These retail ready cases are based on an RSC and have a full wrap around design.
Both cases allow for easy lay-down loading, lay-down shipping, and convert easily to a shelf-ready tray with vertically standing contents. The cases also have a machine-cut front panel, which nicely wraps around the corners. Its appearance is significantly more pleasing than tear-away cases that leave an unprofessional torn look.
Secondary packaging is the grouping of several individual items into a secondary container. Depending on your product this may also mean a single product into the container. Secondary packaging solutions are provided after your product has been packaged and is ready to be placed in the shipping container. With so many secondary automated packaging equipment options on the market, how do you know which one to choose?
Your solution will be based strictly on your needs. At BPA, factors such as product and package type, speed, number of recipes and pack patterns and more will be taken into consideration when determining a secondary packaging solution best for you. BPA has a diverse team of experts on hand to assist you through this process.
Once your BPA case packer has completed the process of packing your non-rigid product into its secondary casing, the only tasks remaining before shipment are product settling and case sealing. The new SCS by BluePrint Automation revolutionizes this post-packing process by fully automating it with a machine that compacts your product and seals your cases to achieve full transport-readiness.
For non-rigid products that have not properly settled in their packaging prior to being shipped, their exposure to movements during transport causes product settling en route. As a result, empty pockets form within the cases, making them vulnerable to denting and damaging your product and corrugate. Compacting machines exercise vibratory movements to your casing while it is still within your controlled production environment. This process triggers product settling and consequently eliminates the risk of denting as the cases can now be completely filled.
Compactors have traditionally relied on a combination of vibratory elements for product compacting and conveyor belts for case transportation. The new SCS is the first machine to ingeniously combine these two functions into a single element. Its patented Oval Roller vibrates to settle the product while simultaneously transporting the cases to the sealing machine to obtain your ready-to-ship result. Equipped with remarkable technology, the SCS achieves unparalleled consistent product compacting, sealing efficiency and cleanability while being smaller than traditional solutions.
The Oval Roller integrated within the SCS owes its development to scientific research which showed that oval shapes yield the best results while transporting cases and compacting their contents at the same time. The absence of a conveyor belt creates an open design with significantly improved cleanability and a considerable reduction in maintenance needs. All modules are operated from a central backbone integrated within the frame, making these core elements easily accessible.
During compacting, the servo-driven compression plates exercise pressure on your product to help it settle more quickly and efficiently. These floating plates apply optimal pressure to help your product settle while avoiding the risk of product damage. Changeover to different case sizes is fully automated: simply configure the dimensions of your next product container and your SCS will automatically self-adjust.
To safeguard continuity and eliminate jams, product levels inside the cases are measured by lasers which enables the immediate rejection of any faulty cases. Once a case has reached the configured product level, the top and bottom guide belts of the sealer firmly wrap around the case to keep it square during tape or hot melt sealing and ensure a perfect shape for every single case.