Packaging machines are used throughout all aspects of packaging operations, including primary packaging to minor distribution packs. This includes all packaging processes: cleaning, filling, labeling, topping, packaging, dispensing, and palletizing. The equipment also assists with the assembly of finished products, from labeling to wrapping.
How to Packaging Machines Help Reduce Labor Costs
There are two types of packaging machines: front-load and top-load packaging machines. Top load packaging machines have only one head for packaging, and they require very little assembly after they are purchased. They can be purchased for less than $500, and most of them have a shelf life of ten years or more. The front-load packaging machines, on the other hand, use a series of containers that are connected in succession, each with its own blade for packaging.
Assembly-line packaging machines are designed for maximum efficiency in the manufacturing process. These units include all of the components required in the production of single items. For example, the large units may include the bag packer, the canner, and the slicer. All of these components are vital to the production of a single product, such as a box or a crate, and the manufacturer will place only the best individual items into each pack. In addition, many packaging machines include a rate control device, which allows the manufacturer to control costs for labor and overhead for an exact amount of time and material used in each individual item.