Let’s finish things just in one time

In the production industry, many of practitioners complain the repetitive work. They are inefficient and tiring most of the times. Almost every one wants to escape it and improve the situation. But the question is -how?

How can we change this as there is no innovation and better management,and how are we going to achieve that goal. I believe, with dedicated study of the production process and constant learning in new technology we can achieve it.

For instance, one century ago, there probably no harvester and others machines for farming, but just in the lasted century, we human beings developed all sorts of farming machines. Innovations are keep coming and new technology has been applied to it. Today, it’s so easy to find the farming machine that you want and is perfect for your requirement.

In the cable production industry, we are luckily to have the latest coiling and packing machine. This is actually a line contains coiling process and strapping and packaging process.

With this functional machine, this is no need to move the cable or coils back and forth. Cable will be coiled just after come out from the production line then will be delivered to strapping station by conveyors then to stretch wrapping or bagging station then into the shrink tunnel. Just in few minutes, a well packed cable coil will come out from the end of the line without any interference of human.

This really is a difference, not just for saving your labor cost, but also improving your capacity. If you don’t agree, please think about all the repetitive work you do everyday.

 

What’s going on in packaging field?

In the past, in the packaging field the work usually down manually. That’s because there weren’t too many packaging machines have been designed. And the work could be heavy for most works, usually cause backache and exhaustion. Workers often like to describe themselves after finished their one day’s duty as been drained off.

This is how people used to work. But luckily, today’s workers don’t need to bear those anymore. With the development of technology, we have made different kinds of packaging machines and more are still coming out. From food to beverage to industrial products, always can find one solution each of them. And the benefits are obvious. First, less heavy work. Second, better work environment. Third, less cost( both labor cost and material cost).  Fourth, a faster speed and a higher capacity.

As an expert in the coil packaging industry, we have developed few special packaging line for customers. They are designed according to the customers’ circumstance. The packaging line can coordinate with their production line, and more sensors and high tech device has been used to make the machine runs automatically. Further more, PLC and HIM allows the customers to have personalized setting for their specific tasks. Local and remote control system for users have more convenience in controlling the line.

In the future, we are pretty sure that artificial intelligence can be used to those machines and bring another revolution to the industry.

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.

 

What a gadget can do

Sometimes, in our lives, you just can not image what that some little gadgets can bring to us.

When we talk about sewing, an image might come to our brain “a lady running a sewing machine, loading fabrics, sewing, cutting thread”. Yes, this is the stereotype that most peopel have. But, today it might have changed. Thanks to the constant innovation in the industry, today’s sewer no longer need to cut the thread manually. A little blade has been adopted to the sewing machine and it cuts the thread automatically when the sewer down their sewing. Half work load has been reduced, just a little blade. How that comes? you might want to ask. Yes, that’s ture. Before the change, sewers need to stop the machine and cut the thread by a pair of scissors manually. And sometimess for doing this easier, sewers will leave the thread for very long. That needs to be cut twice, but nowaday’s auotmatic sewing machine won’t have this problem. So, half work load be reduced is not an exageration.

Today, in the packing industry people also found what they can innovate to improve the efficiency.

 

This is the pneumatic device attached on horizontal stretch wrapper for cutting the stretch film.

With this device, the operator on longer need to cut the stretch film manually, and this allows the machine to run in a faster speed. No bending, no cutting and it even can load the packaging material automatically. You can image how much time this going to save. If the machine has motor controlled conveyors and combined with production line this even could save two laborers.

It just as we always say, you don’t know what potential impact that some be ignored small thing can bring. With our innovative mind, high capacity doesn’t mean it has to be large.

 

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.