US – Ranpak, a provider of paper-based packaging solutions for e-commerce and industrial supply chains, has announced the global launch of its automated packaging solution, Cut’it! EVO.

The launch of the automated, in-line solution comes after it was introduced in the European market.

Ranpak said that the machine scales up packaging output, reduces operating costs and enhances sustainability for customers’ operations.

The new solution also reduces temporary labor and saves an average of 25% of the dimensional volume to be shipped. It can be integrated as part of a typical end-of-line setup in a packing operation.

Once products are packed, Cut’it! EVO determines the highest filling point of the carton, cuts excess cardboard and folds it to reduce the height. It then automatically applies a glued lid to the box to prepare it for palletizing and shipping.

Ranpak said the machine can be integrated as part of a typical end-of-line setup in a packing operation to process boxes ranging from 150x230mm up to 450x650mm in size.

The result is a highly efficient packaging process, smaller parcel size, and reduced carbon footprint for shippers, as well as strong boxes with a great unboxing experience for end customers.

It has a 12-inch touchscreen and industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) capabilities designed to offer management insights and quick response times for remote technology support.

Ranpak chairman and CEO Omar Asali said: “The global launch of Ranpak’s next generation Cut’it! EVO solution reflects our continued focus on creating technologically advanced, end-of-line innovations that improve supply chain efficiency and sustainability for our customers.

“Our latest automation innovation enables customers to fit more packages onto a pallet, save room in shipping, and reduce their carbon footprint.

“We are excited to launch Cut’it! EVO globally to help our customers improve productivity and make logistics easier while conserving our environment and resources.”

The launch of Cut’it! EVO comes a few months after Ranpak introduced Flap’it!, a machine designed to automate the packing of small products.

The solution automatically adapts to the height of the item and secures the product in its place with inner flaps and integrated cushioning bumpers at the corners.

In addition, Flap’it! can pack up to 540 packages an hour and features labeling solutions to allow the in-line application of shipping labels.

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