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Used Packaging Equipment for Sale

Used Stretch Wrappers
  • Loads are more secure
  • Lantech Q300
  • Film is recyclable
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Used Case Sealers
  • Highly economical
  • Professional looking seal
  • 3M Tapers
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Used Strapping Machines
  • Speed up productivity
  • Consistent sealing
  • Box strapper
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Used Case Erectors
  • Build cartons better, faster
  • Marq case erector
  • Little david case erector
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Used Automatic Tape Dispensers
  • Available in manual or electric
  • Repetitive tape action
  • Better Pack
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Used Zebra Label Printers
  • Print Shipping Labels, Barcodes, and More
  • Integrates With Logistics Systems
  • Direct Thermal / Thermal Transfer
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We Buy Used Warehouse Equipment

Are you moving or liquidating your facility and looking to sell your used warehouse equipment or material? American Surplus Inc. can help! American Surplus Inc. offers a purchasing program for new and used warehouse and material handling equipment. Learn more about our purchasing program online or call our sales office at (800) 876-3736 to get started.

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About Packaging Equipment

Packaging equipment is used to wrap, seal, and package your products to ready them for shipment. Whether your operation requires a case erector and sealer to rapidly seal boxes, or a heat tunnel to apply a professional plastic seal to your packaging, American Surplus Inc. is here to help. We also carry used stretch wrappers to secure entire pallet loads with plastic film.

There are many advantages to utilizing packaging equipment in your facility. It will help automate your packaging process, which will cut down on time and manual labor. Case sealers and strapping machines use a very consistent amount of tape each time, which will cut down on your material costs. A case sealer can seal up to 15 boxes per minute, which is significantly faster than doing it by hand. We also carry used case erectors which can rapidly assemble boxes, and this can be synced up with the case sealers.

For full pallets of products, we carry a variety of used stretch wrappers, which stretch plastic film around a loaded pallet. Stretch wrappers improve stability of products on pallets and protect them from dust and debris. The three main types of stretch wrapper are manual, semi-automatic, and automatic. The type of stretch wrapper that is right for your application depends on your shipping volumes and frequency of shipments.

The more high-volume shipments you have going out, the more likely your facility could benefit from an automatic or semi-automatic stretch wrapper. If your operation is small or you do not frequently have full pallets to ship, a manual stretch wrapper might be more fitting. When making this decision, be forward thinking and try to forecast where your company will be in five years. A manual stretch wrapper might be enough for today, or the next two years, but a few years down the road you might have to replace it with a semi or fully automatic setup to meet your shipping needs anyway. You should always consider upgrading now and saving money in the long run, as this applies to many different types of material handling equipment.

Whatever your packaging needs are, American Surplus Inc. will work with you through the process. We are only successful when we find the proper products to make your material handling processes more efficient. Call American Surplus Inc. today at (800)876-3736 for your used packaging equipment needs.

Advantages of Packaging Equipment

Packaging equipment offers numerous advantages to businesses involved in the production, processing, and distribution of goods. Some key advantages include:

  • Increased Efficiency: Packaging equipment automates the packaging process, leading to increased efficiency and higher production output. It can handle many products in a shorter time, reducing labor costs and improving overall productivity.
  • Consistency and Accuracy: Automated packaging equipment ensures consistent and accurate packaging, reducing the risk of errors or inconsistencies in product presentation and packaging quality.
  • Decreased Labor Expenses: By automating the packaging process, businesses can reduce their reliance on manual labor, leading to cost savings on labor expenses and increased resource utilization.
  • Enhanced Product Protection: Packaging equipment provides precise and reliable packaging, ensuring that products are adequately protected during storage and transportation. This reduces the risk of damage and spoilage, preserving the quality of the products.
  • Versatility: Packaging equipment is available in various configurations to accommodate different product sizes, shapes, and materials. It can handle a wide range of products, making it versatile for different industries and applications.
  • Customization Options: Many packaging machines offer customization options, allowing businesses to tailor packaging to meet specific branding or customer requirements.
  • Improved Safety: Automated packaging equipment often includes safety features that protect operators from potential hazards, reducing the risk of workplace injuries.
  • Faster Time-to-Market: With faster packaging speeds and reduced production time, businesses can bring their products to the market more quickly, gaining a competitive edge.
  • Reduced Waste: Packaging equipment can minimize material waste by accurately dispensing and utilizing packaging materials efficiently.
  • Traceability and Quality Control: Some advanced packaging equipment includes tracking and monitoring features that enable traceability throughout the packaging process, ensuring quality control and compliance with industry regulations.
  • Increased Customer Satisfaction: Consistent and attractive packaging enhances the overall presentation of products, leading to improved customer satisfaction and brand perception.
  • Scalability: Packaging equipment can easily scale with growing production demands, allowing businesses to adapt to changing market conditions and increasing product volumes.
  • Sustainability Benefits: Some modern packaging equipment is designed with sustainability in mind, using eco-friendly materials and optimized packaging designs to reduce environmental impact.
  • Reduced Packaging Costs: While the initial investment in packaging equipment may be significant, it can lead to long-term cost savings by optimizing material usage and reducing packaging waste.

