What do buyers of packaging machinery want most?
According to recent research by the packaging machinery manufacturers' trade association, quick changeover capabilities, flexibility and fast speeds are the top three machine attributes most often requested by companies. The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) surveyed its member companies to determine what their customers were looking for. "Customers continue to look for packaging machinery that can adapt to multiple packages in a quick and flexible manner," reports Charles D. Yuska, president of PMMI.
The manufacturers also identified four machine control features most often requested by customers: data acquisition, set-up screens, diagnostics and onmachine instruction sheets.
The survey represents the responses from 142 technical contacts in PMMI member companies. Technical contacts are responsible for overall decision making regarding machinery design, research and development and meeting the engineering needs of customers.
PMMI is a trade association whose 498 members manufacture packaging and packaging-related converting machinery in the United States and Canada.