8 impressive developments in packaging automation: Page 5 of 8

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

5. Rack tug

You’ve seen its tugs used to wrangle shopping carts at the supermarket. Dane Technologies caught my eye with its SmartDrive system. This simple and compact system is smaller than a shopping cart and can move racks of material. A trailing ride-on platform lets the operator ride along, resulting in faster transport time. Less time schlepping = more productivity.


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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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