NEW Autobag mail order fulfilment bagger and AirPouch AirTower to preview at IMHX

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NEW Autobag mail order fulfilment bagger and AirPouch AirTower to preview at IMHX

World leader in flexible bagging systems, Automated Packaging Systems, will preview new bagging and protective packaging solutions at this year’s IMHX exhibition.

The new space-saving, mobile AirPouch® AirTower increases efficiency in the packing zone.  It maintains a steady supply of inflated air pillows to multiple packing stations via a system of ducting and hoppers, as European Product Manager Steve Dougan explains: “Sensors in the mounted hoppers signal a central AirPouch Express 3 to replenish the store of filled pillows.  New pillows are whisked quickly and quietly up the AirTower into the hopper, ready for draw down by packers.

“Users of the new AirTower report significant increases in productivity, and are deploying regained floor space in busy packing zones to increase the number of packing stations.”

Also new to IMHX is the latest Autobag® 850s mail order fulfilment bagger.  Its innovative bag opening system speeds up packing operations and makes it possible to pack items securely into smaller bag sizes, reducing movement in the bag during transit.

“The system’s unique and clever design dramatically reduces the need for restrictive guarding, allowing the operators to load the bag at speed and with ease,” explains Mail Order Fulfilment Specialist Duncan Hall.  “The system grabs and securely grips the bag in a load-ready position, creating a pass-through of up to 275 x 275mm, making it ideal for large or multi-item orders.”

Automated Packaging Systems IMHX stand will also feature an operational AirPouch Express 3 with floor hopper, AirPouch FastWrap and Winder, and the space-saving desk top PS 125 bagging system, much in demand for smaller scale and multi-station mail order fulfilment operations. 

Visitors to IMHX, 13 - 16 September at the NEC, Birmingham, will find Automated Packaging Systems on stand 9D27. For more information, please visit or call 01684 891 400.

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Automated Packaging Systems, Inc., headquartered in Streetsboro, Ohio, has been a world leader in designing and manufacturing printed flexible bag packaging systems for more than 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.