A wrap around case packer takes the product, assembles them into the required format then delivers them to the wrapping station where the case is formed around the assembled product making it a firm pack. This type of wrapping is particularly useful when packing glass bottles as the firm pack neutralizes the use of dividers resulting in compelling cardboard savings. However, should dividers be required they can be fitted between the in-feed and the case packing operation; this is achieved using a table top robot to place the dividers as the assemblage moves forward.
There are many benefits of wraparound case packing, such as corrugate use is lowered and the cost per blank storage is less due to the unglued manufacturer’s joint. Improved palletizing is possible due to the loaded wraparound cases being more square than a typical RSC(Regular Slotted Case) type case.
The wraparound case delivers a huge amount of material costs savings over a traditional RSCs. With corrugated wraparound packing, a sheet of cardboard is die cut and folded tightly around the products. Traditional RSCs have redundant flaps, overlapping each other, located at sides, and the case is generally filled from the side, which results in a case size that is larger than necessary to fit the contents. Wraparound cases significantly reduce the amount of corrugate overlaps, while still providing a strong case that delivers superb strength for palletizing and distribution.