Many manufacturers have accelerated automation plans during the pandemic, however, typical within UK factory sites, space is often a premium and demand for efficient, yet compact solutions is on the rise. A leader in end-of-line machinery, Endoline Automation, has seen increasing enquiries for its slimline 251 fully automatic case erector.
As the narrowest case erector on the market, Endoline re-engineered its flagship case erecting range to create the 251, which features a 40 per cent reduction in width.
At just 1m wide by 2m long, the 251 can be easily integrated into existing end-of-line packaging lines, and offers an automated solution to replace manually intensive work.
Still developed to the high specification of all Endoline systems, with several key features, the 251 has been designed to suit a wide variety of case sizes, styles and quality.
Endoline’s unique dual opposing vacuum technology has been integrated into the 251, to enable efficient opening of cases, while eliminating any associated issues with stiff board and glue migration, which could cause product wastage.
Erecting up to 10 cases per minute, the slimline case erector seals the base with either self-adhesive tape or hot melt glue, before formed cases are fed onto an automated case packer, or hand packing station.
“While space has always been a challenge for many manufacturers, Covid has led to calls for automation, which not only fits into small areas, but are compact enough to leave enough space for people to move around safely,” says Andrew Yates, MD of Endoline Automation.
“We originally designed the 251 to suit our egg packing customers, creating a machine that still includes all of the high quality features and technology, which is synonymous with Endoline, at almost half the width of other case erectors.
However, demand for compact solutions has increased and the 251 offers any of our customers a case erecting solution which can be quickly integrated into existing lines.”
This article has been published in the September-October print issue of PKN Packaging News, on page 72.