Why we need to invest on machinery?

Many companies feel it’s hard to make a decision on whether invest on new machinery. Yes, this can be dilemma sometimes. Investment on machinery means a huge burden on finance, and it also bring a risk concern. Investors have doubts on whether their suppliers are trustworthy and does the machine really can help them with their competitiveness. Further more, new machinery may cause a cut back on labor. This also make it become an argument  between the executive team and ordinary employees.

But in this new age, advanced machinery can be a crucial part for one company. The cost of labor has grown up few times than it was a decade years ago. The market also has the new demand for better quality with reasonably priced products. Companies must find the way to increase their capacity and quality while controlling the cost on labor. New machinery seems to be the only option for them. Companies have to catch up with the new trend.

In the packaging field, machine has a 3 or 4 times higher capacity than human does. And usually the machine packaged products have a much more tidy and beautiful appearance than those manually packaged. This can be a good selling point  and make a big sale in the market.

Looking into the future, companies also need to improve their work environment for recruiting younger generations to be new blood in the company, and new machinery is the inevitable  way for them to do this.

So, comparing the pros and cons, it’s obvious that invest on new machinery is the right way to go.

Why international trade is so important?

2001, Doha. China officially entered the WTO and became one of the most important members of it. Since then, international trade has become a controversial topic among the people in the world.

People in the developed countries complain that outsourcing made them lost their jobs since China opened it’s gate and companies in their own countries flooded into China. But Chinese people complain too many foreign investments contaminated their environment and caused a collision in their lives. But despite all these facts, China had a boost in it’s own economy and also made a great contribution to the world’s economic growth.

International trade brings new resource and new idea to countries to help them improve their capacity as well as solving the surplus for their capacity.  International trade has the complementarity, where trading partners can get what they need and make profits for each other.

In the packaging field, it’s clear to see that certain machinery like coil wrapping machine, horizontal wrapper, coiling and packing line are only have manufacturers in China, Italy and few other countries. But countries all over the world have their demand for these machinery. So, if there is no international trade or have trade barriers like trade embargo, how do the other countries get this work down. Some people might want to say they can have their own manufacturers, it’s not that high-tech. Serious, do you think so. Without the experience and stable market to support them, will they last long and who is gonna pay for that.

Today, due to various reasons, outsourcing has become a phenomenon among Chinese companies and complaints came as well, but China will still open to the world and the trade is still rising up.

 

choose the fittest not the cheapest

When we talk about purchasing, a lot of people would say I want the cheapest price. Yes, no body wants to pay extra when they can get the cheapest price. But, here I want to say”NO”.

It’s good to save money, but when they idea of getting the lowest is full of your mind it becomes very dangerous. A good story has been prevalent in Taiwan is about an old lady who never wore a pair of fit shoes. The reason is she thinks the biggest one is the cheapest since same shoes are same price no matter what size are they. So, that lady always buy the biggest shoes.

We might not be serious as that Taiwanese old lady, but we have the conception as well. I see great people bought a wardrobe of clothing that they never gonna wear. Why? Because they thought it was really cheap. But they never thought the chance of wearing those.

Working in the mechanical industry, I also see a lot people missed their direction when they do their investment. People always what the cheapest price, but will the machine be useful and how much is that possibility. Most of the time, the machine neither poor quality nor doesn’t fit with their production.

I think the cost-effectiveness comes from the customers’ use experience. We can not judge a product just from the price, that’s a bit one sided. We need to choose the fittest one, that’s what we need and what good for us.

 

The history of packing machine

Packaging machinery was developed with the advent of new packaging materials and continuous innovations in packaging technology. The 1850 paper packaging began to be used in food. In 1852 the United States invented a paper bag machine. In 1861, Germany established the world’s first packaging machinery factory. China’s packaging machinery started late. After more than 30 years of development, China’s packaging machinery has become one of the ten industries in the machinery industry, providing effective protection for the rapid development of China’s packaging industry. Some packaging machinery has filled the domestic gap and has been able to Meet the needs of the domestic market. Today, China is able to provide all kinds of packaging machinery to all over the world. Customized design and excellent reliability has gained the reputation from customers in every corner of the world.

Today’s industry needs to be beautified and package can be a key factor which affects the selling deeply. A fast and well performed packing machine already has the impact on a company’s competitiveness. For the future, package needs to change in order to meet people’s changing requirement, and so does the packing machinery.

wrapping Machine drawing and manual

Apologies for disturbing you through your vacation however we have a serious issue going forward in respect of information forwarded.

