8 impressive developments in packaging automation: Page 4 of 8

By John R. Henry in Automation on May 30, 2019

4. Custom cases created quickly

Plants that are not already high mix/low volume are being forced into it by ecommerce. High mix/low volume (HMLV) requires a large inventory of different case sizes—or a few case sizes and a lot of disposable cushioning for the landfill.

Or they can check out CMC’s CartonWrap system. Single products or groups of mixed products are placed on the infeed conveyor. The CartonWrap system dimensions them then automatically cuts, scores, folds and seals corrugated board tightly around them. This creates a tight, secure, yet easy to open box, with no stuffing.

But that’s not all! It can also print the finished box with custom color graphics and apply the shipping label.  


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John R. Henry

Known as the Changeover Wizard, John R. Henry is the owner of Changeover.com, a consulting firm that helps companies find and fix the causes of inefficiencies in their packaging operations. He has written the book, literally, on packaging machinery (www.packmachbook.com) and is the face and personality behind packaging detective KC Boxbottom, the main character in Adventures in Packaging, a popular blog on packagingdigest.com. He can be contacted at [email protected].

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