A turnkey, automated packing and labelling solution for consolidating and bagging e-commerce orders for dispatch has been launched by Dematic. Working with packaging machine specialist, Adpak, and labelling solutions provider, Logopak, Dematic has developed the intelligent software needed to manage and consolidate orders, print labels and seamlessly integrate the solution with client warehouse management systems (WMS).
The Dematic Auto Bagging solution is suitable for end-of-line applications for automated goods-to-person picking processes or as a standalone system for more manual warehouse operations, enabling omni-channel businesses to reduce operating costs, upgrade customer services through later cut-offs for next-day delivery, and reduce shipping costs by optimally tailoring pack sizes.
“The Dematic Auto Bagging Solution offers an exciting new opportunity for Dematic, especially where existing ecommerce customers could benefit from its liberating technology – freeing up space, resources and cash,” said Simon Houghton, Sales Manager, Product Solutions, Dematic Northern Europe.
The system operates through through a single interface to the client’s WMS, providing a solution to automatically: load goods, scan delivery notes, measure goods, envelope-trim and seal goods, and label packages. Picked items are either manually placed on the feed belt – or in the case of an end-of-line process, automatically channeled in sequence – consolidated as per order, measured for optimal pack size and then bagged using bespoke packaging material that is cut and sealed, all in one automated process.
Moreover, Dematic iQ software ensures order accuracy and customer satisfaction, with every delivery note being scanned and verified against the dispatch label.
Working at a rate of up to 1,320 packages per hour, the Dematic Auto Bagging Solution has the potential to reduce the requirement for manual packing resources by up to 90%. In addition, the compact footprint (35 – 50 sq m) needed for the machine frees up warehouse space for other value-adding processes.