It was imperative we received English versions for the Mechanical & Electrical manuals which you assured us would be received prior to the machine arriving.

You will note from our clients comments below that information forwarded thus far will not suffice.

I am not totally clear where all these files are to be perfectly honest

I also don’t have an O & M manual for the equipment – unless it is part of the equipment delivery?

I have the  coil eye Wrapping Machine user manual that was sent out before but I do not know if the controls etc. will be the same
I need a machine specific manual

Looking at the installation requirement file sent, there are 7 items – where are these?

The electrical drawings supplied, the first 5 do not have any drawing numbers , revisions, dates or company information on them so they could refer to anything.
The next sheets refer to drawing SC00479. Page numbering is all over the place – starting at page 11 and duplicates of page 13 ( 2off) and 14 (3 off).
There appears to be some logic in the content of the drawings but again no standard drawing mask or anything. Again no revision control, company information or dates.

This is really totally unacceptable as supplied drawings.

There is no mechanical drawings to work to, no levels information to confirm the sensitivity of the equipment to variations in floor levels, no tolerances to work to – absolutely nothing!
We will probably be able to build the wrapping equipment when we see it as it not very complex but all this should have been supplied months ago and any issues resolved during the equipment transit window.

Also requested information on airline connections and locations on the machine have not been supplied. We need this to ensure that the compressor people attending site bring the right fittings.

I need full documentation to be supplied electronically – dwg, word etc.

Your urgent attention and supporting documentation requested on numerous occasions is now required as a priority.

Do you know what a stretching wrapper does?

Do you know what a stretching wrapper does? How can it help prevent back injuries?

In a word, automation is the answer. In fact, we all know that most injuries to the back are caused by weight lifting, bending or pulling, especially if the movements are repetitive, increasing the risk of back injury. If your worker is doing something with your hands packing your goods, then they will repeat it three times.

They bent down, and then they put the stretch film on the weight. Then, pull the film tight, roll up the film, pull the film, wrap the load from the bottom to the top, and back to the bottom, a series of work that they do. Or at least the closest to the bottom. In fact, you know, it’s hard to wrap a bunch of things at the bottom.

But they do it every day. Tasks that make them vulnerable to back injuries need to be carried out. But, you know, it’s also very risky and expensive.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 17,0450 work-related back or spinal injuries in 2013, a staggering figure for the most recent year. The cost data for these injuries is not covered. But the various sources here suggest that the average back injury (sprain/sprain) costs between $3,000 and $10,000.

In fact, today’s semi-automatic stretch packaging can play a big role, and all the tasks that make you injured can be done automatically. It’s what they do when they put film on paper, and then they stretch. And then, from top to bottom, roll the film from top to bottom, rotate it, and finish the whole process, and at the end of it, they need to cut the film — it’s all automatic. Lifting, bending, or pulling are all unnecessary.

There are plenty of risks. As you can see, it’s easy to eliminate the risk of back injury to manual packaging.

 

 

 

 

The channel organization needs to be in good condition.

The channel organization needs to be in good condition. If it’s a bad stack, it’s easy to collapse. If such a flower, it would make the people below shocking. If there are protruding objects on the floor, these objects will cause people to trip up, which is dangerous.

Thirdly, the project follows the safety practice of forklift truck.

According to the occupational safety and health administration (OSHA), there are a large number of forklifts each year, about 110,000, but we also estimate that at least 70 percent of accidents can be avoided. Due to the damage caused by forklift truck, we generalized the common causes, including high pedestrian traffic, blind spots, narrow passageways and the capsizing of forklifts. Draw traffic lanes for trucks and pedestrians. On the floor, you can see the obvious signs that its role is to make traffic unincorporated.

Lights and mirrors are installed throughout the facility, and visibility can be increased in dim light and blind spots.

A large enough channel can be provided to allow the truck to pass easily. Do you know what it does? It can help prevent trucks from capsizing or hitting objects or people.

Fourth, a security team needs to be assembled.

One key point is awareness and training. What should your security team do? It should be representative sample of every person who works in a factory. Do you know what the team’s job is? Training new employees is the work of the team.

Your operation needs to be checked regularly.

Forklift safety inspection also needs to be implemented. Compliance with security practices also needs to be ensured.

In fact, you can see that small and cheap changes can make a big difference. So why are you taking a risk? You can use these techniques to build a well-organized and caring organization. Remember, everyone’s responsibility is to create a safe working environment.

