Case sealer efficiency

Case Study: Pet Food Company Adopts a Better Case Sealer

When a pet food company’s current packaging line equipment could no longer handle their needs, they turned to Raab Sales for our stellar customer service and solutions capabilities.

As so often happens, a change requested by the higher-ups created a challenge for the company’s production facility. The case sealer the facility used at the time was incompatible with the requested change, so they had to procure new equipment. With a demand for high output — and strong expectations for quality in their product — all throughout the supply chain, the production facility had to find packaging equipment that could meet their current output rate while accommodating the new packaging request in order to facilitate the brand refresh.

Learn more about how Raab Sales helped the pet food company find the perfect breed of packaging equipment suited to their pedigree by reading on.

Case Closed on the Need for a New Case Sealer

A Kansas manufacturing facility, a pet food company, ran into a snag when their marketing department determined that a new, unconventionally sized corrugated case was needed to accommodate their refreshed product packaging. The new case was smaller than the average CPG product case, and so the manufacturing facility’s current case sealing equipment was incapable of running the new box size.

Since the case sealing equipment could not be retooled to fit the smaller box size, the pet food company was forced to procure new equipment that could meet the demands of their packaging line with efficiency, reliability, and quality results. They reached out to us at Raab through our PIN (Product Identification Network) affiliation and explained their situation.

Examining their needs and their use of a case with uniform capacity, we determined that an Eastey TB-2 Top and Bottom Case Sealer was the appropriate product to suit their new packaging demands. The sealer automatically applies pressure sensitive polypropylene tape to center seams on the top and bottom of the new case size. Cases are propelled along the line through top and bottom drives, maintaining stability and increasing output speed.

The new system for operating the TB-2 was simple to learn, and the facility employees even commented that changing out the tape on top and bottom was accomplished quicker and more easily than with their prior model. Additionally, they reported that the equipment proved itself to be extremely reliable, sealing with greater consistency and requiring less maintenance overall. These factors led to reduced downtimes and a greater rate of output.

Best of all, the TB-2 case sealer is capable of adjusting on-the-fly, so if the higher-ups decide upon another case size change, the machine can accommodate boxes as small as 5”x6”x4.5” or as large as 19.5” tall and wide. It also rides on sturdy industrial casters, meaning they can modify their line if needed.

Let Raab Sales Help With Your Packaging, Marking, Labeling, or Shipping Challenges

We at Raab know that when a change request comes down from the higher-ups, we have to say “yes” to it no matter how hard getting the desired results may be. By working closely with our clients and making use of our extensive production equipment model line, we can determine the optimal solution to their needs no matter how often they change.

Let us help you take on any challenge with enthusiasm and use it as an opportunity to improve your line, not just change it. Contact us today to get started.


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