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Keep Your Machinery Running at its Max with Raab

Keep Your Machinery Running at its Max with Raab

Our Field Service Technicians Bring Their Expertise to You to Maximize Uptime and Prevent Unplanned Stoppages

Raab Sales now offers the same outstanding service that delights our machinery customers to all clients. Work with a local company that can provide local service to keep your packaging, coding, and marking line running optimally. Through our expertise and attentive service, you can maximize your production line uptime and reduce your operational stress.

Announcing New Raab Service for Everyone

Announcing New Raab Service for Everyone

Raab Can Service All Your Packaging, Coding, Marking Equipment to Maximize Production Line Uptime

Raab has established a reputation for spoiling every equipment customer with outstanding service that keeps their machines running like a dream. We pride ourselves on giving clients worry-free services that help them rest easy at the end of a long day. With lower numbers of issues and minimal downtimes, our service adds value across the life of a machine. 

Now this high level of service can benefit anyone, not just those who bought the machinery from us.

Top 3 Pain Points That Drive Your Maintenance Technicians Crazy

Top 3 Pain Points That Drive Your Maintenance Technicians Crazy

Maintenance technicians hold a number of important duties, not the least of which is keeping their production facility fully operational for as much time as possible. As demands for productivity and profitability increase, these technicians must grapple with more challenges than ever before.

While in-house technicians can always enlist the help of reliable, talented field technicians through an industrial machinery services contract, they more often than not are left somewhat unsupportedfloundering hopelessly on their own. Relying on manufacturer service technicians can also sometimes let them down as a result of the bureaucratic complexity these brands have in place.

Yet, maintenance service technicians often persist even as they face these three following pain points that tend to make their job more difficult than they like.

Case Study: Raab Case Sealer Helps Pet Food Manufacturer Adapt to New Packaging

Case Study: Raab Case Sealer Helps Pet Food Manufacturer Adapt to New Packaging

One thing we specialize in at Raab is the ability to recommend the precise machinery your operation needs to solve challenges and meet evolving goals. Such was the case when a pet food manufacturer from Kansas reached out to us for help adapting to new packaging requirements.

By analyzing the specifications the pet food company needed as well as their overall goals for their packaging line, we were able to recommend the purr-fect case sealer to meet their stringent needs.

This case exemplifies why Raab can offer manufacturing, distribution, or contract packaging customers in a variety of industries more than the typical industrial packaging equipment supplier.

 
4 Common Sources of Unplanned Packaging Line Stoppages

4 Common Sources of Unplanned Packaging Line Stoppages

In a packaging and distribution facility, every moment of unplanned machinery downtime equals cash flying out the door. An unexpected packaging line stoppage causes productivity to grind to a halt, and these stoppages can last for a painfully long time while needed adjustments are made to bring everything back online.

At Raab, one of our primary jobs as equipment distributors and service contract providers is to ensure that our clients’ machines stay on as long as possible. We help reduce unplanned downtimes by advising clients on the four most common reasons for industrial packaging machinery shutdowns below.

Anyone looking to improve their uptime – and their throughput – can use these four main sources of packaging line stoppages to anticipate and hopefully prevent unscheduled downtime.

How Print and Apply Labeling Can Increase Production

How Print and Apply Labeling Can Increase Production

Adding a print and apply labeling system to your production line can increase throughput, reduce costs, and provide efficiencies for nearly every operation out there. While many production equipment considerations have pros and cons, print and apply systems beat out traditional pre-printed label systems by nearly every possible metric.

Because of the advantages print and apply label machines offer, every packaging and manufacturing operation should take the time to weigh their options for migrating to the more modern system. When they do, they’ll obtain the following advantages, all of which lower costs and complexity while raising throughput.

 
Will Your Printer Make it the Rest of the Year?

Will Your Printer Make it the Rest of the Year?

Digital printing technology for industrial printers has revolutionized the marking, printing, and packaging industries in huge ways. Adoption growth has been swift, even as the majority of operations hold on to legacy analog and offset printing technologies.

