How to Improve Packaging Efficiency with Conveyors?

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Packaging efficiency is critical to a successful distribution and manufacturing process. But to improve packaging efficiency, you need the right tools and equipment. One tool that can help improve packaging efficiency is a packaging conveyor system. Conveyors can help speed up the packaging process by moving products quickly and efficiently from one area to another. 

Investing in conveyors can help businesses boost productivity, speed up order fulfillment, and reduce overall operating costs.

Reduce Time and Labor Costs

By transporting products from one point to another, belt conveyors help to reduce the amount of time and labor required to package products. Conveyors can also transport multiple products simultaneously, reducing the work needed to package products and keep production flowing. 

Improve Workplace Safety

Conveyors can help to improve workplace safety in several ways. When used correctly, conveyors can help to reduce the number of workplace accidents. 

Repetitive stress injuries are among the most common manufacturing and warehouse injuries. Using conveyors to transport packaged items can minimize the risk of musculoskeletal injuries and reduce the number of missed work days due to injury. It also helps to improve morale. 

Conveyors can also improve ergonomics in the workplace. They can help reduce employees’ need to stoop, lift, or reach. As a result, conveyors can reduce muscle strain and other injuries that can lead to lost work days

Increase Energy Efficiency

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By automating the movement of packages and items throughout your facility, conveyors can offer a more energy-efficient way to operate. Conveyors can be integrated with your warehouse management system (WMS) and controlled to conserve energy when not in use or when there is a low volume of goods to package. You can also manage which conveyor sections operate at any given time.

This can significantly reduce your company’s carbon footprint and daily operation costs, offering an excellent return on investment (ROI). 

Enhanced Packaging Accuracy

In a packaging station, conveyors are an essential part of enhancing productivity. Conveyors can be fitted with peripherals like scales to collect data on product weight and identify items for tracking purposes. 

This helps to ensure that products are accurately sorted and packaged, minimizing the need for errors, and enhancing the accuracy and efficiency of the packaging lines process.

Optimized Floor Space

Conveyors can be fitted to storage racks and shelving units at almost any height. This allows you to make the most of your facility’s vertical space and optimize your floor layout. 

Optimizing your floor plan can help you maximize high-density storage to fit more inventory or provide easier access to goods to boost picking and order fulfillment. 

Boost Packing Productivity With Shelving + Rack Systems, Inc.

If you’re looking for a way to increase your packing productivity, consider investing in shelving and rack systems from Shelving + Rack Systems, Inc. Our wide range of high-quality products can help you organize your packing area more efficiently, so you can get more done in less time. 

We carry an extensive range of conveyors and accessories, including heavy-duty rollers that can support up to 1,400 lbs., to smooth gliding belt conveyors to seamlessly transfer boxes and containers from storage to your packing station.

We carry conveyors and accessories from trusted industry brands like Roll-Away-Way and Vestil. To get a quote for a custom storage and packaging solution for your warehouse or distribution center, call us at (800) 589-7225.