With the vast bulk of consumer packaged goods transported via cases, trays or shrink wrapped bundles, the primary package shipping solution on your packaging line must be versatile, robust, efficient and compact to fit today’s production needs. Here are key features of nine secondary packaging systems that you can see at the upcoming Pack Expo Las Vegas show (Sept. 28-30; Las Vegas).
1. Lower labor costs, fast changeover and precise motion control mark key points of the new Raptor SL side-load case packer (see image above) from Edson Packaging Machinery.
The Raptor SL lowers labor costs by reducing the number of workers needed, as well as the overall time associated with case packing. An optional extended infeed conveyor allows more than a half-dozen skids containing knock-down flats (KDFs) to be staged. According to the company, the extended conveyor can potentially lead to hours of labor free loading, based on production speed. The integrated system can erect, pack and hot-melt seal cases at a rate of up to 12 cases per minute.
“The Raptor SL allows small and medium-sized packaged goods companies to affordably step up to fully automated, quality case packaging, and reduce end-of-line labor costs, thus freeing up personnel for more value adding work,” says Jeff Werner, Edson’s vp of operations and engineering. “Some low-volume operations may be able to route two or even three lines into the Raptor SL for case erecting, packing, and sealing.”
See the Raptor SL at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2015 in Booth C-3021.