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Kit-Veyor Packaging Machine Demo

The AutoBag Kit-Veyor packaging machine integrates multiple Accu-Count vibrating counters with a conveyor system to automatically count and collate small components into packaged kits. The Kit-Veyor is DeviceNet compatible and works with Autobag bag packaging systems for a significant labor savings in high productivity kit packaging applications.

Watch the demo video as the machine counts and packages small parts.

New Ultra Thin Biodegradable Void-Fill Packaging Film

void fill air pillow

Automated Packaging Systems has introduced a new, thinner void fill packaging film to be used with the AirPouch Express 3 void-fill packaging machine.

The new EathAware biodegradable, void fill film is only 0.95 mil thick opposed to its 1.5 mil predecessor.

Since the film is thinner, a 1,000 more linear feet of material can be packed in the same size box when compared to the 1.5 mil film. Automated Packaging Systems advanced polymer formulation has increased the film’s puncture resistance and strength. The thinner film also contains an additive that causes biodegradation in 9 months to 5 years, depending on exposure conditions. The thinner film also uses less raw materials making it even more green friendly.

The material comes pre-formed and fan-folded in box that contains nearly 5,000 ft of uninflated pillows, minimizing changeover times and storage space requirements.

For more information about the EarthAware .95 mil void fill packaging film, contact Pyramid Packaging at 847-901-4300 or click here.

Flexible Packaging Supplies

Flexible packaging supplies typically include polyethylene bags, on-demand bubble wrap, shrink wrap, stretch film, skin wrap, and void fill air pillows.

Flexible packaging is used to protect products in inventory or during transportation. As the name applies, flexible packaging is a non-rigid material usually made from a plastic polymer. Materials include polyethylene, polypropylene, polyester, and polyolefin. These packaging materials conform to the shape that it’s being packaged in, unlike corrugated packaging where items are packed into cardboard box.

Flexible packaging materials are used to package products in the pharmaceutical, food, industrial, logistic and distribution centers. Most often, equipment like a semi-automatic shrink wrapper, bagging or void-fill machinery are used along with flexible packaging materials in order to reduce labor cost and improve packaging efficiency. Corporate or products logos and graphics can also be branded on these materials.

Pyramid Packaging is a Chicagoland and national supplier of business to business flexible packaging supplies and machinery. For more information contact Pyramid Packaging at 847.272.3400 or click here to contact us about your flexible packaging needs.

On Demand Bubble Wrap Demo

This on-demand bubble wrap packaging demonstration video is both educational and humorous.

The AirPouch FastWrap System (distributed by Pyramid Packaging) is used to produce on-demand bubble wrap commonly used for order fulfillment. The FastWrap System eliminates the need for those bulky bundles of bubble wrap that require large amounts of storage space and are difficult to handle.

For more information about the FastWrap On-Demand Bubble Wrap System contact Pyramid Packaging Inc. at 847- 901-4300 or click here to request a quote and a free ROI (return on investment) packaging analysis.

 

Autobag Special Pricing Promotion

Autobag “Name Your Price” Bags Special
Name your price on the following Autobag supplies.

AutoBag part #1100-1 9″ x 12.5″ std duty
AutoBag part #1200-1 6″ x 6″ light duty
AutoBag part #340-1 3″ x 3″ extra tuff

No reasonable offer will be turned down. Call Pyramid Packaging at 847.272.3400 or click here to make your offer or to request more info.

Stretch Wrap FAQ

There are many different options for packaging materials, but shrink wrap also known as stretch film is commonly used to wrap larger, heavier items. Below are three common stretch wrap FAQ.

1. What is stretch wrap? Stretch wrap is a polyethylene, flexible packaging material often used to wrap cartons or small boxes that sit on a skid. When sending something heavy and bulky, it’s best to use a skid. Skids are commonly used because it can be easily be picked up and transported by a hand held pallet or forklift. Stretch wrap comes in blown or cast and in different gauges (thicknesses).

2. Why use stretch wrap? Stretch wrap is the most economical way to secure and send loads. The wrap keeps the items tightly bound whether they are sitting on a warehouse shelf or in transit. Making sure cartons stay on the pallet reduces the chances of your items falling off the skid and getting lost during transportation. Filling out the insurance forms for lost shipping items is the last thing any shipping clerk or logistics manager wants to to deal with.

3. How is stretch wrap applied? Stretch wrap can be applied manually using a hand held stretch wrapper which works well if you are only shipping a few pallets per day. If you are shipping more than 5 skids per day, a semi-automatic turn table wrapper may be your best option. With the turn table stretch wrapper, pallets are placed on the turn table. The stretch wrap is attached to the pallet and the wrap is automatically applied as the skid rotates on the turn table. This semi automatic wrapping process improves productivity, and produces a tighter and more consistent wrap.

