Sunday, May 30, 2010

Case Sealers vs. Carton Sealers: What’s the Difference?

Carton sealers are known by many names, including: box taper, box sealer, case taper and case sealer. Although many packaging equipment manufacturers use carton sealers, case sealers are still just as popular. With the same function and specialization, case sealers are made for businesses that need to package at least 150 boxes per day. Case sealers lighten up the load by reducing labor costs while at the same time providing immediate return on investment.

Case sealers are available in uniform and random, including: uniform semi-automatic case sealers, uniform automatic case sealers and random case sealers. Semi-automatic case sealers are operator-fed, adjustable carton sealing machines that cater to light and heavy duty uniform case closure applications. BestPack’s MBD series of case sealers has four adjustable legs for quick height adjustments for production lines. Uniform automatic case sealers, on the other hand, allows omission of either or both top and bottom closures. Also, most uniform case sealers offer L-clip capabilities and cartridges.
Random case sealers are operator fed and automatically adjust to the size of the incoming box. These types of case sealers are perfect for applications that use a variety of different size boxes. Random case sealers are also available in both semi-automatic which needs an operator, and automatic which is operator free. Case sealers provide low cost automation to clients needing automated case sealers within a budgeted price.

Do not be confused with the names and terms used by the packaging industry. As long as the packaging equipment serves its purpose – that is, to provide professional-looking and secured packages – then there shouldn’t be a problem with the name given. Contact your local packaging equipment manufacturer to inquire about their services. Keep in mind, some manufacturers throw in free installation and training services while others offer huge discounts on packaging equipment such as carton sealers and carton sealing tapes.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Choosing the Right Carton Sealer or Packaging Equipment

There are many factors to consider when purchasing packaging equipment, the most important being the client’s budget. Additionally, other important aspects to consider include the following…
Technical capabilities
Labor requirements
Worker safety
Maintainability, serviceability, reliability, flexibility (change-over, materials, etc.)
Ability to integrate into the packaging line, capital cost
Floor space
Energy usage
Quality of outgoing packages
Efficiency, productivity
Return on investment

Keeping these in mind, here is a list of the most common packaging equipment purchased by businesses:

Vacuum Packaging Machines

Bottle Caps Equipment - Over-Capping, Lidding, Closing, Seaming and Sealing Machines; bottle caps are closures used to seal the openings of various bottle types. With the help of bottle cap equipment, bottles are sealed professionally and consistently.

Box, Case and Tray Forming, Packing, Unpacking, Closing and Sealing Machines

Carton Sealing Machines – Carton sealing machines offer a great way of saving on packaging costs while increasing productivity. With carton sealers, boxes are formed through erecting, closing, folding, side seaming or sealing.
Cleaning, Sterilizing, Cooling and Drying Machines

Converting Machines

Conveyor Belts – This piece of packaging equipment consists of two or more pulleys with a rotating belt. Conveyor belts come in different engineering designs such as screw conveyors, vibrating conveyors, pneumatic conveyors, and roller conveyors.

Feeding, Orienting, Placing and Related Machines

Palletizing, Depalletizing, Unit Load Assembly – A pallet is a flat structure that can be transported and supports goods while being carried by a forklift or any other jacking device. Pallets come in different forms: stringer, block, and perimeter based pallets.

Shrink Wrap Machines – Shrink wrap machines apply shrink wrap over products. Shrink wraps are manufactured to shrink in one direction or in both directions. They are used to pack books, CDs, DVDs, and even buildings.

Whether you decide to purchase a shrink wrap machine or carton sealing tape, always contact your local packaging equipment manufacturer to get the best deals on your packaging equipment.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Analyzing the Growth of the Packaging Industry, Thanks to Efficient Packaging Equipment

The growth of the packaging industry relies heavily on the types of packaging available. Additionally, the rate of growth varies across the different industries that use these highly durable products. For example, the growth rate of the beverage industry is 3.2% whereas the health care industry has a growth of 5%. In total, various markets report that the domestic packaging market shares 29% of the global market which is equivalent to $124 billion. In financial terms, the capital reaches a total of $433 billion.

