Opitz Volume Reducing Case Sealer

Packaging Inefficiency is Verboten!

Cartons too standard? Products too varied? Time was an internet ordered reindeer Christmas decoration came in a box big enough for a fridge, surrounded by clouds of polystyrene squiggles. Very inefficient packaging, which you don’t want to pay for and customers don’t want to deal with.

Opitz have thought long and hard about the problem of varied product sizes and the need for minimum disruption on the packaging line.   After all the demands on order picking systems are even greater and fulfilment can be hindered by, well, basically boxes. Can it be improved to provide

Maximum Carton Efficiency?

Packaging, Labour and Transport Cost Savings?

Environmentally Friendly Solutions?

Opitz has something that does it all. The patented Vario 558, Volume Reducing Case Sealer stands out in terms of efficiency and practicality. Looking at what comes along the fulfilment line Opitz have grasped the problem precisely and come up with a 4 in 1 solution.  Cartons are measured, sliced, folded and sealed in one neat, fully automatic machine that can handle the pace of a busy line. Opitz provides a choice of sealing options including water activated paper tape. Gummed tape has many advantages over plastic tape, including eliminating single use plastic from your packaging line. Customers will approve of the tamper-evident, fully recyclable packaging. No more excessive cartons coming through the door.

In short the Vario 558 offers these benefits to your packaging line:

· Volume optimized parcels

· Reduced costs for transportation

· Reduced costs on packaging / filling material and labour

· Processing of various box formats at random product sequences

· Sealing by water activate paper tape (tamper-evident protection)

· Environmentally friendly

· Shortpay back period

Special Flat Pack caser, H-Taper and Volume reducing case sealer

Compact and efficient. Check out 3 machines in 1 video

Raupack to Exhibit JW CCM-MV Vertical Cartoner at PPMA Total Show

Raupack and JW will be exhibiting the CCM-MV at this years PPMA Total show in Bimringham

1-3rd September, NEC Birmingham, Stand B88

Come and see us at the PPMA Total Show in Bimringham,
We will be exhibiting the CCM-MV Vertical Cartoner

You can read more about our range of cartoners here.

Come and talk to use about projects you have in Pharma, Foods and Beverage, Aerosols or Logistics.

Cartoner that Counts into Cartons

JW has supplied a filter cartoner that count filters into a box using a Cremer CS-TQF 830 counting module. The use of a counting module ensures the right number of products is in each box. compared with other methods such as multi-head weighers, counting is a space efficient way to bring products to the machine .

Filter Cartoner: Making it count

JW has supplied a filter cartoner that count filters into a box using a Cremer CS-TQF 830 counting module. The counting module ensures the right number of products is in each box. The use of a counter is a space efficient way to bring products to the machine compared with other methods such as multi-head weighers.

In this instance the customer required 2000 filters per minute to be counted into 40 cartons. ie 50 per carton. The cartons themselves were tuck-in cartons with winged flaps. The closing mechanism was specially designed to push in the wings.

Carton with "winged" flaps
Carton with “winged” flaps

Filters were loading into the bunker on the cartoner from which the elevator takes them into the hopper of the Cremer counter.

Filter Cartoner with Cremer counter
Cartoner CCM-AV with Cremer counter as a Filter Cartoner

The filter cartoner described here is part of the CCM-AV family of cartoner. CCM-AV cartoners are characterised by there compact design and wide range of loading systems. Because loading is vertical they are particularly suited to products that arrive in bulk or arrive standing like bottles or counts as described above.

Eco friendly box closing machines

Opitz range of box erecting and case closing machines apply recyclable gummed paper tape instead of self adhesive tape. Their volume reducing box closers offer dispatch operations a faster and more sustainable return on investment . They eliminate plastic from the package.

Going Green – Sustainable solutions that make the case without plastic

Opitz Specialise in eco friendly box closing machines and case erectors that apply gummed paper tape as an alternative to Self adhesive plastic tape.

Eco Friendly Box Closing machines use gummed tape

Gummed paper tape consists of a kraft paper coated with an natural glue layer which, once wet, adheres to the cardboard box. It’s works like licking the envelope.

