Ranpak launches the Flap’it!TM machine designed to automate the packing of a variety of small products. It can pack up to 540 packages/hr.
Ranpak’s Flap’it! machine automatically adapts to the height of the item and secures the product in place with inner-flaps and integrated cushioning bumpers at the corners. This ensures that products are protected during shipment, significantly reducing costs, damage and product returns. The system is run by a single operator and can easily be moved around the facility; additionally, it includes a number of safety features and has a small physical footprint. Flap’it! can pack up to 540 packages/hr per, nine packages/min– five times faster than manual packing. The machine is integrated with labeling solutions for in-line application of shipping labels and because it uses blanks to form the packages, Flap’it! eliminates the need to store multiple box sizes in inventory. Once received, packages are easy for the recipient to open, with no need for knives, scissors, or other tools. Small parcels can be delivered via traditional mail.
The Flap’it! solution is ideal for e-commerce and logistics operations such as, B2C sellers of books, photobooks, personalized gifts, music, games, art, and small electronics; and for B2B operations shipping smaller spare parts. B2C sellers of some beauty and personal care products will also find this packing solution highly valuable. Flap’it! easily fits into a typical pick-then-pack process and can package products with a maximum height of 80 mm (3.15 in.). It is easy to use, requires minimal operator training, and can deliver up to 50% cost reduction in packaging material with no corrugated waste. It also offers a higher quality unboxing experience when compared to pillow bags.