If you need to purchase cartoning equipment for your business, there are a number of different providers and options to choose from. This can make the decision somewhat difficult. Some tips that will help you find the right type of cartoning equipment for your business or needs is highlighted here.
Understand Your Operation
You need to choose the cartoning equipment based on the way that it will work in your specific plant, with your blanks and with your existing compressed air system.
Choose Horizontal or Vertical Equipment Based on the Product
The product that you have will determine the exact type of cartoning machine that you need. For example, if you have a product that is considered free-flowing, such as lose pieces like cough drops or granular like detergent powder, you may be able to choose vertical style equipment. However, if you have a product that can load either vertically or horizontally, then the horizontal equipment option is typically the better option. The majority of cartoning machines are horizontal and they will offer more flexibility for a more affordable price.
Decide on the Speed that is Most Productive
The first decision will be if your operation is offline or online. For the online speed, you should calculate the top rate possible to make the actual product and then divide it by the total number of products in each carton. For the offline speed, you should consider the monthly, weekly or daily shipping quotas.
When you take the time to think about the demands of your specific industry and product you will be able to more easily decide on the right type of equipment for your specific needs. This will also ensure that you choose the most cost effective and efficient option for your business.