Springing into Savings: How Bagging & Palletizing Automation Drives Cost Reductions for Fertilizer and Lawn & Garden Producers


As the vibrant colors of spring begin to emerge, so do opportunities to explore the cost savings advantages of nVenia's HAMER Brand Form, Fill & Seal bagging machines. With countless machines in operation today, our customers in the Fertilizer and Lawn & Garden sectors are witnessing rapid returns on investment.

Transitioning from manual to automated bagging with Form, Fill & Seal (FFS) technology offers a multitude of benefits, making the decision to invest in automated equipment a compelling one.

Foremost among these benefits is the reduction in labor costs. By automating bag handling, filling, and sealing within the FFS cycle, fewer operators are needed, leading to substantial savings. Additionally, production rates soar, increasing from a mere 10-15 bags per minute during manual bagging to an impressive 20-30 bags per minute with Form, Fill, and Seal automation.

When switching to Form, Fill & Seal from a manual bagging setup, a shift in packaging format is required, moving from open-mouth poly or plastic bags to FFS roll stock film. This transition alone yields a material cost savings of 7-10% when moving from open-mouth poly/poly woven bags to FFS. Moreover, switching from paper bags results in a remarkable 30-40% reduction in costs.

Our Hamer Model 2090 Form, Fill & Seal Bagging Machine is renowned as the most capable and flexible Industrial Form, Fill & Seal packaging system on the market, the 2090 is designed with a keen focus on customer needs.

Through extensive customer-driven design enhancements, we've revolutionized machine uptime and slashed annual maintenance costs by nearly sixty percent. The result? A machine that not only delivers high-speed performance but also offers straightforward operation and minimal maintenance requirements.

With its unmatched reliability and efficiency, the 2090 has become the preferred choice for bagging automation across industries. As you embrace the rejuvenation of spring, consider how the HAMER Brand Model 2090 can elevate your operations to new heights of productivity and cost-effectiveness while recouping your initial investment in equipment costs in as little as 6-10 months.

In addition to the 2090, Robotic Bag Palletizers have proven to be an outstanding low-cost solution for lawn and garden end of line automation. A growing number of customers are choosing Robotic Bag Palletizers over traditional palletizers or hand stacking. A variety of mulch, soils and landscape materials are more effectively handled by robotic bag palletizers. With small footprints and lower maintenance than traditional mechanical palletizers, they offer significantly lower cost, leading to faster return on investment. Robotic palletizers also reduce the risk of back injury due to hand stacking and keep product lines running at consistent rates day in and day out.

The swiftness of this return on investment often surprises many customers. Reach out to our team today, and we can assist you in determining a personalized ROI calculation for your operation, showing you just how quickly you can begin to realize savings by reducing your labor costs.