A plurality of experts predict that growth in digital printing will surpass double digits. The flexibility and mind-blowing capabilities of digital print technology are helping operations managers achieve what was previously thought impossible. Variable data printing, for instance, introduced the possibility for endless product packaging design customization and segmentation. direct-to-shape (DTS) printing eliminates many of the steps in the traditional packaging recipe, allowing printing to take place directly on nearly any surface shape. 

Experts like the SGIA assert that “production inkjet technology adoption has provided printers numerous benefits, including fast turnaround times for personalized, on-demand output; lower equipment operating costs compared to digital toner-based printing; new product applications; and greater flexibility than traditional equipment.”

All of these advances mean that nearly every operation out there should consider making the switch to digital in order to obtain the following benefits.

Changes You Need to Consider for the Christmas Rush

Changes You Need to Consider for the Christmas Rush

The year may only be 75% gone, but retailers all across the world are already hearing sleigh bells. That’s because the Holiday season often provides the bulk of their revenues, and they want to be prepared. 

According to a survey taken this time last year, a quarter of U.S. consumers have already begun Holiday shopping. Nearly half will make purchases before November 1. Getting ready for these purchases takes time, preparation, and knowing in advance that your stock is available.

Your industrial manufacturing or packaging operation should also be ready for the upcoming Holiday season. You can implement the following improvements to your production line with help from a knowledgeable industrial equipment distributor. They’ll help you stay up to date to trim costs, advance your capabilities, and be prepared to deliver your customers a happier holiday.

Appreciating Your Employees on Labor Day

Appreciating Your Employees on Labor Day

Labor Day has recently passed, but that doesn’t mean you’ve missed an opportunity to let your employees know they’re appreciated. After all, the whole point of Labor Day is recognizing the hard work every single employee puts in to keep the company running. Without people working on the front lines, the company wouldn’t exist. Without people in the back office doing what they do best, there would be chaos.

Here at Raab, we are incredibly grateful for every bit of value our staff adds to the company and client relations. Identify. Mark. Package. Those three things are at the forefront of what we do, but there are also the little things that differentiate us from the typical industrial equipment supplier. When our employees go out on an emergency service call or simply make a note to check in on a client after a new install, they go the extra mile to ensure our clients stay happy.

Taking the time and effort to highlight a job well done is incredibly important for not just office politics but overall profitability. “Since appreciation plays a large part in employee satisfaction, which in turn improves retention and productivity, actively engaging with employees is a must for staying competitive,” reasons GlassDoor.

Luckily, you can do so much more for your dedicated staff than just giving them a day off during a federal holiday. You can show your appreciation in plenty of ways and help your employees feel recognized. Most don’t even involve a huge show of effort or a large budget; a simple, sincere “thank you for what you do” can go a long way!

So, in honor of labor day and all our hard-working staff, here are four ways to show employees you care around Labor Day.

Celebrate 60 Years of Outstanding Customer Service With 10% Off Machinery in Our QuickShop

Celebrate 60 Years of Outstanding Customer Service With 10% Off Machinery in Our QuickShop

Raab Sales, Inc. has a history of raising the bar for customer service. Being there for our clients has been in our DNA since day one.

If you took a look at our History of Raab Sales, Inc. post, you’ll see that our founder Lou Raab truly made a difference in his clients’ lives. He went above and beyond to educate them about industrial tape machine solutions and then help them choose the best product that fit within their goals and existing operational environment.

You don’t even have to take our word for it! Over the years, the Raab Sales office has collected correspondence documenting the impact Lou Raab’s client-focused business model has had on his clients. We’ve always been experts on the machinery we sell, for one. Customers receive skilled support for their machinery, whether it’s a minor service adjustment or a major repair. We also are always willing to listen when clients make a request that’s out of the ordinary.

To celebrate with our customers, we’re holding a special sale in our QuickShop with 10% off select machinery. This includes our stock of handheld inkjet printers, tape machines, and stencil cutting machines. Simply enter the coupon code “10AT60” with an eligible item in your shopping cart. Best of all, this offer can be combined with volume discounts!

This sale is just one of the ways we can show our customers how much we truly care when it comes to giving them service that’s above the rest. Take a look at the documents below to learn further how Lou Raab established a client relations model that truly left an impression on everyone.