AUSTRALIA – A distributor of long and large product was facing inefficiencies with its carton packaging systems as the products need handling on several occasions. It soon found a customized solution that could handle items as long as 72”.
CASI ANZ Pty Ltd (Cornerstone Automation Systems) – which manufactures and integrates a full line of material handling systems for manufacturers and distributors – helped the company customize several of its standard products so they could be used in the large carton packaging systems, and were able to handle items as long as 72”.
The new and improved large carton packing systems operate automatically through a simple process: boxes coming off the CASIrector robotic case erector are manually inducted to the sorter. As the cartons are already equipped with license plate barcodes, each carton is automatically scanned and sorted to a pack station.
Once the pack stations are full of empty shipping cartons, products are inducted into the sorter. The carton packaging systems instruct a green light ton signal when packers are permitted to fill each of the cartons. The cartons are prelined with a film for heat shrink and pushed through an automatic case sealer
The ID of each carton is then scanned to ensure accuracy, and a shipping label is produced.
As the number of touches required to fulfil each order is now reduced, and handling of the large items is now also greatly lowered, efficiency is now significantly enhanced for the customer.