Top Reasons To Add A Check Weigher

May 12, 17 Top Reasons To Add A Check Weigher

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In most types of production, including pharmaceutical, food, candy production, kit assemblies or any other type of production, the end product will be pouched, bagged or otherwise packaged for sale. Each of these bags, pouches or containers is designed to hold a specific amount of the item. This can be by actual count of pieces or by weight. This is initially determined by the packaging equipment, but how is it possible to know if it is accurate? Value-Added Functions The answer to this problem is in the form of a check weigher. This is different than a basic scale as it has the ability to count packages, determine if something is missing from the kit (based on weight variations), reject packages that are outside of a set range as well as operate to add barcodes on packages or to add shipping labels. There are several reasons, besides the ones above, which make the investment in a check weigher a good option for your company. By understanding the practical functions and cost-savings they will provide, it is easy to see why this is an investment every production company should consider. Eliminate Over-Filling A common issue with any type of packaging system is overfilling. Even a half a gram a package when the line is operating round the clock and producing a hundred plus bags per minute can quickly cut into the company’s bottom line. By using a check weigher, this type of over-filling by the system can be caught and immediately adjusted. This quickly allows the system to pay for itself in savings. Avoid Consumer Issues In all states in the United States and most countries around the world, regulations are in place regarding the accuracy of the actual weight with the weight printed on the label and packaging. To avoid fines, customer complaints and to improve quality control, these systems provide a verification process so you can be sure of each packaging that leaves your docks. Be the first to...

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Automating Your Business For the First Time

Apr 26, 17 Automating Your Business For the First Time

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Business growth is exciting. However, it presents a lot of new challenges you must deal with. Increased demand for your product can mean you need to automate your process, yet you may be worried about spending the cash for automation without first having the increased production, and the additional revenue it brings. However, this upfront investment in automation is critical to increasing product. The good news is that you may not need to automate your entire line at once. For example, you may be able to select a single area to automate first, such as adding a carton sealer to your packaging line to speed up the process of getting products out the door, without adding a lot of other components right now. By automating in a component fashion, you are able to minimize the upfront investment while increasing output. Once you’ve given a single component, like the carton sealer, time to make an impact, you can decide what other automation is important to continue to grow. An automation vendor, like the one that makes products like carton sealers, can be a great resource in helping you to decide what types of automation will benefit your business most at this time. With their expertise, you can choose the machines that will provide the most efficiency for you first, and then add other components as needed. Investment in automation can help provide your business with the opportunity to grow and increase your revenue. This investment pays for itself in a short timeframe. It is more cost efficient and more cost effective than adding additional personnel, as well. You might be amazed at how much more your business can accomplish with the addition of a simple machine like a carton sealer. Once you realize how much automation can increase productivity, you’ll want to add more components to move your business to the next level. Be the first to...

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How to Create Eye-Catching Product Packaging

Apr 06, 17 How to Create Eye-Catching Product Packaging

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Making products to be sold to the public can be a very lucrative business. In order for a product to be successful, it will need the right packaging. Whether using a box or folding cartons to house products, you will have to work hard to achieve the right design. The best way to get the help needed during this design process is by working with professionals. The packaging professionals will be able to assist you in avoiding common mistakes. The following are some of the things to remember when designing packaging for your products. Keep It Simple Among the biggest mistakes a business owner can make when coming up with product packaging is making the design too busy. Having too many shapes and colors on a package can confuse consumers. Ideally, you want your package to instantly identify what the product is and how it can benefit the consumer. Keeping the design simple will make it much easier when trying to attract prospective buyers. Be sure to also keep large blocks of text on your folding cartons to a minimum. Generally, a consumer will not have time to stop and read all of the text on the package. You want to catch the buyer’s eye and entice them to make a purchase, not make them read a lot of text. Branding is Important When trying to create the right product packaging, you will also need to think about how to best represent your brand. If you fail to put your business name or logos on the packaging, you will have a hard time building a recognizable brand. With the right logo, you will be able to announce to the customers who your business is and what you have to offer. A logo can be put on boxes and folding cartons to make your company identifiable. 1 person likes this...

