Shipping of mixed orders from the Internet, direct to customers, requires
flexible packaging solutions. Every order is different in size and volume, which can lead to slow speeds and excessive handling as well as extra cost and waste. Opitz Case Erectors and Closers bring a new level of ingenuity to the dispatch process, taking seriously the challenges posed by E-Commerce. Watch the videos below to see how!
Höffner, a German furniture manufacturer, needed an automatic solution for carton erection which was suitable for large and varied formats.Speed was not the most important factor, but a constant supply of different sized cases was. Manually loading a magazine with cartons was impractical so Opitz came up with a simple solution: carton picking straight from the pallet.
Large Format Carton erection of large and varied cases direct from the pallet.
Automatic Carton Erectors save time and money where larger volumes of cases are required for a constant throughput. Large cartons present challenges by being too bulky for operators to handle. Several format sizes may still be required to meet different packing requirements, meaning multiple carton magazines.
In this video several pallets of varied sized cartons are placed next to the carton erector. Instead of a magazine feed, a picker arm chooses the correct carton in whichever order required. Once the carton is erected and bottom sealed, it is sent on it's way to be filled in the picking operation. This system is integrated with the Opitz Vario 558 Volume Reducing Carton Closer and Sealer, providing a fully automatic, flexible and efficient solution for all dispatch requirements
Step 2: Closing the box after manual picking
The Opitz Vario 558 and Lidder features
- Scanning station using optical detection of fill
height – No user intervention required
- Cutting is adjusted to the calculated box height
– Automatic volume reduction
- Flaps folded and taped – Fully sealed on the cut
- Separate lid option – Random sequence for either
- 4 footprints of lids – Increase carton
- Gummed tape sealing – Tamper evident and dust
The Opitz Vario 558 Volume Reducing
Case Closer and Sealer leads the way in flexibility and efficiency when it
comes to automatic case closers. Opitz are now offering a separate lid
application on the Vario 558 alongside existing options. Different cases can be
sealed or lidded, all on the same conveyor, in random sequence. No more
switching and separating according to different case sizes or closing requirements.
Optical sensors detect carton
fill height and automatically calculate cut requirements. This allows any size
carton to be reduced and sealed by cutting down the sides, thus reducing the need
for different carton sizes and backfill material. Folding the flaps over at the
cut height allows for either sealing option as required. Lidded boxes are topped with a lid which is
folded down and glued into position in a quick sealing motion.
On taped cartons, gummed paper
tape is applied to closed flaps on either the centre or the side as required. The
taping head move to position to seal the carton on the cut, so there are no raw
Gummed paper is 100% recyclable
along with the carton, which consumers increasingly appreciate. It has the advantage of being tamper-evident and
dust proof as it bonds with the cardboard on application. Other tape options
The system is fully connectable
with other systems before and after the closing stage.
Vario 558 Automatic Volume
Reducing Case Closer and Lidder – reduces cost, time and packaging waste while
increasing efficiency and flexibility for your order fulfilment requirements. Opitz
is represented by Raupack machinery in the UK. Contact us with your enquiry
about how the Vario 558 can reduce your costs as well as your cartons!