Coesia company Emmeci’s E-BM fit-to-size box-making machine is set to provide the e-commerce sector with customizable packaging for a range of product sizes and shapes.

Engineered for easy integration into existing warehouse control and management systems, the E-BM adapts the dimensions of the packaging to its end product automatically and on demand. It is said to right-size boxes into shapes that are up to 40% smaller – and use less material – than standard shipping boxes.

As the base of each pack consists of a single piece with no bottom closure and corners reinforced with a double layer of material, packaging produced by E-BM is described as robust. It is designed to increase resistance and protect items in transit for an enhanced customer experience.

These fit-to-size boxes are expected to result in easy handling, saved space, and transport optimization in the shipping and delivery processes, in turn saving emissions and inventory footprint – features expected to benefit the downstream phase of the supply chain.

Furthermore, the packaging can be customized to fit customer requirements, including tape closures and a number of printing options for codes and labels for control and traceability processes.

Coesia emphasizes that its e-commerce solutions revolve around three key domains, including pack automation for box production, filling, and inline printing; e-fulfillment for automated conveying solutions, sorting equipment, and more, aiming to optimize processes and overcome challenges facing industry operators; and advanced robotics capabilities like picking systems and palletizing and depalletizing equipment to handle products, boxes, and cases.

As the sector is expected to grow by 13.8% over the next five years, the company offers its services as a single partner with end-to-end automated solutions across the packaging value chain, looking towards agile, flexible, and efficient operations and customer satisfaction.

Automated packaging machines for on-demand, made-to-measure paper bags are currently being trialled by Amazon. The technology hopes to reduce pack volume, weight, and subsequent carbon emissions in transit.

Walmart is also right-sizing cartons at its distribution facilities using technologies from KNAPP and Packsize. The development will apparently halve the company’s use of filler material and cut down on cardboard waste.

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