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Use Ohlson Packaging’s CAPEX Budget Planning Tools October 5, 2020

Are you trying to evaluate automated packaging equipment for next year's budget? Let Ohlson help you see your ENTIRE labor cost equation.

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Creating a New Program in an Ohlson Multi-Head Weigher September 23, 2020

Here's a quick video overview of how to copy over a program within the Ohlson multi-head weigher interface. This function is ideal when adding a new product weight, or simply experimenting with different settings.

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3 Ways Automated Packaging Equipment Delivers ROI September 3, 2020

When evaluating the impacts of moving from a manual process to an automated packaging system, one of the most difficult tasks for many people is measuring the return on investment of automation. While ROI is often...

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Common Questions About Produce Packaging July 17, 2020

From candy and snack packaging, to gummies, seafood, and frozen foods, we’ve worked with it all. However, of all food packaging segments, produce packaging can sometimes be the most challenging.

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The New Normal for Food Manufacturing Plants – Post COVID-19 July 7, 2020

Even as the food manufacturing world gets more used to its “new normal,” the continued spread of COVID-19 – not to mention the potential for another disease in the future – it’s clear that several of...

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What Installation for Ohlson Packaging Equipment Looks Like June 26, 2020

Whenever a company comes close to purchasing a packaging equipment solution, one question almost always comes up - What does the installation process for my machinery look like?

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How to Calibrate a Bucket on Your Multi-Head Weigher May 20, 2020

Learn how to calibrate a bucket on your Ohlson Multi-Head Weigher, with both a video tutorial and printable walkthrough.

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The Real Cost of Product Recalls – and Importance of Prevention May 19, 2020

Food manufacturing recalls can be caused by any number of issues - from packaging to labeling. But regardless of the reason, the implications can be devastating - making prevention the top priority.

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5 Tricks for Packaging Sticky Products April 7, 2020

Sticky products may want to stick to various contact surfaces within machinery – or to each other – which creates all sorts of potential obstacles to ensuring that weighing, filling, and packaging processes move smoothly.

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How to Quickly Adjust Your Food Packaging Supply Chain March 23, 2020

When diversifying your product line, understanding where to start can help companies focus on the right aspects of the process first and minimize the impact of any pieces of the process which have a longer lead...

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How Does a Multi-Head Weigher Work? March 2, 2020

Multi-head weighers (also known as combination scales) are an industry standard for weighing applications in a variety of industries. But for people who are evaluating their first packaging automation project, or even starting with a semi-automatic...

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How a Vertical-Form-Fill-Seal Machine Works January 10, 2020

A vertical form fill seal machine, also known as a VFFS, is a common machine used to package goods into bags as part of a production line.

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Creative Approaches Solve Ceiling Height Challenges October 17, 2019

If you’re evaluating an existing production facility – or planning for a new one – the discussion often focuses on the two-dimensional real estate metric – square feet. But it’s also important for business leaders to...

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Packaging Automation – A Secret Weapon in the War for Talent September 10, 2019

There are hundreds of factors which play a role in finding and keeping the best employees. And while packaging automation doesn’t play the same role as workplace culture or employee benefits in that equation, it still...

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Considerations in choosing a lettuce packaging machine October 12, 2017

While relatively new a couple of decades ago, it is now common to have sales of bagged and prepared or prewashed produce outsells whole fruits and vegetables.

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Features to look for in a beef jerky packaging machine October 9, 2017

The type of system you use to packaging beef jerky is going to have an impact on your product just as the type of processing method you use as well as the quality of the raw...

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Overcoming challenges with our popcorn packaging machine October 6, 2017

Here at Ohlson Packaging, we have a team of engineers and support staff that dedicate their time and effort to helping our clients and customers to resolve problems and challenges they may have with their packaging...

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Tips on choosing the right product packaging October 3, 2017

Starting a business can be a very stressful process. When offering products to the general public, you will have to find a way to catch their eye.

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Considerations to make when buying a pouch machine September 29, 2017

Choosing the right packaging for your product is important. The first thing a person will notice is the appearance of the product they are buying.

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Modified Atmosphere Packaging – A Fresh Approach to Food Packaging August 4, 2017

Modified atmosphere packaging exchanges air for a protective gas mix, so the product does not deteriorate as quickly as it would in normal air, inside or outside of the packaging.

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