How to Choose the Right Cartoner for Your Business

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A cartoner can revolutionize your production line and make packaging your products almost effortless. Cartoners come in both manual and automatic loading varieties, with both horizontal and vertical loading possible. When purchased new, cartoners are often custom-built for a specific business and its needs.

Purchasing new production machinery is never cheap, but justifying the expense of a new cartoner is pretty easy. The time and resources saved by automating packaging processes will pay for the cartoner many times over. Since it is a large purchase, you’ll want to do some due diligence before placing an order. Purchasing the wrong equipment can be costly and time-consuming. Before you buy a new cartoner, be sure to: (more…)

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What are the Benefits of Improving Your Packaging Equipment Efficiency

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Your packaging is often the first thing a potential customer sees when considering your product for the first time. Everything about your packaging needs to be just right. If you’re trying to package your products on old, inefficient packaging equipment, you’re letting money slip out of your hands every day. Modern, efficient packaging equipment will bring many benefits to your operations, brand identity, and bottom line.

Efficient packaging equipment reduces costs.

More efficient packaging equipment reduces costs in many ways. Modern, efficient packaging equipment reduces waste by making fewer errors and improving consistency. Packages that are folded and assembled by hand or on an old packaging machine are more prone to measurement errors and misfolds, wasting valuable raw materials.  (more…)

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Benefits of High-Speed Tray Forming Machines

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High-speed tray forming machines are essential for any retail business poised to begin national or regional distribution. Your display trays are part of your brand identity and, in some cases, the first thing your potential customer sees when discovering your product. Present your product in professionally formed and folded trays that are customized to your exact product specifications with Econocorp’s line of high-speed tray formers, including the Econoform, Econolock, Reverse Triseal, and T-System. Our heavy-duty tray formers can:

  • Slash your production and labor costs.

By forming trays at speeds of 25+ per minute and never requiring breaks due to fatigue, high-speed tray formers outperform employees and provide more consistent results. They eliminate the need for human tray formers, cutting labor costs and improving profit margins. (more…)

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Cannabis Packaging & Child Safety

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In 2020, poison control centers received over 5,000 calls about children under 12 years of age being exposed to marijuana, and over 3,000 calls have already been received this year. In states where either medical and/or recreational cannabis use is legal, calls to poison control have ticked upward in comparison to states where cannabis remains illegal.

In many of these calls, safer packaging could have prevented the exposure. Advocacy groups are calling for stricter mandates on cannabis packaging nationwide, and producers are trying to deal with the ever-changing regulations on both federal and state levels while maintaining a fresh and unique brand identity. Working with an innovative packaging producer to design child-resistant, consistently branded packaging for your cannabis products is crucial to gain market advantage. (more…)

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Choosing the Right Packaging for Food Transportation

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Food packaging has become a complex process with many demands and high expectations. Consumers demand safety and durability and expect functionality, convenience, shelf appeal, and simplicity. So how can your company choose the right food packaging to ensure your products remain fresh and intact during transportation and beyond?

Assess the Needs of Your Product

Products require varying packaging specifications based on their shape, size, and durability. A bulky food product, for example, has different needs than a delicate bar of chocolate. Select packaging for strength when needed. (more…)

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Top Tips for Cannabis Packaging

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Cannabis has been used for its therapeutic properties since ancient times, but only recently has it become a legitimate and legal product in the American marketplace.

Research shows that cannabis can function as a powerful pain reliever, appetite stimulant, mental health support, brain protectant, and more. Medical marijuana can alleviate symptoms and problems associated with everything from Crohn’s Disease, chronic pain, and depression to Alzheimer’s Disease, cancer, and seizures. 

So it’s no wonder that the demand for cannabis has surged over the past few years. Now more than ever, cannabis manufacturers must strike the right balance as they package their products to keep up with the growing supply.  (more…)

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Why You Should use Tray Forming Equipment to Sell Your Products

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Selling your products takes more than clever marketing and excellent shelf placement. It also requires neat, attractive, reliable packaging. 

Tray Forming equipment from Econocorp makes it easier than ever to form corner glue, corner lock, or simplex style locking trays with a hinged cover. Seal them using hot melt glue at speeds from 25 to 30 trays per minute for ultimate efficiency. 

Depending upon your needs, there are various methods of operations found within our T-System and Econoform & Econolock Systems. (more…)

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Best Case Packing Equipment for Household Products

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Household products are essential to keeping the homes of millions of Americans clean and comfortable. This means that household product manufacturers face intense competition with other brands to earn customer attention and loyalty.

Efficient, time-saving packaging machinery from Econo Corp is an important tool that manufacturing companies must leverage to set themselves apart from the rest. 

Spartan with Bucket or Belt Conveyor

This rugged, mechanical, automated horizontal cartoner makes it possible to erect, load, and close end-load cartons at speeds of up to 40 cartons per minute with options for up to 60 per minute! Its intermittent motion and PLC controls make this a productive choice for medium-sized product lines.  (more…)

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Craft Brew—Filling, Cartoning Beer in Iceland

When Bruggsmiðjan Kaldi Brewery was launched in 2006 in the small town of Árskógssandur in the north of Iceland, glass bottles were of course the format.

But it seems that consumers in Iceland are just as mad about beer in cans as everyone else in the world. So last year the craft brewer installed a canning line—right about the time that the pandemic was rearing its ugly head.

“The machines were due into our plant in March, along with technicians from suppliers to get things up and running,” says Brewmaster Siggi Ólafsson. “We wound up doing most of the installation and commissioning ourselves, and we were only delayed about a month. By June of 2020 we were in production.”

The equipment in the line comes from numerous parts of the world, including the U.S.-made end-of-line Econocorp E-2000 cartoning machine. “We were led to Econocorp during conversations we had with other machine suppliers who are familiar with the kind of machinery that’s suitable for craft brewers,” says Ólafsson. “It’s just the right size machine for our production, and it’s very simple in design and, subsequently, in operation.”

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Top Features of Carton Machines

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When it comes to packaging your products, the ultimate goal is to increase output while reducing labor hours. The horizontal cartoning machines built by Econocorp Inc. are designed to help accomplish those goals. We offer a wide variety of carton machines, from countertop carton sealers to continuous-motion cartoners, for low to moderate production companies seeking the best solutions. 

Browse our carton machines’ top features to determine which makes the best match for your product needs. 

Mini Monoseal

The Mini Monoseal is a safe and straightforward semi-automatic carton flap glue sealer used to seal carton end flaps, hinge covers, side glue joints, gable tops, and more. Its beneficial qualities include: (more…)

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