US-based Tension Packaging & Automation is set to launch two new order-fulfilment systems, BoxSizer and Pack+Sort, at the upcoming ProMat trade show to be held in Chicago next month.

Both systems are suitable for use in the direct-to-consumer order-fulfilment distribution centres.

Developed by Linkx Packaging Systems in the UK, BoxSizer is a fully automated packaging system that mitigates the increasing demand to reduce dimensional (DIM) weight upcharges.

Using the machine, shippers can minimise the height and size of boxes and pay nothing for the air or extra void fill of their consignments.

The standalone system uses standard cartons that the shippers can easily purchase from their own suppliers, since it does not require any contract for consumables.

In addition, BoxSizer uses a three-step process, which involves measuring the empty space left in each carton, cutting the corners, scoring and crimping the sides, folding down flaps, and glueing and taping the reduced-size box.

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“BoxSizer is a fully automated packaging system that mitigates the increasing demand to reduce dimensional (DIM) weight upcharges."

Depending on the in-feed format, the system can process up to 15 cartons per minute.

The Pack+Sort solution to be launched at ProMat is an ergonomic, horizontal polybagging and sorting system that can be used in the carton line for increased capacity.

The system, which comes with an optional weigh scale for weight verification, helps in resolving the issues of polybags getting hung up in the carton conveyor, and inaccurate weighing.

Tension Packaging also noted that up to three horizontal polybagging systems on each sort line can be programmed to sort for multiple carriers and varying service levels.

Image: New BoxSizer standalone order-fulfilment system. Photo: courtesy of Tension Packaging & Automation.