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11th October 2021

What Is An AGV?

Automation in technology and machinery have made many aspects of manufacturing and transportation more affordable, quicker and safer. AGVs (Automatic Guided Vehicles) are particularly popular — in many cases replacing forklifts and other machines in factories and warehouses. Integrating one into your operations could provide you with the following benefits, provided you choose the right one for your needs.

5th October 2021

How Did Norman Emerson’s Form Fill Seal Bagging System Help Them Improve Productivity?

The Norman Emerson Group is a private family owned business that’s operated for over 75 years. They manufacture and sell sand and gravel for construction, industrial, equestrian, surface dressing and silica bunker purposes. The Group contacted Webster Griffin as they knew of our experience in working with other high profile companies in this sector.

21st September 2021

What Maintenance Problems Can Occur With Big Bag Filling Systems?

A Bulk Bag or FIBC filling system will save you time and increase your throughput dramatically. However, even the most well made machine needs maintenance. If executed correctly and timeously, it’s a small price to pay for enjoying a well-functioning system. Let's discuss what you should focus on to keep your system in tip-top shape.

21st September 2021

When Is A Mobile Big Bag Filling System Appropriate?

Your business needs a Big Bag or FIBC filling system. However, you’ve noticed that some suppliers let you choose a stationary system or a mobile one mounted on wheels or a subframe that a forklift can move around. If you aren’t sure which option would be best for your business, here are a few questions you can ask to make the answer more apparent.

16th September 2021

What Bagging Machine Solution Did Webster Griffin Provide For Blazer’s Fuels?

In 2015, the business ramped up production by investing in expanding their facilities and systems to meet increasing demand. They approached Webster Griffin for the installation of a superior Form Fill Seal (FFS) bagging line for their waste and energy products. Here’s how we helped them automate their production.

8th September 2021

How To Plan Ahead For A Packaging Machine Installation

Are you planning a FIBC or Big Bag filling machine installation? If so, it might seem like there’s never an ideal time to do it. With production operating 24/7 and urgent matters constantly demanding attention, you might feel like putting the installation off. With the right preparation, the process can go more smoothly than you think. 

6th September 2021

Is Dust Free Filling Of Big Bags Possible?

The prevention of dust emission during the bag filling process is achieved via controlled aspiration of internal feed pipe. The ‘dust vapour’ is removed from inside filling spout before the full bag is released from the bag filling station. Accelerated aspiration with variations in air flow velocity can provide different levels of suction during the bag weigh-fill-clean process.

3rd September 2021

Why Did Mansfield Sand Upgrade Their Packing Line?

Mansfield Sand’s bagging system wasn’t keeping up with their increased product demand by itself. It struggled to pack 25kg bags of sand in the time required. They wanted to add another system to work alongside the existing one. They could run either line or both concurrently, saving time and giving them a way to process old sack stocks.

26th August 2021

What’s The Typical Weight Accuracy When Filling Powders Into FIBCs?

No matter what type of powdered product you’re selling, you’re responsible for each package weighing what it’s supposed to weigh. Accurate weighing shows clients that you value the quality of their product and that they can trust you, while repeated inconsistency could alienate loyal customers. Accuracy will also help reduce product giveaway. 

23th August 2021

What Are The Disadvantages Of Big Bag Filling Systems?

While some factors might make a Big Bag filling system incompatible for your business, other issues can be worked around. Big Bag filling stations are versatile and have relatively few limitations in terms of what they can and can’t fill. They can fill dense and light materials and a range of particle sizes and temperatures. 

16th August 2021

When Should You Consider A Fully Automatic Big Bag Filling System?

You sell Big Bag products and are ready to upgrade your current filling system or get one for the first time. Apart from considering your budget, space constraints and desired throughput, you’ll need to consider your need for automation. Most Big Bag filling stations are fully or semi-automated. Here’s how to decide which one will be best for your business.

13th August 2021

What Is The Most Compact High Speed Bulk Bag Filling Machine Available?

If you’re a business manufacturing and packaging products in Big Bags, you’ll be wanting to resume full time production as soon as possible. To hit the ground running this quarter you may want to upgrade your Big Bag filling systems to a modern model that performs more functions, at a faster pace and that takes up less space. 

10th August 2021

What Solution Was Implemented At Bathgate Silica Sand?

Silica sand is a mixing and surfacing product that provides structure to everything from floors to roofing shingles. Bathgate Silica Sand has manufactured silica sand products for almost every industry imaginable. Apart from selling it for industrial and foundry purposes, they also sell it for horticultural and equestrian use, and to homes or schools needing play sand.

4th August 2021

When Are FIBC Bags Not Suitable?

FIBCs (FIBC Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container) are robust and affordable, they’re versatile enough to package most products. Before you choose them (or purchase the equipment needed to fill them), make sure that it’s going to suit your packaging needs. Here’s what you can and can’t store in different FIBC bags, so that you can decide if they’re suitable for your business.

26th July 2021

Why Are Fertiliser Products Shipped In Big Bags?

