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January 29, 2014
2 Min Read
Today more than ever, distribution facilities face enormous pressure to contain costs and increase throughput. On the packaging front, these companies have a new opportunity to do both with the introduction of Sealed Air Corporation's I-Pack® Void Reduction System.
Sealed Air says the I-Pack® System fully automates the processes of corrugated tray forming and lidding, employing a new approach that eliminates the need for void fill material by reducing the shipping unit's dimensions to the smallest possible size. It also offers a number of other significant benefits, including a strong, tamper evident package with an enhanced look.
According to the company, I-Pack® is ideal for books, CD's, DVD's, and many other products.
Here is an overview of the process:
1. Corrugated trays of any size are formed in the Tray Forming Module and fed into the picking line.
2. Once filled, trays are conveyed to the Height Adjustment Module, where the tray sides are scored and folded down to the exact height of the contained item(s).
3. Trays are then conveyed to the Lidding Module, where a lid is automatically placed and glued.
By eliminating the void, I-Pack® reduces shipping volume by 30% on average, improving shipping efficiency and reducing fuel consumption during transport, says Sealed Air.
"I-Pack® is ideal for books, CD's, DVD's, and many other products," says Sealed Air Business Engineer Don Liebel. "Not only does our system transform the packaging process, it creates a package that is strong, attractive, and sustainable - all features that are extremely important to consumers."
The I-Pack® System can be integrated with all ERP/WMS system software and any warehouse equipment, including conveyors, printers, scales, and sorters. The system can also operate in stand-alone mode.
Visit Sealed Air's I-Pack® Web site to learn more and see a brief video.
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