All businesses need to look at ways to cut costs to make them more efficient, or they will fall by the wayside and be overtaken by competitors that are running their companies in the most cost-effective manner. One way to ensure your business is running at its optimum potential is to look at packaging automation. This can save time, money, and help to make your business more productive.
Robotics And The Latest Technology In Packaging Automation
Robotics and the latest technology are both playing their part in packaging automation. For instance, have you ever tried making boxes from flat packs? It can be very time consuming and you have no guarantee that you will get the box square. However, with case erectors, such as the ones developed by INSITE Packaging, you will see how simple this process can be. With robotic pick and pass, which means fewer parts are needed, and the latest technology in all its functions, these case erectors run smoothly and without the noise older machines were known for.
Robotics is often viewed as a way of helping the manufacturing industries, but it can also be used to give greater control over other processes as well, such as with packaging automation. It also enables simple control panels that make the machinery very easy to use.
A Return On Your Investment
As with any piece of equipment you buy, you need to know that you will get a return on your investment in packaging automation. Automation can reduce headaches in your packaging processes and unlock efficiency. It allows members of staff to spend their time doing more valuable jobs and increases their productivity. This efficiency has helped to increase sales of this type of equipment and the global market for packaging machinery exceeded $41 billion in 2017.
The machines and equipment for packaging products are evolving all the time, with new innovations being added to make them even more efficient, and your business more productive. The more efficiently productive your business is, the more profit you will make and the bigger the return on your investment.
Keeping Your Operators Safe
Safety should always be a top priority for any type of machinery, no matter what its purpose is. As an employer, you have a legal responsibility to ensure that your working environment is safe, so it is good to know that packaging automation machinery comes with guards where needed to protect your workers.
Some of them even have full-length guard doors that provide excellent safety for your operators, and will only allow full access to the machine when it is switched off. As an example, they may need to replenish the stock of sealing tape in a machine. The way the machines work, this can only be done when the machine is turned off, meaning there is no risk to the employee undertaking the task.
Making your business as efficient as possible is vital if you want it to succeed, and packaging automation is just one way of helping to achieve this goal.