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On packaging lines, automated lines decrease the need for human intervention, making the process of resuming production simpler and ensuring employee safety now and in the future.
FREMONT, CA: In many aspects of the packaging process, an automated packaging line eliminates the need for human effort. Many businesses already have a packaging system in place due to their unique procedures. However, these systems are often manual, requiring workers to complete time-consuming tasks. Employees who perform repetitive tasks may become bored and less likely to follow strict procedures, but packaging errors in the life sciences industry may jeopardize public safety. Automation in life sciences packaging improves efficiencies and controls, resulting in higher quality, accuracy, and worker safety.
Automation can also aid in employee safety. In the life sciences industry, the sealing or capping of a product may necessitate the use of UV lights or high temperatures. Excessive exposure to UV lights can cause skin cancer, and high-heat sealing equipment can cause burns. Manufacturers can help reduce accidents and disease by automating these steps.
Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic has posed a threat to companies across the board, with manual production lines being forced to shut down due to the difficulty of maintaining safe social distancing protocols in a manufacturing or packaging environment.On packaging lines, automated lines decrease the need for human intervention, making the process of resuming production simpler and ensuring employee safety now and in the future.
An automated system delivers a coherent end product. Users can control costs down to the smallest detail by standardizing weights and quantities for goods and packaging media. For example, a manufacturer may program the system to automatically apply an optimum volume of adhesive to a container seal. It saves money to use the exact amount, but it also ensures quality and consistency.
While packaging automation allows for a more efficient and labor-intensive process, the greatest benefit is improved traceability for many companies. Before the crisis, the life sciences and other industries were adopting the traceability of packaging automation.