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Why Use Cobots in Packaging?

Mar 13, 2020 10:10:05 AM / by Harpak-ULMA posted in Labor, Packaging Machines, Plastic Packaging, Robots, Packaging, cobots, safety

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Incorporating Cobots into your packaging process can improve packaging efficiency and employee safety.

Cobots, short for collaborative robots, are designed to work alongside humans in shared workspaces. Cobots in packaging are used to make human workers more efficient, enhance performance and become more effective. Unlike robots, cobots usually work with employees, rather than replace them. It's also a safe technology for the employees working alongside cobots because there is no need for cages or closed areas separating the cobots and workers.

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How Are Food Manufacturers Solving Their Packaging Logistics Issues

Feb 7, 2020 2:59:22 PM / by Harpak-ULMA posted in Efficient, Sustainability, Robots, Environment, Packaging, supply chain, Flexible Packaging, manufacturers, Disposal, EPA, Integrated

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Innovation, Alternative Packaging Technology and Updated Materials Can Help Improve Efficiency and Costs. 

Manufacturers must be efficient in all aspects of the supply chain to reduce costs. Rising shipping and material costs, combined with an emphasis on sustainability and consumer preference has created a need for innovation in the packaging industry.

One of the main costs in the supply chain is shipping. In general, it is becoming more expensive to operate a truck. Taking factors such as tires, fuel costs and labor into account the average marginal cost per mile was $1.69 in 2017 compared to $1.45 in 2009. Using the same factors, the average marginal cost per hour in 2017 was $66.65 compared to $58 in 2009.[1] According to the U.S.

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