How Robotics in Packaging Can Improve Operations

The shipping and packaging industry has seen an enormous boost amid the pandemic. But packaging was developing, changing and innovating before COVID arrived. On today’s episode of “Uptime,” host Daniel Litwin spoke with Steve Lipps, Sr. Director of Product Management for Douglas. With over 25 years in the packaging equipment industry, Lipps highlights the secondary packaging macro-trends …

The importance of e-commerce friendly packaging

As the pandemic continues, we remain in an era of social distancing. Today, customers want to get the products they pay for as quickly as possible with minimal contact. With many consumers fearing the spread of germs from shopping in brick-and-mortar outlets, it’s no surprise e-commerce is doing so well. Businesses of all sizes are …

Is it worth it to go green? Balancing cost and function with eco-friendly secondary packaging

Sustainability is playing a more prominent role in corporate branding and imaging. While primary packaging is playing a key role for consumer packaged goods, a number of brands are interested in sustainable secondary packaging solutions. A growing demand for sustainable packaging According to PMMI’s report, Packaging Sustainability: A Changing Landscape, the sustainable packaging market is expected …

Product pallets: How do robotic palletizers stack up?

Palletizing product requires careful planning. Carton sizes and pallet patterns must come together into one sturdy structure that fits the skid. No gaps should exist between the block of cases and the locking ties. If any gap or overlap leaves room for sliding, then the pallet can’t “move” as a single, integrated unit as it’s …

The pet food industry is rapidly growing: Can your secondary packaging line keep up?

Pet food is more than a convenient means to feed the family dog or cat. Today, pets are family, and people want nothing but the very best in high-quality food they can afford. Pet food is a competitive industry, and there’s no shortage of innovation and evolution to offer our furry friends. According to a …