When your facility operates 24/7 speed and accuracy is everything. Orders are received, product picked, order(s) are being processed, shipping schedules and customer expectations become your driving force and deadline. All your automation systems are helping your production run like clockwork. When… boxes halt, conveyor lines come to a standstill, alarms and light towers ring and flash, and everything come to a complete stop. Minutes are like hours when shipping deadlines are in jeopardy. The maintenance employees find the source and realize that your entire operation is at a standstill because your print engine that provides your custom documents has run out of paper.
Don’t let a small problem like running out of paper and having to reload stop your operations. One of the key pieces of equipment in any document print/fold/insert system is your print engine. In most cases when it stops so does your document automation. Most printers are good at printing documents in a controlled office setting, but not all printers are the same.
The fast pace fulfillment and distributions center industry requires printers to be able to run long periods of time without breaks or maintenance issues. Stopping an entire line to refill paper is not acceptable. Make sure that when you source your document solution you make the right choice in the print engine that’s best for your operations.
Choose a printer that can handle the long industrial runs and it’s important that the printer can have its paper and other consumables refilled/loaded without stopping or shutting down. The cost for print engines that are designed and built for these applications can be an expensive addition to your project, but can usually be made up quickly with decreased downtime and maintenance/ service contracts that include consumables and have a low cost per print.
Want more information about keeping your system running longer? Call our sales team today at 800-543-6107.