Introduction to Packaging Machinery

Course Description

This course focuses on how machinery is used in the packaging industry to produce high volumes of quality packages. These individual machines can be connected to create a packaging line. You will learn: how to be realistic in selecting a co-packer, how the structural design of a package influences the efficiency of the line, and how you can optimize your package design and machinery to produce the most proficient packaging line.

Course Curriculum

    1. Course Disclaimer

    2. Navigation Tutorial

    3. Packaging Machinery Workbook

    4. Welcome to Packaging Machinery

    5. Industry Overview

    6. Evolution of Technology

    7. Glossary

    1. Why You Need to Know the Fundamentals

    2. Levels of Packaging

    3. Levels of Automation

    4. Layout and Orientation

    5. Speed

    6. Knowledge Check: Machinery 101

    1. Introduction to the Packaging Production Line

    2. Line Loading and Unloading

    3. Container Cleaning

    4. Liquid Product Filling

    5. Solid Product Filling

    6. Flexible Packaging

    7. Form-Fill-Sealing

    8. Capping and Closing

    9. Labeling

    10. Coding and Inline Printing

    11. Inspecting

    12. Cartoning and Case Packaging

    13. Conveyors

    14. Thermoforming

    15. Knowledge Check: The Packaging Production Line

    1. Maximize Throughput, Achieve Good Line Ergonomics, and Meet Your Timeline

    2. Changeovers

    3. Creating a More Flexible Packaging Line

    4. Package Design and Machinability

    5. Knowledge Check: Increasing Production Efficiency

    1. Machinery Wrap Up

    2. Exam Instructions

    3. Final Exam

    4. Survey

About this course

  • $399.00
  • 37 lessons
  • 2 hours of video content

About the Instructor

Dr. Andrew Hurley

Founder and Associate Professor

Packaging and entrepreneurship came together at an early age for Dr. Andrew Hurley. As a young boy, he molded and sold pewter figurines, but inadequate shipping materials led to breakage. Frustrated, he set to researching better packaging alternatives … and he hasn’t ever stopped. Dr. Hurley is an Associate Professor at Clemson University in the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences. He leads the packaging design emphasis area, where he researches how to leverage packaging to solve even the toughest supply chain challenges.

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