One of the most important aspects of any company that deals with products and merchandise is their storage and distribution. Some products don’t last too long if kept in improper environments, and others last even less if transported in a haphazard way. And the way that the product is packaged, as well as exactly how properly, plays a very significant part in how well and how long it holds out as well.
The worst case scenario that can come as a result of a product being improperly stored or packaged would be the potential harm that may come to the customer, or the ones transporting it. Even the best case scenario of only the product suffering the potential harm is still far from a good outcome. This is why any enterprise that wants to ensure the safety of its clients as well as its staff needs to invest in good equipment that specializes in product packaging.
First of all, the most important part of any packaging operation is the shrink wrap that is meant to hold everything in place. It can vary in size and strength depending on the size of the object that is being wrapped, as well as its shape, but its purpose is always the same. The usual procedure is to properly stack the items that are being packaged and then apply a few layers of shrink wrap until it has been covered enough that it seems safe enough to transport without anything moving of falling.
The shrinking part of the shrink wrapping process can be done by either a hot air tunnel or a shrink wrap heat gun. Both of these blow hot air over the surface of the shrink wrap causing it to contract and tighten over the object forming an air tight seal around it. Some companies do this by loading the package on a conveyor belt and placing it into the hot air tunnel. However, many others use a shrink wrap heat gun, since it can be used on objects that are too cumbersome to fit into the tunnel.
There is also a large variety of other items that can potentially be used. Like the capping machines or the tray packaging equipment. However their utility is limited to a very select line of products, whereas the combination of the shrink wrap and the heat gun (or hot air tunnel) is so simple yet remarkably effective that it can be used to package and safely transport everything from edible goods to machine parts.