When a company has a large number of products to fill, package, and distribute, adding automation can make a significant difference. Manufacturers can select between semi-automated or fully-automated packing solutions. Deciding which is better depends on how important factors such as product consistency, worker safety, productivity, and profitability are. Companies that choose to work with automation enjoy the following significant advantages.
1. Increased Flexibility
Modern packaging and filling machines can accommodate various designs. With this increased flexibility, fewer machines are required to package a diverse range of products. Adjusting for shape, size, and package structure is not an issue for automated packaging machines.
2. Reduced Human Error
Human error can often delay and undermine productivity. Packaging automation can remove manual labor from the more precise packaging processes. This can help assure that the critical parts of the packaging process run well and that your output is not disrupted.
3. Product Consistency
Packaging automation decreases deviation in the final products. Automation guarantees that products are packaged consistently to meet producer and consumer expectations. If consistency isn’t guaranteed, manufacturers can lose money by disposing of products that don’t meet standards. Automation can help when packing fragile or irregularly-sized items that are vulnerable to damage and have specific requirements.
Semi-Automated and Fully Automated Packaging Systems
Semi-automated packaging systems can work with a small workforce, with the workers present to ensure that the machines function. If a production floor issue occurs, a worker can step in to keep the line running without losing valuable productivity.
When you incorporate fully automated packaging systems, machines take over the entire packing process. Automation is especially valuable in pharmaceutical industries, where human error can account for most packing deviations.
Using some form of packaging automation can do wonders to cut extra costs and boost product quality and consistency. If you want a guaranteed way to boost your productivity, automation can help.
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For over 70 years, FILAMATIC has provided a wide range of molten filling machines to the liquid packaging market. We create flexible, customized solutions for every stage of your business growth. Whether you require a single semi-automatic machine, a complete inline turnkey solution, or a fully-automated Monobloc system, we have the liquid filling experience to exceed your expectations.