How Are Fragile Items Manufactured and Packaged?

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The greatest fear that any of us can have when we purchase something fragile is that it is going to be tossed about like a rag doll. We’ve all seen the horrifying images of a box with various warning labels being scrunched, disintegrating, or just looking like it lost a war with an 18-wheeler.

However, packing fragile items has become easier for companies to do, as they make sure that, from manufacturing to packing, these products are safe and sound, all ready for the customer to open their patio door and open up a carton of goodies.

Making Without Breaking


No matter what you order online or through a retailer, you want to know that delivery is done safely and that what you purchased will arrive completely intact. For homeowners in the middle of a remodel, it would be a horror show to learn that your new windows or patio door are not being handled with care. Statewide Remodeling, a purveyor of vinyl windows in Houston, relies on low-maintenance and scratch-resistant windows that allow installers and homeowners alike peace of mind.

Vinyl replacement windows are actually beneficial for energy efficiency, limiting the amount you might be spending on your monthly utility bills. Contained within square cases, these replacement windows are kept protected from creation to installation by being confined to properly-erected cases. These are the result of automatic case erectors that take simplified machinery and amplify the process by expediting to a certain speed with a standard of high quality.

Case Erector Systems


A case erector system is the core product when it comes to erecting boxes that are durable for shipping and transportation. Case erector manufacturers rely on automatic equipment for increased production and labor savings. By carefully converting case blanks into fully erected and bottom-sealed cases, erectors assure the package is reliably square. Packaging equipment also makes sure those cases are continuously developed at a reliable speed that is easy and safe for operations.

Automated equipment avoids the struggles over specific joints of a case to have flaps probably sealed, especially to handle any heavy-duty or fragile items that may be inside. Through the smart use of robotics, case erectors are able to avoid the clunking, knocking, and slamming of cases and boxes that could lead to damage that could render a carton or case unusable. Case erecting equipment is only possible because of innovative software capable of converting a case’s outside dimensions into smooth, clean, and efficient motion.

Box erectors can withstand a ton of the line, with frames that are robust and able to withstand a 15-20 year packaging equipment asset life. With advanced motion control software, these case erectors have developed into even more simplistic and smoother operation, while reducing the number of parts for maintenance and changeover.

Case Sealers


Case sealers are a mechanism designed to control the major flaps of a case, particularly at the bottom of the case, to avoid any jams or damages that make them look like the cardboard you see in the photo above. Case sealers can be designed with tape heads that tilt easily for access and removal upon completion, creating packages that are safe for shipping, without relying on just standard adhesive tape to hold bottom flaps together.

Case sealer tape heads tilt easily for superior access or removal. These rolls can be quickly replaced to ensure little to no stall on the production line. Case sealers use spring-loaded side belts to make sure there is the right amount of grip for the products on these trays. This side belt configuration allows for a wide range of case sizes throughout a given production run. This specification makes case sealer systems the popular choice to assure a well-crafted carton.

Whether you’re shipping vinyl windows or a crystal vase, there are ways to make sure you’re getting the product to its destination intact. Use these tools to ensure the best shipping options for fragile items.