Reasons and Benefits
Case sealing is automating the process of packing products into boxes. Hand taping can be time consuming and wasteful. By moving from hand taping to machine sealing, you can see an increase in productivity and decrease in materials costs.
With case sealers at the end of production lines, facilities can reduce labor in this process by 50%, resulting in thousands of hours saved annually. In addition, sealing machine does not waste excess material due to human error but it uses only the exact amount of tape required.
The automation of case sealing process automatically leads to:
- 30% tape savings for each case
- 600% increased productivity
- Securely sealed cases
- Improved packaging appearance
We at Betelgius have a wide range of automatic and semi-automatic case sealing machines to meet every application and need.
6 main reasons to install a case sealer in your facility
1. Increase your output
Doing more with less is the mantra of the new workplace. With a case sealer at the end of your line that is sealing faster than manual sealing rates, you’re automatically doing more with less. Faster sealing rates mean less production time and higher production output on a daily basis. 1 person using a case sealer can process, in 5 minutes, what someone hand sealing can do in 30 minutes.
2. Eliminate double taping and reduce tape usage
Ever received a box at home or at your office that seems to have a dozen pieces of tape across the top to seal it? With a case sealer, one strip of tape is applied in a consistent seal, eliminating multiple reapplications of tape that someone may add with a hand-sealer to ensure complete closure.
3. Eliminate uneven tape lengths and positions
By regulating the length and position of all of the tape placed on each carton, you will eliminate the wasted excess tape found on many boxes today.
4. Enhanced packaging
With machine sealing, there is no misaligned tape or over-taped cases. The cases are clean and professional looking.
5. Increased security for your products
Between 8 and 11% of boxes shipped arrive at their destination damaged in some way. And it’s usually improper tape application that is cited as one of the top reasons for that damage. A stronger tape when automating the packaging process reduces the chance of the tape peeling off during transportation and storage, securing the product inside.
6. Reduce employee injuries and downtime
Hand taping can cause body strains and injuries in employees. By automating the case sealing, you are eliminating the likelihood of fatigue, downtime, and strain injuries
In today’s atmosphere of economic uncertainty, it is increasingly important to take a look at your present procedures, materials, and equipment. By installing a case sealer at the end of your lines, you have the potential of saving thousands of dollars each year in materials and labor, while increasing your output and production quality.
What kind of case sealer do you need?
A case sealer works by driving a case (or box) through two tape dispensing cartridges. These cartridges apply tape to the box as it travels through the machine.
There are four main types of machines:
- Uniform Semi-Automatic: adjustable, operator-fed machines that process cases of the same size and style. Suitable for lines where long series of uniform cases are processed.
- Random Semi-Automatic: operator-fed machines that automatically adjust for each size case processed. Suitable for lines where different sized cases are processed in succession through a single case sealer.
- Uniform Automatic: operator-free machines that process same sized cases. For heavy runs and consistent production flow.
- Random Automatic: operator-free machine that processes random sized cases in succession. These machines will sequence the cases entering the machine, adjust for length, width, and height of the case before sealing the case.
In conclusion, the advantage of automating the case sealing process leads to:
By moving from hand taping to machine sealing, you can see an increase in productivity and decrease in materials costs. An average of 2-4 cm of tape per box is the economy, without counting the waste resulting from manual labor.
Hand sealing boxes doesn’t seem like it would be something big, but it is highly labor intensive. A case sealer can process 600% faster than someone hand sealing. This opens up great opportunities for workforce reallocation or optimization.
Another cost saving initiative that switching to a case sealer can provide is an increase in safety on your facility’s floor.
Using a case sealer ensures ergonomically correct working conditions; this allows workers to experience far less physically intensive strains, including lifting, reaching, bending, twisting, and gripping.
When you picture integrating a case sealer into your production line, what do you have in mind? Do you want an operator to play a role in the sealing process, or do you prefer to run a fully automated process on a production line equipped with conveyors?
At Betelgeus we can help you choose which packing solutions is best suited for your business needs. For more information, send inquiry.