Forpak Technical Support and Extra Maintenance Services for Your Food Packaging Equipment

The global food industry has some of the most rigorous safety standards compared to most other types of production. Not only do these standards and regulations apply to the product, equipment, and factory practices, but also to the shipping, storage, distribution, and other business processes. Down to particulars like the shelf life of packaging materials, the food industry imposes requirements and sets standards meant to protect the consumer, the manufacturer, and the planet. While these regulations are strict, they are critical for a reliable, safe, and sustainable industry that can feed the world. A large part of the food industry that can make or break safety standards is the packaging process. Food products are harvested and distributed on a wide-scale global network for today’s cosmopolitan, internationalized consumers. Packing such a range of food items for shipping and storage in all kinds of climates is a challenge that packaging engineers and food processing facilities have met in many ways. With our own engineers and packing experts, Forpak works with facilities in the bakery, pizza, and meat industries to provide innovative solutions to the world’s food packaging equipment obstacles.

Forpak Food Packaging Equipment

Forpak food packaging equipment designs are unique systems for the full factory automation of several conveyor steps, including transfers, stacking, sorting, laning, reject systems, and more. We also work with clients to tailor custom designs that meet their facility needs. All our designs can be integrated seamlessly into existing production lines with limited downtime in customer schedules.

Installation and Maintenance

To make the installation and maintenance process as fast and reliable as possible, Forpak technicians provide complete technical support in addition to our new preventative maintenance benefits program.

Technical Support

Our technical support starts with the installation and start-up of your new equipment. Forpak equipment can be installed in any production line, but with our own technicians in the facilities with exactly the right tools, knowledge, and experience, your equipment can be quickly and perfectly integrated. Our service technicians will perform the installation and new equipment start-up process. We also offer Machine Operator Training for our equipment to any of your staff members.


With ongoing technical support, Forpak customers will benefit from a 12-month parts warranty, spare parts packages, and 95% of all parts available for same-day shipping. Our tech staff is available for phone support during all business hours, but we also provide on-site support with certified Forpak technicians. We work with customers to schedule all the necessary upgrades, parts replacement, and preventative maintenance through our brand new support program.

Preventive Maintenance

Our preventative maintenance program is designed to support Forpak customers with comprehensive care. Customers benefit from discounts, personalized maintenance, and optimized scheduling, and they can also expect a significant increase in equipment longevity and a reduction of repair downtime.

To learn more about our preventative maintenance program and technical support for our food packaging equipment, contact Forpak by calling (612) 419-1948 or emailing You can also request more information online or request a quote to get started with us today.

Coordinate-Measuring Machines for Quality Control in Contract Manufacturing

For all the industries we at Multisource Manufacturing LLC serve, precision is a necessary factor in our machining, tooling, and other fabrication processes. We operate a network of facilities with access to over 140 computer numerical control (CNC) machines, including machines with 3-axis and 5-axis indexed milling capabilities. Our team of more than 300 employees operates with seamless lean manufacturing practices for all projects, including the production of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts, components, and full assemblies. For all our precision contract manufacturing work, quality is critical. Our quality control practices take place in every stage of fabrication, from prototyping to packaging. In compliance with international standards and our own personal goals for excellence, we perform rigorous quality control processes, including simulation diagnostics, testing of working components in high-stress environments, precise geometric measurements with Zeiss coordinate-measuring machines (CMMs), and vision system analysis for first-class inspection.

Quality Control

Quality control diagnostics with CMMs and vision systems provide us with unique solutions for guaranteeing the geometric accuracy of precisely machined parts. For contract manufacturing, CMMs are key in automating important parts of the quality control process.


Our CMMs are free-standing machines that use bridge-type coordinate measuring controlled through state-of-the-art software for fast and accurate geometric readings. Using a probe along the three XYZ dimensional axes, each with a sensor monitor, the CMM can measure exact coordinates on an object surface. A coordinate measurement is recorded and the process is repeated until the CMM can detect and relay the precise geometry of a part. The readings are translated through an intelligent software program that compares information against design specifications. We utilize CMM diagnostics for most parts, but it is especially useful in testing parts before and after they are assembled.


The main benefit of using a CMM for quality control is the extreme accuracy of its readings and the precision we can achieve thanks to those systems. Repeatability of a sensor probe, multiple axes, and the angling capabilities of the coordinate measurements allow our CMMs to read tolerances within 0.001mm (0.00005 in). We calibrate our CMMs before each new part is tested to ensure baseline conditions are standardized.

Coordinate Measuring Machine

The first CMMs were developed in the 1950s and worked only along two axes. Three axis CMMs entered the industrial world in the 1960s, and early computer control systems for CMMs were introduced in the 1970s. Since then, the use of CMMs for high precision parts spread throughout many different manufacturing industries. Modern CMMs, while highly accurate, powerful pieces of technology, are commonplace in many facilities.

To learn more about the role CMMs play in our quality control processes, or for more information about our contract manufacturing services, contact MultiSource Manufacturing LLC at (952) 456-5500. You can also request more information or request a quote to get started with us today.