Here’s why these bags are suited to packaging fertiliser and what machinery can help you package stack and store them correctly. Using FIBC bags might be the best choice for storing fertiliser, but to prevent contamination and optimise its storage and preservation, you’ll also need the right machinery to fill your bags.

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13th July 2021

Why Did Bathgate Select Webster Griffin For The Installation Of A Turnkey System?

The UK horticultural industry contributes over £20 billion to the country’s GDP. Bathgate Horticulture has been distributing single pallets and full loads of bagged horticultural products to clients for over a century. Here’s how Webster Griffin helped them install a high throughput, total solution, complete bagging line.

6th July 2021

What Methods/Techniques Are Available For Filling Big Bags?

FIBC filling machinery fills bags based on a product’s volume or weight. Your product’s characteristics might make the choice obvious — for instance, if you’re selling a solid or liquid. It can also depend on if you’re selling to end users (like consumers) or selling raw materials to manufacturers. 

29th June 2021

What Materials Can Be Filled Into FIBC Big Bags?

When you think of sophisticated filling machinery, it's easy to assume that most only cater to small bag sizes. While many machines work with this size designation, it’s also possible to automate the processing of filling giant sacks or bags. Integrating the right machine into your operations can ramp up your output and help grow your business. Here’s what you need to know about Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container (FIBC) bag filling machines.

22nd June 2021

How Webster Griffin Automated A Packing Line For EWOS

Labelling and packaging different sizes of products for shipping, transportation and palletization can be challenging without a production line that can keep up with demand. It’s here that products are protected and prepared for storage and tagged for tracking and identification down the line.

15th June 2021

An Insight Into Webster Griffin’s Installation For Inspired Pet Nutrition (IPN) Ltd.

When it comes to installing Form Fill Seal (FFS) packaging machines, our approach differs from client to client. Despite this, we approach each challenge with a similar mindset and process. To give you an idea of what you can expect when working with us, here’s how we planned and executed a FFS machine installation for a major UK-based pet food supplier.

9th June 2021

Is FFS Bagging A Simpler, More Cost-Effective Alternative To Valve Sack Filling?

In the past, manufacturers packaging high density, light or fine powdered products had to use a valve sack filling machine. While Form Fill Seal (FFS) packaging machines also existed at the time, early versions couldn’t package these kinds of products well. While this might have been true in the past, it no longer is. 

4th June 2021

Factors Should Businesses Look For When Investing In A FFS Machine Besides Cost & Speed.

When you’re considering buying a Form Fill Seal (FFS) packaging machine, it’s easy to focus exclusively on its primary benefits. Its throughput per hour and overall cost will be a major deciding factor for your business. However, these shouldn’t be the only elements you focus on if you want to get the most value from it in the long term.

1st June 2021

4 Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Form Fill Seal Machine.

Form Fill Seal (FFS) packaging machines are popular as they are quick and efficient at packaging products. If you’ve already invested in one, your business will benefit — but not if you keep using it when it no longer meets your needs, requires fixing or modification. Here are 4 signs that your FFS packaging machine needs an upgrade or replacement.

25th May 2021

Is It Possible For An FFS Machine To Pack Cements & Fine Powders Into Plastic Bags?

Building, infrastructure and construction industries around the world rely on cement for its versatility and wide range of applications. If you sell cement products and are looking for a new packaging solution, you might be considering purchasing a Form Fill Seal (FFS) packaging machine. Before you do, here’s what you need to know about this machine’s capabilities.

17th May 2021

What Is The Future For The Form Fill Seal Packaging Industry?

Form Fill Seal (FFS) and Premade Pouch (PMP) packaging machines are popular options for businesses managing their own product packaging. But will these options remain competitive in tomorrow’s market? Or will one gradually replace the other? Here’s what you need to know about both.

10th May 2021

Why Are So Many Businesses Investing In Form Fill Seal Bag Packaging Machines?

As a business owner, you’ll know that the right or wrong product packaging can make or break a sale. In the past packaging only listed product ingredients and serving recommendations. Form Fill Seal packaging machines are more popular than ever, and offer a synthesis between the best of film and packaging machinery developments.

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6th May 2021

What Are The Advantages & Disadvantages Of Using A Form Fill Seal Bag Machine?

Packaging products for sales and delivery is an important step in getting your goods to customers in good condition. Thankfully, there are many packaging machines you can choose from to get the job done. Deciding which one best meets your needs involves more than considering what it will cost. 

22nd April 2021

What Factors Should I Consider When Buying A Form Fill Seal Bag Packing Machine?

Your business needs packaging equipment and has decided on a Form Fill Seal (FFS) machine. By now, you’ve established that it can help you package more products in fewer shifts and can cut costs. It’s also more affordable than using pre-made bags and suits what you’re trying to package. 

31st March 2021

Form Fill Seal or Pre-Made Bags— Which Is Best For My Business?

Product packaging is the final step of your business’s manufacturing process. Executed correctly, it will keep your product intact and preserve its quality as it makes its way to the customer. Pick the wrong processes or machinery and you could blow your budget and get set back days in time and labour.