Monday, August 15, 2011

How a 6” Inch Tape Saved the Lives of Clothing Companies

Clothing companies have been reported to lose millions of dollars due to packaging mismanagement. Theft, pilferage, and added packaging costs have all contributed to the profit loss of clothing companies. Additionally, the current standard of using 2” or 3” packing tape through manual labor is also another reason why clothing companies suffer from profit loss.

Recent updates in packaging technology and standards revealed that 6” packing tapes and the use of automatic taping machines are the best solutions to prevent pilferage of clothing packages. Automated solutions can greatly help save in packaging costs because of less use of manual labor while also creating a more consistent seal on boxes.

The wider 6” packing tape is a cost-effective packaging solution due to the instantaneously decreased packaging costs from the prevention of lost and stolen goods. The wider 6” packing tape prevents major flaps from opening without breaking the seal of the box. There is also less excessive and expensive use of tape when compared to companies using a 4-edge seal and water-activated gummed tape to belly band the boxes.

As for packaging equipment, 6” random automated taping machines offer a more professional and consistent seal on boxes. Packaging materials, such as boxes, are also more efficient with the removal of the extra 1.5” on each major flap. This saves not only on packaging costs but on packing tapes as well. The wide 6” packing tape renders the extra flaps unnecessary, thus creates savings which can be allotted into other packaging equipment. With this packing equipment, companies can save up to $30/day, which means saving up to $10,800/year.

The right combination of installing new 6” random semi-automatic taping machines and 6” acrylic printed packing tapes can save millions of dollars for clothing companies. Packaging costs greatly reduce while producing a more professional and consistent look for boxes.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Choosing Between a Side Drive and Bottom Belt Drive Taping Machine

Previously, we highlighted some of the main features of a side drive taping machine. Aside from having a larger carton range of 4.25” and a roller bed to allow for a more stable box throughput, a side drive taping machine also has two motor drives to pull the box through.

While most packaging industries prefer side drive taping machines, there are still businesses that opt for bottom belt drive taping machines. What exactly are the features of a bottom belt drive taping machine?

The best thing about a bottom belt drive taping machine is that it isn't expensive, which means that there is no need for a big budget. Smaller companies may prefer bottom belt drive taping machines because the initial capital investment is inexpensive. The minimum carton height required to operate a bottom belt drive taping machine is only 3” compared to a side drive taping machine's 3.5”. It also has the capability to seal up to 40 cases or boxes per minute. Aside from its uniform sealing capacity, bottom belt drive taping machines also has adjustable legs so insertion comes easy into any packaging line.
The telescopic mast design of the bottom belt drive taping machines is perfect for heavy-duty packaging and the electronic parts that comprise the taping machine are all UL-approved. To create a professional-looking seal, bottom belt drive taping machines have a built-in guide rail centering mechanism to ensure that all boxes are consistently sealed.

For small businesses and companies with a limited budget on packaging equipment costs, the bottom belt drive taping machine is a great option because it is a good packaging machine for its price. prides itself in manufacturing bottom belt drive taping machines that are known for its trouble-free operation. With years of experience to back up, its technological expertise is not only reliable but trustworthy too.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

When to Use Side Drive Taping Machines

The main feature of a side drive taping machine is its side belt drives that form the core of its operation; however, there are other benefits to using side drive taping machines that most packaging companies do not realize.

Most side drive taping machines work via the side drive pulleys on the system. Additionally, side drive taping machines are powered by two motor drives that pull the box through. The motor’s drives have to be powerful and stable enough to not cause wear and tear on the boxes that pass through the taping machine.
When choosing between other taping machines and a side drive case sealer, it is important to keep in mind that side drive taping machines are designed for optimal light and heavy duty operations. This box taping machine is also engineered for performance with an operator adjustable feed system, which means that it can be manually operated by an employee of the company for better control.

The taping machine's side drive movement seals boxes with a rate of 40 boxes/minute; this makes it extremely efficient especially for big industrial companies. Other features of the side drive taping machine worth mentioning are its larger carton range with a minimum width of 4.25”, a roller bed that prevents wear and tear on the motors and that provides for a more stable box throughput, and a shorter footprint., a packaging equipment manufacturer, has a wide selection of side drive taping machines that are certainly more efficient as they are engineered only with the highest manufacturing quality. Side drive taping machines built by are sturdier – they can hold up against heavy boxes that bang up against the machine. Additionally, the bed height can be adjusted as well as the width and height on both sides of the taping machine. With four exclusive rollers of the top compression unit, BestPack's side drive taping machines are definitely superior to other competing brands.