This course focuses on how machinery is used in the packaging industry to produce high volumes of quality packages. These individual machines can be connected to create a packaging line. You will learn: how to be realistic in selecting a co-packer, how the structural design of a package influences the efficiency of the line, and how you can optimize your package design and machinery to produce the most proficient packaging line.



  • Introduction to Machinery
  • Industry Overview
  • Evolution of Technology
  • Glossary

Machinery 101

  • Why You Need to Know the Fundamentals
  • Levels of Packaging
  • Levels of Automation
  • Layout and Orientation
  • Speed
  • Knowledge Check: Machinery 101

The Packaging Production Line

  • Introduction to the Packaging Production Line
  • Line Loading and Unloading
  • Container Cleaning
  • Liquid Product Filling
  • Solid Product Filling
  • Flexible Packaging
  • Form-Fill-Sealing
  • Capping and Closing
  • Labeling
  • Coding and Inline Printing
  • Inspecting
  • Cartoning and Case Packaging
  • Conveyors
  • Thermoforming
  • Knowledge Check: The Packaging Production Line

Increasing Production Efficiency

  • Maximixe Throughput, Achieve Good Line Ergonomics and Meet Your Timeline
  • Changeovers
  • Creating a More Flexible Packaging Line
  • Package Design and Machinability
  • Knowledge Check: Increasing Population Efficiency


  • Machinery Wrap Up
  • Final Exam
  • Survey


  • The evolution of machinery and where the industry stands today.
  • How to identify the levels of packaging and their effect on packaging machinery layout.
  • An overview of the complete packaging line and the multiple components from line loading and unloading to inspecting and case packaging.
  • How to evaluate a packaging line for maximum production output and effeciency. 

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