As 2017 draws to a close, Serpa Packaging looks back over the past twelve months with a sense of pride. With some impressive product releases and improvements, this has been an incredible year!
It was an exciting moment when we sold our first Serpa Insert Feeder. Our patent pending system increases efficiency by reducing the need for operator intervention. It also solves problems known to occur with friction feeders by utilizing live friction side clamps and live top tabbing to hold and release inserts to be picked by the vacuum pick head and transferred to the containment belts. The new feeder is an integral addition to our product line, and its release has been critical to our year’s success.
In keeping with our history of innovation, we also designed a new Product Rotation System in which air and powered belts rotate and transfer products through the production line. Existing rotation systems are not powered and rely only on product back pressure to push the products through the system. This requires the operator to push the products through the rotation system at the end of a run, which is not required with the Serpa system. This exciting evolutionary design reduces user intervention and engagement with the system, creating a higher level of efficiency, leading to higher, quicker output with fewer challenges along the way!
This year, Serpa also launched the ModPack Semi-automatic Case Packer at Pack Expo Las Vegas. The ModPackTM can be customized for nearly any project and is compatible with all serialization systems and providers. It features a standard modular design which allows it to be easily configured to solve the challenges of any case packing project. The labeling module even swings open to allow full access to the machine and the labeler itself.
At Pack Expo Las Vegas we also introduced our new, smaller redesign of the Inline Case Rotation System. This system allows for the gentle rotation of cases in either direction and can even be configured to include a case labeler. It features an integrated reject system that can be used for open flap rejects or bad label rejects.
Serpa Packaging saw quality innovative designs of new products and efficient updates of previous products. We continued to focus on our mission: to become the end-of-line packaging company of choice by providing the most advanced technology and by establishing long-term relationships with our customers. We pride ourselves on the best customer service in the industry and the ability to offer customized solutions without sacrificing uptime and accessibility.
We are thankful to our loyal clients who helped make 2017 a wonderful year in business. We know that our relationships with you contribute to our ongoing success, and we look forward to renewed partnerships in 2018!
To learn more about Serpa Packaging and our products and services, visit us online today!
One of the biggest headaches in manufacturing is having different OEMs for critical production equipment resulting in inevitable integration challenges. Different standards implemented from OEM to OEM create a huge hurdle for integration, and often, the integrator is not the manufacturer of the machines on a line. Without a fully integrated line from a machinery manufacturer, lack of oversight between different vendors leads to finger pointing when downtime occurs.
There are a multitude of benefits, however, of incorporating one project manager and integrator to an entire line. Equipment commonality is increased and timelines are greatly reduced. It also saves time and money during the FAT as engineers can review all equipment issues during one visit to a single site. Plus, having one OEM both manufacture and integrate the equipment leads to a more robust manufacturing protocol due to better equipment commonality and standardized practices with faster recoveries.
While a completely integrated packaging line may include several different types of machines, poor integration can lead to a multitude of problems resulting in unplanned downtime and unforeseen costs. But Serpa Packaging Solutions offers fully integrated lines utilizing less equipment from other manufacturers to do the same job as third-party designs from other OEMs. This can lead to a smaller manufacturing footprint that allows for future flexibility and reduced downtime. Serpa’s automatic and rapid changeover solutions have been critical to their success, and since they engineer every transfer and use only high-quality parts, service expenses can be minimized and production availability is increased. To top all of that off, Serpa is the only U.S. manufacturer able to provide engineered solutions superior to those available from European manufacturers, with shorter lead times and increased service responsiveness.
Serpa Packaging Solutions is an industry leader offering completely integrated packaging lines for very diverse applications within a variety of industries, and currently maintains a major presence in the pharmaceutical, food, medical device, personal care, cosmetics, dairy, and household sectors. While most manufacturing industries use continuous operations combined with advanced process control and automation to drive quality and repeatability, most manufacturing has relied on fixed-recipe batch technologies for more than a century. But batch manufacturing can be a very lengthy and expensive process which can result in huge yield losses from any type of unexpected deviation. However, Serpa’s fully integrated packaging lines have generated a new manufacturing paradigm for these industries, with products being delivered to consumers much quicker, at significantly reduced cost, with consistent high quality and yields.
Serpa’s mission is to become the end-of-line packaging company of choice by not only providing the most advanced technology, but by also establishing long-term relationships with their customers. To learn more about Serpa’s cutting edge innovations and how to maximize your packaging lines to reduce downtime while increasing quality, visit Serpapackaging.com
Machines running inserts as part of the packaging process operate at extremely high speeds requiring constant cognizance, observation, and continuous loading, with employees consistently supplying and auditing the process. Existing automated systems contain flaws like requiring operator intervention to open the trays before loading the system, they require extensive changeovers for running different sized inserts, and are difficult to keep running consistently at high speeds. In contrasts to these outdated machines, Serpa’s High Speed Insert Feeding System is an innovative solution which reduces operator involvement and creates a streamlined process for an infinite array of inserts.
Streamlined Operations for World-Class Efficiency
First revealed at Pack Expo International in 2016, Serpa’s patent pending system achieves world-class efficiency by not only reducing required operator intervention, but by solving known issues with existing friction feeders. Before this breakthrough technology hit the market, a major problem required the operator to tear open a flap and hold the inserts in the tray while loading the tray into a vertical magazine. Friction feeders were also tremendously difficult to keep running consistently at high speeds, especially with inserts of various thicknesses and dimensions. The Serpa High Speed Automated Insert Feeding System solves this problem by creating an infeed conveyor where multiple trays of inserts can be loaded and utilizing an empty tray removal process. The inserts are automatically fed into the system and removed from their tray and then transferred to the feeder magazine.
Reduction in Labor and Operator Intervention
In addition, the Serpa High Speed Automated Insert Feeding System operates with an incredibly user-friendly approach minimizing operator involvement, and does not require any trough changeovers to run different tray/insert sizes. Trays are simply loaded onto a horizontal conveyor, then opened for the inserts to be automatically removed and empty trays discharged. A uniquely designed pick and place application works without the resistance of traditional tabbing and instead uses live tabbing and clamping at the insert pick station. This creates an effective means of maintaining control as the insert is 100% contained from pick to destination point.
Advanced Automation Capabilities
In a fast-paced production environment, downtime is costly. Operators need a fast change over with a wide product range to complete production in a compact footprint. The Serpa High Speed Insert Feeding System is the only product on the market that allows insert trays to be loaded onto a horizontal conveyor with automatic removal of the trays from the system without any further operator intervention. Serpa is your only option when a consistent, high-speed, and robust system with the ability to run a variety of inserts is required.
To optimize your insert process flow and implement a lasting solution visit Serpapackaging.com.