Cornerstone Automation System Inc. has introduced its Automated Box Opening Technology (ABOT), an automated pass through case cutter designed for safely opening cartons in thousands of sizes. ABOT saves labor, protects workers from injury, and secures contents from damage in repacking, order picking and returns processing operations where thousands of cases are opened daily. Operations that open at least 2,500 boxes per day can expect to see a return on their investment in under six months.
Cornerstone offers two machine sizes. ABOT ONE cuts up to 600 cases per hour, while ABOT DUO handles up to 1,200 cases per hour. ABOT accommodates boxes ranging from 2 by 2 by 1 inches to 30 by 23 by 20 inches.
The ABOT system can open boxes in random order of size, shape and opening style. Multiple cut patterns can be programmed using a graphical user screen. Cut patterns are applied to specific SKUs or packaging types based on bar codes or box size.
ABOT can also change cutting depth on the fly for different corrugate thickness. Shipping cases can be turned into displays, with perforated cuts applied as a valueadd feature. The "pre-cut" function allows perforated cases to be opened by hand, eliminating the need for box cutters and razor blades at the point of sale. Cases and cartons can be fed manually or via upstream conveyors.
Company: Cornerstone Automation Systems Inc.
Company Phone: (800) 930-3788
Company URL: www.cornerstoneautosys.com