The Advantages of Automated Packaging
Packaging is the last, but arguably one of the most important steps of your production line. As such, it needs extra attention to detail, as it is the first thing that people who order your products see. Consistency and efficiency are the two most important aspects of any successful packaging operation. Quality machine tapes convey, slow down, speed up, position and, when required, fold the paper material processed. And even though wrapping products by hand isn’t complicated, hand wrapping is inconsistent and time-consuming. That being said, many companies are investing in wrapping machines that comply with their specific operations.
There are many benefits of automated wrapping with machine tapes, regardless of the type of product you store and transport. For starters, as aforementioned, it helps protect your product against dust, damage, and moisture. With that, it also improves the safety of your production line as it reduces the number of people needed on the warehouse floor, which is where most forklift accidents happen. Moreover, manual wrapping can cause wear-and-tear accidents, whereas automatic wrapping requires little to no interaction. Furthermore, there’s a reduced chance of human error, which further improves the safety of the product handlers.
By getting a wrapping machine, you save a lot of wrapping material. The automated process uses just enough tape to safely wrap the product and it does so by utilizing two film thread rollers, one of which is faster and stretches the film, thus increasing its tensile strength and reducing the overall cost. Most wrapping machines can be customized to meet your specific requirements. This allows you to transfer more manual human labor into other parts of your business where they can focus on improving other aspects of your company.
All of this increases your business’ overall efficiency and inventory control. You do more in less time, and you can stack similar products together, which makes inventorying easier. Furthermore, this reduces the chances of product separation, which can be a hassle and it can make inventory counts time-consuming. With automated wrapping, you can scan straight through the products easily, especially if you’re using some kind of a scanning system.
Bearing all this in mind, if you own a production business that requires a packaging solution, consider an automated wrapping machine to ease your packaging process. It will save you a lot of time and money in the long run, and it will make your entire business operation much more efficient.