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Optimizing your supply chain.

Meta automated packaging systems

Our Automatic Packaging Systems group is strategically linked to our corrugated-container division where together we performance match our machines with our corrugated containers to provide an optimized solution that works with your processes, speeds up your operations, and lowers your costs regardless of production scale.

From a single case erector to a fully integrated line design, we offer customized configurations across a wide range of markets, for all types of products, and in multiple line speeds.

Our packaging machinery offerings include trusted products, services and systems that:

  • Increase manufacturing efficiencies
  • Reduce labor and material costs
  • Reduce product damage and waste
  • Improve fiber utilization
  • Get attention at retail and boost sales
  • Meet recycling/sustainability expectations

Case Erectors

Get the cases you need, when you need them. We manufacture a number of case erectors that allow our customers to take advantage of erecting both traditional RSCs as well as the advanced Meta® KD 8 cases. Our case erectors are fully-automatic and quickly and efficiently erect and bottom-seal cases with either tape or hot melt adhesive. Our performance machines offer higher productivity and up-time efficiencies by erecting and sealing cases at speeds of up to 35 cases per minute.

Case Formers

Our Automated Packaging Systems offer precision case forming with the ultimate in equipment flexibility and speed utilizing our specialized mandrel-forming technology. Die-cut blanks are precisely formed into cases around a fixed mandrel, minimizing case-skew and maximizing structural integrity. This precision enables better box performance on your production line and through your distribution system. The die-cut flat blanks will also optimize your supply chain by reducing your storage footprint and transportation costs. The precision of the mandrel-formed box will have a positive effect on your overall line efficiency and production output.

Case Sealers

Our Case Sealers offer tremendous reliability and efficiency for sealing all types of packaging including RSC, SIDE-SEAL and FOL/BEV-FOLD shipping containers. Our case sealers work at speeds of up to 50 cases per minute and are manufactured with heavy duty welded carbon steel construction and top quality, name-brand, industrial-grade components.

Case Sealer Machines

A Packomatic® Case Erector Machine, Hot Melt Sealer

Packomatic® Series

Case Packers

Package more with less—less operator labor and less corrugated fiber. Whatever your product, WestRock makes the case packer that packs faster at a lower, overall cost. Our case packers are designed to run today’s lighter weight materials, including high recycled content, while speeding up your line and focusing operator attention on the part that matters most—your product as it goes into the case. We offer a full line of case packing equipment including wraparound case packers and our innovative Meta® Wrap 8 structures which increase strength, reduce material and can offer unique branding/display opportunities.

Trayformers

Faster setup. Higher compression. Less material. And the precise look of a perfectly formed tray every time. Our trayformers make it simple to get your products on the shelf fast and into the customers’ shopping carts. WestRock trayforming equipment is ideal for industries that utilize lidded and non-lidded trays such as produce & agriculture as well as protein producers. Additional benefits of utilizing flat blanks include optimization of your supply chain by reducing your storage footprint and a reduction in waste and transportation costs.

Wraparounds

Our wraparound machines are designed to provide efficient product accumulating and loading utilizing semi- and fully-automatic systems that require less operator labor and corrugated fiber. Utilizing either the Meta® Wrap 8 containers or traditional RSC, FOL, POL or trays, these tightly formed packages deliver high-performance stacking ability, reduced shipping movement, and material savings.

Custom Equipment

We design and manufacture a complete line of precision semi and fully-automatic case equipment, available in both standard and customized configurations which are able to handle a wide variety of products and line speeds. We evaluate your requirements and create the system which will do the best job of protecting and showcasing your products for a positive impact on your bottom line.

Integrated Lines

We analyze your entire supply chain from the layout of machines to the way packages are palletized for transport to provide the optimum packaging and automated solutions.

Our engineering team can not only integrate our solutions with your current equipment, but we work with leading OEM partners to deliver a complete integrated line design, customized for your unique needs.

Box On Demand

When your product type or order configuration is highly variable, a Box On Demand machine allows for the production of custom right-sized corrugated boxes in your facility per order. Quickly and cost-effectively make boxes, trays, or custom designs to eliminate excess DIM weight charges, minimize SKU's, gain valuable floor space, streamline packing processes and increase throughput.

Parts and Services

WestRock’s Automated Packaging Systems offers 24/7 customer service, parts, field service, technical support, and multiple maintenance/service agreements to meet your needs.

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