 

Stretch Wrappers

In recent years, there have been more and more injuries in the workplace. Do you know the four simple ways to reduce workplace injuries? Below, can we see how stretching wrapping can help reduce job damage?

Every year, the company spends a lot of money on non-fatal industrial accidents, and we probably estimate that it could be worth billions of dollars. Do you know how much pain workers suffer? For these workers, it was a devastating result. In the storage and storage sectors, about 5.5 out of every 100 workers were injured, the bureau and statistics bureau reported. You know what that means? In 2012, if there were 705,000 workers, there were 39,000 injured.

However, the loss is not completely irreparable, and you can help with the four things you can do to reduce workplace injuries.

First, work improves ergonomics.

According to the national institute for occupational safety and health (NIOSH), the study estimated the possibility of warehouse workers back injuries and other workers were injured, compared to the possibility of much higher, generally speaking, warehouse workers injury is the other workers injured eight times. Proper lifting and bending of training needs to be provided, as the impact on the worker’s body needs to be reduced.

Do you know what automatic mechanical work is? We can take a simple example, for example, using a stretcher wrapper without a hand wrapping tray, which is automatic mechanical work. The role of automatic mechanical work is great, and workers spend less time in compromising positions. Second, the thing you need to do is keep the floors clean and the aisles tidy.

According to Liberty Mutual, the loss of American businesses in 2012 was a big loss, about $15.2 billion. What you need to do is clean up the spill in time and clean it up a lot. Because if it’s wet ground or garbage full of garbage, it usually has bad consequences, such as slipping and tripping.

 

The thing you need to do is avoid stretching and packaging “running around”.

The thing you need to do is avoid stretching and packaging “running around”.

According to the national institute on occupational safety and health (NIOSH), the company reports that many people are injured in forklift accidents every year, and that’s estimated to be 95,000 per year.

This is a risky proposition for those who use semi-automatic stretching packages, whether to open or close a forklift. Do you know when a third of the forklift accident happened? Typically, they occur when the operator installs and disassembles their forklifts, while the operator’s shoulder hurts, concussions, sprained ankles and even fractures.

And we all know there’s a risk. Ergonomics of the manual machine is involved — stretching, stretching, pulling and so on are included. In fact, what we call “running around” means this, all of which adds up to the so-called “running around”.

Completely avoiding these risks is the best way to manage these risks.

Do you know what the most effective stretch packing in the semi-automatic class does? It can add simple automation – the ability to stretch the packaging is to go to the end of the film and wrap the loop, start wrapping the loop rope switch or remote control device. Activating the forklift is something the operator can do.

Do you know how simple automation works? It not only allows the operator to operate on the forklift, but also the need for physical operation of the stretching package can be eliminated. Security can also be enhanced by it. Plus, two minutes of labor productivity per load is what you see. In the first five years, do you know how much labor costs an average customer can save? It is estimated that labor costs of up to $50,000.

It is obvious that machines, especially cheap ones, do the same thing.

 

 

Changing the traffic pattern is one way

Changing the traffic pattern is one way, and the number of people working near forklifts is also important. The wharf is one of the most congested areas in the warehouse. As we can see, there are some people who are building the goods, and what the forklift needs to do is deliver the goods from the stretcher wrapper. It’s also possible that another person is operating a stretcher wrapper. Keeping a close eye on the environment around them is something that these people need to do, while focusing on their work is also something that needs to be done. If not, do you know what will happen? This can lead to unnecessary accidents.

Do you know what happens if no one operates the stretching wrapper? Getting to and from the car many times throughout the day is what forklift drivers need to do. Because your purpose is to package the goods. This puts them at risk of injury, from their ankles to their backs. In fact, according to the warehouse of education and research committee, when the operator is getting on or off, the injured people will happen, it is estimated that about a third of the forklift related injuries.

One solution is to be lucky. Do you know how to use the modern stretch wrappers with enhanced automation? It can cut film from the end of its packaging cycle. Also, fixing the film to the next load is also achievable. The start of these machines can be from remote control or lanyard switches. This eliminates a person close to the control panel to operate the machine. At the same time, the aim is to get the driver off the bus. At the same time, they don’t have to leave their forklifts, and the risk of injury can be reduced.

If you want to learn more about stretch-wrappers, you can come to us, and this stretch wrapper can help your driver keep their forklift and reduce damage.