Manual packing is the worst. So, we happily relay this product WSI Global sent our way of its latest creation, EdgePack — a semi-automatic carton accumulator that offers increases in production speed and worker safety over manual case packing.
Save those wrists for brewing
Other than sounding like a great WCW wrestling stable, the EdgePack is situated after a folder/gluer in a carton converting line, where it turns the folded and glued carton shingle onto its folded edge. The EdgePack maintains the counted kick and lines cartons up for tray or slipsheet case packing, all while eliminating the repetitive wrist motion required by packers in manual case packing operations. It is designed to handle small- to mid-sized straight line variety cartons.
This innovative semi-automatic case packing machine relies on belts to move cartons, eliminating any scratching or printing disruption. The EdgePack delivers extreme ease of “make-ready,” with setup taking place as the carton shingle moves through the machine.
WSI says that the EdgePack can increase production speed up to 30 percent and reduce staffing demand in those laborious tasks that we already said were the worst. The machine can be configured to pack cartons with the glue lap up or down and features casters for mobility and flexibility in moving between lines.