Automated packaging can make a substantial difference to many businesses, whether they have their own automated packaging equipment or outsource packaging to specialist companies. It is particularly useful when companies do large-scale manufacture of goods that require a number of packaging solutions.
Automated packaging positively affects:
- Economies of scale
- Quality control and standardization of products
- Various project management solutions
Positive Effects of Automated Packaging
Economies of scale allow manufacturers to give their clients the very best products at the lowest possible market prices. When they co-operate with reputable automated packaging equipment suppliers, they are assured of the best services at the lowest prices. Basically, by co-operating with a reliable automated packaging supplier, you will get a partner that will be investing in and constantly upgrading to the latest automated packaging equipment technology. This also ensures that you will get the best quality service at the lowest possible cost.
Quality control and standardization using automated packaging equipment generally ensures that manufacturing processes will result in a flawless product. Automated packaging is a proven tool for standardization and it provides a really good benchmark. Ultimately it will enable you to improve your operation and your bottom line.
Project management solutions often rely on automated packaging options that meet client needs at project management levels rather than just providing a service. In this case, clients are usually provided with complete packaging solutions that add a much greater value to the various processes involved, usually by streamlining services with expertise and in this way reducing costs and limiting margins for error. Project management solutions also help management meet time and budgetary needs.
Types of Automated Packaging Equipment
Products that require packaging are so vast and varied that manufacturers of automated packaging equipment have had to design a wide range of packaging types to meet all needs within diverse industries, from pharmaceuticals and industrial sectors to those producing every possible type of food and beverage. Packaging types include:
- Vertical baggers
- Stick packers
- Compact cartoners
- High-speed cartoners
- Bottling lines
- Dosing systems
Vertical form fill seal baggers and vertical bagging machines may be used for countless products including snack foods and coffee and they provide a particularly cost effective automated packaging solution. A great advantage is that these automated packaging machines can handle just about any bag style and output speed, at a cost that is a lot less than using premade bags.
StickPack machines and sachet packaging machines are also incredibly versatile and may be used for a multitude of applications from industrial products to all kinds of condiments, dry, gel and liquid. There are various different stick packer models from simple machines that operate a single lane, to ultra-quick machines with as many as 24 lanes.
Compact cartoners and cartooning machines form cartons of different types – including those that are side-seamed, folded, erect and closed – that may be used for many retail goods including pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. The most flexible of these will allow you to run a large number of different products (and containers) on one single machine.
High-speed cartoners are ideal for processed and frozen foodstuffs, as well as nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals, and other items that need to packaged quickly and reliably. Custom carton shapes and sizes make these popular with many businesses.
Automatic bottling lines and bottling machines are used to help automate the filling of any items that need to be bottled, from liquids, to powders, gels and even pills and capsules. Sophisticated bottling lines can handle a wide variety of bottle sizes, caps and dispensers, as well as different types of labeling.
Dosing systems and accessories are used to automate filling of packages with anything from liquids and powders to solid products and piece parts. They are used for both food and non-food products.
If you are in the market to outsource your product packaging, contact Technik for more information about the financial benefits of our automated packaging equipment.