The packaging industry can be divided into four segments based on the types of materials used – including plastic, glass, paper and board, and metal. The largest of these segments is the paper and board packaging industry with a total market share of 35%. Food and beverages, on the other hand, shares approximately 40% of the overall global packaging market, with 18% coming from the beverage industry alone.

Researchers predict that the packaging industry will be even more successful in the next few years because the overall economy is, to some extent, largely dependent on these products and equipment. Businesses that use efficient packaging equipment such as carton sealers and carton sealing tapes save more on packaging equipment due to each product’s efficiency and speed.
Carton sealers, for example, are reliable, cost-effective, and durable. They help achieve a professional and consistent seal, which creates a more productive packaging system. Carton sealers range from adjustable manual and random manual to adjustable fully automatic and random fully automatic. Regardless of what your company needs, packaging equipment manufacturers offer efficient packaging solutions that cater to every business in every industry.

Carton sealing tapes, on the other hand, are available in hot melt and acrylic. These products also come in a variety of styles such as printable and printed. Specially formulated carton sealing tapes boast of consistent film quality for a perfect seal on boxes and other packaging material. If you’re interested in purchasing packaging equipment, contact your local packaging equipment manufacturer. The most helpful companies will offer discounted rates that include product installation and training.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

1.6 mil Tape Price With 1.8 mil Tape Strength

As a result of our years of experience both working with and manufacturing carton and tape sealing products, we’ve been able to develop a new line of tapes that, while thinner than standard sealers, are just as strong as, if not stronger than, conventional sealing tape. Standard sealing tapes from our competitors often feature low micron counts and lack flexibility, resulting in a lack of strength and a lack of security for your products. Our tape, conversely, is 22 micron cast, features a tensile strength rating of 15, and allows for 110% elongation. What this means is that, when you use our tape, you’re also afforded a certain comfort of mind knowing that your package will get to wherever it’s going intact.

The extraordinary strength of our tape allows for thinner lengths of it to be just as strong as, if not stronger, than tapes of standard thickness. For example, the seal quality of our 1.6 millimeter tape often outperforms a competitor’s 1.8 millimeter tape. For businesses, this translates into lower material costs which, of course, means higher profit margins and more savings which can be invested elsewhere or dedicated to other, more important resources.

Here at BestPack, we test our tapes to ensure that their seal is sustainable through a wide range of temperatures, and are manufactured in ISO 9001 and 14001 facilities so that they conform to the absolute highest standards of quality. As a result our tapes have gained a significant amount of recognition in the pharmaceutical and medical industries.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Carton Sealer 101

In any business, efficiency is vital. A business needs a reliable system in place to ensure uniformity and high quality, professional-looking output at all times. For business processes such as packaging, there are tools and machines that can help entrepreneurs keep up with the demand of their business without sacrificing quality. One such tool is a carton sealer. BestPack, an online company specializing in packaging equipment and packaging automation machines, offer customers four kinds of carton sealers.

1. Adjustable fully automatic - This type of carton sealer doesn’t need a human operator to feed boxes and fold the flaps. This is perfect for applications where boxes with only one size are used for each shift. On the other hand, because this machine is adjustable, you can manually adjust the height and width for each box size when every shift ends.

2. Adjustable manual - The adjustable manual carton sealer requires the presence of an operator to fold flaps of boxes and feed them into the machine. This is perfect for applications where boxes with only one size are being sealed for a given shift.

3. Random manual - Like the adjustable manual carton sealer, this one also needs an operator. This machine detects height and width with automatic sensors and is therefore ideal for companies that use different size boxes on the same shift.

4. Random fully automatic - This carton sealer is what automated packaging is all about. For this machine, no operator is required, and the machine automatically detects height and weight, feeds boxes, folds flaps and seals the box—it is automated sealing at its finest.

There’s a reason why the store is called BestPack. Visit to purchase cost-effective packaging solutions, like carton sealers, that will set your business apart from the rest.