Pyramid Packaging is a value added reseller and supplier of packaging equipment like the ARPAC shrink wrapper and stretch wrap materials. To request a quote and a free ROI (return on investment) packaging analysis, contact Pyramid Packaging Inc. at 847.272.3400, toll free at 800-547-5130 or click here.

ARPAC Stretch Wrapper Machine Demo

Pyramid Packaging is a Chicagoland reseller of the ARPAC’s Stretch Wrapper Machine.

If you are shipping more than 5 skids per day, a semi-automatic turn table wrapper may be your best option. With the turn table stretch wrapper, pallets are placed on the turn table. The stretch wrap is attached to the pallet and the wrap is automatically applied as the skid rotates on the turn table. This semi automatic wrapping process improves productivity, and produces a tighter and more consistent wrap. It has many features including full powered pre-stretch, bringing greater productivity at an economical price.

Click here for more information on the ARPAC stretch wrapping machine or click on the below video to watch a product demo.

Why buy packaging materials from a local supplier?

Pyramid Packaging is a value added reseller and supplier of packaging equipment and materials serving Chicagoland, northwest Indiana,southern Wisconsin as well as our national customer base. We provide a complete line of packaging equipment, packaging materials, and packaging service solutions. Buying your packaging supplies form a local distributor like Pyramid Packaging has the following advantages.

1. Stocking Distributor of Packaging Supplies Since we are a local stocking distributor of packaging supplies, we can react to your needs immediately. Most of our supplies like stretch wrap – film, shrink wrap, void fill air pillows, bubble wrap and polyethelene bags can shipped the same day or when needed, the order can arrive the same day. As a local supplier, we are more reactive during times of high demand and are set up to provide customers with the best possible service and pricing.

2. Packaging Experience
Our sales staff are packaging experts and have received sales and technical training from leading packaging manufacturers like ARPAC and Automated Packaging Systems. We also provide on-site repair service by qualified technicians, and package design services. Our knowledge is your knowledge and we will educate your shipping and receiving, marketing, purchasing and operation departments on the latest packaging trends and ways to save money on your packaging requirements.

3. Vendor Management Inventory Service
Our company can also manage your packaging supplies inventory. With our Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) service plan, a Pyramid Packaging sales representative will be scheduled to visit your company, evaluate your packaging inventory and replenish stock when needed. By optimizing this supply chain performance, Pyramid Packaging is responsible for maintaining the customer’s packaging supplies inventory. This service frees up a customer’s valuable time and resources. Additionally, VMI gives the customer an opportunity to meet with our sales representative on a scheduled basis to discuss any further packaging requirements or questions they may have.

 

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Why use air-pillow packaging?

Remember when receiving a UPS package and you had to dig past the poly styrene peanut shells to find the package’s content? Once the excitement of receiving the package wore off, you had to clean up the mess made from left over dust and the hundreds of peanut shells that were scattered all over the floor. 99% of the time the peanut shells were thrown into the garbage where they ended up in a landfill.

Have you now noticed packages are coming will with balloon style packaging? This is also known as air-pillow or void fill packaging. Air pillow packaging is a cleaner and greener solution than peanut shell packaging.

When needed, air pillows are expanded with a portable machine whereas peanut shell packaging are always fully expanded thus requiring more warehouse space and increased transportation cost. One box of air pillows (8″x8″ or 275 cubic feet) equals 20 bags of peanuts @ 14 feet³ /bag.

For more information on how air-pillow packaging can reduce your shipping/packaging cost, contact Pyramid Packaging Inc. at 847.272.3400 or click here.

AirPouch Express 3 Void Fill System

 

Pyramid Packaging Inc. is a Chicagoland distributor of Automated Packaging Systems’ AirPouch Express 3 Void Fill System. The AirPouch Void Fill System makes environmentally friendly, on demand air pillows which are inserted into packaging boxes in order to secure items being shipped.

The portable system is simple to use. The system weighs only 35 lbs., uses a standard 110v outlet and does not require a compressor.

Additional advantages include:

  • yield - the AirPouch System fills more space while using less material resulting in reduced shipping cost
  • perforated pillows are easy to tear so they can be easily adjusted to fit different size shipping boxes
  • high speed - the AirPouch System can produce air pillows over 50 linear feet per minute
  • material – the AirPouch material is specially formulated with metallocene polyethylene (Dura Clear) which has superior strength and puncture resistant to standard polyethylene materials
  • AirPouch void-fill pillows are available in a variety of materials including EarthAware biodegradable recycled films

For more information about the AirPouch Void Fill System contact Pyramid Packaging Inc. at 847.272.3400 or click here to request a quote.