Autobag Mail Order Bagger Fulfils Demand

Autobag Mail Order Bagger Fulfils Demand

When doors to The TOTAL Processing & Packaging Exhibition open in June, Automated Packaging Systems NEW mail order fulfilment systems - which were unveiled just a few months ago - will be in commercial operation and enabling some of the UK's biggest e–retailers to meet growing demand without additional labour.

The revolutionary new systems are changing the way pick-and-pack and dispatch zones are structured and visitors to TOTAL will be able to see them, together with Automated Packaging Systems void fill and protective packaging systems, in action on Stand A40. 

Automated Packaging Systems mail order fulfilment expert Martin Richards explains:  “After introducing the systems in Europe last summer, interest from online retailers has been particularly strong and the first multi-unit systems will be installed shortly.” 

Mail order fulfilment OneStep systems do exactly what the name implies: print postal and traceability data on the next bag out, then open it for packing and sealing in a single ‘step’. They are part of the ultra-reliable Autobag range of baggers and are available in vertical and horizontal configuration with the ability to process mail bags up to 400 x 700mm in size.

“While the OneStep AB systems can be successfully integrated into a fully automated packing line, their great advantage is the flexibility that can be realised in semi-automated operations,” explains Martin Richards. “The AB 255 Horizontal OneStep we’re exhibiting at The TOTAL Processing & Packaging Exhibition, for example, makes it possible for a single packer to increase output 10-fold without the need for substantial capital investment and system restructuring. It is realistic to expect print and packing speeds of 300-360packs/hour with one operator. The AB OneStep mail order systems are highly productive and very flexible while being simple to use and easily integrated into existing WMS and WCS processes.”

AirPouch® Express 3 void fill and FastWrap protective packaging systems will be on display, producing metres of AirPouch air pillows, bubbles and tubes at the push of a button. Compact and easy-to-use, both systems use materials conveniently boxed to reduce changeover time, increase run time and reduce storage requirements. AirPouch air pillows are available in GeoTech® reprocessed and oxo-degradable materials to improve your green credentials.

To find out more about Automated Packaging Systems, Autobag®, SidePouch®, and AirPouch®, or for information about how Automated Packaging Systems solutions can benefit your business visit stand A40 at The TOTAL Processing & Packaging Exhibition 2013 or www.autobag.co.uk

Automated Packaging Systems, Inc., headquartered in Streetsboro, Ohio, has been a world leader in designing and manufacturing printed flexible bag packaging systems for 50 years, and is the original inventor of Autobag® bagging machines and pre-opened bags. The company has over 30,000 packaging systems in operation worldwide.  Automated Packaging Systems’ European Head Office and manufacturing facility is located in Malvern, UK, and the company satisfies European customer requirements through business units strategically located in Belgium, France and Germany and via a comprehensive European network of distributors and agents.