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Just-in-time design

Ulrich Fischer points out: “As we are frequently talking about very small batch sizes in late stage customisation, one will always have to consider for each case whether automated systems make economic sense.” Regarding packaging dimensions, the system is currently designed for sizes between 90 x 50 x 15 mm to 150 x 150 x 30 mm (L x W x H). Format sets are used to adapt the system to different packaging sizes. Label sizes can vary between 45 x 85 mm to 175 x 150 mm (W x L). “Combined with the possible labelling types, this gives users maximum design freedom”, adds Martin Kühl, head of HERMA’s Labelling Machines Division. “The system allows them to design only the actually required packaging unit just in time, with no need to store many pre-printed folding cartons.“