Friday, July 9, 2010

Bin Picking: The Latest Trend in Case Sealers and Automated Packaging

Companies are always looking for ways to increase overall productivity while lowering production costs. introduced a new market research report discussing how “Bin Picking” can potentially offer great efficiency in the production, material handling, and packaging industries. For as low as $1500, those in the packaging industry can acquire a digital copy of the intensive and in-depth report on automated bin picking systems, while $2250 grants you a department license. Published this June, the market report on bin picking provides an executive summary on technologies used, supplier and market overviews, and turnkey concepts, to name a few.

Titled “Industrial Automation – Market Report Bin Picking”, the report discusses what bin picking really is and how it can greatly affect automated packaging with case sealers and carton sealing machines. Bin picking reduces manual repetitive work while increasing productivity. The process of bin picking has recently garnered interest due to the difficult market situations of today’s economy. The financial crisis has prompted packaging industries to search for other means to open up efficiency and cost reduction with automated processes of sealing boxes with case sealers.

Bin picking, which, simply put, is the automated unloading of unsorted parts from transport boxes to a bin or pallet, is now being applied to the aerospace, automotive, food & packaging, logistics, and pharmaceutical industries because of the great potential it offers. A comprehensive market report is now available, presenting an extensive survey of how bin picking is used on automated packaging systems through case sealers and carton sealing machines.

Providing in-depth reviews into customer requirements, technologies, products, and turnkey solutions, the market report on “Bin Picking” additionally provides information about turnkey suppliers, system integrators, product and component manufacturers from outside Europe and North America. Data sources come from direct interviews conducted with the companies. Additional research has also been generated on the internet, trade shows, presentations, publications, and conferences.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Getting to know more about adjustable manual case sealers

Adjustable manual case sealers are’s most popular items, and for good reason. Whether you need to seal a 0.5” high carton or a 50” high carton, there is an adjustable manual case sealer to help do that for you efficiently. This type of case sealer requires an operator to feed and fold the flaps of the carton before putting it into the machine. Having your own adjustable manual case sealer makes your production line more efficient, and your business more productive.

There are many types of adjustable manual case sealers—different machines for different purposes. Here are some:

1. Manual Sidedrive Series. This is the most popular case sealer in BestPack’s catalogue. The Sidedrive MS has been proven to be most efficient in sealing uniform carton applications.

2. MT Series Sealers. This is the first case sealer designed by BestPack. It is best known for its economical price tag and rugged dependability. Additionally, it has the only model that can seal a 0.5” high carton.

3. Bottomdrive MB. The bottom belt drive system on this case sealer makes it ideal for light to medium seal application.

4. Quaddrive MQ. For heavy duty sealing action, this is the recommended case sealer. It is designed to meet light to heavyweight carton closure applications. It uniquely utilized four belt drives for more precision and stability.

5. Side-sealing MTSS. For cartons that need to be filled and sealed on the side, this case sealer is the machine to use.

6. One edge sealers. This unique one edge case sealer is one of its kind. It is best used for clam shell boxes.

7. Packing/bottom flap folding stations. This machine is the predecessor of one of BestPack’s flagship case sealers. It provides the operator with the added convenience of folding the carton flaps and holding a carton in place while the operator is working on filling the box.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Case Sealers, Plastic Boxes, and the Art of Reusing Packaging Materials

Case sealers are machines that automatically or manually pack cardboard or corrugated boxes. Because of the big reduction in production costs they offer, case sealers can be used to reuse old packaging materials such as cardboard boxes and/or plastic boxes.

Sustainability works with reusing packaged designs such as corrugated boxes. Consumers are becoming aware of and trending toward environment-friendly products, and packaging equipment such as case sealers are no different. What the green market wants are eco-friendly products that can be recycled or reused for ten or more times.

What consumers are interested in are products that can be used multiple times to save not only money, but the environment as well. A box made of plastic is something consumers can appreciate. Corrugated boards, the latest in a string of eco-friendly packaging products, has components similar to those of plastic boxes. Manufactured from layers of fluted material placed in between sheets of plastic, plastic boxes basically offer the same features of corrugated boxes. By adjusting the fluting and liner sheets to be thicker or thinner, plastic boxes can be made lighter or heavier duty. Plastic boxes are also capable of being cut into almost any design or size, including RSC or a die cut reclosable mailer.
Corrugated boxes and plastic boxes should not be used to compete against one another, as they are useful for different reasons. Plastic boxes are used for closed loop or round trip situations where the box and its higher initial cost can be recovered. Plastic boxes are more expensive, but the cost can be justified so long as they can be reused multiple times. Plastic boxes are durable and washable, and made of plastic resin from oil or natural gas.

Packaging corrugated boxes and plastic boxes can be managed easily through machines such as case sealers, which help save time and production costs with their durability and efficiency. BestPack offers case sealers that are automatic and manual, based on your company’s needs and requirements.