Of course, automation improves productivity, but it can also reduce costs in so many other ways. Most of the Significant Six – the packaging costs that could be hiding throughout your operation – can be reduced by automation. It can save you space, time and reduce transport costs while preventing damage to shipped goods and to your reputation.
Packing, lidding, sealing and labelling are all done automatically. All your packer has to do is put the goods into a tray.
With so much of the process done automatically, there is less need for pack benches. Some clients report a 50% reduction in space.
Box types and sizes are consolidated. Along with just in time delivery, this frees up storage space for other uses.
Auto-boxing packs more efficiently into a smaller number of box types. This means more can be loaded per pallet, so fewer truck journeys are needed to ship the same volume of goods.
The boxes used in automation are light but strong. Efficiently packed goods are well protected and product damage is significantly reduced.
Easy to open, well packed boxes that protect the goods keep customers happy and reflect well on your business.
Your products are automatically sealed in addressed packs in a fraction of the time of manual packing.
The automation reduces the need for pack benches.
Bags take up very little storage space and the highly efficient process minimises use of materials.
The packs are the perfect fit for the product, easy to open and easy to dispose of.
Bubble wrap is bulky but solutions like the New Air IB Express machine will inflate it on demand so storage space is dramatically reduced.
The bubble can be inflated and dispensed at a set length to reduce waste and ensure packers do not overfill boxes. It can also be delivered to pack benches via hoppers and inflated on demand.
Air cushions provide exceptional product protection, especially if packs are dropped.
Bubble wrap is so effective there is no need for excessive void fill and can simply be reused by customers wishing to make returns.
Paper cushioning solutions are perfect when it comes to optimising your warehouse floor – one block of paper can replace around three bags of loose fill.
Typically paper cushioning machines require minimal room and are quick and easy to install.
Reduce material costs and improve productivity
Material is dispensed quickly, speeding up packing time. Semi-automatic machines can cut your void fill to pre-set lengths, ensuring that packers do not over pack boxes. This reduces waste packaging and increases material yield.
Paper cushioning offers great protection in transit and delivers an eco-friendly finish to your packs. Some options can also be printed to deliver a complete brand experience to your customers.
There are a number of semi-automatic Geami machines available to speed up your packing operation.
Automatic tape machines can be programmed to dispense pre-set lengths of tape, speeding up the packing process and ensuring increased yield from your tape.
Semi or fully automatic case tapers simultaneously apply pressure-sensitive tape to the top and bottom seams of packed cartons.
Consistency of application of tape can ensure that it does not break away from the box, which makes the whole parcel tougher and more secure.
Automated Tape Machines provide consistently neat and secure sealing.
Shipments look neat and professional and the products are very well protected.
Automatic stretch machinery is fast and prevents film breaks. Also, because it is automatic, your team can be busy collecting the next pallet while the wrapping takes care of itself.
AdPak’s innovative spiral wrapping machinery also improves productivity. The solution is ideal for more awkward shaped items, wrapping both long products and ring-shaped products –making it an ideal solution for the construction, engineering and industrial sectors.
Stretch wrapping machines also prevent load twisting and crushing. Auto wrapped loads are more likely to arrive in perfect condition.
A wide range of semi and fully automated pack solutions are available to speed up your packing operation.
Offering flexibility to pack any length of product, these systems reduce material waste and maximise your packaging yield.
We offer machines suitable for vacuum packing, shrink packing, form fill sealing and continuous bad sealing.
Shrink wrapping delivers great pack integrity and durability, reducing the likelihood of damages in transit.
We offer a printed polythene print service to personalise your packaging and deliver the complete brand experience to your customer.
Automated strapping machines speed up throughput and ensure consistency of application to guarantee load containment.
Machinery will cut the strapping and adjust the tension to ensure product damage is minimised and items are sealed securely during transit.