The Duravant family of operating companies serve the food processing, packaging and material handling segments.
Considerations to Make When Buying a Pouch Machine
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. Making sure the package your product comes in is flexible and easy to use is important. Using a stand-up pouch (sometimes called a doypack) is a great way to provide a customer with the functionality they are looking for in a higher-end product.
To take advantage of this type of packaging, you will need to invest in a pouch filling machine. Here are some of the things to consider when trying to select the right pouch machine.
How Durable is it?
The main concern you need to have when trying to select the right pouch machine is how durable it is. Neglecting to invest in a quality machine will lead to a variety of problems in the future. Ideally, you want the machine you buy to be made out of stainless steel.
This material is both very durable and easy to clean, and likely required for any food application. It’s also important to fully understand the service and warranty plans available. All pouch machines should require regular spare parts and service. If they aren’t mentioned, be wary.
Is it Easy to Use?
The next factor to think about when choosing a pouch machine is how easy it is to use. Finding a machine that is easy to operate will help you reduce the amount of training needed for new employees. Having an easy-to-use machine will also allow you to increase your productivity levels.
Most pouch machine manufacturers will be happy to provide you with a hands-on demonstration of their products. Getting this up close and personal experience is a great way to narrow the selection of machines at your disposal.