WSI Global (Grand Junction, CO) announces the EdgePack, a semi-automatic carton accumulator designed to dramatically increase production speed and worker safety over manual case packing. 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. Other features include:
- The elimination of scratching or printing disruption, as this innovative semi-automatic case packing machine relies on belts to move cartons.
- Extreme ease of make-ready, with setup taking place as the carton shingle moves through the machine.
- The ability to increase production speed up to 30% and reduce staffing demand, leading to a rapid ROI.
- Can be configured to pack cartons with the glue lap up or down, and features casters for mobility and flexibility in moving between lines.