Case Size & Shape Challenges

Technical Note

Erecting and Sealing Ultra-Small and Irregular Shaped Cases

How Pearson’s CE50-UG and CS50-UG Case Erector and Sealer overcome the challenges associated with small, unstable and uncommon box designs

Under the pressure of big box and convenience stores working to increase supply chain efficiency, many manufacturers are faced with packing their products into increasingly smaller cases. Shelf and display ready requirements further contribute to the acceleration of this trend. 

Small cases have inherent characteristics that pose unique challenges to machine builders of secondary packaging automation processes. Their dimensions are ... well, small - the boxes are light and generally fairly unstable. Common case configurations are often tall and narrow or long and shallow, making them especially unsteady and difficult to control.