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The Benefits of Flexible Packaging

Flexible packaging options are becoming more prominent each year, as traditional methods are being replaced with more eco-friendly options in the food, pharmaceutical and healthcare fields. An increased awareness in sustainability is fueling the growth. 

The cost of producing flexible packaging is lower than standard packaging, as it takes less materials to produce. The more film layers are added to a package, the more secure and tamper-proof it becomes. As a result, zip locks and resealable seals are now common features on packages, such as stand-up pouch bags, which makes it convenient for the consumer for opening the product. The strong, durable film protects the package from tearing at retail stores or in the supply chain.

After it is produced, the materials can be reused and recycled. It generates less greenhouse gas emissions through its distribution than traditional packaging methods.

Other common features of flexible packaging include a lightweight product which is easy to transport and takes up less space during shipping. Flexible packaging is customizable as it can be molded into an array of shapes and sizes.

As the packaging industry continues to get more creative with flexible packaging, innovations and advancements in packaging design, concepts and marketing plans are helping propel the movement forward.

 

Wide Bagger - Case Study

Annual Savings: $85,160
Payback Pe
WideBagger-CaseStudyriod: 11 months
Product Shipped: Collectibles
Previous Method: Hand loading into flat bags
Previous Labor: 5 employees
Previous Cost/1000: $213
New Method: Two Autobag Wide Baggers
New Labor: 2 employees
New Cost/1000: $128

For maximum productivity in wide bag and horizontal packaging applications, the Autobag® Wide bagger provides versatile pac
kaging capabilities for mail order fulfillment of larger items. In this application, two systems were installed to maximize productivity for this rapidly growing business. USPS approved mailbag sizes range up to 16” wide x 27” long. This mailbag system prints and packs up to 10 bags per minute and has reduced the number of employees from five to two, more than doubling productivity.

Automatic Bagging Case Study

Annual Savings: $48,323
Payback P
Auto Bagger Case Studyeriod: 9.4 months
Product Shipped: Women’s Sports Apparel
Previous Method: Hand loading into flat bags
Previous Labor: 3 employees
Previous Cost/1000: $254
New Method: Autobag® AB 180 OneStep™
New Labor: 1 employee
New Cost/1000: $147

The Autobag AB 180 OneStep is a high-productivity bag packaging system for dynamic mail order operations. In this demanding application, the bagger is fully integrated with shipping and customer databases for 1:1 personalized order fulfillment. A wide range of sports apparel is hand inserted into bags, so fast changeover of bag sizes is important. Graphics, text and bar code information is printed directly onto the bag just before it is opened, filled and sealed. This system prints and packs up to 8 bags per minute and has reduced labor costs by 42%.

TableTop Bagger Case Study

Annual Savings: $212,500
Payback Period: 6 months
Product Shipped: Nutraceuticals
Previous Method: Hand loading into padded envelopes
Previous Labor: Up to 10 employees
New Method: Autobag® PaceSetter PS 125 OneStep™
New Labor: 1 employee
Postage Savings: $0.17 per package


mail order bagsThe Autobag PaceSetter PS 125 OneStep is a compact, tabletop bagger ideal for mid-volume fulfillment operations. In this application, the built-in imprinter is used to interface with a database for printing order information, address, and barcodes directly onto the mailbag. This semi-automatic system replaces the need for separate printing and hand-affixing labels and produces up to 15 packages per minute. The costs for materials and postage are reduced. The company saves an average of $0.17 postage per package because the mailbags weigh less than padded envelopes. At 5000 packages per day, this equates to $850 per day in postage savings alone

Wide Baggers for Apparel Fulfillment

Apparel mail order packaging is a expanding due to the growth of internet shopping. The speed of getting the package out the door an after its been ordered is critical.  Its also important for the mail order package to arrive without out any damage. Autobag's new Autobag 600 and Autobag 650 Wide Bagging Systems are the ideal for apparel fulfillment packaging. These bagging machines will accommodate a range of Autobag bags-on-a-roll and bags-in-a-box material up to 16 inches wide by 27 inches long.

The Autobag 600 is a semi-automatic filling and sealing machine designed for packaging large products at speeds up to 65 bags per minute. An innovative engineering design has eliminated the need for light curtains or double-palm switches, while the adjustable six inch pass-through enables faster, more efficient cycle times. The Autobag 650 is the same wide bagging system with a fully-integrated next-bag-out printer that eliminates the need for a separate labeling operation, increasing speed and accuracy in mail order ecommerce, prescription-by-mail, catalog order fulfillment, and frequent changeover, variable data applications. The Autobag 650 prints and packs at speeds up to 40 bags per minute. These baggers include an AutoTouch Control Screen that provides quick and easy access to job storage and recall, on-board diagnostics and productivity monitoring. The Autobag 600 and Autobag 650 can also be networked for full pack station integration and central monitoring. Both baggers feature an open design with fewer moving parts for longer life and ease of maintenance.

Pet Food Packaging

Packaging is one of the most important things for pet-industry manufacturers. Pet owners want to know that the product they are buying is sealed properly so their pet food or treats are as fresh as possible. No one wants to buy a new 50 lb. bag of pet food to find that it has lost its freshness and nutrients. Dogs and cats are less likely to eat food that has lost its flavor due to poor packaging, and when pets don’t eat their food, owners will look to other brands to keep their beloved animals happy and well-fed. Interested in finding your unique pet industry solution? Check out our website or contact us today!

