize the day-to-day operating labor cost.
The size of case-packing equipment should be small and sturdy enough to accommodate the space constrictions and heavy use most small-scale operations have on the production floor. Machines should also accept a variety of carton sizes. This aspect is critical as most product-based businesses grow and add new products within the first few years. Finally, there should be a variety of closure systems offered, such as hot melt, tuck closure, tape, etc. This ensures the company won’t be constricted if industry standards change, which happens more frequently than most companies realize.
Once the machinery equipment is installed and properly placed into the product packing systems, small businesses will immediately see benefits of reduced labor cost, increased production scale, reduction of production mistakes, improved product appearance, and much more. The marketplace demands this type of small-scale carton packing solution to drive growth of small businesses and to move industry markets forward.