Gummed tape has several advantages over self adhesive tape, these include environmental, consumer and transportation benefits:

  • Fully Recyclable
    Reducing plastic waste has been a hot topic recently. The problem with plastic tape is that it contaminates the waste stream. In contrast gummed tape consists of recyclable materials: the carrier material is made of wood and the glue is based on renewable resources like potatoes and maize. This means that the whole box will break down when composted or can be recycled.Logo-Recycle
  • Tamper-evident closure
    Because gummed tape is the same type of material as the corrugated case it is sticking too the tape cannot be removed without tearing the box or cutting the tape. This makes it an ideal tamper evident solution. The result is a closure that is accepted for known consignor shipments as well as air freight.
  • Dust protection
    Gummed tape makes a homogenous bond with the cardboard resulting in a better seal. Because the tape is wet, gummed tape bonds well to the often dusty surface of the cases. Dust is sometimes a problem for self adhesive tape which looses its adhesive properties when coated in dust. The superior seal has benefits in the packaging of pharmaceuticals. This protects the contents against dust. Opitz also offers cross seals to fully seal the case.

Case sealing options
Case sealing options

  • Improved Stability & durability
    Gummed tape closures are more stable than self-adhesive tape closures. This is particularly important when packages are heavy. In drop tests gummed paper tape closures handle better in falls. Gummer tape is more durable when temperature and humidity varies, crucial for air freight. Gummed tape can be strengthen with fibres to make it even stronger.
  • Knife Free opening option
    The addition of a tear strip makes it possible to open the case without the need for a knife.Knife free case opening system

Gummed Tape Volume Reducing Case Closers – Removing the Fillings

The Opitz Volume reducers removes the need to fill cases with air cushions or loose fill removing another source of plastic waste from the package and ultimately the environment.

The prize winning  Vario 558 measures the height of the contents of the box and cuts the flaps down effectively reducing the height of the box. Reducing the height reduces the need to back fill with air pillows or other loose fill materials. Because the Vario 558 can handle cases of different footprints and heights one machine can cover a range of product sizes simultaneously. This makes it the ideal machine for varied and smaller volumes of cases.

Fast Return of Investment

As well as doing their bit to save the planet, customers in the electronics and clothing industries run the GO588  volume reducing box closer because of the fast return on investment. The box closer saves costs in many areas:

  • Save Shipping costs due to smaller package size
  • Reduce back fill material
  • Save storage costs due to reduced number of case sizes required
  • Save of labour costs labour due to automation.

To read more details on the Vario 558 Volume reducing case closer click here.

PPMA Show 2018 Food & Cosmetics Machinery Developments

RAUPACK will be exhibiting at the PPMA Show at the NEC, Birmingham. We have made several improvements in our machinery as well as welcomed new suppliers in our portfolio.

One of the main developments is regarding stick pack and sachet machines. We offer bespoke single dose packaging solutions for products ranging from granules and liquids to powder. Our most recent development – the double dosing stick pack machine – allows us to fill separate products into the pack at the same time. We excel in special pack finishes, shapes, materials and designs. Our machines can comply with extreme hygiene standards and high safety requirements.

We also supply horizontal or vertical cartoning machines in semi-automatic and fully-automatic versions with speeds of up to 60 cartons/min. We believe in quality over quantity, meaning our machines are made to the highest of German standards and are made of stainless steel instead of aluminium. Very quick 15-30 minutes changeovers, compact footprint and our German engineering team’s precision result in reliable and robust machines that you can count on.

Come and visit stand A13 to talk to us about any new projects you have.

PPMA Show 2018 Pharmaceutical Machinery Developments

RAUPACK will be exhibiting at the PPMA Show at the NEC, Birmingham. We have made several improvements in our machinery as well as welcomed new suppliers in our portfolio.

One of the main developments is regarding tablet counting and filling lines. The Cremer tablet counter is now available with automatic broken tablet inspection and removal. On top of this, our Monobloc liquid filling and tablet counting lines offer fast HMI controlled changeovers requiring minimal change parts, making our machines more cost effective than ever before.

If you have a stick pack or sachet project, we have the machine for you. We offer bespoke single dose packaging solutions for products ranging from granules and liquids to powder. On top of this, our recent development – the double dosing stick pack machine – allows us to fill separate products into the pack at the same time. We excel in special pack finishes, shapes, materials and designs. Our machines can comply with extreme hygiene standards and high safety requirements.

We also supply horizontal or vertical cartoning machines in semi-automatic and fully-automatic versions with speeds of up to 60 cartons/min. We believe in quality over quantity, meaning our machines are made to the highest of German standards and are made of stainless steel instead of aluminium. Very quick 15-30 minutes changeovers, compact footprint and our German engineering team’s precision result in reliable and robust machines that you can count on.

Today Track and Trace is inevitable. We offer serialisation hardware and software packages as turnkey solutions that have compact footprints in the packaging line and can cover various levels of data integration. Serial number generation and communication with authorities are also available as options.

