The quality control in packaging article provides you information about vendors' quality control systems, which need to meet the requirement of packing procedures and packing standards.
Wooden cases, crates, skid bases or saddles, bundles, shrink packages and drums are widely used for the packing of industrial goods. Purchasers must provide the packing procedure to the equipment manufacturer and the manufacturer quality control team must take care of the packaging process.
Most of packing procedures are prepared based on the BS 1133-8 requirements. The equipment manufacturer quality control team must carefully check the packing based on the approved procedure.
When there is no procedure in place, the packing must be controlled directly based BS on 1138-8 requirements.
For a sample packing procedure, please review the Seaworthy Packing Procedure article.
Equipment manufacturers shall be solely responsible for packing and marking of goods with respect to handling, transport, and storage at the plant site.
Manufacturers shall be fully liable for proper, sufficient and adequate packing, completeness of contents, protection of contents for a storage time of 6 months, and correct preparation of the packing list.
Packing and conservation of goods shall be sufficient to protect them from damage during transit from the point of manufacturing and storage at the job site under conditions that may involve multiple handlings, extended storage, exposure to moisture and the possibility of pilferage.
Quality Control in Packaging always falls in two categories:
The first is the where size of the equipment is different for each order, and the equipment manufacturer needs to deliver drawings and other information to the packing service company for construction.
The second is where equipment is unique in size and not depended on the order. In this case, the manufactures will purchase cases or crates and normally do the packing work with their own workers.
Some important items that are need to be controlled by the equipment manufacturing quality control team as their quality control in packaging are: