plastic fabrication - creating a display case for collectibles
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plastic fabrication - creating a display case for collectibles

Are you looking for a creative and unique way to display a collection or two in your home? One great way to get custom displays for your collections is by working with a plastic fabricator. Having custom displays made ensures that your collection is displayed in the exact manner that you want it to be. You can have open shelving made, or fully enclosed cases to protect the collection from dust. My site includes several examples of displays that I have had made or have seen made by a plastic fabricator. Hopefully, you can gain the inspiration to design the perfect display for your collection.


plastic fabrication - creating a display case for collectibles

Assessing Case Sealer Options

Ida Beck

The first instinct of many processing professionals is to get as many automated processes as possible. For example, sealing vegetables or fruit is a time-sensitive operation that may not have much room for human interaction. Unfortunately, problems such as machine jamming, adhesive failure, sealer rips and other problems may immediately show how physical operators are still necessary. As you look through the case sealer options, consider a few features that could make the difference in your operations.

Semi-Automated Sealers

For many high-capacity production companies, there's no question that the speed of machines is necessary. Human productivity just can't get up with demand. Since problems can happen and automated systems need to be stopped when a failure happens, a semi-automated case sealer can offer a nice middle ground.

Containers that need to be sealed can come through the system automatically, stopping only to be inspected by a quality control technician. The checker can take a look at the product before sealing, then after sealing the ensure a proper seal.

If there's an obvious problem before sealing, the technician can take care of the issue by getting different leads, sealing plastics or other equipment. If the problem happens after attempting a seal, the technician can remove the product for re-sealing or may discard the failed product. Instead of having improperly sealed product being dumped constantly to the end of the line or damaging the rest of the system, you can stop continuous failures with human intervention that can fix (or at least report) the problem.

Fixed Carton Sealers

Fixed Carton Sealers are considered to be manual sealers, as they usually seal one product or group products at the command of the worker. Depending on how important a consistent, complete seal is, you may have no other choice.

Some products may be at such a low price that one or two failed attempts can be allowed in the automated process. If every product sealing attempt is precious to you, a fixed carton sealer can allow the worker to look at every single product before attempting a seal.

While it can be slow, it's still faster than sealing every single product by hand or with antiquated tools. For example, a fixed carton sealer can have one or two dozen product units on one sealer to be pressed or vacuumed whenever the worker is ready.

The type of case sealer greatly depends on how fast you want the job done and how much power and responsibility you want to give to sealing workers. Contact a case sealer professional to pair a system to your unique business needs. Talk to experts like those at SIAT S.p.A. for more information.