End-of-Line Equipment Playbook

The go-to guide for packagers with an end-of-line packaging project!

Looking to assemble equipment for the back half of your packaging line? We picked the brain of leading packaging experts to compile this must-have, 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.

NEW FOR 2015: In addition to fully reworking our lists on tips for End-of-Line packaging efficiency, pitfalls to avoid, and other keys to success, we’ve added a DOWNLOADABLE Packaging Data Sheet template. We also included a 10-page companion article on how to use this single Packaging Data Sheet document, which can be shared among your whole team to keep everyone on the same page, from start to finished project.



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.
Greg Flickinger
VP Manufacturing and Corporate Engineering
Snyder's-Lance, Inc.
Paul Zepf
P.Eng., M.Eng., CPP
Zarpac Inc.
Adam Pawlick
Director of Packaging
Bay Valley Foods

Topics covered

Covering these machine types

  • Cartoning
  • Case erecting, packing & sealing
  • Shrink bundling & multi-packs
  • Coding/marking/labeling for cases/pallets
  • Palletizing/de-palletizing
  • Stretch wrapping
  • Alternatives to stretch wrapping
  • Conveying/accumulation for cases

Equipment strategies

  • Cartoning equipment selection tips
  • Trends in case packing equipment
  • Checklist for buying case packing
  • Evaluating wraparound vs. RSC
  • Glossary of terms
  • Shrink bundling equipment buying tips
  • Best practices for selecting robotics
  • Using PackML on your line
  • …and much more

Project strategies

  • Best practices for buffering end-of-line
  • How to select the right machinery
  • Finding the right machinery supplier
  • How to compare machines at trade shows
  • Machine and line automation strategies
  • Successful Factory Acceptance Tests
  • Financial justifications for new equipment
  • Successful line start-up tips
  • How machinery projects fail

Bonus! Downloadable Coding Survey Results:

  • Results of an up-to-date reader survey on buying trends and preferences in Coding and Marking equipment

NEW for 2015! Downloadable Packaging Data Sheet

  • Download this excel file template of a unifying Packaging Data Sheet
  • Read the article (p. 60-70) to learn how to use the document
  • Share with your team and keep everyone on the same page
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Case erecting
Case packing
Case sealing
Tray forming
Shrink bundling multi-packs
Coding/marking/labeling for cases/pallets
Stretch wrapping
Conveying/accumulation for cases
Paperboard sleeve/wrap machines


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