When a manufacturer requires a package with shapes, seals, or dimensions outside the scope of standard packaging solutions, custom packaging equipment can help to meet the demands of the project. Off-the-shelf automation equipment can offer convenience, but it often places constraints upon the design and production capabilities.
Oftentimes, people believe using standard automation equipment will be more cost-effective than developing a custom automation solution. When considering the overall production efficiency that a custom solution would provide, however, this is not always the case.
Plastic Ingenuity offers custom automation integration solutions for packaging to help customers build and customize their current automation equipment so their distinct packaging will run efficiently. From the early design phases to final testing, our engineering team has the experience to support custom packaging equipment for any product.
Given the high-volume production orders and frequency of unique product designs, the food, medical device, and pharmaceutical packaging industries often require custom packaging equipment. Engineered packaging systems offer convenient solutions to a number of industries, and are often used to manufacture containers such as retail blister packs for cosmetics and electronics, as well as plastic trays for medical devices.
Plastic Ingenuity’s production engineers typically work with medium to large sized companies to help develop their custom packaging machinery. Common packaging applications for which we have customized equipment include automated filling lines, retail blister cards, modified atmospheric pressure (MAP), high pressure processing (HPP), and custom thermoforming.
The Value of an Automation Partner
Not many plastic thermoformers also provide custom packaging equipment and automation solutions, never mind the ongoing engineering support required for the months or years of planning for a new product launch. With this value-added service, Plastic Ingenuity’s production engineers will work with your package engineering, product R&D, and plant management teams to create an efficient and effective automation solution.
Our production engineering team builds much of our internal production equipment that we operate in our own facility. Using this package engineering and development expertise, we help our customers achieve similar design and production capabilities by customizing and testing the equipment systems to match their needs.
As your trusted automation partner, we will not only provide expert packaging development assistance and testing, but we will also sustain ongoing engineering support long after your product has been launched. Our team takes pride in the proactive involvement we have on our customers’ production floors, ensuring that we are staying ahead of potential issues.
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Plastic Ingenuity is one of the largest custom thermoformers in North America, providing customers with innovative packaging solutions as well as a wealth of experience and engineering support for custom automation systems. Our team of experts specializes in guiding projects from start to finish, removing the stresses of time and resource constraints along the way.
Do you use automation in your packaging facility? To learn more about how Plastic Ingenuity’s experienced production engineers can help ensure that our plastic packaging runs efficiently on your automated equipment, download our free automation integration guide.