At LogiMAT 2024, Hugo Beck will display three machine solutions for e-commerce and product transportation, aiming to unlock fast, efficient, and sustainable film and paper wrapping processes.

For e-commerce, mail order, and logistics applications, Hugo Beck’s flexo 700 e-com entry-level model will be available to view. It automatically adjusts film backs to match the length and width of a product to use the least amount of material possible in the production of shipping bags.

The machine is compatible with films in a range of thicknesses, including mono-material and recycled content films. Apparently, it is possible to add an easy-opening perforation to the bags and insert a double-sided adhesive tape for resealing, which aims to streamline the returns process.

As such, it is designed to package individual products for direct dispatch, as well as groups of products, and meet packaging requirements for returned goods.

Also making its debut at the event is the paper X e-com paper packaging machine. Its continuous packaging process for e-commerce applications seeks to prevent downtime during sealing or glueing and maximize efficiency, utilizing both coated and uncoated paper in a bid to unlock recyclable packaging solutions for online retailers. It also adapts its shipping bags to a range of product lengths.

Additionally, the servo X 800 is a horizontal, large-format form-fill-seal machine. It packages large items like trays, multipack items, boxes, and car tyres and aspires to transport products quickly, easily, and securely.

It claims to offer ‘maximum’ modularity and flexibility and handles a range of films from ultra-thin to thick. According to Hugo Beck, the machine saves up to 15% in film usage by wrapping its films tightly and precisely.

“The debut of three previously unseen machines at LogiMAT 2024 underscores Hugo Beck’s commitment to more automation and solutions addressing the most diverse needs of businesses in the e-commerce, mail order and logistics sectors,” said Timo Kollmann, managing director at Hugo Beck. “Each machine provides our customers with a competitive edge in their packaging processes, delivering efficiency, sustainability, and flexibility.”

Attendees at LogiMAT 2024 can view Hugo Beck’s machinery at Booth 4F66 in Hall 4.

In a similar move, Robopac Machinery displayed five stretch film wrapping solutions for the fruit and vegetable market at Fruit Logistica. These included a shrink-wrapping machine, a compact automatic rotary table, and a series of side-driving taping machines.

Silbo also installed the first EW Technology PaperWrap machine at its plant in Żory, utilizing Mondi’s Advantage StretchWrap kraft paper to replace its plastic stretch film pallet wrapping.

Since then, paper bag manufacturer Sentrex has implemented Advantage StretchWrap into its pallet wrapping operations late last year. The move is hoped to simplify logistics, optimize efficiency in the wrapping process, and phase out unnecessary plastics.

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