JSS Packaging Machinery Guide to Box Taping Equipment & Case Sealers

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.

  1.       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.

  1.       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.

  1.       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.

  1.       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!

Shrink Film vs Stretch Wrap: Which Product is Right for You?

When two products have similar names, it’s easy to get them confused. However, if you purchase shrink wrap when you really needed stretch film, you’ll quickly find that these materials are not the same. If you’re feeling confused about which product is used for what, this guide should help you figure things out.

What is Stretch Wrap Film?

This linear low density polyethylene stretchable plastic film can be used to secure palletized loads, storage items, or simply to protect products. It also goes by other names you might be familiar with, including Pallet Wrap, and Pallet Film Wrap – so called for its common use in securing palletized loads for shipment. For optimal use and product or equipment protection, this high-performance stretch film should be applied using a Stretch Wrapper.

What is Shrink Wrap Film?

Shrink Film, also known as Shrink Wrap Film, CD Shrink Wrap, Food Shrink Wrap and Package Wrap among other things, is used to seal and protect merchandise such as movies, music, and games. This material is a polymer plastic film. When heat is applied, the shrink wrap physically shrinks to tightly encase and protect an item. This material is often used in conjunction some combination of Shrink wrapping equipment like L-Bar Shrink Sealers and Heat Tunnels. Once the wrap is trimmed and sealed around a product by the sealer, it can be passed through a heat tunnel in order for the material to be sealed tightly around the product for optimal protection.

Still have questions or concerns? Contact JSS Packaging Machinery for assistance!