6 transformational packaging production trends of 2017: Page 2 of 6

By Lisa McTigue Pierce in Automation on December 12, 2017

#5. How much automation do you really need on your packaging line?

Today, package engineering managers must weigh the need for production flexibility, limited numbers of skilled technicians and other challenges before selecting the type of packaging machinery that will best fit the plant’s needs.

Manufacturers must understand the requirements of their packaging lines before they decide if semi- or fully automated packaging equipment will do the job says Sean Riley, senior director, Media & Industry Communications, for PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

Riley explains the differences between semi- and fully-automatic packaging lines, and offers recommendations for when to use them.  


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