Dec 17, 2014
Automated packaging machine for cardboard mailing envelopes
"This machine can pack one item every eight seconds, so it can handle 450 items per hour. That number is very high, as a person packing items by hand can only manage about 100 items per hour. So, this machine has about four times the packaging capacity of a person."The unique cardboard envelopes developed by Innami Factory, which don’t require shock-absorbing or wrapping materials, also have minimal thickness, which keeps mailing costs down. So, they’re ideal for mail-order and delivery companies.
"When this machine packages products, it uses air to suction them up and open the envelope before inserting them. While the machine is suctioning, the envelope is pulled taut, and after the machine has inserted the product, when the air supply is shut off, the envelope returns to normal. When that kind of task is done manually, the cardboard inevitably ends up distorted, so it doesn’t completely revert to its previous shape. But by packaging products using this machine, the cardboard is kept taut, so products can be packed tightly, preventing them from getting loose inside the envelope."Innami intends to develop packaging machines to meet the logistics needs of countries where mail delivery services are widespread.
"At Innami, we also handle packaging solutions and systems based on these machines. Our solutions can record inventory, take products from the warehouse, manage orders, issue delivery slips, package products, affix labels, and take packages to shipment lines, with all steps managed together on a server. This enables all processes to be systemized and managed using a wireless network; we hope customers will be interested in solutions like this."
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