When you have decided to do the packaging of the products yourself instead of outsourcing, then congrats you have made a commendable decision. You already have multiple packaging lines and if you are planning to expand, then it would not be possible to accommodate the expansion with your current packaging line.
You may have narrowed down a few packaging equipment manufacturers to make your purchase of packaging machinery. Even you have started requesting proposals, but there are a few things that you need to know beforehand, which would be quite helpful for you:
Every packaging machine has some limitations and you can’t go beyond those limitations. Fill weight, size and bag types are some common limitations. There are packaging machines that cannot accommodate very large bag sizes while some excel at producing large-sized packs. Some machines may not accommodate certain bag styles while some could easily accommodate those bag types.
You can say that one of the most important things a packaging equipment manufacturer must know before making a quote is bag parameters, target fill weights and style. Having this information helps them select the proper equipment fitting into your requirements.
Give Detailed Product Description
Providing product description to the packaging equipment manufacturer is quite important because the type of machine used to pack every single product is different. A complete product description will make the difference in the quote of the packaging equipment manufacturer and you would find each attribute giving you a better picture of the product.
The best way to select the best proposal is to send the product samples to the packaging machinery manufacturer for testing. Make sure the machine fulfills your expectations and all the previous issues are resolved.
The space where you would place the machinery is quite important. The packaging equipment manufacturer needs to keep this thing in mind and sends you a quote of the machinery that could easily fit into your facility.
Packaging Facility Environment
This is one of the major factors, which many packaging machinery manufacturers ignore and that’s why they fail. They need to check whether you need a wash-down environment? Is there any need to clean your equipment with jets of water or corrosive chemicals? Having this information makes it easier for them to ascertain a machine fitting into your requirements.
You can choose a packaging equipment manufacturer that sends you a quote by keeping all the above factors in view.