Things to consider when choosing a lid fitter

The packaging industry is a fast moving business with a load of technological advancements. Science and engineering play a huge role in inventions related to this industry, of course, and most reputed companies tend to use modern equipment when it comes to packaging.

There are various types of packaging available and two main categories are solid packing and liquid packing. It is obvious that when packing liquid, you have to follow certain sealing standards. There are dozens of companies that you can hire over the internet if you want to get certain bottles of products. However, not all these companies have right equipment and sometimes it is not good to use certain tools and machinery for these purposes.

When it comes to choosing a bottle capping machine you have a lot of things to consider. If you have a packaging company, you should consider these tips before purchasing these type of machinery and if you are going to hire a professional firm to get your products bottled, make sure that they have right machinery based on following considerations.

First thing you have to consider is lid type. There are various types of lids including, but not limited to, snap type, corks, plugs, screw types etc. and almost all packagers use all these types when they are dealing with bottles. It is a must to understand what type of lid you need and based on that you can choose a machinery. Also, when you are purchasing one of those machines, you should buy a device that can handle most common lid types.

Another thing that you should consider is your production rate. If you are running a huge workplace, you have to have a high production rate. All these machinery takes different production times based on lid types and other factors. For instance, a ROPP cap tightening machine will have a different production time than a cork screw machine or a screw lid machine. When you purchase a machine, think ahead. Make sure your purchase can work and provide a good rate of production in future as well.

Packagers also should worry about integrating these machinery with other packaging machines because if you want to succeed, you will have to build a good interconnection between machineries. This makes it easier to control the whole process and at the same time, it will increase efficiency by a large factor. Other than these factors, you can look though the successful companies in market to get an idea about their machinery. It would help you a lot if you are a newbie to this industry.

4 dangers at a construction site

Considering the millions of people that work at a construction site across a country, the number of fatal accidents that might occur is high. Here are 4 things you need to know about the safety and hazards at such work areas.

1. Electrical and mechanical defaults

There are so many cases where fatalities have occurred due to a slight break down or turn off in a machine. Due to such situations, the worker might find himself doing something when the machine goes off. It might end up in a fall and electrical shock or serious injury to a body part.

To avoid this, all electrical appliances and machinery must be grounded properly unless they are all of the double insulated kind. Avoid using multiple plug adapters. All of the machines and equipment used at the site need to be assessed prior to the start of the project and if it is an intensive one, in between the work as well.

2. Falling from heights

This has to be the incident with the greatest number of fatalities in a year. The reasons for this are unstable work places, machine faults, careless work and workers and also a tampering of the machine. This might include ladders, cranes, staircases, construction material etc.

To avoid such mishaps, the work management must use safety net systems, work at height auditing systems, personal fall arrest systems. Amongst these, the worker himself must use safety gear and ensure that he is ready to work at such heights. 

3. Chemical hazards

Some construction sites may use material that is harmful due to the chemical substances in them. These chemicals might cause burns, respiratory diseases, cancers, skin damaging and even heart problems. The management must have a good knowledge about alternatives that are used instead of the harmful ones. Similar to work at height auditing systems, maintaining a material safety data sheet (MSDS) and providing this knowledge to workers is also useful. Simple things like storing chemicals in a safe manner and training employees in correct methods of using and cleaning these will also reduce the number of injuries in this area.

4. Avoiding safety gear and equipment

One of the most careless reasons as to why injuries are caused is due to the avoidance of the safety material and gears that is provided to workers. There are also situations where such items are not supplied to the workers and their lack of knowledge finds them avoiding such equipment.

Heads must be protected with hard hats that may avoid any serious damages. Gloves that are oa good fit and heavy duty rubber must be worn. Safety glasses and face shields are a must when doing work such as welding, working with concrete, grinding or cutting.