Depending on your business’s packaging needs, an automatic strapping machine may be a worthwhile investment. Used in many industries, strapping machines wrap items securely for shipping, whether these are collections of items or collections of boxes.
These machines are available in standalone form or as inline machines—ready to form part of your production line. If you’re managing high volumes of products, they’re an ideal addition to your factory or warehouse.
Big benefits: an automatic strapping machine is faster and safer
Automatic strapping machines
have two major benefits. Not only are they faster than a semi-automatic machine, but they’re also safer to operate.
Against this, they’re major investments. You’ll get a return on your capital if you have high volumes of orders, what if orders drop?
Let’s look at the benefits first.
The benefits: reasons to invest in an automatic strapping machine
We’ve looked at the major benefits, speed and safety. There are other benefits too.
1. Durability PLUS speed: these machines are built to last
Automatic strapping machines are built for continual fast operation in high volume situations. You can operate your machine around the clock continually or on specific shifts.
Faster packaging means you can deliver faster. In a competitive environment, faster delivery can lead to increased orders.
2. Fewer operators cut your labour costs
Everyone watches the bottom line; decreased labour costs and the ability to increase volume can increase your profitability.
3. Improves Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) for workers
Workers dealing safely with heavy and sharp objects can be an OHS concern. Automatic strapping machines improve safety with features like one-touch tension adjustments.
4. Less waste: spend less on consumables
An automatic machine reduces waste and saves money. Not only does machine strapping
consume less, polypropylene (PP) strapping may be recycled.
In many industries, “sustainability” is a watchword. Consider using a poly-woven strap as many others do: this material is designed to be sustainable. It can be reused safely, making for less waste, which helps the environment.
Why an automatic strapping machine may not best for you
While there are benefits to automatic machines, there are challenges as well.
1. A high investment cost: can you profit?
The high initial cost can be a challenge, especially in a competitive environment. Uncertainty about the economic environment globally can be a concern too.
Perhaps a semi-automatic machine might be a better option in lower-volume situations.
2. Training costs for operators
Training is essential once a machine has been installed. Not only will training your operators ensure that you get the most out of your automatic strapping machine, it also means that your machine is likely to last longer.
In addition, training ensures that operators can solve minor operating hiccups—you’ll save money on service calls.
Will you invest in an automatic strapping machine?
Contact us to discuss your current and future needs. We’re happy to provide advice and discuss options.