Volume reducing case sealer wins Innovation prize

Raupack has recently taken on the Agency for Opitz Maschinentechnik who in 2016 won an innovation award for their Volume Reducing Case Sealer, the Vario 558. This volume reducing case sealing machine will close cases of differing footprint and heights on the fly.

Raupack has recently taken on the Agency for Opitz Maschinentechnik who in 2016 won an innovation award for their Volume Reducing Case Sealer, the Vario 558.

The growth of internet orders has seen a growth in the dispatch of packages of unpredictable dimensions making flexibility the new manta. The resulting required flexibility has often meant that automation is cost prohibitive. This is because automatic case sealers need to be able to handle packages of different footprints and heights. Further, for dispatch operations to minimise costs dead space inside the box needs to be eliminated so that costly backfill products are no longer needed and shipping costs are reduced. The environmental and financial benefits of these material reductions are self-evident. The Opitz volume reducing box sealer provides is a machine that pays: both to the customer and the environment.

The Vario 588 meets the challenges set by Logistic and dispatch operations for both flexibility and presentation:

Flexible Case Sealing – One size fits all!

One size fits all now applies to the Vario 588. This volume reducing case sealing machine will close cases of differing footprint and height on the fly. This makes it ideal for dispatch operations where the case sizes are constantly varying.

The vario 558 volume reducing case closer is used in industries from Electronic components to Clothing
The vario 558 volume reducing case closer is used in industries from Electronic components to Clothing

Good looking packages

The Vario 588 Case sealer automatically measures the height of the contents of the case and cuts the box down to just above the level of the contents. The taping mechanism moves locate the tape line over the flap edge. The result is a case that looks professional. The ability to cut down the case height allows the dispatch operation to reduce the number of case sizes that need to be stocked.

Good Looking Cases. The taper moves to cover the flap edge
Good Looking Cases. The taper moves to cover the flap edge

Self-adhesive or Gummed Tape

Opitz has a history in gummed tape application. A gummed tape bonds natively to the cases fibres and forms a seal suitable for air freight. The finish is attractive, can be printed and recycled. The Vario 588 volume reducing box closing machine can be supplied with either Gummed tape or self-adhesive tape.

Flexibility is part of Opitz Maschinentechnik’s DNA.  Their machine range can be adapted to suit the size of the box as required. Other products from Opitz include the GO 795 family of case erectors. These can be fitted with multiple magazines to allow different size cases to be erected on the fly making them the natural partner of the Vario 588 box volume reducer.