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3 Mistakes To Avoid When Buying Packaging Equipment

Mar 23, 17 3 Mistakes To Avoid When Buying Packaging Equipment

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For a startup company that will need to have in-house packaging systems, the cost of planning the system and purchasing the new machines can be a big part of the budget. This causes new company managers and owners without prior experience in the production and packaging industries to make some very common mistakes. Often these mistakes are related to focus on cutting costs with the packaging equipment. Buying Used Equipment There is no doubt that buying used packaging equipment offers a much lower cost option than buying new. At least this is true if you are just looking at the sticker price. What you will not see with the used equipment is a warranty, customer support or customer assistance to select the best equipment and to help in engineering the most efficient line. Used equipment may literally be on its last few cycles. If you don’t have experience in knowing what to look for that low-cost purchase may end up costing you a fortune in parts and downtime. Buying Equipment on Price Alone There are different quality manufacturers selling into the American market. Some are top of the line while others are offering incredibly cheap products that look great but simply aren’t built to last. The best manufacturers will be competitive in their pricing. Remember, these are complex machines with mechanical, electronic and computerized systems, so they are not a cheap item to produce unless corners are cut. Not Researching the Manufacturer One of the easiest things to do when considering any packaging equipment is to get online and research the manufacturer. Look for the length of time in business, their areas of specialization and for feedback from past businesses as to the quality, durability, and reliability of the equipment they offer. 1 person likes this...

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How Pressure Sensitive Labels Impress on Superstore Shelves

Mar 16, 17 How Pressure Sensitive Labels Impress on Superstore Shelves

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Gluing labels onto bottles, plastic or glass, is now considered an old-fashioned and out of date technology. The best-looking products on the superstore shelves use pressure sensitive labels because they are an extremely effective marketing tool. Beverage Manufacturers Understand Their Market Many of the world’s top manufacturers have seen a substantial sales growth after changing to pressure sensitive labels and where bottles are returnable, for the benefit of recycling, these labels provide excellent solutions for the environment. There are many advantages of using pressure sensitive labels on glass and plastic bottles, for use as a display to help increase sales. The premium look of the label on the bottle increases the overall value and the product quality, as imagined by the potential purchaser. By removing the old style wet glue option, processing these sensitive labels is straightforward within the warehouse environment. For companies that still insist on printing directly onto the bottle, a change to pressure sensitive labels reduces the overall cost. Do the Labels Wear Away? Recent evidence suggests that the labels do not suffer when they are placed either in water full of ice or on display, by accident, in direct sunlight. Because the labels will not fade, there are no limits placed upon the design that you can invent for your product so that it reaches its maximum marketing position and is admired by potential customers. By seeking out the major companies that can provide these labels, you can begin an upgrade to the display of your products which is extremely helpful to customers as they see a modern design, rather than a traditional, out of date and older product. By upgrading your design, you can almost launch a new alcoholic or nonalcoholic drink product that is identical in content but presented in a more efficient and professional manner. Be the first to...

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Why Pharmaceutical Packaging Suppliers Must Think Beyond the Box

Mar 14, 17 Why Pharmaceutical Packaging Suppliers Must Think Beyond the Box

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Consumers for urgent pharmaceutical products may not be over concerned about the environmentally friendly options for the custom printed boxes, but when they return to purchase goods when they have time to browse, the thought behind sustainability may help provoke their decisions to purchase or refuse an item. Tradition Versus the Modern Requirements From the moment a pharmaceutical company begins to make decisions to plan for custom printed boxes, they are expected to think of the transparency that is required throughout the entire packaging process. Traditionally, it was the content of the pharmaceutical supplies that was the only important element of interest. In modern times, the customer is interested in the source of the packaging material, the methods used to print the display boxes, and all packaging should be sourced from sustainable materials. The modern customer requires the minimum amount of packaging around their product. As you approach the need for new custom printed boxes, it is no longer only the visual appeal that sells the product, which means that designers can consider smaller and stronger packaging to ensure the product is safe. Pharmaceutical companies are required to meet certain industry, government and consumer laws which describe their safety regulations. The purchaser requires the standards to be met and for the packaging to meet modern environmental proposals. When pharmaceutical companies require an upgrade to their printed boxes or are preparing for a new product launch, there are several conversations to be held with packaging solution companies to find the best balance to meet all the necessary criteria. When the packaging designers know they must begin by using eco-friendly materials throughout, the challenge is to find the best ways to present the boxes, through printing processes that bring less harm to the environment than traditional varieties. Be the first to...

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