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Publication Date: 09/2008
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Predicting automated packaging success: Five questions to answer now

Upgrading from manually packaging powder to using an automated packaging system represents a sizable capital investment for most bulk solids processing plants. So how can you determine whether investing in an automated system will pay off? This article lists the five critical questions you need to answer before you buy to predict whether an automated packaging system can operate successfully in your plant and improve your company's bottom line.

High labor costs, inconsistent bag weights, and dust-clouded work areas are common problems with manual bulk solids packaging lines. Upgrading to an automated packaging system can be a great way to eliminate these problems and improve your packaging efficiency. But when you consider the automated system's big price tag, how can you predict whether the system will operate successfully in your plant and provide a reasonably fast return on investment?

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