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Primary Packaging Line Equipment Playbook

The go-to guide for packagers with a packaging line project!

Looking to assemble equipment for the front half of your packaging line? Leading packaging experts helped us update this must-have, 128-page PDF e-book, jam-packed with strategies for success, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid.

Whether your job involves machinery engineering, production or operations, download this playbook now to get a head start on successful equipment selection and implementation.


Sourced in this e-book
Roy Greengrass P.E.
Senior Engineering Manager
Del Monte Foods
Paul H. Davis
Project Engineer
Ryt-way Industries, LLC
Stan Walulek
Vice President
Michel's Bakery, Inc.
Paul Redwood
Equipment Engineering Manager, R&D
Church & Dwight
Shawn French
Engineering Manager
Sun Products
Sunny Ishikawa
Engineering Research Fellow

Topics covered

Covering these machine types

  • Filling/capping
  • Induction sealing/shrink banding
  • Coding/marking for primary containers
  • Conveying/accumulation
  • Container/product handling
  • Robotic pick-and-place
  • Checkweigh/metal detection/x-ray
  • Machine vision

Equipment strategies

  • Rotary vs. inline capping
  • Liquid filling buying tips
  • Substrate coding selection chart
  • Conveying/container handling strategies
  • Inspection equipment buying tips
  • Using PackML on your line
  • …and much more

Project strategies

  • Best practices for buffering
  • How to select the right machinery
  • Finding the right supplier
  • How to compare machines at a trade show
  • Machine and line automation strategies
  • Successful Factory Acceptance Tests
  • Financial justifications for new equipment
  • Successful line start-up tips
  • How machinery projects fail
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Early stage vendor researchMid-stage vendor researchPossible future projectVendor selected or no plans to buy
Unscrambling, orienting
Liquid filling
Auger filling
Vertical form/fill/seal
Horizontal form/fill/seal
Coding/marking for primary containers
Induction sealing or shrink banding
Container/product handling, feeding, pick-and-place
Checkweigh/metal detection/X-ray
Weighing/combination scales
Machine vision


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