Case Studies

Cartoning & Boxes

LARGE-SCALE DISTRIBUTION. The four robot arms are used to pack cases that vary in size to accommodate volumes from 96 eggs to 1,400 eggs.
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Lightweight robot arms case-pack eggs at 15,000/hr

Italian egg suppler installs four robot arms to case-pack different size cases that accommodate volumes from 96 eggs to 1,400 eggs, eliminating labor-related issues and improving its operational efficiency.
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FAST PACKING. Three vision-guided high-speed Delta robots at Swizzels pick-and-place bags of Squashies candy into display cases at speeds to 360/min.
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Says Love Hearts confectioner to robot: 'U Rock'

U.K. candy company Swizzels installs pick-and-place robots to load its new Squashies range into display cases, boosting output by 20% versus the former drop-load system.
COMBINATION PACKAGE.  By using both paperboard and plastic in its Bonus Pack carton, UPG was able to get a terrific combination of shelf impact, clarity, and cost optimization.
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Visibility the key to Bonus Pack

For this special promo package sold exclusively through PetSmart stores, it was essential that the primary packs inside be clearly visible to the consumer in the store.
NO SUBSTITUTE. FCB co-owner Tom Peters says, “When your business begins to grow, there is no substitute for well-engineered automation.”
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Craft beer maker implements automated bottle packing

Fort Collins Brewery saves time, labor, and worker tedium, while increasing production capacity to better serve growing markets.
Clear PET carton is great for a combo pack.
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Clarity, quality, and better logistics

A clear PET carton with tuck-in top and tuck-in bottom is just right for displaying a combo pack.
HIGH-IMPACT. Jack Link’s new  laminated paperboard cartons provide  high-quality, gravure-printed graphics without the lines associated with microflute corrugated packaging; structural strength is the same and less material is used.
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Jack Link’s shows 'Wild Side' with retail-ready, club-store carton

Meat snacks provider switches from PVC canister to retail-ready laminated paperboard carton for club-store sales that provides greater shelf pop and improved sustainability.
WIRELESS ACCESS. The Wi-Fi-connected, touch-screen printing system features full logo/image/graphics/barcodes programming and editing.
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On-case inkjet printer saves time, labor, and materials

Switch from hand-applied p-s labels expands flexibility and provides opportunity to print more data on much larger shipping case panels.
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New bag-in-box wine pack is recyclable

The Naked Grape Wine introduces a new 3-L bag-in-box package that it says is the first to be fully recyclable anywhere in the country.
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Technical printing techniques benefit Advil's carton

For its new fast-acting Advil® Film Coated Tablets, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare enlisted Clondalkin Pharma & Healthcare, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, to produce premium packaging that employs technical printing techniques.
MODULAR PARTS. Changeover from one bottle size to another has gotten so much easier thanks in large part to the new case packer’s modular parts.
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New case packer eliminates bottleneck

New machine lets this New York craft brewer increase production by 30%, improve beer quality and shelf life, and redeploy operators in more meaningful activities.
TOP-CLIP. Carlsberg’s Astra brand uses a top-clip paperboard ‘carton’ to package its six packs.
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Secondary packaging done offline at Carlsberg

Carlsberg Germany creates offline center for secondary packaging of nonstandard packaging formats, replacing manual packing and increasing output to 14,400 bottles/hr.
TWO POUCHES. Two unoriented pouches are picked up by an AFA Delta 3 robot, which then places them into a loading funnel.
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Robotic cartoning adds efficiency, subtracts labor costs

Robotic cartoning replaces manual operations, alleviating labor shortages, costs, and increasing line efficiency for contract manufacturer Pharmalab Inc.
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Running 'like clockwork' at Bob's Red Mill

With steady growth comes the challenge of routinely adding new packaging lines. It’s a challenge that employee-owned Bob’s Red Mill has been able to meet head on.
The finished, easy-open  cases are aesthetically  pleasing and include  precisely positioned die-cut  holes to view/scan internal  product barcodes.
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Automated packaging solution upgrades e-commerce efficiencies

Pet care products marketer/shipper reduces labor, packaging materials, and delivery costs, while increasing output speeds.
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Pipette provider rewards reuse by planting trees

Rainin Instrument works with American Forests to plant a tree every time one of its service return kits is reused, with a minimum commitment of 5000 trees in 2013.

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