With the exception of high-speed production lines, most of the production lines in Asia today are not fully automated.Most of the investment is for capacity expansion or automation, which helps with primary packaging.In addition to the shell seal, the end of the line automation is usually left for later use, or completely ignored.
But so far!End-of-line packaging for automated production lines is a trend that is snowballing gateways to many factories in Asia.This is the last difficult problem to realize the ambition of factory automation packaging production line.The end of the production line, also known as three-level packaging, is exactly what it means --End of packing line.
Basically, the end packaging of the production line covers everything after the secondary packaging system e.g.Labeling machine (for bottles) or flowing packaging and Toner (for food or non-food)food items).The equipment commonly referred to as the end machine of the production line includes a boxing box, a boxing box or a crate Packer, a shrink baler, a packing stacker and a packing Packer.
Low labor cost, manual packaging is the most reasonable choice for the end packaging of the production line.In many ways, the end-of-line packaging of today's Asian factories is where their European and American counterparts are in their early 80 s and 90 s.A range of factors, including increased labor costs, strict work environment and safety laws, and reduced statutory working hours, have prompted management to consider and drive automation of production lines.
Production lines are faster and production lines are more efficient, which makes it imperative for Western companies to automate production lines as an important part of their entire investment.In today's Asian story, many factors have shifted the West to the end of line automation.The rise in labor costs, the increase in employee turnover, the acceleration of production line speed and other macro and micro issues drive management to automate and upgrade existing production lines, and to consider new production lines that are fully automated.
So, how to start the automation of the production line?Once you have adjusted the sku required by the market, you can roll out the line automation option.Note, however, that in the case of automation at the end of the line, you will get the best results when dealing with as few parameters as possible.Don't misunderstand the power of these machines.
With advanced technology today, you can automate almost anything.However, with greater flexibility, the cost and complexity of the solution will also increase.Automation at the end of the line is an investment that can make your entire line or break.
Several features need to be found in the design of the whole system.First, the solution needs to be simple.This can be achieved through the principle concept and design of the solution.Packing or shrink strapping machines must also be proof of the future of easy conversion.
This ensures that you can run future products and sorting rules for market requirements.It also enables your operator to make changes within your product range without having to fiddle with the parameters of the machine too much.Like other machines, these machines need regular maintenance and inspectionUps extends the service life of the equipment.
These machines must have local after-sales support to ensure that the machine can recover speed when it fails.Packaging materials play an important role in the operation of the machine.In order to work efficiently, the machine needs to use high quality and consistent packaging materials such as corrugated carton blanks, self-adhesive tape, melt glue.
Production line packaging professionals should be able to guide the structure of the best packaging materials and packaging consumables (such as boxes) required.As with everything, the person who ends up with it becomes the difference between a successful or unsuccessful final project.From the packaging professionals you speak to the project manager to the operators responsible for operating the machine, they play a vital role in the success of the automation project.
The line end packaging professionals working with you must not only have a thorough understanding of the line end equipment, but also have a good understanding of other upstream and peripheral equipment.This will help ensure that your end device is the best in size, with the right layout and seamlessly integrated into existing or new lines.Many companies have made mistakes by entrusting the automation of the end of the production line to companies that are not familiar with the task, just to witness the disastrous results, although the other equipment of these companies on the production line may be very good.
The packaging professionals you work for must show the ability and willingness to develop the right layout with proper accumulation and positive transfer between the equipment.Good layout and high quality conveyor (read October 2011 issue) play a vital role in achieving high efficiency through the production line.This is often a neglected area, but proper attention must be given in order to fully realize the benefits of end automation.
If done correctly, automation is safe, organized, reliable and ecologicalfriendly.The factory can have a safer working environment and reduce the dependence on manpower output.Many multinationals are also trying to automate in order to have an organized, simpler system and process within the framework of their operations, otherwise it will be confusing.
Finally, automation allows you to reduce your carbon footprint with new innovations and packaging methods.When it comes to the financial aspects of end-of-line automation, proving the reasonableness of automation costs is no longer a big challenge in Asia.The most common scenario is that companies use direct labor cost savings as the main indicator for calculating return on investment (ROI.
More and more enlightened companies are starting to consider cost savings such as loss of opportunity (due to absenteeism), cost related to safety and ergonomics, reduction of waste, reduction of carbon footprint, reduce the time and cost savings due to the reduction in management numbers.All of these factors can lead to accurate ROI calculations.In terms of supply, it is now possible to find companies in Asia that manufacture reliable end-of-line automation solutions with the permission of European and US partners, or.
As a result, you can get European standard machines at Asian costs, thus helping to improve your return on investment.All in all, some people think that end-of-line automation is a way to reduce labor, while others think it is a way to expand production.Either way, this trend is sure to catch up as companies realize the importance of Line automation and use it as an integral part of their investment plans.