Körber has launched Casmatic Zephyrus, a packaging machine the supplier said helps customers develop their e-commerce business and transition to sustainable packaging with the use of Delta robots.
Casmatic Zephyrus consists of four modules that can be integrated into existing packaging lines: the first module constructs the boxes, the second receives the tissue product for packaging from the cutting-off machine, followed by the pick and place module that inserts the product into the boxes, and finally the module that closes and glues them.
Francesco De Luca, General Manager Packaging Division Körber Business Area Tissue, said: “Complex market demands imply the need to always think outside the box.
“For this reason over the past few months Körber Business Area Tissue’s R&D in Bologna has been working on a new machine that – for the first time in the tissue industry – uses Delta robots, a technology first used in the pharmaceutical field.
“The introduction of this technology will allow our customers to develop and increase business related to e-commerce, in a personalised, simple and fast way.”
He added that the global pandemic has highlighted two trends that will drive the tissue market for the next few years – e-commerce and sustainability.
“Thanks to this modular design, installation and testing times are significantly reduced.
“The option of adding box construction and pick and place modules enables you to go from a production capacity of 45 boxes per minute up to 180.
“This innovative system allows you to handle different types of products, even with boxes of different formats; secondly, it allows you to work in three different ways: full, bypass, and mix.”