5 Signs Your Packaging Operation is Ready for Automation - By Autobag

  1. 5 Signs1. With unemployment at its lowest rate in years (3.9% as of2018), finding, training and retaining labor is becoming increasingly difficult. As the demand for warehouse positions increases, the pool of full-time and seasonal workers continues to get smaller. Introducing automation into your packaging operation allows you to decrease your labor requirements; which reduces payroll and the recruiting strain on your HR department.


 2. Your Labor Costs are Going UpA byproduct of decreased labor availability is increased labor rates due to competitive demand. Labor is typically the single biggest cost of doing business, and higher wages are having a significant impact on the bottom line. Incorporating automation into your packaging operation gives you more control over rising labor costs, and allows you to allocate existing labor to more value-added functions.  

 

 3. You’re Working Beyond Capacity
Struggling to keep up with customer demand? Launching additional products? Unable to take on larger contracts?  Then it may be time for your business to consider automation. Investing in automation can be essential to company growth, especially as ecommerce continues to grow at a rapid pace. Automating your packaging operation can increase capacity, produce more packages in less time and allow you to confidently take on new, larger contracts/orders. It's important to evaluate your operational needs when deciding which machinery is right for your business. While investing in automation can have a significant upfront cost, it's important to consider the payback period, total cost of ownership and the positive impact automation will have for many years to come.

 

4. You’ve Identified Waste in Your Production Line
Lean initiatives are an ongoing trend with many businesses, and waste is often at the top of the list. Whether it’s using too much material to produce and package your product, human error that slows production, or inefficient cycle times, when you need to run lean, automation is most likely the best method for achieving your goals. Automating even a portion of your packaging operation can significantly increase your efficiency while reducing operating costs.

 

5. You Need to Improve Order Accuracy and Efficiency
As more people shop online, creating a memorable customer experience has never been more important. Positive and negative “unboxing” or “unbagging” experiences are being shared immediately on social media and can have a tremendous impact on brand image and perception. By integrating automation into a packaging operation, you’re guaranteeing consistent quality. That automation can be as simple as having a consistent seal on a bag with every order processed, so your package looks good and you reduce losses in transit. Or, automation can mean having verified checkpoints throughout the packaging process – at the item, label and order level. Automating your packaging operation provides peace of mind knowing that your customers are being well served.

 

 

5 Signs Your Packaging Operation is Ready for Automation - By Autobag (2)

  1. 1. With unemployment at its lowest rate in years (3.9% as of2018), finding, training and retaining labor is becoming increasingly difficult. As the demand for warehouse positions increases, the pool of full-time and seasonal workers continues to get smaller. Introducing automation into your packaging operation allows you to decrease your labor requirements; which reduces payroll and the recruiting strain on your HR department.


 2. Your Labor Costs are Going UpA byproduct of decreased labor availability is increased labor rates due to competitive demand. Labor is typically the single biggest cost of doing business, and higher wages are having a significant impact on the bottom line. Incorporating automation into your packaging operation gives you more control over rising labor costs, and allows you to allocate existing labor to more value-added functions.  

 

 3. You’re Working Beyond Capacity
Struggling to keep up with customer demand? Launching additional products? Unable to take on larger contracts?  Then it may be time for your business to consider automation. Investing in automation can be essential to company growth, especially as ecommerce continues to grow at a rapid pace. Automating your packaging operation can increase capacity, produce more packages in less time and allow you to confidently take on new, larger contracts/orders. It's important to evaluate your operational needs when deciding which machinery is right for your business. While investing in automation can have a significant upfront cost, it's important to consider the payback period, total cost of ownership and the positive impact automation will have for many years to come.

 

4. You’ve Identified Waste in Your Production Line
Lean initiatives are an ongoing trend with many businesses, and waste is often at the top of the list. Whether it’s using too much material to produce and package your product, human error that slows production, or inefficient cycle times, when you need to run lean, automation is most likely the best method for achieving your goals. Automating even a portion of your packaging operation can significantly increase your efficiency while reducing operating costs.

 

5. You Need to Improve Order Accuracy and Efficiency
As more people shop online, creating a memorable customer experience has never been more important. Positive and negative “unboxing” or “unbagging” experiences are being shared immediately on social media and can have a tremendous impact on brand image and perception. By integrating automation into a packaging operation, you’re guaranteeing consistent quality. That automation can be as simple as having a consistent seal on a bag with every order processed, so your package looks good and you reduce losses in transit. Or, automation can mean having verified checkpoints throughout the packaging process – at the item, label and order level. Automating your packaging operation provides peace of mind knowing that your customers are being well served.

 

 

Autobag 600 Wide Bagger

Autobag has introduced the new Autobag® 600™ and Autobag® 650™ Wide Bagging Systems will accommodate a range of Autobag® bags-on-a-roll and bags-in-a-box material up to 16 inches wide by 27 inches long. The Autobag 600 is a semi-automatic filling and sealing machine designed for packaging large products at speeds up to 65 bags per minute. An innovative engineering design has eliminated the need for light curtains or double-palm switches, while the adjustable six inch pass-through enables faster, more efficient cycle times. The Autobag 650 is the same wide bagging system with a fully-integrated next-bag-out printer that eliminates the need for a separate labeling operation, increasing speed and accuracy in mail order ecommerce, prescription-by-mail, catalog order fulfillment, and frequent changeover, variable data applications. The Autobag 650 prints and packs at speeds up to 40 bags per minute.

Packaging Explained - EZ Tear

Packaging Explained is a new series of short videos from Automated Packaging that breaks Airpouch EXTear down the packaging industry. It will feature explanations on various types of packaging, steps of the manufacturing process, graphics and printing processes, and much more! Today, we’re starting with AirPouch EZ-Tear!