Automated Packaging Systems (APS) (Streetsboro, OH) has acquired Ergocon Solutions, a provider of ergonomically considerate textile packaging solutions. Ergocon is an innovator in designing and manufacturing automated textile inspection and packaging systems for professional laundry applications. With this acquisition, APS expands its product line for the industrial laundry segment.
APS will continue to support existing Ergocon customers with full access to technical support, customer service, spare parts, and bag packaging materials. As part of the acquisition, engineers from both companies have worked together to enhance the field-proven system, now called the Autobag Ergocon Textile Packaging System. This new system offers:
- Easier loading capabilities.
- Custom alarm options.
- Versatility in the operating software.
- Output ports that can be synchronized to third-party monitoring software.
- An automatic feeder, fully integrated with an Autobag AB 255 wide bagger, to inspect and package up to 7,000 towels per hour.
Laundered items are automatically fed from a large load bin to a pick conveyor for separation and inspection. Items that do not meet grade can be rejected without the need to pick through and handle every item.
After inspection, towels pass through a counting eye and are automatically delivered to an open bag at the bagger. Once the pre-determined count is reached, the bag is automatically sealed and dropped into a takeaway conveyor for distribution, while the next bag is automatically pre-opened.
An accumulation gate enables this continuous operation, and the pace of production is determined by the system, rather than the operator.
For more information, visit www.autobag.com or call 330-342-2000.