Faster packed, faster shipped! Summarized in this way, the benefits of the mechanization of packaging are reductive. Behind the quest for productivity, we must also think about the well-being of the operators. Explanation with Cédric Gozé, Sales Development Manager EMEA, for Sealed Air.
The major challenge in the logistics business is that of productivity. A productivity that makes it possible to keep the promise of a customer experience that is so differentiating in e-commerce. Essential productivity to control costs and ship orders on time. ” Mechanization solutions provide an answer to this productivity challenge, says Cédric Gozé, Sales Development Manager EMEA, for Sealed Air. And the entire Sealed Air I-Pack range is part of this trend. “. In this context, the tray machines which automatically ensure the shaping of a “tray” type packaging from a corrugated cardboard sheet, often constitute a path towards which the actors of e-commerce, industrial supply, books, cosmetics, and more generally logistics, are moving massively. ” To work, these trays must be supplied with flat cardboard. When the pace picks up, an operator must regularly intervene manually to ensure continuity of supply to the forming machine. “, continues Cédric Gozé. This continuous reloading of the machine can, in the long term, have an impact on the cost of the process and on the working conditions of the operators. Companies are then led to look for solutions that further limit handling…
Improve productivity and preserve the quality of life at work
” It is to respond to this search for process and cost optimization that we have developed this tray forming machine to enrich the I-Pack range. “. Innovation? Rather than a store with a limited quantity of cardboard trays, the new TE-LP tray tray from Sealed Air has a large loading capacity. ” An entire pallet 2 meters high can be inserted directly into the machine in seconds with a simple pallet jack. In total, nearly 1m85 of flat cardboard can take place in the loading magazine. Enough to form, without other human intervention, nearly 600 trays ! “says Cédric Gozé. A promise of productivity and optimization? Sure ! Less human intervention to reload the carton erector means so many value-added tasks, on which an operator can refocus. But the benefits are not limited to a productivist logic. On the classic tray forming machines found on the market, the smaller capacity and less well-positioned magazines require the operator to carry the flat cardboard, to perform repetitive movements, sometimes in not very ergonomic postures. Fatigue, risk of falling, repetitive movements, the new tray-forming machine and its large-capacity loading magazine make daily life easier for operators. ” At a time when companies are increasingly concerned about quality and well-being at work, the benefits of such equipment on the prevention of occupational risks or the improvement of gestures and postures are considerable. concludes Cédric Gozé.
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