PACKING STATIONS

What is a Packing Station?

In warehousing and order fulfillment, a packing station is a workstation that is used for packaging goods for shipping. Packing stations usually consist of a workbench with shelves or gravity flow tracks that are designed to store the materials used to prepare orders to be packed and shipped. Packing supplies such as boxes, envelopes, packing paper, and tape can be stored on packing stations in easy-to-reach locations. Tools like scanners, scissors, tape measures, utility knives, and tape guns are often organized and hung on the packing station for quick and easy access.

Packing stations are commonly connected to a conveyor that aids in the movement of the packages throughout the station and onto different areas of the warehouse. When a packing station is properly connected to a conveying system, boxes that are ready to be shipped can be immediately transported to the shipping area. This helps to save both time and money within your operation.

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Packing Station Benefits

A well-designed packing station will ensure there is a place for everything and everything in its place. Modular and ergonomic packing stations can increase productivity by eliminating the need for workers to bend, reach, or leave the packing area to retrieve supplies.

Packing stations can be outfitted with a variety of accessories such as roll storage stands that hold wrapping paper, bubble wrap, or foam. Overhead toolbars can provide a place for scanners, task lights, and other tools to be within reach. Adding carton flow tracks like SpanTrack lane or SpanTrack wheel bed will provide a place to store orders that are ready to be packaged.

Connecting your packing and shipping areas with a simple gravity conveyor system can reduce bottlenecks and eliminate worker travel time. Thus creating a seamless integration between order picking, packaging, and the loading dock.

Build a Packing Station with UNEX

UNEX designs engineered-to-order packing stations to meet the needs of even the most demanding operations. Our versatile and durable, modular workstation solution, FlowCell, can be configured to suit your specific packaging needs. UNEX packing stations can be flexibly designed as needed, bringing efficiency and productivity to the packing operation.

UNEX packing stations offer room for boxes, filling, and packaging materials, along with sealing, labeling, and manifesting systems. Restocking of supplies can take place from the back so that packers can continue to work in the front.

Galvanized steel workbenches are available in 12″ or 18″ deep. Tools, lighting, and other accessories can be attached to the packing station with an overhead toolbar. To make your packing station mobile, 4″ casters can be added (rigid or swivel) for extra maneuverability.

Connect with a space optimization specialist at UNEX to learn how versatile FlowCell packing stations can increase efficiency within your operation.

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UNEX Packing Station Solutions

Space Optimization

UNEX manufactures engineered-to-order space optimization solutions that can meet the unique requirements of just about any facility. Our packing stations are ideal for any size operation; from large-scale distribution centers and 3PL warehouses to retail operations with smaller order fulfillment areas. Boost efficiency and productivity with a customized, well-organized packing station built for your specific application.

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UNEX FlowCell packing station
UNEX FlowCell packing stations

Modular Packing Stations

UNEX’s flexible and durable packing stations can be tailored to the unique needs of your operation. Keep packing supplies and tools organized and within reach for workers. Replenish supplies from behind the packing station to avoid interference with work being done in the front. Prevent bottlenecks in your packaging area by connecting gravity conveyor to packing stations so completed boxes can be easily transported to shipping.

FlowCell Packing Stations

FlowCell packing stations are proven to increase efficiency within high-volume operations by creating a seamless integration between packaging and other areas of a facility. Connecting order picking to packing, and packing to shipping and receiving starts with building a modular FlowCell packing station. Integrating a FlowCell packing station into your operation will ensure you have an ergonomic and well-organized workspace for all packaging tasks.

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Build a Made-to-Order FlowCell Packing Station

Designing a solution that meets your unique needs doesn’t have to be costly or complicated. That’s why our engineers created our FlowCell product configurator. Create FlowCell packing stations that will increase space utilization up to 50% and boost productivity in your packaging operation. Create packing stations with tons of options like flow rack components, overhead toolbars, workbench attachments, casters for mobility, return feeds, and more. The best part? It’s completely FREE and we will send a 3D drawing of your design straight to your inbox!

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