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February 8, 2024
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The system was selected to improve operational metrics and resolve issues with the client's existing manual process. Image courtesy of RM Group
UK-based RMGroup, a leader in robotics and automation, recently installed a FPK-26 form, fill and seal bagging and palletizing solution to enhance packaging efficiency and safety at leading superabsorbent polymer (SAP) manufacturer, US-based Chase Corp. The investment was influenced by RMGroup’s unparalleled expertise in the automated bagging of de-aerated dusty products, a characteristic of the materials processed by Chase Corp.
The system was selected to improve operational metrics and resolve issues with the company’s existing manual process. As a key feature, the palletizing robot has been instrumental in ensuring operator safety by eliminating the need for manual handling of heavy 55-lb bags.
As well, the machine's precision in-filling has significantly enhanced product quality, ensuring customers receive accurate quantities without excess giveaway. This precision has also led to a reduction in overall packaging costs by allowing the use of more cost-effective materials at a faster rate.
"The introduction of RMGroup's automated system has been a game-changer for us," said Derrick O'Dell, director of operations at Chase Corp. "It's not just about the speed and efficiency; it's about how we've been able to uplift our entire operation to provide better, safer working conditions and superior service to our customers. This investment reflects our commitment to continuous improvement and innovation in our operations."
The automated bag line, a replacement for the company's old manual filling stations, has not only accelerated the packaging process, which enabled quicker order turnaround, but also met and exceeded operational expectations within a few months of installation.
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