Wayne Automation Has the Food Packaging Machine for Your Small Business

5 Reasons to Choose Wayne for Your Food Product Packaging

Plastic container of grapes moving on a industrial food packing machine

For decades, Wayne Automation has been building high quality automation equipment for the small producer. From craft brewers to fashion retailers, we provide our customers with unmatched value for their process. With the growing prominence of grocery e-commerce, there is a rising demand for small businesses to be able to provide fast, reliable delivery services.

A major challenge to meeting this demand is businesses successfully automating their processes. Thanks to Wayne engineering, the power of industrial packaging machines has never been more accessible. Read on to discover how our food packaging machines for small businesses can supercharge your process.

Engineering That Fits Your Space

One of the most difficult aspects of automating for a small business is finding a machine that fits your space. This is especially true for food packaging, as the products are often highly delicate, and need to look pristine when they reach the consumer. Wayne answers that need with special models designed for affordability and convenience without ever sacrificing speed and efficiency.

The WMCE and the WCE case erectors both offer a mix of compact footprint and impressive speeds. This allows for minimal space wasted on pre-assembled boxes, instead allowing instant assembly as demand requires. Additionally, our Automated Machine Loader further increases space and labor efficiency, allowing for a better run production process.

Reliable Machines are Key

Packaged apples in plastic moving on a packing machine for food productsAnother vitally important aspect of automation is managing maintenance costs. If a food packaging machine for a small business consistently breaks down or parts need replacement, it doesn’t matter how fast it is. Consistency is one of the biggest factors in successful automation. That’s why Wayne’s food packing equipment is built to last. With regular maintenance, our machines have lifespans of decades.

The rugged construction and reliable engineering means that you get a better ROI, reduced labor costs, and increased revenue from mitigating downtime. And, when there are problems, we are available 24/7 to help. This makes the choice easy for small food businesses considering automation. Wayne provides superior solutions that increase productivity from day one.

Designed for a Dynamic Workplace

The largest obstacle for small businesses considering industrial packaging machines is always scale. If a company is constantly shifting its production line, making a substantial investment in a specialized tool may not seem worth it. Wayne eliminates this worry by creating multi-functional machines with seamless changeovers.

For example, an important step in the food packaging is often inverting products and cases to ensure the food item is in the correct position prior to shipping. Companies that frequently change their production line may be hesitant to automate that process, as the volume would not appear to justify the expense. Wayne’s CI-40 case inverter solves these problems with simple, tool-free changeovers, making it easy for operators to learn, and for small businesses to get the most out of their automation equipment. This tool-free changeover is also present on many other Wayne machines.

Safety in Small Business Environments

In the fast-paced world of a small food production or distribution company, safety is paramount. This is true not just for the customers who need safely handled food, but for the operators who make sure they can have it. To have a truly successful automation integration, you must be able to trust the packing machine for your food products. That’s why Wayne includes extensive safety measures in every machine.

Our equipment comes standard with a suite of standard safety features including Lexan doors with Allen-Bradley anti-intrusion switches, allowing you full visuals of the machine’s operation without sacrificing safety. Cycle stop stations are located at points around the case top sealer, and remote emergency stops are also standard, with system status available on the main operator panel. These redundancies are in place to guarantee that Wayne Automation doesn’t just make the most efficient food packing equipment on the market, but also the most worker-friendly.

Immediate Support When You Need it Most

Unlike many industries, downtime in food packing is more than a simple inconvenience. For small businesses, a delay can have devastating effects not just on profits and reputation, but the product itself. Perishable items are no good if they aren’t in customer hands at the sell-by date, and a breakdown at the wrong time can be a major setback.

At Wayne, we know that when your food packing equipment has an issue, every minute matters. That’s why we go above and beyond to help our clients, providing quick delivery of machines, detailed training of operators, and day-or-night support to ensure your success. We service, support, and upgrade our machines constantly to make sure that your productivity keeps growing, and your product is as fresh as possible when it reaches your customers.

Make the Difference for Your Process Today

To remain competitive in a world of massive corporations, small businesses must stay smart to stay ahead. Wayne Automation offers modular, customizable, and smart machines that perfectly fit the needs of small food companies, allowing them to grow and thrive with confidence. To learn more about how our products can work for your custom manufacturing process, contact us today.

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