IMA will take part in Pack Expo International 2022 in Chicago, presenting a new solution developed with the collaboration of Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (“IPG”), a global leader of packaging and protective solutions. They will present the “Pack Station of the Future” at Pack Expo International 2022 in Chicago, IL on the 23rd of October, South Hall Booth S-2814.
The E-CO Flex1 is designed to streamline the packaging process in e-fulfillment and it is capable of selecting the closest box size match to the product being packaged connecting to the customer’s WMS system. The machine erects and tapes the bottom of the shipping container with IPG’s recyclable water-activated tape. At the same time, the E-CO Flex1 applies any identification sticker to the carton. From there, the E-CO Flex1 presents the associate with a pre-assembled box, the associate then inserts the shippable items and secures them with a prescribed amount of dunnage. The associate reinserts the open faced box back into the machine where the remaining void is measured. If the algorithm determines that the space can be optimized, a series of knives adjust the size of the box to deliver the optimal dimensions of the shipment. The box is then closed, sealed and ushered to the customer’s conveyance.