Automated packaging machinery used to form vertical bags around products can improve productivity and lower operating costs, making a business considerably more sustainable.
Generally vertical bagging equipment may either be fully automated or semi-automatic, in which case the machines are loaded by hand. Typically they can be used to make bags from 2 in2 (8 mm2) to 65 in x 24 in (165 cm x 61 cm) and can churn out anything from 10 to 35 bags in a minute.
Vertical bagging is particularly well suited to loose products and those that have irregular shapes.
Vertical Bag Automated Packaging Machinery Saves on Labor Costs
Operating costs may be seen directly in labor savings, since it would take more employees a lot more time to hand pack vertical bags that were pre-made. Research shows that if three or more employees are replaced by just one piece of vertical bagging equipment, the business can achieve its return on investment (ROI) within two years, just from the labor costs saved.
Automated Vertical Bagging Equipment Improves Production
The quantity of material processed by fully or semi-automated vertical bagging equipment can be increased substantially from the much smaller quantities packed by hand into pre-made bags. Instead of opening boxes of bags, removing them individually and filling them one-by-one, the automated process involves loading a roll of film on the vertical bagging machine, and then running the machine. While different types of vertical bagging equipment have different throughput rates, financial savings can be phenomenal.
Automated Packaging Machinery Improves Sustainability
One of the best ways to decrease the environmental footprint of a business is to reduce the need for transportation throughout the production process.
Automated packaging machinery uses rolls of film that require fewer trucks to ship it than if pre-made bags produced from the same amount of film had to be shipped. Vertical bagging equipment also uses lighter gauge film than would be utilized for pre-making bags. This also impacts on transport as well as on overall production costs.
Ultimately, when automated machinery is used, less oil and fuel is used for transportation, and so the generation of greenhouse gases is reduced. Additionally less corrugated board is required for transportation of rolls of film (as opposed to ready-made bags), which also improves sustainability.
Vertical Bagging Equipment Helps Save Material Costs
Most manufacturers require a range of different sized bags for packaging. But instead of investing in unnecessary inventory that includes a variety, and large numbers of bags, single rolls of film can be used to make many different sized vertical bags. Being in a position to use thinner-gauge film also saves on material costs.
Like the savings on labor costs, material cost savings can also cover ROI within two years. So together, the ROI from labor and material cost savings could be realized in less than a year.
Evaluating a Supplier for the Best Vertical Bagging Equipment
When deciding on a solution for vertical bagging of your products, you need an automated packaging supplier that will come up with a process that is simple and cost-effective.
Technik Packaging Machinery has vertical bagging equipment that can be used for countless products from fruit to coffee, at the output speed your business needs. Our professional team will help identify your needs and suggest the best possible automated packaging machinery to improve the bottom line of your business. Contact us today.