Leading robotics and automation company, RMGroup, has recently installed a FPK-26 form, fill and seal bagging and palletising solution to enhance packaging efficiency and safety at leading superabsorbent polymer (SAP) manufacturer, US-based Chase Corporation. 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 Corporation.
The system was chosen to enhance operational efficiency and address the challenges of Chase Corporation’s previous manual process. A crucial component, the palletising robot, plays a vital role in ensuring worker safety by removing the need for manual lifting of heavy 25kg bags. Additionally, incorporating RMGroup’s innovative bag design, which features valve sack technology allowing for the escape of excess air during packaging without losing product containment, has significantly improved the filling process. This advancement not only preserves product quality but also reduces packaging costs by over 80% and speeds up production. The automated system further improves the user experience by decreasing manual labour and reducing waste. This solution is versatile, catering to various products and industry requirements and effectively solves unique packaging issues.
Commenting on the bagging and palletising solution, Derrick O’Dell, director of operations at Chase Corporation, said: “The introduction of RMGroup’s automated system has been a game-changer for us. 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, thereby enabling quicker order turnaround but also met and exceeded operational expectations within a few months of its installation.
Bob Jones, project manager at RMGroup, added: “We are thrilled to have collaborated with such a forward-thinking company. Our focus was to deliver a solution that not only meets their current needs but also sets a new standard in efficiency and safety in the polymer industry. This successful installation is a testament to our commitment to innovative and client-focused solutions.”
The partnership with RMGroup has been highly positive, marked by quick responses and ongoing support for any arising issues. While there are currently no immediate plans for additional RMGroup equipment, the company acknowledges the significant benefits brought about by this installation and remains open to future collaborations should the need arise.
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