The Art of Efficient Packing

When time is of the essence, wrapping and cutting must become second nature in the art of efficient packing. At Direct2U, we understand the need to create efficient workspaces in the packroom. Workstations should take minimal space and materials should be located with ease, and dispensed quickly. Picking and packing is an essential part of the supply chain’s productivity. In the warehousing business, packing benches are rarely a one-size-fit-all affair. Making sure you have tailored elements and the correct accessories is vital to boost productivity.

Materials such as bubble wrap, stretch film, kraft or corrugated paper, cartons, envelopes, tape, labels and string are all essentials in the mail room. Materials need to be within reach to create a quick workflow in a business focused on quick deliveries. Benches and workstations need to be ergonomic so that workers do not strain muscles or make unnecessary repetitive movements that can affect their health.

Your Packing Room Match

To choose the best packing product, first establish how much space is available. If you cannot spare much space, consider stands with roll dispensers. If you plan to move around or need to cover large objects, choose dispensers on castors for a mobile packing solution. These stands come either as standalone or with a built-in cutter. These are essential to reduce the amount of creased, tangled or wasted material.

Workbenches are a better choice if packers remain in a single place throughout the day. They come in a wide range of sizes and so arranging them into assembly lines or to form a U-shaped assembly area is easy. For a smaller packing bench with no extra frills, we recommend a smaller packing bench, with a robust construction, a lower shelf, and an adjustable dispenser roll, the bare minimum!

Worktops for Diverse Packing Applications

Choose a worktop that matches the kind of products you will be packing. A few worktops currently available in the market are:

  • Hardwood Beech, which a great economical solution for industrial applications. Handling heavy or sharp objects will damage the worktop but it can easily be sanded down for maintenance.
  • Laminate, a hygienic and easy to clean surface, it is hard-wearing and is furthermore resistant to scratches and heat.
  • MDF or Medium Density Fibreboard, a flat and dense worktop manufactured from wood fibres glued under heat and pressure, creating a smooth surface.
  • MFC or Melamine Faced Chipboard, a surface with a decorative finish. Unlike other worktops, it is light-duty. The perfect choice for mailrooms.

Modular Packing Benches Solutions

Modularity is a necessity with workbenches. Workspaces change or are transferred, and elements must be added or removed. Modular Packing Benches offer complete control over customisation. Start with a basic work table, making sure it is sturdy. For extra working space and to reduce the amount of strain to zero, add table extensions at 90 degrees. Lower shelves ensure maximum storage space for packaging supplies. Dispensing rolls can be stored under the worktable and on the worktop.

Add a cutter for quickly dispensing bubble wrap, corrugated and kraft paper. A loose fill station makes dispensing void fill products an easy and mess-free task. Upper shelves can be used to store string, glue guns and tape dispensers for easy access. A top racking accessory keeps cartons, envelopes and tape accessible and visible. Additionally, tool box drawers keep hand tools out of sight. Coupled with mobile stands, you can create a complete packing area. For a comfortable workspace, make sure your packing bench has adjustable feet!

Whatever your packing requirements, we have a solution! Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Sales Team. We would love to hear about your project and make a site visit to suggest products to fit your needs. We offer discounts and bespoke solutions on large orders, visit Workbenches Direct2U for more information!

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