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The Most Popular Automated Packaging Machines

Packaging automation can provide your company with more resources where it matters and will make your packaging process more efficient by cutting out the inconsistencies of human labor. There are many types of machines in the industry, and they all provide you with benefits such as lower labor costs, consistent materials usage, reduced stress on employees, even improved production speed and quality control. PackEdge carries the most popular automated systems in the industry. Each one serves a ...

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Why Shouldn't You HanD Wrap Pallets?

Wrapping pallets is critical for securing your loads and ensuring a safe arrival of your products. Many companies rely on workers to hand wrap their pallets, believing that this is the most cost-effective and simplest solution. However, hand-wrapping pallets comes with a whole host of challenges that decrease efficiency and increase labor costs. Robopac offers some insight as to some of the problems that come along with hand wrapping pallets:

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The REAL Cost of Damaged Products

Every business knows that damaged products are a drain on the bottom line. However, it’s much more than just the cost of the product itself. A damaged product sends a ripple through your entire production.

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The Best Stretch Wrappers for the Woodworking Industry

The woodworking industry requires special considerations and tools. It often involves packaging and shipping heavy objects – like pallets of wood – or uniquely-sized objects – like cabinets. What’s the best way to wrap these items? Today, we’ll break down the best stretch wrappers for the woodworking industry, so you can find the right tool for your application. 

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6 Tips for Increasing Efficiency in Your Packaging Operation [Infographic]

Packaging is a necessary step in most warehouses, manufacturing plants and distribution centers, but it’s also an enormous operation itself. With such a huge variety in packaging equipment,  supplies and needs – not to mention various teams working in the same area – it can be easy to lose efficiency. 

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Why Packaging Automation is Crucial for Pharmacies

COVID-19 has had a major impact all facets of life, but those in the healthcare industry have been particularly impacted. For pharmacies who have largely remained open throughout lockdowns and who are facing an increased demand for medication, spending time packaging products is a low priority. For these pharmacies, packaging automation can ease the load by handling the tedious process of packaging prescriptions. 

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Tips for Choosing Memorable Packaging

  As consumers are breaking records with online purchasing, they also have the opportunity to compare packaging of different retailers. Consider how packaging impacts future purchase decisions, from the condition that products arrive to the perceived care taken in packaging the purchase. Customers rate all aspects of their purchases, including the packaging and unboxing e xperiences. How does your packaging influence online sales?

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6 Common Shrink Wrapping Problems (And How to Solve Them)

Shrink wrap is critical for securing your items and ensuring a safe arrival, but poor shrink wrap detracts from the impression of quality of your products and in some cases may pose a hazard to your product. If you are having shrink wrapping abnormalities, we are here to help diagnose and solve the issue. Here are 6 common shrink wrapping problems and how to solve them.

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How to Choose the Right Shrink Tunnel

Shrink film provides benefits for a variety of applications. Shrink film is tamper-evident and enhances package security. It offers excellent clarity for retail appeal. Shrink film can be custom printed as a shrink-sleeve label for your products. Some types of shrink film complies with FDA and USDA regulations governing direct contact food packaging. With the variety of shrink wrap equipment options and the range of shrink film types and labeling options, it can be difficult to know what the ...

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Guide to Choosing the Best Packing Supplies

The perfect packaging for your product does exist and we are here to help you find it. Deciding what is right for your operation is a careful consideration of budget, method of transportation, your customer and type of products. In this blog you’ll find all the considerations you need to make when trying to choose the best packaging supplies.

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What is Stretch Film Used For?

Keeping your shipments safe and secure during transit is one of the top concerns for most businesses. One of the most commonly-used products for this purpose is stretch film. But what is stretch film and what is it used for?

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How to Choose the Right Void-Fill for Your Package

Every shipper wants to find the perfect balance between low shipping cost and the safe arrival of the shipped product. Items broken or damaged in shipment due to improper packaging can be costly to your bottom line and costly to your reputation with your customers. Let’s walk through how to choose the right void fill for your package.

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How to Choose Between Hand Stretch Film and Machine Stretch Film

Stretch film is critical for wrapping products to secure them to each other and the pallet. Stretch wrapped loads are more secure during transportation. Stretch wrap provides containment for a variety of load shapes and sizes. When you’re shipping palletized products, stretch film is a necessity to avoid damage. There are two main categories of stretch wrap: hand stretch film and machine stretch film. If you’re not sure which one is right for your product, read on to learn the difference ...

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How Custom Packaging Can Cut Costs

Nothing is more disruptive to the shipping process than oversized packages or odd-shaped items. How to ship these sorts of packages poses a problem. A common solution is to simply place the item in a larger box, overstuff with protective materials and hope for the best. Many business owners erroneously believe this method is more cost-effective than custom packaging because the upfront costs are lower.

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Ways to Improve your Packaging Operation

Automate your operation Utilize different technologies Cube Technology R-connect Inventory Management Efficiency is key to managing a productive and profitable packaging operation. Packaging is often a second thought to consumers, but it is at the forefront of most business owner’s minds. Packaging is essential to moving products safely and effectively. Packaging processes used to rely heavily on physical labor and diligent efforts, but they are now most efficient as part of an automated ...

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IMPORTANT: COVID-19 Impact on PackEdge Corporation

  March 25, 2020   To Our Valued Business Partners, When determining the course of action for our company during Governor Walz’  Stay at Home order, issued on March 25, 2020 we consulted the Department of Homeland Security’s guidelines for essential operations; specifically the “Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce: Ensuring Community and National Resilience in COVID-19 Response Version 1.0 (March 19, 2020)”. 

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Be There Without Being There

Modern technology is everywhere. Video doorbell cameras allow us to see who is at our front door even though we may be hundreds of miles away on vacation creating a sense of safety. Cameras at daycares allow moms and dads to check in throughout the day while at work to see how their children’s day is going. For your end of line packaging and shipping operation, most of us know that a problem has occurred when you hear that a machine is down from one of your operators. We know what our film ...

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