An increase in productivity, savings, profit margins, and quality can be made by strategic automation of end of line processes. Not all packaging lines need to be fully automated to bring about greater efficiency. The level of automation needed depends greatly on the requirements of the packaging line and the ROI on automating certain processes.
Semi-automated lines rely on some level of workforce interface to maintain operations. There's a collaborative effort between equipment and employees along the line.
Fully automated systems are optimized for high speed production lines. They are the best solution for manufacturers with large production runs and a high number of products being produced daily with lower variation. These lines operate with little human interaction.
Whether you are starting from scratch, upgrading or adding to an existing system, you need to understand your current goals, requirements and performance level, while also considering your growth trajectory, so you can be sure that your investment will be future-proof.
As automation continues to transform manufacturing facilities, it’s crucial for packaging engineers to keep up with the latest automation trends and technologies. Manufacturers looking to semi or fully automate their packaging lines can request an Automation Assessment with our engineering team to discuss custom automation solutions.