RMGroup offer a wide range of bagging machinery, from semi-automatic to fully automatic packaging equipment and accessories. The range includes form fill and seal machines, baggers, ABB robots, counters, weighing machines, conveyors, thermal transfer printers, heat sealing and bespoke bag packaging systems. With end of line Palletisers and stretch wrapping the process can dramatically increase productivity.
With automated systems more available than ever, companies are quickly recognising the benefits of automation and bringing processes into the modern day. For operations, such as packing, pick and place, sorting, labelling, and palletising, automated systems can offer efficiency and cost savings.
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Why Choose Automation?
Automated packaging machinery will process materials much faster than the usual manual methods. A machine could pack hundreds of items an hour depending on the type of automation and the number of products that need to be packaged. With packaging machinery, you can massively increase productivity which saves time and ensures a faster production line. So, investing in automated equipment creates a valuable resource for large production volumes, which in turn, will increase profitability.
Health, safety and working conditions
There is always a risk for health and safety when packaging heavy and/or bulky items. If a business uses personnel to pack heavy/bulky products, then there can be a chance of injury and costly time off work. Automated packaging takes away this issue and creates a safer working environment for employees, as well as reducing the cost involved with ensuring rigorous health and safety compliance
Human error – no one is perfect, and mistakes can happen which is why a machine that performs repeated tasks is less likely to make mistakes than an employee. Also, every package is well-protected through a standardised packing process with automated packaging. Each product has a tailored packaging design and shape so that you can be sure of the same level of protection for each item, and there is a routine use of stock. when an automated machine is programmed to perform a task over and over again, the accuracy and repeatability compared to an employee is far greater.
An automated method can save a business a considerable amount in packaging costs by reducing the amount of waste and streamlining the types of packaging needed to prevent over-ordering of materials.
Whatever the product is, an automated solution can be designed that is tailored to the item. Whether it is vacuum packing, pressure filling, sterilised or inflatable, the right piece of equipment can be supplied to suit bespoke needs. If many different products are packaged, then an on-demand solution that tailors each package to suit the shape of the product is ideal.
By reducing the labour requirements, you can find a use for staff in value-adding areas elsewhere in the business. By adding automated machines to an operation less employees are needed to get the job done. It also indicates fewer safety issues, which leads to financial savings.. Labour intensive processes can be expensive but also fluctuating, making it hard to calculate the packaging budget and the cost of packaging per product. Fortunately, automated packaging solutions are standardised, typically with a fixed price for the machinery as a set amount of packaging per product that can be easily calculated..
Automated packaging can serve as a double benefit, covering the role that is too repetitive and straining for staff to undertake happily and take on the tasks that are too difficult for a human to do. Rather than struggling with employing staff or worker retention, you have a reliable packaging machine that can take on the work and isn’t afraid of a repetitive task. Whether it’s a large item, monotonous smaller jobs that are the same day in, day out or a job for multiple people, then automation may be the best way to combat these problems and have an efficient process and happy team.