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Conveying Good Will: Conveyor Safety Tips for Industrial Workers

Hi, my name is Brooke, and I used to run the HR department in a factory. I filed a lot of injury reports and helped a tragic number of people make claims for workers' compensation or WorkCover. In many cases, the accidents involved convener belts. By seeing what not to do, I really learned what should be done in terms of conveyor safety. I love writing and wanted to convey some good will to the world through a blog – I also love puns. In this space, I plan to post on conveyor belt safety as well as other posts related to a range of industrial equipment. I hope these posts help to protect you and your workers.

Conveying Good Will: Conveyor Safety Tips for Industrial Workers

What It Takes To Have Case Inserts Designed For Your Products

by Ceyda Graumans

Case inserts are vital for product packaging and product safety. They help to prop products in a nice set up and they also prevent product movement, damage or abrasion while in the packaging. If you are a manufacturer of packaging-oriented products such as tools, earphones, cutlery, medical equipment, firearms, pens, mobile phones, cameras, fittings or jewellery, it is important that you seek case inserts.

To do this, you will need to see a case inserts manufacturer and go over the following process:

Step 1: Products examination

First, the case inserts manufacture will want to see your products so that they can get a good idea of what designs to formulate as per your products' needs. They will look at your products' size, weight and dimensions. This will let them understand how rigid or flexible the inserts should be. They will also gauge how delicate your products are and determine the degree of cushioning needed to prevent product damage.

Step 2: Deciding on insert material

Next, you and the case inserts supplier will discuss the material options available. The most common are plastic, foam, and rubber. Plastic is cheap, light, and quick to make. Foam is also light, offers more cushioning compared to plastic, and is cheap as well. Rubber is the least common of the three materials. However, it is ideal for delicate products that are highly prone to abrasion due to its soft texture and great cushioning properties.

Step 3: Other design additions

Apart from choosing the material to be used for your case inserts, you can also incorporate some other design features. For example, you get to decide the colour to use for the inserts. With plastic, you can also go with clear inserts. You can also choose more than one choice of colour, especially when you want to create contrast or simply to differentiate different products within the same packaging. You can also incorporate your brand logo onto the inserts if you wish.

Step 4: Prototype development

Once the above steps are complete, the inserts manufacturer will create the initial prototype samples. You can have these samples created in different designs, colours or materials for more practical feasibility tests. This process entails scanning the products or taking molds and then producing a composite insert.

Step 5: Fitting and testing

Lastly, once the case insert prototypes are ready, a fitting and testing showcase is arranged. You and the manufacturer will then decide which design to go with. Alterations can also be made at this point and new prototypes created.  

Once a final design has been reached at, mass production can begin. The manufacturer will deliver the inserts as agreed and you will incorporate them into your packaging.