For over 50 years, Edson has specialized in case and tray packing solutions, so it’s no surprise that Edson developed a first-of-its-kind innovation to introduce additional automation to the infeed area of a case packer. Here’s why the Edson KDF Infeed Management System is getting a lot of attention.
This new system adds much needed automation to a plethora of industries – not just converted paper, diapers, or nonwovens. Plus, the KDF Infeed Management System can be integrated into a new or an existing packaging line.
What does it do? The KDF Infeed Management System begins by scanning barcodes to ensure that the correct stack has been loaded for the case packer. It then cuts and removes packing bands, dunnage, and labels used in transportation. Finally, it squares the stack and properly orientates it to the case packer. This process repeats immediately with the next stack, wasting no time.
Why automate the infeed of a case packer? Robotic automation offers consistent and repeatable performance free of human error and hands-on labor. This frees up workers to put their time into less monotonous, repetitive tasks. It also reduces safety and injury concerns. Manually handling cases means operators are constantly bending, reaching, pushing, and placing strain on all areas of their bodies. Automation of the case packer infeed negates some of the hidden costs sometimes found in manufacturing like medical bills, workers’ compensation claims, and lost production. And let us not forget, because the system is always prepared for the next stack, there is no unnecessary downtime.
Read more about Edson’s KDF Infeed Management System in this article in TONA: Robotic Automation Makes Stack Prep Process Consistent and Repeatable (tissueonlinenorthamerica.com)