Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Case Sealer Spotlight: Automatic Case Sealers

Combined with the right carton sealing tape, case sealers are the perfect piece of equipment to buy when companies need to optimize operational efficiency and reduce operational costs. Although packaging equipment manufacturers offer custom-made packaging solutions, they generally make machines that have a certain set of features and options.
Automatic case sealers are the most automated case sealing machines available on the market. The main advantage of having an automatic case sealer is that you don’t have to hire an operator to manually feed boxes into the machine or to fold flaps. Most automatic case sealers include automatic flap folders and indexers are an optional add-on to space boxes into the machine. Automatic case sealers are perfect in industries where one size box is used for most items.

Similar to the manual case sealers, automatic case sealers also come in random and fully automatic settings. Random fully automatic case sealers will automatically feed boxes, detect height and width, fold flaps and seal the top. Automatic case sealers come in a variety of models: auto top/bottom, auto sidedrive, auto quad-drive, auto edge, auto one edge and fruit box.
While all of these automatic case sealers eliminate the need for an operator, most of the machines come with different features and functions. Quad-drive case sealers allow for top drive and side drive heavy-duty applications, while auto edge case sealers are capable of uniform four edge case sealing, which is useful when pilfer proofing and protection from the outside environment is necessary. With these fantastic features, what else could companies ask for?

Keep in mind that boxes come in different sizes, which is why it is essential to have the appropriate case sealer for your particular business. Contact your local packaging equipment provider, or give a call, to get the information you need to purchase the right case sealer.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Case Sealer Spotlight: Manual Case Sealers

Case sealers come in a variety of forms, but this particular blog will focus on manual case sealers. Anyone who works in the packaging industry knows that case sealers are reliable, cost-effective and durable. These efficient machines help companies save money and time, and when it comes to packaging, case sealers are the final step in creating a professional looking seal for every product.

Manual case sealers are the least automated solution when it comes to case sealers. With manual case sealers, boxes are manually fed by hired operators. Operators also have to manually adjust the height and width of the machine for each box size. Additionally, operators must feed boxes in the machine and fold the flaps closed. Manual case sealers are most useful for applications where one size box is sealed for any given sealing shift.

For some manual case sealers, such as random case sealers, the machine automatically detects the height and width of each box with automatic sensors, and then it adjusts accordingly. Random case sealers are the perfect solution for businesses that use different-sized boxes for a large majority of items that need to be sealed. Adjustable manual case sealers, on the other hand, are the ideal machine for sealing uniformly sized carton boxes.
When you select the appropriate case sealer for your business and company, you will decrease production costs in no time. Case sealers don’t need very much maintenance, so checking the case sealer at each shift or at the end of the day is enough to maintain its maximum performance and efficiency. These helpful machines are utilized by the food, medical and pharmaceutical industries because each piece of equipment helps increase efficiency in the production line by saving time and mitigating mistakes. With an increase in productivity, companies can earn more without spending much money. A professional-looking seal that complements a productive packaging system is the perfect way to distribute goods and products to consumers.