Competitive advantage in the modern business world is all about speed. Time equals money and as many organisations around the world have discovered, by automating their operational processes such as installing a robotic palletising system on their production line, they’ve been able to accelerate their throughputs and put their profitability on an upward trajectory.
Automating the palletising process, be it in a pharmaceutical company, a food handling facility, a warehouse and distribution centre or a manufacturing plant producing metal components, is a proven way of making pallet-handling a whole lot safer, quicker, more flexible and importantly, more economical.
Automated palletising systems can also save a significant amount of space in comparison to ones involving manual labour or manually-operated loading vehicles such as forklift trucks. This can translate into further monetary savings as the additional space can be re-purposed.
Essentially, an automated palletising process delivers on three key points which are essential to sustained business success:
• It minimises occupational workplace health and safety risks
• It eliminates manual handling thereby significantly reducing labour costs
• It increases throughput speed – and does so with precision accuracy
Let’s unpack each of those three points to see how and where money can be saved by automating the palletising process.
Firstly, reduced health and safety issues in the workplace can lead to cost savings because there’s less downtime through injury as well as fewer compensation claims. What’s more, employees who work in a safer work environment are likely to be more motivated and more productive – which in turn can lead to bottom-line benefits. Automating the palletising process would also enable compliance with legislated health and safety standards which is a critical success factor in any workplace environment.
Manual palletising systems are labour-intensive so it stands to reason that by installing an automatic one which eliminates, or at least minimises, the need for human intervention and manual handling of any items, businesses can realise significant cost-savings.
Manual systems are also time-consuming whereas an automated solution can run continuously – and at greater speeds – so throughputs can be accelerated and production capacity increased.
There are clearly many operational and monetary benefits to be had from automated palletising – and with many flexible options on offer, organisations can select the level of automation that best suits their individual requirements. For example, one of the leading suppliers of packing, filling, bagging and palletising machinery and equipment in Australia, AccuPak, offers a range of solutions from robot palletisers, pallet dispensers, pallet conveyer systems and stretch wrappers to full turnkey automated palletising lines. To find out how an automatic palletising system could save your company money, give AccuPak a call on 1300 793 476 – and benefit from their many years of experience building and supplying numerous turnkey palletising lines across Australia.
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