While individual orders are decreasing in size and increasing in diversity, customers still want them delivered even faster. This means more work and more planning. Would you like to make this process easier and more efficient? WPS has developed a brand-new way of packing plants automatically.

We'd be pleased to show you what this new packing line does and discuss how it could be applied to meet the needs of your own situation. The numbers in the image above correspond to the numbers in the description below.

1. Tray buffer

The tray buffer can be stocked with trays in various sizes and capacities. On arrival, the trays can be stacked straight onto the belt behind the tray dispenser. The buffer can hold up to five stacks of trays, with the height of the stack dependent on the tray to be used. This tray buffer automatically supplies any required tray to the tray dispenser.

2. Tray dispenser

The tray dispenser receives a signal from the WPS software (the OCS system) telling it which type of tray is needed. The stack of trays is conveyed to the dispenser from the buffer. The tray dispenser picks up the stack of trays from the buffer and automatically dispenses them one by one onto the conveyor. The trays are then conveyed to the plant pick-up robot.

3. Automatic transport

During the process, plants are automatically transported to the plant pick-up robot on a conveyor. The conveyor is adjustable in size, width and speed. The plant pick-up robot is configured to match the number of belts and the robot’s reach. If changes are made to the way plants are supplied, the robot has to be reconfigured. The plant pick-up robot is supplied configured for a specific number of belts.

If you would like to see how the packing line works from start to finish, download the PDF file by providing your details on the right and see what this automatic packing line can mean for you!