Custom Packaging Solutions Highly Productive and Affordable

Nov. 11, 2005

New Engineering Integration Services Make Custom Packaging Solutions Highly Productive and Affordable

STREETSBORO, OH – September 26, 2005 – Automated Packaging Systems, the world leader in high-reliability packaging systems, has expanded its custom engineering and integration services program to provide customers with new options for customdesigned packaging solutions. These custom engineered systems can offer better integration and higher productivity results than standard, off-the-shelf bagging systems.

Automated Packaging Systems uses advanced electronic capabilities and innovative mechanical system architectures to seamlessly integrate with robotic systems, RFID applicators and scanners, weigh scales, counters, accumulating funnels, delivery and takeaway conveyors, multiple infeeds, printers, and many other unique configurations. The Industrialized PC control platform found in all Automated Packaging Systems next generation baggers can be easily adapted to accommodate a wide range of system capabilities.

Tim Groff, Director of Marketing, said, “Custom engineered systems offer significantly better productivity and yield results when the integrated system is highly-optimized to maximize performance in a unique application.” “Rather than have the packaging line adapt to fit the bagger, we are getting better results by adapting the bagger to the unique requirements of an individual packaging line,” Groff added.

Additionally, since Automated Packaging Systems manufacturers its own bag materials, and has a global service network, a total packaging solution can be optimized and supported from machinery, to materials, to service for high productivity operations. Many unique bag materials and configurations can also be designed to create custom bagging solutions that will lower costs or open new market opportunities.

Initial up-front costs are moderate for a custom engineered system because the primary system architecture is based on the company’s line of new Autobag® baggers, including the AB 180™ High-speed and AB 255™ Wide Bagging Systems. These machines incorporate state-of-the-art technology features including a rugged PC platform, user-friendly AutoTouch™ Control Screen, on-board system diagnostics, high-speed communications, and advanced Replace-n-Repair™ components for maximum productivity, uptime and factory automation. System costs are quickly offset by a strong Return On Investment (ROI), which is generally less than 12 months.

Custom engineered systems are typically available 12 weeks ARO. Automated Packaging Systems also manufacturers a complete line of thermal transfer printers, counters, scales, and other infeed and imprinting equipment. A free ROI Analysis is available by contacting the company.