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.

NEW FOR 2015: In addition to fully reworking our lists on tips for Primary Packaging 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.
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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