A Buyer’s Guide to Box Taping Equipment and Case Sealers
Making Automation More Cost Effective:
As a manufacturing plant or warehouse, it’s likely that you have a need for boxes to be formed, taped, packed and sealed regularly. You may already even have a team of individuals who are responsible for this process. It’s possible, however, that this is not the most efficient or cost-effective way to take care of this crucial part of business. If you have ever considered the use of a Case Sealer, this guide can help you to determine whether or not this type of machinery is right for you.
- Boxes that are the same dimension vs. various shapes and sizes:
In order for a Uniform Case Sealer to be effective, all of your boxes would need to be the same dimension. If you operate with boxes of varying shapes and sizes however, then a Random Case Sealer would be more appropriate.
- Deciding whether or not you want to use an operator:
Using a Random Case Sealer will require the presence of an operator. This person would be responsible for folding the top flaps of each box, and continually feeding boxes into the machine. If you’re looking for something simpler and more easily managed, the Automatic Box Folders & Sealers may work better for you, as they do not require an operator. Both of these machines do however involve making manual adjustments for the sizes of your boxes. This is why we also offer a random box sealing machine. The beauty of this device is that it is capable of adjusting to the size of each box on its own.
- The importance of knowing your box sizes:
It’s important to know the dimensions of the boxes you are using. This information is what will help you to determine which method of belt drive your Case Sealer will require. For boxes that are taller than they are wide, and boxes that are under filled, a side belt drive Case Sealer would work best.
- Knowing how much floor space you have available:
These machines come in varying shapes and sizes, so paying attention to a Case Sealer’s size could be crucial to your business. If your floor space is limited for example, you may have to choose a machine with a smaller footprint. If you have an abundance of floor space, then this is probably something you don’t need to worry about.
We hope you found this guide to be helpful. For more information on Case Sealers, Box Tapers, and choosing a machine that’s right for you, contact JSS Packaging Machinery today!