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In today’s competitive market, ensuring the smooth operation of packaging equipment is crucial. Here at Econocorp, a renowned packaging equipment manufacturing company, we can’t stress enough the importance of preventative maintenance for all of your packaging machinery. From cartoners to tray formers to case packers, every piece of equipment plays a pivotal role in maintaining productivity and efficiency in your packaging line, especially for small to medium-sized businesses that could be halted to a standstill if just one machine goes down.

The Importance of Preventative Maintenance

Preventative maintenance is not just a recommended practice; it’s a cornerstone of operational excellence. Need proof that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? Here are just a few reasons to develop and implement a comprehensive preventative maintenance program for your packaging equipment:

Extended Equipment Life

Regular maintenance of packaging machinery can significantly extend the life of your equipment. Machines are prone to wear and tear, especially in high-use environments. Parts will need to be cleaned, oiled, aligned, or even replaced from time to time. Doing this before the wear and tear becomes a breakdown will keep your machine running longer and stop your line from bleeding profits due to a breakdown.

Increased Efficiency

It’s normal for any piece of machinery to lose some efficiency over time, but a well-maintained packaging machine will give you much better performance over its lifespan than a machine that isn’t cared for properly. If you want to keep your packaging line output as high as possible, keep those machines inspected, maintained, and repaired at all times.

Cost Savings

Many packaging line managers bemoan the upfront costs of preventative maintenance…until they get the repair bill for a problem that could have been easily prevented. Not to mention the lost profits and increased downtime from machines that are poorly maintained. If cost-efficiency is a priority for your business (and we don’t know of a single business where it isn’t) then regular preventative maintenance on your packaging equipment is a no-brainer.

Safety and Compliance

Accidents in the workplace are a huge expense, so no employer ever wants to hear that an employee was injured due to an ill-maintained piece of machinery. OSHA probably won’t be crazy about it either. Keep your machinery maintained on a documented schedule to keep all your employees safe and your line in compliance with federal, state, and local standards.

Quality Assurance

Consistent performance of your packaging equipment means consistent quality in your packaging. This is particularly important for businesses that must meet specific packaging standards, like the pharmaceutical, cannabis, and food industries. Preventative maintenance ensures that each product is packaged with the same level of precision, care, and efficiency, saving you money and building a positive brand image for your end customers.

Econocorp’s Commitment to Excellence

At Econocorp, we understand the importance of maintaining your packaging equipment in top condition. Our machines, made from sanitary stainless steel and designed with small footprints, are suitable for packaging lines of any size. Whether you have a manual, semi-automatic, or fully automatic system, our equipment is designed for seamless integration, providing a complete packaging solution from start to finish.

We are not just equipment suppliers; we are your partners in ensuring that your packaging line operates at its best. Regular maintenance is integral to this partnership, and we are here to provide you with support and guidance every step of the way.

Get in Touch With Econocorp

Interested in learning more about how Econocorp’s packaging solutions can benefit your business? Contact us today at 781-986-7500 or via email at You can also visit us online to explore our range of packaging equipment and services. Let’s work together to keep your packaging operations running smoothly, efficiently, and profitably.