IMA Group announces its participation at LogiMAT 2024 – Introducing packaging technologies for e-commerce, e-fulfillment and intralogistics

IMA GROUP with its new E-COMMERCE Division born in January 2023, an innovator in the E-Fulfillment and Intralogistics packaging solutions, proudly announces its participation at LogiMAT 2024, one of the premier European events dedicated to the Intralogistics solutions and process management. The exhibition, to be held from 19th  to 21st  March 2024, brings together industry experts, innovators, and businesses from around the world to exchange ideas and explore the latest trends and technologies.

At LogiMAT, on stand 4C35, IMA E-COMMERCE will present its state-of-the-art technologies and industry innovations. First born of this new Division is the machine E-CO Flex: a packaging equipment designed to streamline and accelerate the packaging process. The machine is a composed of two modules: a multi-size case erector and a height-reduction box closer. These modules can be combined to form an automated packaging station or remain as stand-alone equipment, accommodating countless plant configurations and needs.

E-CO Flex packaging process is easy: the machine automatically selects the best-fit to size box for the products to be packed, connecting to the customer’s WMS system. Once the most suitable case is identified, the blank is automatically picked from the magazine, erected and the box’s bottom is then taped using water-activated tape. The result is a pre-assembled container presented to the operator, who simply inserts the items to be shipped and secures them with the required amount of dunnage. The operator reinserts the open-faced case back into the machine where the remaining void is measured: if necessary, the E-CO Flex is capable of automatically reduce the height of the box and then close it, adapting the flaps folding to the new case dimensions.

Automated packaging solutions for packaging with right-sizing capabilities like the E-CO Flex enable e-tailers to consolidate multiple stations into a single unit, improving the productivity and ensuring a safe transition from weight-based pricing to dimensional (DIM) weight thanks to the reduction of the cubic footage of cases to the minimum, significantly reducing material usage by using less corrugate and often eliminating the need for void fill. E-CO Flex is a modular solution designed fit in any kind of plant, either in greenfields or brownfields, adapting to the fast-changing needs of logistics flows. The box closing module will be present on show: let our experts guide you through its multiple features.

Meet ON SHOW our E-CO Flex closing module: see it in action and watch it processing efficiently FEFCO 201 cases! This module is also equipped with the down-sizing function, which is the heart of our machine.

Also, virtually available at LogiMAT is the SealMatic: the NEW automatic case sealer of the IMA E-COMMERCE Series. This equipment integrates the range of solutions that IMA is offering to e-tailers. The machine is designed to automatically close and seal FEFCO 201 cases at high speed, and it’s capable to process an extensive range of case sizes adjusting its mechanical movements according to dimensions of the incoming box. The boxes, already filled with products and with top flaps open, are directed to SealMatic by a conveyor. The machine is capable of automatically fold the top flaps and then sealing the top and bottom of the case with tape. SealMatic is equipped with sustainable water-activated tape technology, sealing up to 20 boxes per minute with no need for operator intervention. In case a SIOC (Ships In Own Container) case is recognized, the machine can bypass it without taping. Several additional features can be equipped on the machine, such as the application of hazardous materials (hazmat) labels, print & apply of shipping labels, quality inspection smart cameras to verify correct flap folding, taping application and tape leg length.

Don’t miss the chance to discover all these innovations in Stuttgart, Germany. IMA E-Commerce is welcoming you on stand 4C35!