Before trying out any new product we as a consumer have a sense of precaution built into our brain to be wary of new things. Instead of partaking in the purchase of a product, we would rather try out a sample packaging so that we can assure the quality of the product we are using. A sample pack is a miniature version of a larger product and an example would be a shampoo sachet packet.
These are primarily for trial use so they are a one-time product, so if the product is okay we end up wanting to try more. The same can be said if we don’t like the product so we don’t have to waste on any larger purchases.
These small packages are manufactured in bulk by a variety of producers to be shipped out for selling.
But producing such a large amount of packets may be somewhat time-consuming so many manufacturers utilize the help of machines to make production time more efficient. These machines require lesser amounts of labor to operate so they are often capital intensive.
How Do Sachet Packaging Machines Work?
Sachet packets are small and produced in bulk through machines. They all utilize a large sheet of plastic roll throughout multiple lanes. As they pass through the lanes, the rolls of plastic are cut into smaller pieces and resized to create sachet packets.
This is done by passing the rolls through multiple lanes with each lane producing hundreds of packets efficiently within a matter of minutes. To get a step by step routine on how the packets are properly produced check out the following:
- Similar to how the old camera uses a roll of film to take pictures, sachet packaging machines use a roll of thin plastic material that is placed in the center of the machine so that it can be rolled forward and pass through multiple lanes.
Near the end of the machine, there are motors installed which act as the primary method of transportation which allows the plastic sheet to be rolled forward. As long as the sheet is rolled out without any hindrance production will be steady and time-saving.
- The next step to take place isn’t compulsory so you can treat it as an optional move. If you have a machine that has a date stamp attached you can use a film rolled onto the seal of the product so that it acts as a sort of official registration for your products.
The printing is done through a sensor that accurately prints the date as close to the sensor as possible. The date can be read by the buyer or retailer to let them know when the product has been made and how long it has until expiration.
- To keep appearances appealing the film is fed through a bunch of rollers to spread the sheet flat by adding a bit of pressure throughout the entire film. If the film is flat and does not have any dents then there will be fewer issues in the printing of the seal. For ideal measurement, there are sensors located at the top of the machine, so that they stay in place and to prevent movement when printing is in process.
- Every type of packaging has two sides. The front contains the logo that helps the consumers distinguish the product from similar alternatives. The back contains extra information such as its ingredients and uses. Each side is made by splitting the film into two halves.
To endure precision and equal measure in the cutting of the sheet the positioning of the film is done through accurate sensors. The sheets are then separated but later meet up with the printed sides facing away from each other.
- After everything is done the next thing to do is to ensure that the packaging has a smooth surface as bumps in the sheets might show a lack of protection for the product’s containments. The rolls pass through a lane that is equipped with brushes which act as the tool for smoothing out any errors present in the seal. These brushes are what give the packages their ideal and smooth shiny plastic surface.
- This is the step where the actual packaging process for the product takes place. Each lane of packets flows on a steady route under several nozzles that fill up the products with what they have been made to protect.
To ensure that there is no spillage and wastage of the product the machines are fitted with straighteners to keep the packet steady. After the packets have been filled to the appropriate amount, the edges are then heated and stuck together to seal the product close. The bottom and top are closed firmly to keep the liquid filling inside.
- The final step is where several sachets strung together are cut into individual pieces for people who want to buy them. Knives with sharp edges are used to break down the numbers into smaller pairs of twos or threes. The finished products are then passed through a chute by the machine and are then thrown together for packaging either by a laborer or by a mechanical arm.
Over the past year’s many businesses have seen a rapid rise in their productivity levels and most of it is thanks to advancements in technology. Machines work faster than people and they are what provides us with a supply of sachet packets for our everyday hygiene needs.
If you are someone who is looking to improve the rate of production then you should opt to purchase machines and the best thing is they only need a minimum amount of workers to run them. The only thing to worry about machines is the maintenance cost.