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Micah Collins

A Different Angle: Versatile Vertical Friction Feeding

Friction Feeders are used in a variety of automation applications ranging from counting and dispensing products to tipping products onto other products. Found in a wide range of industries and applications, Friction Feeders are a common piece of automation equipment that is found in a wide range of industries and applications. They easily integrate into existing production lines and are a powerful piece of standalone equipment.

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Tipping Application: Friction feeder tipping labeler cards onto meat containters

Putting Two & Two Together: What is Tipping?

The packaging industry has seen tremendous growth with new consumer demands and innovations. According to a report by the consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, packaging generates about $900 billion in annual revenues worldwide. Automation has helped push the industry to new heights, saving time and money by automating monotonous processes that gobble up workers’ precious time and resources. A process that commonly gets automated in the packaging industry is tipping. 

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Know Your Limits: What is an Automatic Labeler's Load Capability?

In factories across the world, billions of products are being labeled before they go to customers. From warning labels on medical packaging to nutrition labels on food labeling, or Unique Device Identification codes on pharmaceutical drug packaging, labels are used for aesthetics but also to convey vital information to the customer. In any industry, customers look to labels to be applied in a neat and orderly fashion otherwise the product could come across as unprofessional or untrustworthy. 

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How to Automate Your Pouch Packaging Process

In many industries, heat-sealed pouches have become an efficient and cost-effective way to send product samples, and sometimes even products themselves to customers. Heat-sealed packets are highly versatile as they can be made with many different materials and come in many different sizes. Because of their versatility, they are used in many industries for many different kinds of products. And a new demand for custom samples and products has risen in consumers that make re-sealable and disposable pouches as a good way to fulfill lot size one orders for small items. The small and portable pouches are also perfect for the current grab n’ go culture. Anything from snacks to beauty creams to medicine, the pouches can hold a little bit of everything and fit easily inside bags. Looking to start using heat-sealed sample packets or looking to automate your pouch packaging process? From verifying barcodes to labeling pouches, there are many opportunities for automation. Here’s our guide on automating your pouch packaging process.

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