Learn a convenient solution to the three carton stacking and banding challenges that hurt throughput and waste money.
Automation is everywhere on the packaging line. But as anyone in operations knows, you’re only as fast as your slowest part of the line. Manual bundling (stacking and banding) is still prevalent on lines across the country, preventing packagers from realizing the full potential of their automation further upstream.
Is manual product bundling (stacking and banding) forcing you to slow down your line?
How much productivity are you missing out on?
How would higher productivity help you more quickly realize the ROI of an investment in stacking and banding automation?
For high throughput pharma and contract packagers, manual bundling often requires more than one employee on that part of the line. The overhead costs for a team of in-house employees to manually bundle your products likely outweighs the cost of an automated bundling solution. An automated solution leads to immediate savings in labor costs and long-term ROI realized through higher productivity.
How much are you spending on labor to run your packaging line?
How many hours does the line run?
If you eliminate or reassign your bundling positions, how much could you save by cutting person hours over your run times?
Especially on high-throughput lines, the quick pace of manual bundling leads to packaging inconsistencies and damaged products. Both hurt customer satisfaction, not to mention the packager’s reputation and bottomline over time.
Is manual product bundling leading to inconsistencies in quality?
Do your customers expect consistency and high-quality packages?
Would your customers value packages that were easy to handle and saved them time?
Let the Array Pack (AP-25) save you time and labor by automating carton stacking, indexing and banding so you can focus on hitting your productivity goals.
The AP-25 collects products from an up-stream operation such as a carton filler machine in its first stage position until a predetermined count is achieved. From there, products are either indexed into the banding position or shifted over for the next column or row of product to be stacked. Once the entire bundle is accumulated, it's indexed into the banding position by a high-speed stepper motor.
The AP-25 integrates with your carton filling equipment to provide a seamless flow to packaging. It’s flexible enough to interchange quickly between various bundle configurations to minimize downtime. In short, it keeps up with your line so you can maximize throughput.
How Reese Pharmaceutical Improved Packaging Line Productivity by 25% Through Stacking and Banding Automation
The AP-25 is fully-automated to deliver maximum efficiency—cutting labor hours significantly over your run times. The AP-25 provides fully-automated carton stacking, indexing, and banding for vertical stacked cartons, horizontal stacked cartons, and combined configurations.
How Reese Pharmaceutical Cut Staffing Costs in Half with the AP-25
The AP-25 eliminates the inconsistencies of manual bundling, leading to better bundles and higher customer satisfaction. High-performance stretch film combines integrity with ease-of-use and is completely recyclable. Reactive Tension Control redefines the standard for bundle integrity by automatically adjusting to varying product sizes and shapes while allowing the operator to finitely control the bundle tension.
How Reese Pharmaceutical Improved Bundle Quality and Customer Satisfaction with the AP-25
It reduces excess material usage and waste costs
It improves safety on your line
It reduces labor costs
It improves productivity and efficiency
It protects product quality and integrity
The AP-25 is a fully automated stacking and banding system that integrates seamlessly into existing packaging lines. All of our systems offer the speed, safety, ease of handling and operation, and dependability required to deliver the highest bundle integrity at the lowest cost.
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