Friday, May 4, 2012
CARTONING MACHINERY PURCHASING TIPS- LESS IS MORE
Fri, May 4, 2012 | link
When purchasing cartoning machinery for your plant, the typical sales talking points may not provide the best
advice for a significant amount of cartoning applications. For outstanding performance and reliability
for cartoning machinery, often times less is more.
A vertical cartoner as an example producing 100 cartons per
minute provides no more or less production if the cartoner is equipped with a more expensive servo motor or a simple Baldor
motor. The design (good or bad) and quality of components and workmanship play a much more significant role.
I once read the following advice from a purchaser of cartoning machinery:
1. Avoid Proprietary Controls-
The machine should be completely transparent without any black boxes. There is nothing worse than a black box on packaging
2. Make the machine as simple as possible- Could your most recent hire operate the machine
or does the operator need an electrical engineering degree to toggle through a complicated yet unnecessary array
3. By keeping the cartoner simple you reduce the number and cost of spare parts. Machinery
with less parts and readily available purchased parts significantly reduce the cost to operate as opposed to overly
complicated cartoners with proprietary replacement parts that provide one heck of a spare parts business for the machinery
supplier. Good for them, not so good for you.
3. The Cartoner Must Be Reliable and Durable- You
should be measuring reliability in decades not measured in months or years. Make sure the cartoner is robust to perform
day in and day out for years.
Packaging Machinery Products has decades of cartoning machinery experience
and can assist you with your new or used cartoner purchase.