Top 3 Trends in Cartoning Equipment

Technavio, a leading global technology research and advisory company, has issued a new report on the global cartoning equipment market. This research also gives a forecast for the future development of this market in the period from 2017 to 2021.

This newest market research on the global cartoning equipment market is giving us insight into the most important trends that will have an impact on the cartoning equipment market in next few years.

The global cartoning equipment market will probably grow during the given period (2017-2021) due to the increasing number of various opportunities for innovation in this sector. Competition is high and companies are investing in research and development in order to improve and increase the efficiency of packaging machines. The use of automated cartoning equipment reduces labor costs and contributes to an efficient and speedy process.

The top three market trends impacting the global cartoning equipment market according to Technavio research analysts are:

  • Utilizing robotics for various applications
  • Increasing demand for innovative, lightweight, and compact equipment
  • Rising demand for flexible cartoning equipment

 

Utilizing robotics for various applications

In the next 3-4 years, industrial robots will be on the verge of causing a revolution in the manufacturing processes. Robots are getting faster, smarter, and less expensive. Tasks that are repetitive or involve dangerous processes such as welding or materials handling will no longer be a human concern. It is expected that robots will take over most of these tasks, cutting down labor costs and enhancing speed and accuracy.

Sharan Raj, a lead analyst at Technavio for warehouse and storage research claims that “Robots are taking on human capabilities such as sensing, memory, object recognition, and trainability. As a result, they are suitable for the cartoning equipment sector, which includes tasks such as picking and packaging, inspecting products, and assembling minute electronics.”

Rising demand for innovative, lightweight, and compact equipment

End-users are becoming fonder of lightweight and compact cartoning equipment. Now it is possible for one operator to change and operate the machine, due to the lightweight of the machine and tool-less changeover concept. Lightweight machines are better than the traditional heavy machines especially in terms of speed and efficiency. Besides that, they also require less space and provide better results. It is expected that heavyweight and semi-automatic machinery will be replaced by fully automatic and innovative equipment.

Increase in demand for flexible cartoning equipment

Vertical and horizontal cartoners can take a lot of space. Because of the ever-changing packaging demands, end-users are searching for equipment that can pull off various cartoning processes. Using a single machine for various packaging formats and sizes are becoming a new standard in the industry.

“Packagers are increasingly demanding more innovative and flexible equipment for cartooning, as it provides more efficiency with fewer machines. The food industry requires flexible cartoning equipment that can carton all the types of food products at an efficient pace without any damage. With the increase in the number and variety of food products, the demand for cartoning equipment is expected to grow during the forecast period,” says Sharan.

Tishma Technologies recognizes these trends. As a company that is keeping in step with the times (and often being ahead of times), Tishma Technologies is constantly working on new packaging solutions that will increase efficiency and save clients money. Flexibility, compactness, modular design and robotic integration are the key principles we rely on when developing a custom-made packaging solution.

We can help you keep in step with time as well. Get a quote, and let’s get the automation started!

Maintenance Kits – The New Way of Efficient Machine Maintenance

Appropriate maintenance and spare parts and are an important element of plant capacity and operational reliability.  No facility can work at a high level of output with inconsistent and inefficient machine performance. Even with a reliable supply of functional spare parts, diagnosing the problem can take a while, which still costs companies time and money.

Unfortunately, the importance of spare parts and timely maintenance is still mostly overlooked.  But you don’t have to be one of those organizations that operate without implementing fundamental aspects of spare parts management at your site. Effective spare parts management and planned maintenance are essential in order to make a difference in the operational reliability.

We are aware that crossing over from reactive to predictive operating strategy isn’t always easy. Instead of fixing problems when they happen, you have to implicate a new set of rules, procedures, and standards in order to prevent problems before they arise. Unfortunately, not all companies have the infrastructure for this kind of change.

This is why Maintenance kits and Maintenance services are especially useful for companies that cannot afford to stock spare parts and manage inventory. Instead of this, all you have to do is construct a plan for timely maintenance, and perform the required steps according to your maintenance plan. Companies strive to cut costs and even though it might not seem that way, it is a more economical option to do machine maintenance once a year, than replacing one part after another as they wear out. Well planned machine maintenance and maintenance kits save you money in several ways:

 

Tishma Maintenance Kits

 

  1. Less Downtime

If you know what one hour of downtime costs your company, you can factor in lead times and determine the cost of an unexpected shutdown. If you compare that to the cost of machine maintenance, you can make an informed decision based on this analysis. Don’t forget that if you wait for the part to wear out, even if the supplier has the part in stock, delivering it to the site will typically cost you a minimum of 24 hours of unplanned downtime.

  1. Top Performance

Maintaining a machine on a regular basis ensures that the machine runs at its top performance. Running the machine with worn out parts results in inefficiencies and inconsistencies in performance and production becomes unreliable and unpredictable.

  1.  No maintenance overhead

When a machine starts to show signs of poor performance, it means more work for your maintenance staff. Time is wasted while the maintenance team is diagnosing and searching for the parts that have worn out and need to be replaced.

Looking up part numbers in the manual in order to get quotes also takes time and during that time, revenue opportunities are lost for your company.

So if you are tired of trying to chase down problems on your machines, you might want to consider a machine maintenance kit.

Tishma Technologies’ Maintenance Kits provide all the parts you will need to replace during machine maintenance.  This means minimal downtime to complete the rebuild and greater performance! As already stated, maintenance kits are also a more economical option than buying all of the parts individually.

Rebuild Kits by Tishma

Contact us to see if we can provide maintenance kits for your machines.