About Automated Packaging Systems
Automated product packaging systems ensure that the customer’s packages are constructed, filled, and delivered reliably and in line with the organization’s standards. Midwest Engineered Systems has extensive experience in developing and building automated product handling and high-speed case-control systems.
With automating packaging processes, the goal is the right package with the right product getting to the right recipient in a way that exemplifies the customer’s standards and brand image. MWES can optimize warehouses, fulfillment and distribution centers processes by building custom automated packaging systems. Production centers particularly rely on such packaging systems to support their high-volume packaging and distribution demands.
Advantages of Automated Packaging
There are many advantages that product packaging systems bring to organizations when they integrate automated systems into their shipping operations. Among those benefits are:
- Improvements in both operational efficiency and greater labor savings
- Automated packaging systems can optimize the use of a facility’s space and simplify its layout designs
- With regular maintenance and upkeep, robotic automation systems can last for many years providing high reliability
- Well-designed automated product packaging systems can be reconfigured to package a wide assortment of products
- Some robotic automation systems can integrate new tools and processes to extend customized packaging requirements
Automated Packaging Processes
As a robotic systems integrator, MWES has extensive knowledge of engineering and integrating automated packaging systems that suit its customer’s needs. Case filling or de-casing machines can raise productivity and efficiency levels while ensuring the packaged products are handled and shipped consistently with minimal possibilities for error due to automation of the process.
Case Fill Operations
In case packing or case filling operations, a case filling machine handles a group of products and packages them together in preparation for future shipping. Just as there are many products that can be sent for delivery to another location, there are many ways of automating case packing products. Some general methods of case packing machines are palletizing, labeling, food processing, wrapping, handling, pharmaceutical processing and inspection machines.
De-casers are machines that can open the lids and tops of glass and plastic glasses and other containers, often single-filing the containers to prepare them for reshipping processes. Some robotic automation machines can perform three actions: flap opening of cases, de-casing, followed by single-filing of bottles. Automated de-casing machines can perform all of these actions consistently and continuously through rapid, entirely mechanical operations.
Some benefits of automated de-casing include the reduction of production costs as well as the elimination of the need for manual labor and associated liability costs. Other benefits include safe handling of containers and consistent supply rates to filler operations. De-casing machines are especially sought after by manufacturers in the food and beverage industry who have high-volume bottle-handing demands.
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