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  1. Packaging machines in industry
  2. Areas of application for packaging machines
  3. Brand names and manufacturers for packaging machines
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Packaging machines in industry

High-end machines for packaging are required in all branches of industry where goods are being produced and then need to be protected using packaging. Packaging machines are divided into two categories: semi automatic; and fully automatic. Packaging can also be done by hand in the retail industry. Packaging is mainly used for hygienic and aesthetic reasons. Packaging should also attract potential consumers to the product and encourage them to purchase the product.
  • Differentiation between semi-automatic and fully-automatic machines
  • Packaging is used for protection, transportability and advertising
  • Mainly used in the consumer goods and food industries
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A further point which is important to note, is that packaging should always be able to be recycled. This guarantees a good supply of used packaging, to sustain a materials cycle in industry. Packaging machines are often very special solutions. They must undertake different types of packaging tasks including shaping, filling, sealing and wrapping of products. Automatic film packaging machines such as vacuum chamber packaging machines can be used in a variety of ways. Fully automatic bagging machines are commonly used for the packaging of hygienic items. Further more, there are shrink wrapping machines and other packaging machines available for specialised products. Product specific packaging machines are used for the packaging of chocolate bars, sweets and other items. Specialised packaging tasks, like those required in slaughter houses, require high-speed packaging lines.
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In addition to the individual packages, the machines must also undertake a variety of other tasks. Laser and barcode scanners are used more often now, to ease the monitoring and stock management of goods. Fully automatic packaging machines are made out of a stable frame, which contains all the necessary components. This includes a conveyor belt and the necessary devices for the packaging and wrapping of goods. Installed controllers and sensors are fully responsible for the automatic operation of the machines. The optimal type of packaging takes into consideration the level of protection for the product and optimises efficient freight planning.

Areas of application for packaging machines

Packaging is mainly used is in the consumer goods industry and the food industry; these sectors have a high requirement for packaging. A large amount of similar items require economically operating packaging machines. However, other branches of industry also require packaging. Special types of packaging machines are used for construction materials. Bagging units are used to put loose items into sacks. Larger products and goods are usually packed onto pallets and secured with stretch film for transportation. This prevents the goods from slipping during subsequent transportation. For all types of packaging, it is very important that they are easily identifiable to ensure efficient inventory management and logistics. Therefore, labels that can be read by machines are usually printed or glued onto the packaging.

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Brand names and manufacturers for packaging machines

Several companies have specialised in the manufacturing of packaging machines. Some of the most recommended suppliers include IMA, LOECHPACK, ITALDIBIPACK, IMA, COZZOLI, FEIGE, MELEGARI MANGHI, TETRA PAK, ILLIG, BOSCH, CYKLOP, MEGAPACK MULTIPLA, NEWTEC, POLYPACK, BECK, B&B MAF, BVM BRUNNER, WEBOMATIC, PAXMATIC and KAMPF.

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