Packaging Processes Have Moved On, Have You?

Automation is everywhere these days, from self-driving cars to smart home devices, it seems like we’re all on a mission to make life a little easier. Which asks the question, when was the last time you reviewed your packaging process? And could you benefit from exploring the new automated capabilities they now hold?

Packaging Automation

Automation can be implemented across various stages of the packaging process, from box forming to labelling and palletising. The idea is to only get what you need, starting small with automation modules and expanding as needed, allowing for growth and adaptation to your changing business requirements.

Each Stage at a Glance

Measuring Station: Using sensors to measure dimension and weight.

Box Production: Corrugated or die-cutters will cut, fold and glue your box into the desired shape.

Box Forming: Taking flat card and shaping it into the desired form.

Coupling Box and Product: Utilising pick and place machines, robotic arms, or conveyor belts to handle the product in position.

Box Closing: Sealing the box securely.

Labelling: With sensors and actuators attached as predetermined.

Palletising: Stacking boxes onto pallets in a certain pattern, often with a control system to optimise the stack.

Benefits of Packaging Automation

Firstly, automation leads to substantial labour savings by reducing the need for manual intervention in packaging processes. This not only cuts down on labour costs but also minimises the risk of human error, resulting in higher quality outputs and reduced wastage, saving multiple costs around the business.

Automation will also drive increased productivity by enabling packaging processes to run faster and more consistently. Tasks that once took hours to complete can now be accomplished in a fraction of the time, helping to meet tight deadlines and customer demands with ease.

Is Automation Right for You?

Before you take the automation plunge, it’s worth taking stock of where you stand. Assess factors such as production volume, product variability, and budget. Conducting a thorough analysis of these factors can help determine the potential return on investment (ROI) of purchasing an automation packaging machinery and justify the initial investment costs.

Ribble Packaging are here to help

By leveraging packaging automation, businesses like yours can reap the benefits of packaging automation and achieve significant cost savings, improve productivity, and deliver higher quality products to customers. So why wait? Take the first step towards streamlining your packaging processes today.

If you want to speak about your packaging needs in greater detail, get in contact or call us at Ribble Packaging on 0161 284 9000. With over 80 years of packaging expertise, we help streamline your packaging processes to reduce waste and restore profits.

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