Midwest Packaging Solutions offers Combi Robotics as an option for your customized end of line packaging system. Increase the efficiency and uptime of your operations with robotic packaging equipment.

Our robotic packaging equipment can be used by a wide range of industries, please contact us for more information!

Robotic Packing Arm: Retrofit Hand Pack Station

Has the case packing of your products become difficult or unsafe for your workers? Are your customers requiring you to comply with varying pack counts, variety packs or retail ready packaging? Or perhaps regulations are driving you to verify a lot and expiration dates, or to track serialization numbers.

Combi can convert your semi-automatic Ergopack ® Hand Packing Station into a fully automated robotic system with visual capabilities.

Extend the useful life of your Ergopack packing station with a Fanuc robotic packing arm that expands its case packing capabilities while still being able to use it for occasional manual hand packing. It simply requires you to open the guarding doors, park the robot, and take advantage of the ergonomic advantages of hand packing cases with the Combi Ergopack from Midwest Packaging Solutions

ErgoPackPal Automated Palletizing System

Downsize your case packing and palletizing areas with a compact Combi robotic case packer and palletizing system. The ErgoPakPal offers precise automatic case packing and palletizing with a single FANUC robot. Our robots are equipped with an endless array of custom end effectors to safely handle just about any product that goes into a corrugated shipping case, through our partnership with Motion Controls Robotics.  Complete your end of line packaging cell with a second FANUC robot to palletize your filled cases.  Our engineers are experienced integrating other OEM equipment into our case packing/palletizing lines like pamphlet inserters, weigh stations, and case labelers providing even more efficiency.

The versatile ErgoPakPal is fully customized to fit available floorspace and includes:

  • Automatic Case Erector
  • Product Accumulation
  • Case Packing Station
  • Product Infeed Conveyor
  • Case Sealer with adhesive tape or hot melt glue
  • Case Transfer Conveyor
  • Case Stacking Station

For short runs of product or product seldom produced, the case packing station allows for optional manual case packing, giving you additional flexibility on your packaging line.

Robots have evolved from being used primarily for palletizing because of their brute strength, to nimbler, gentler handling machines capable of secondary packaging tasks. Reasons to implement a robotic ErgoPakPal into your packaging line include:

  • Reduced labor expenditure
  • Higher rate of throughput – can run 24 hours a day
  • Improved traceability of products, enabling better tracking and isolation of contaminated products
  • Meet retail packaging variations like varying pack counts, variety packs, retail ready packages
  • Greater precision and consistency, minimizing wastage and reducing product loss due to damage
  • Removal of human interaction in hazardous environments, reducing workplace injuries

RCE Robotic Random Case Erector

Increased global competition is driving leaner operations in today’s manufacturing facilities. To gain efficiencies, more companies are incorporating disruptive technologies, such as robotics, across their plant floors. A recent product innovation introduced collaboratively by Combi Packaging Systems and Motion Controls Robotics introduces robotic technology into end-of-line packaging lines.

The RCE Robotic Random Case Erector combines a FANUC M20iA/20 six-axis robot with multiple case magazines and a bottom flap folder with integrated 3M™ tape head. The FANUC robot has a flexible end of arm tool to pick and erect multiple cases, eliminating the need for multiple erectors, the floor space they consume and costly changeover downtime. The standard system features one to six Combi powered case magazines, accommodating six different case sizes, project dependent. The RCE Random Case Erector System includes:

Standard Features

  • FANUC M20iA/20 six-axis Robot
  • Flexible End of Arm Tooling with Vacuum and Dropped Case Detection
  • Dual Gravity Case Magazines
  • Bottom Flap Folder with 3M™ Tapehead
  • Allen-Bradley™ PanelView™ Plus 1000 touchscreen
  • Fixed robot Base, anchored to floor
  • Programming for Robot, PLC/PMC, HMI and Vision
  • Robot Perimeter Barrier Guarding with Safety Interlocking Doors
  • On-Site Training and Support

Ergopack Robotic Pick and Place Packing Station

Ergopack Robotic Pick and Place Packing Station

Increased global competition is driving leaner operating efficiency in today’s manufacturing plants.  To gain efficiences, robots are being used more frequently in more and more plants for case packing and palletizing because of the increased throughput, vision and cost savings today’s robotic technology offers.  These same plants are finding that human workers can work right alongside robots, with proper guarding, as they each perform a task for which they are best suited.

In partnership with robotic automation provider Motion Controls Robotics, Combi Packaging Systems offers a Robotic Pick and Place Packing feature to fully automate case packing operations that may require verifying lot or serialization numbers, varying pack counts, creating retail ready packages, or automating tasks that are difficult or unsafe for humans.

For greater flexibility and greater throughput, companies’ existing Ergopack Hand Packing Stations can be retrofitted with this robotic packing unit. The Fanuc robot can be used during times when hand packing is unavailable or impractical.