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IMA E-COMMERCE presents E-CO Flex, an automated packaging station that boosts efficiency of e-commerce packaging by replacing multiple traditional pack stations with one.

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IMA GROUP with its new E-COMMERCE Division, and IPG (Intertape Polymer Group) unveil E-CO Flex: a packaging equipment designed to streamline and accelerate the packaging process, automating manual operation.

E-CO Flex is composed of two modules: a multi-size case erector and a height-reduction box closer. It automatically selects the best fit-to-size cases, which are erected and taped with IPG’s Water-Activated Taping technology, inside the machine. The operator only has to insert the product to be shipped in the box and feed it back into the machine, which will automatically close and down-size the case.

The two modules of E-CO Flex can be combined to form an automated packaging station or remain as stand-alone equipment, accommodating countless plant configurations and needs, both in greenfields or brownfields, adapting to the fast-changing needs of logistics flows.

Another new automatic case sealer in the IMA E-COMMERCE Series is the SealMatic.

This equipment integrates the range of solutions that IMA is offering to e-tailers. The machine is designed to automatically close and seal FEFCO 201 boxes at high speed, and it’s capable to process an extensive range of case sizes adjusting its mechanical movements according to dimensions of the incoming box. The boxes, already filled with products and with top flaps open, are directed to SealMatic by a conveyor. The machine is capable of automatically fold the top flaps and then sealing the top and bottom of the case with tape.

SealMatic is equipped with sustainable water-activated tape technology, sealing up to 20 boxes per minute with no need for operator intervention. In case a SIOC (Ships In Own Container) case is recognized, the machine can bypass it without taping. Several additional features can be equipped on the machine, such as the application of hazardous materials (hazmat) labels, print & apply of shipping labels, quality inspection smart cameras to verify correct flap folding, taping application and tape leg length. 

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