End of Line Solutions are a key component of the product distribution chain and encompass all of the activities involved in taking the product from the Primary Package to the Freight Truck or Warehouse. How the product is to be sold and/or presented to the end customer will determine the packaging steps required for each product type. A typical End of Line Solution process may include conveying the primary product package, labeling it with a unique date code and/or product code, accumulating a pack pattern and loading these primary packages into a formed carton. Loaded cartons might then be uniquely labeled again, further conveyed, accumulated into a pack pattern and then loaded into a formed case, tray or container. Lastly, the final package is conveyed to a station to be placed onto a pallet which may then be stretch wrapped, given a final unique unit load label and then transported or conveyed to either a warehouse or directly onto a freight truck.
The manufacturing process as well as any unique product characteristics may alter the typical End of Line Process. For example, product in its primary package may need to proceed in batches to a Freezer or Cooler for a specified amount of time before being packed into the final cartons and/or shipping containers. Or, product may only be able to be economically produced one flavor at a time and will proceed to a warehouse on a pallet prior to being de-palletized and then recombined into a rainbow pack of mixed flavors in a carton, tray, case or pallet.
We specialize in modular palletizing, modular case packing, and/or fully integrated end of line solutions and will work with you to develop a system that fits your manufacturing operation.
An important aspect when building a complete packaging system is the controls integration, and this is an area where we excel. We work with specific partners to ensure proper integration of all equipment throughout the packaging process. We can design and build your entire system and ensure you have fewer HMI control touch points, easy-to-use operator interface, and simplified maintenance and troubleshooting.