When to switch from hand application to machine

As small businesses, the day-to-day operations are much more hands on by the owner and the other few employees around. They will undertake most of the repetitive tasks since there is a lack of space, resources or both. A good indicator to know when is the best time to make the switch from hand application to machine is if the task is taking up most of your day. That is good benchmark to make the decision to invest in a semi-automatic or a fully automatic package sealer.

There is a lot of different machinery to choose from when it comes to packaging. Some of the most common ones to pick are stretch film machinery, strapping machinery and carton sealing machinery. If you are in the market for any of these, it can get quite overwhelming if you aren’t sure what to look for in a machine. It is important to do your research beforehand and find a qualified salesperson to help you make the right decision.

When it comes to carton sealing tape machinery, the first thing to make note of is it your boxes are of uniform size or random. This can affect the machine you end up purchasing since it can be time consuming to adjust the size of the machine after sealing different sized boxes. There are machines out there that can automatically adjust for the size but will end up costing so much more.

Another thing to consider is if there is a dedicated location to place the machine once it is bought. Usually wherever it was being sealed by hand becomes the space for the new machine. It is quite obvious the less autonomous a machine, the more expensive it is going to be. That is another question that can be asked when choosing which machine to purchase for your warehouse. If it requires an operator, it means you are looking for a semi-automatic machine since you expect to have someone around to make it fully functional.

When it comes to sealing boxes, there are some people that are only looking to seal the bottom, the top or they might need both sides sealed. There are many options when it comes to box sealing due to the many features companies are looking to have in a custom machine. That is why it can easily become overwhelming when starting to shop for these kinds of packaging machinery. The question as to when to make the switch is completely up to the company to decide when it its best to make that investment.

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