Cartoner 4.0 - The future of e-commerce packaging.
Mpac Langen's Cartoner 4.0 concept is an industry first that enables efficient and cost-effective e-commerce packaging on demand, as well as in small series and low volumes. The robotic cartoner has been developed in response to industry 4.0 - a global trend of automation and cloud-based data exchange in manufacturing that will enable more flexibility, production on demand, higher reliability and enhanced track and trace capabilities for products.
Cartoner 4.0 is a robotic cartoning machine offering a highly flexible, small footprint solution that can integrate seamlessly alongside human workers. It can pick and pack batches for varying sizes and products of different types, without the needs for a changeover or adjustment. The Cartoner 4.0 concept can be applied to many different market sectors from warehouse to manufacturing, e-commerce packaging, small business, pharma, and healthcare.
The highly innovative system uses two collaborative, vision-system-equipped FANUC robots that only function when a product is present. Using a camera, the system recognises when a product is placed into the product pick-up container. This triggers one robot to pick up the corresponding carton and erect it, and the second robot to pick up the product, load it into the carton and then seal it.