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

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

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

Time For An Upgrade?

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.

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What’s The Difference Between Automatic And Semi-Automatic Machines?

Semi and fully automatic Big Bag handling systems are both alike and similar and many people confuse them with each other. The difference is that the former requires human input and as it’s a traditional choice, is more common on the market.

With a semi-automatic handling system, an operator removes a bag from a roll and hooks the empty bag to straps on the system.

The operator then closes the filled bag, which will be automatically conveyed down the packing line ready for transportation. The operator can return to the open bag hooking station and repeat the process.

Semi-automatic systems usually offer a filling speed of up to 20 bags an hour and can fill bags weighing between 500 and 1500 kgs.

Fully Automatic Big Bag Filling Machines

Automatic handling systems eliminate the need for human intervention. They employ a robot that picks up empty bags from a stack and hangs all four loops on hooks, the bags are filled with the desired product which is then transported down the line using modular roller conveyors. It’s quicker, with some machines capable of filling bags up to 2 tons in weight at up to 60 bags per hour, but isn’t always necessary.

Which One Should You Choose?

Your workforce’s capacity will be the biggest factor informing your chosen system. When deciding if you’re willing to have a worker dedicate themselves to its operation, keep in mind that having someone working around machinery might require health and safety adjustments to your workspace — even if the system is safe to be around and use. Even if the system is straightforward to use, they’ll need training on how to safely operate it.


An Automated Solutions That Works For You

You’ll also need to consider how long you want the system to run. An automated system can run 24 hours a day without assistance. To match this output with a semi-automatic system, you’ll need to train and employ night and day shift workers to keep it operating.

Your desired throughput and employee availability will dictate your system requirements. The question you need to ask yourself is do I need to pack more than 60 Bulk Bags an hour, 24 hours a day?

Industrial and production businesses tend to benefit from automatic systems. Businesses dealing with harmful products or that require high capacity outputs can also benefit from an additional automatic clipper system or pneumatically operated inflation grip to keep product from spilling out from the spout during filling.


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Why Choose Webster Griffin For Your Big Bag Filling System Needs?

Whether you choose an automated system or not, you can supplement it with a pallet dispenser, roller conveyors for easier and quicker pallet transport. Various other standard components can be assembled to create a fully operational packing line.

Speaking to an expert in Big Bag filling systems is the best way to find out which machine would be a good fit for your company.

It also means that you can customise it to better meet your needs. Webster Griffin can help you design something that meets your business’s specific requirements, so contact us today.

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