Come and visit stand A13 to talk to us about any new projects you have.

Opitz installs Case Erector at Internet Business fulfillment Centre

Opitz has installed another Case erector at a Fulfilment centre in the midlands. This is the second case erecting machine to be installed at this customers site. The fulfilment centre is for internet orders that are picked direct to the end customer.

Opitz has installed another Case erector at a Fulfillment centre in the midlands. This is the second case erecting machine to be installed at this customers site. The fulfilment centre is for internet orders that are picked direct to the end customer.

Wide Format Range

The GO 795 is set up to run 13 formats from small cases 350 250 mm footprint up to large 800 mm long cases. The GO 795 case erector can be changed over in minutes.

Case Erector
Case Erector

Options for Bigger Cases

The GO795 can be customised to make larger boxes, for example for flat furniture packs. The GO 795 is also available with two magazine allowing the operator to set up the machine with a second format and produce two cases at the same time.

Achema 2018

Achema 11-16 June 2018, Messe Frankfurt, Tablet Counters, Blister Machines, Pinhole Detectors, Camera System and Serialisation Equipment

Many of our suppliers will be at Achema, Messe Frankfurt from 11th – 15th June 2018. Come and see what they will be exhibiting:

Rudolf Deckert,  Hall 3.1,  Stand G51

  • TVM 738 – Monoblock Tablet Counter with Automatic Broken tablet Reject and Gros Tare Checkweigher. Read more here

Cremer, Hall3.0 Stand F25

  • CFS-622*4 with camera
  • CFI-622*6 in motion machine.

Hicof Hall 1 Stand C64

  • Tamper Evident Track and trace Labeller

HPF Hall 3 Stand C23 

  • Pinhole Detector
  • Code Reader
  • Blister tablet inspection

Rohrer/Pharmapan Hall 3.1 Stand G50

To solve issues with stability, Pharmapan has developed a very simple and precise all-in-one reconstitution device: The Dual Chamber Blister

It allows for safely separated storage of different pharmaceutical ingredients, that are reconstituted and mixed just before use. It can also have different integrated applicators.

Rychiger Hall 3.1 Stand B25

Everything around sealing of containers.

Heino Ilsemann Hall 3.0 Stand H97

  • Presenting the Blica 600 full blister line for up to 600 blisters per minute.

Opitz to exhibit Volume reducing Case Taper @ CEMAT 2018

 

GO558 Volume reducing Case Taping Machine
GO558 Volume reducing Case Taping Machine

Are you planning to visit the CEMAT Show from 23 – 27 April in Hannover?

 

We have recently extended our portfolio and now represent Opitz. You can find Opitz in Hall 24, on stand D18.  They will be exhibiting the GO588 Volume Reducing case taper for which they have won a number of innovation prizes. The GO558 is able to tape randomly arriving cases of different heights and footprints cutting the case height down to fit the contents. For more information check our website.

Come and visit our stand to talk about any new packaging machinery projects you have.

Click here to register.

Bautz Supplies Aerosol Can Buttoning Machine AeroSAM for Lubricant Spray Heads with Spray Tubes

The customer was a manufacturer of Industrial Aerosols who has Bautz Leak testing machines on site. They were looking for a purpose built machine that would increase the output of their line from 20 to 40 actuators per min. The new system was to be fed manually. This would keep the equipment cost low and eliminate the need for change parts to run other actuator sizes. The operator’s involvement would maximise flexibility to handle other sizes and shapes in the future.

In the Aerosol Industry Bautz are known for their leak detectors and Valve function testing machines. Bautz has just delivered its first Actuator placement or buttoning machine to place actuators with folding spray tubes.

Buttoning machine with Manual Feeding to Maximise Return on Investment

The customer was a manufacturer of Industrial Aerosols who has Bautz Leak testing machines on site. They were looking for a purpose built machine that would increase the output of their line from 20 to 40 actuators per min. The new system was to be fed manually. This would keep the equipment cost low and eliminate the need for change parts to run other actuator sizes. The operator’s involvement would maximise flexibility to handle other sizes and shapes in the future.

Made to Measure

Actuator For Aerosol Cans with Folding spray tubes Aerosol can with Actuator with folding spray tube
The actuator is used for lubricant sprays and the spray tube allows the end user to target the specific area to lubricate. However the bulky size and dimensions did not fall within the scope of standard solutions in the industry. As such the machine was built to suit the actuator. The overall dimensions of the machine are small only 600 x 840 mm.

The AeroSAM buttoner is available with the following options:

  • ATEX execution
  • Actuator placement verification
  • Automatic Feeding of Buttons