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.
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