For businesses in industries such as medical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, pouch packaging is increasingly popular due to its versatility and suitability for a wide range of products. A further key benefit of pouch packaging is that it can be filled with ease with automatic pouch filling machinery. As producers look to increase their output and grow their business, there are many benefits to switching from manual labour to automated packaging machinery, when it comes to pouch filling. Let’s discuss some of the major benefits to choosing pouches as a packaging solution, and switching from hand filling to automated pouch filling.
Ease of use
Automated pouch packaging machinery is designed and built for ease of use, helping to make packing processes as simple as possible to reduce downtime. Intuitive touch screen operating systems make it easy to key in specific instructions and to stop and start processes, ensuring that pouches are filled to the right level, achieving the intended level of quality.
Suitability for a wide range of industries and products
One of the key benefits of pouch packaging is that it is so ideally suited to a range of industries, particularly medical, pharmaceutical and food, all of which require effective sealing and protection against contaminants.
Pouch filling machines can be designed to fill a range of pouch styles, including:
- Stand up pouch machines – suitable for packing flat bottomed or sealed bottom pouches with powders, granular and dry products, liquids, and pastes.
- Spouted pouch machines – suitable for filling spouted pouches with liquids and pastes.
- Rotary pouch filling and sealing machines – suitable for filling rotary pouches with powders, granules, liquids and pastes.
One of the most important advantages of automated pouch packing machines is that they will perform packing processes much faster and with more precision than a human is capable of. As a result, companies can stand to save money on labour, as less people will be required to operate packaging machines than would be the case to achieve the same output manually.
As a result of lower labour needs, employees can be allocated to improve efficiency in other areas of the business.
One of the key advantages of investing in automated pouch filling machines is that there is reduced waste when it comes to filling and sealing, as the machine can be programmed to fill the exact amount. Automation considerably reduces the possibility of human error, so there is much less chance of product loss and packaging waste.
Easy switch between packaging sizes
For a business that makes more than one product, or offers a product in different quantities, the ability to switch between packaging sizes on a pouch filling machine is a huge advantage. Using a pouch filling machine, pouch size can be changed with ease and without tools, multiple times a day, with the touch screen controls adjusted to fit the new size packaging.
Automated Pouch Filling Machines in the UK
If you are considering switching to pouches to package your products, or are interested in completely automating your pouch filling processes, you can visit intamacmachinery.com or call 01420 593 682.