Types of Packaging Equipment

Packaging equipment encompasses a wide range of machines and tools designed to automate and facilitate various aspects of the packaging process. Some common types of packaging equipment include:

  • Filling Machines: Filling machines are used to accurately fill containers, bottles, or pouches with liquids, powders, or granular products. They come in various configurations, such as volumetric fillers, piston fillers, and auger fillers.
  • Labeling Machines: Labeling machines apply labels to product packaging, containers, or boxes. They can handle various label types, such as adhesive labels, shrink sleeves, and tamper-evident labels.
  • Sealing Machines: Sealing machines are used to create airtight and tamper-evident seals on packaging. They include heat sealers, induction sealers, and band sealers.
  • Wrapping Machines: Wrapping machines are used to wrap products in flexible materials, such as plastic film or shrink wrap, to protect and secure them during transportation and storage.
  • Strapping Machines: Strapping machines apply straps or bands around packages or bundles to secure them. They are commonly used in industries like logistics, shipping, and warehouse packaging.
  • Case Packing Machines: Case packing machines load products into larger shipping cases or cartons, streamlining the packing process for bulk shipments.
  • Palletizing Machines: Palletizing machines arrange and stack products or boxes onto pallets for easy transportation and storage. They are commonly used in warehouses and distribution centers.
  • Stretch Wrapping Machines: Stretch wrapping machines apply stretch film around palletized loads to secure them and prevent shifting during transit.
  • Automatic Tape Dispensers: Industrial tape dispensers make things go smoothly to allow for quicker processing and packaging items to be shipped. These are ideal for fast and heavy volume packaging and shipping departments.
  • Case Erectors: Case erectors, sometimes called case formers, operate by feeding flat, folded cardboard boxes vertically where a set of arms folds and positions the box to the correct configuration before proceeding to a mechanism which utilizes packaging tape to seal the bottom of the box perfectly every time.

Packaging Equipment Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do you choose the right packaging equipment for your warehouse shipping area?
A: To choose the right packaging equipment for your warehouse shipping area, you should consider factors such as the type and size of the products you will be shipping, the volume of shipments, and your budget. It's also important to consider the space available in your warehouse and the level of automation you require.

Q: How can you optimize the performance and productivity of warehouse lift equipment?
A: Use the right equipment, implement a regular maintenance schedule, train operators, implement an efficient material handling plan, and monitor equipment performance metrics.

Q: How do you maintain and service warehouse packaging equipment to ensure optimal performance?
A: To maintain and service warehouse packaging equipment, it's important to follow the manufacturer's guidelines for cleaning, lubricating, and inspecting the equipment on a regular basis. You should also train your staff on proper use and maintenance of the equipment and have a schedule for routine maintenance and repairs.

Q: What safety measures should be taken when operating warehouse packaging equipment in a shipping area?
A: To ensure the safety of workers operating warehouse packaging equipment in a shipping area, you should provide proper training on the safe operation of the equipment, ensure that all equipment is properly maintained and inspected, and enforce safety protocols such as wearing personal protective equipment and following lockout/tagout procedures. It's also important to ensure that the area around the equipment is clear and well-lit to prevent accidents.

Q: What is packaging in a warehouse?
A: The role of packaging in warehousing is mainly to safeguard the materials that are being processed by the warehouse facility or shipped to the purchaser.

Q: What equipment is needed to improve shipping areas?
A: Increase productivity in your shipping area with stretch wrappers, case sealers, label printers, case erectors, tape dispensers, strapping machines, and heat tunnels.