Tissue World Magazine

Edson Packaging Machinery will be showcasing its new Raptor SL case packer on the show floor at Tissue World New Orleans.

The high performance automated case packer is aimed at small to mid-sized companies primarily in the tissue and non-wovens industry.

The Raptor SL is a fully-integrated side-load case packer that opens, packs, and seals cases up to 25” x 20” x 22” at a rate of up to 12 cases per minute.

The supplier said its compact open frame design allows operators easily to access the machine ergonomically and safely without sacrificing valuable floor space.

A company spokesman said: “Tool-less change-over can be accomplished in as little as 15 minutes minimising the amount of production downtime.”

“This new machine enables tissue suppliers to boost production and support increased sales while lowering packaging line labour costs,” the company said.

The Raptor SL is an all-in-one fully integrated side-load machine that erects, packs and hot-melt seals up to 12 cases per minute of At-Home and AfH bath tissue, paper towels, napkins, and facial tissue.

It will feature ProTech by Pro Mach, the new cloud-based remote tech support and machine monitoring capability that ensures peak performance and throughput.

Jeff Werner, vice president and general manager at Edson, said: “The Raptor SL allows small and medium sized suppliers in the At-Home and the AfH tissue markets to affordably step up to higher output and productivity through integrated case erecting, packing, and sealing.

“Some low-volume operations may be able to route two or even three lines into the Raptor SL for greater overall throughput with less labour.

“Tissue World 2016 attendees can see the Raptor SL fully integrated side-load case packer in action and discuss with knowledgeable Edson personnel how this automated solution can support company growth and profitability.”

He added that key features and advantages include: the Raptor SL lowers end of line labour costs by reducing both the number of workers and overall time associated with case packing; loading knock-down flat (KDF) corrugated cases onto the infeed conveyor is fast and less labour intensive than many other automated case packers; with an optional extended infeed conveyor, more than a half-dozen skids containing KDFs may be staged.

Edson manufactures robust, high-performance case and tray packaging systems.