With the aim of achieving greater optimisation in all the steps that make up a production process, machines have been developed that try to make these processes more efficient.
Case erectors are machines used in companies to automatically erect cardboard boxes, which are then used for packaging products. These machines are part of the new technologies mentioned above and, through their automatic system, costs are saved, production becomes much more consistent and professionals and employees can spend more time on other value-added tasks.
That said, the following question comes to mind: What factors are decisive in the choice of one case erector or another?
A case erector best suited to your needs
As we said before, there are several factors, differences and uses to take into account when choosing a case erector to optimise the production of your factory. For this, it is important to know the different types of machinery that exist.
On the one hand, the automatic case erector, which, as its name suggests, does not require the presence or intervention of an operator. It is the machine itself that transports the cases, folds the flaps and then pushes them. They have an easy interface to make adjustments as required, with simple and fast control panels for employees.
On the other hand, the semi-automatic case erector. These machines require the presence of an operator who manually inserts the cases and, at the end of the process, presses a switch so that the cases are ejected. In this case, the case erector is in charge of automatically folding and flapping the cases, leaving them ready for subsequent packaging.
After describing the operation of each of the types of machinery in the automation of case erecting, we will indicate the benefits of an automatic case erector.
Advantages of an automatic case erector
As we have already mentioned, this type of machinery frees up a company’s workforce, allowing qualified professionals to spend their time in other areas within the production process, thus optimising the company’s human resources.
In turn, these machines avoid possible delays due to human intervention and enhance responsiveness by providing real-time data.
The production process increases its speed, reaching, in the case of our forming machines, up to 800 cases per hour, with the consequent acceleration in the logistics chain and delivery times of the final products to the consumer.
Thanks to all these features, productivity is increased and a quick return on investment for the company is guaranteed.