Autobag 550 Bagging System Allows Co-Packer to Meet Increased Work Demand

Pre-Solution Application  The client, a logistics and contract packaging provider, was using flat poly bags with a tabletop impulse sealer for their kitting applications.  Additionally, they were printing labels and hand applying them to the bags.  They required a system to meet the increasing demand for their services, offer the ability to use multiple bags with … Continue reading Autobag 550 Bagging System Allows Co-Packer to Meet Increased Work Demand

The Linx 8900 Continuous InkJet Printer Provides Consistent Print with Minimal Effort to Aerosol Manufacturer

Pre-Solution Application The client, an aerosol and liquid filling manufacturer had several other models of continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers that were consistently unreliable.  These CIJ units caused significant downtime resulting in lost production time.  Along with the costs of repairs to units that were down, they were also required to pay a monthly service contract … Continue reading The Linx 8900 Continuous InkJet Printer Provides Consistent Print with Minimal Effort to Aerosol Manufacturer

Choosing a CIJ Printer: A 60-Second Analysis

Choosing a continuous inkjet (CIJ) printer can be complicated. Choosing what is right for you is always best done by working with a solutions representative. However, to get you started, it is best to know which manufacturers offer a specific key advantage you need- extended service intervals for more production time, lower maintenance costs, printing … Continue reading Choosing a CIJ Printer: A 60-Second Analysis

Marking Pallets: Branding vs. Printing

Marking your pallets' lead boards is an essential means of communicating information about the pallet or the timber from which it is constructed. Many manufacturers will mark their pallets with an electric brander or other pallet branding tool (see Figure 1). Figure 1   This traditional method of producing pallet markings is used by many … Continue reading Marking Pallets: Branding vs. Printing

The Linx 8920 and 8940 Models

The new Linx 8920 and Linx 8940 combine the proven benefits of the Linx 8900 with a series of additional enhancements that deliver even faster line speeds and easier set-up along with a further extension to service intervals, enabling the coders to deal with the most demanding of applications. A unique feature of the new … Continue reading The Linx 8920 and 8940 Models

Rising Turnover Costs in Manufacturing: Mitigation Through Automation

Employee turnover can be expensive. In fact, Josh Bersin of Deloitte believes the cost of losing an employee can range from tens of thousands of dollars to 1.5–2.0x the employee’s annual salary. These costs include hiring, onboarding, training, ramp time to peak productivity, the loss of engagement from others due to high turnover, and higher business … Continue reading Rising Turnover Costs in Manufacturing: Mitigation Through Automation

Shrink and Stretch Wrapping: Differences and Applications

"Go ahead and shrink wrap that pallet", my boss said before he walked out of the warehouse. I leaped into action only to waste 15 minutes searching for a shrink wrapper in the warehouse. There wasn't one. As my boss returned, he said to me in an annoyed voice, "Ok, what was confusing about shrink … Continue reading Shrink and Stretch Wrapping: Differences and Applications