Arpac has launched a wraparound case packer capable of reaching speeds of up to 45 cases/trays per minute.
The performance-series PC-4500 is a continuous motion packer that uses up to 20% less corrugated material than regular slotted case (RSC) systems resulting in increased savings, claim the company.
The Illinois-based firm said it works with metal cans, paper cans, glass jars, glass bottles, plastic jars and plastic bottles.
It works by receiving the product, grouping it into patterns, automatically feeding corrugated blanks, forming the blanks around the product pattern, applying hot-melt glue, holding the wraparound case in compression and producing a shippable case.
The system collates the products, loads the corrugated cases or trays and closes them with hot-melt glue and allows for automatic insertion of partitions, dividers or pads for product protection.