When it comes to packing, one size does not fit all. Depending on your product, flow rate and pack configurations, it’s critical that your packing system is adaptable. Having one system that has the flexibility to meet changing applications can increase your production output while reducing labor costs. This creates the need for modular solutions within packaging. So, what is a modular solution?
We at Wexxar Bel define a modular solution as a system that provides end users with the flexibility to integrate the right case former, product delivery conveyor, work cell and sealer that best meets their applications. This is the foundation of our Flex E Pack system; it matches the right components to each of these four segments to ultimately design a packing line tailored to customers’ exact needs.
The first step is forming cases. Depending on whether your desired output is 10, 15 or 20 cases per minute, the key is using the right case applicator for the job, such as our WF20, WF30 or the DEKKA 500. Determining the right case former depends on several factors, including the rate of the output, size of the box and sealing method.
After these cases are formed, they are sent via conveyance delivery system to operator pack cells. The beauty of the Flex E Pack system is its flexibility; certain work cells may be closed off to operator one, two or three, depending on things such as operator absence or the need to temporarily relocate labor to another part of the line. This ability to freely change with work cell operators is done with the bypass system, which involves product flow advancing to the next available operator even when a previous or future operator is not present. This conveyor organization automatically provides the right number of cases to any operator at the right time without tying them to a button or to the machine itself.
Once cases are packed with product, they’re moved to a semi-automatic or fully automatic case sealer specified for your exact application.
Finally, products are delivered down the line via rotary accumulation table or by flow conveyor, for operators to easily grab and handle in preparation for shipping. The power of the ProMach brands family is that we can team up with one of our material handling divisions to provide you with a custom solution under the direction of one integrator that will fit your exact needs.
So, why the Flex E Pack system? We here at Wexxar Bel know that one size does not fit all, and where your company is at right now may not be where it is in 10 years, five years, or maybe even one year from now. That thought of adaptability is the driving force behind the creation of the Flex E Pack system. Your packing line needs to grow with you to handle whatever product configurations you need. The Flex E Pack is not just a singular machine; it is an ecosystem of structures that achieves more with less. A smart and adaptable system in a world where the perception is needing more than you actually do.