Prevent line stoppage, backups, improper fill and inefficient resource allocation by working with an experienced packaging integrator. We work with you to specify and integrate equipment, design the equipment layout and specify your line rate to equipment spacing. EPIC has broad experience in both bulk sized packaging lines and consumer sized packaging lines and we guarantee line rates for any complete packaging line we install.
Packaging system design always includes:
- Product Handling– Determine how to transport the product throughout the process
- Product Filling–Correct filling technology researched and provided
- Product Inspection– Fill level inspection, code dating, label verification, barcode identification, product validation
- Product Packing– Provide options for Case Erecting and Case Packaging, code dating, online case printing, case sealing, case weighing and final conveying.
- Manual/Automatic & New/Used Equipment– Define upfront when it makes sense to use manual operation options vs. fully automatic operations and provide used equipment option to reduce capital costs
Selected Case Studies
A packaging line was moved from a contract manufacturing facility to its home facility and upgraded to improve line efficiency. The final line included infra-sealing for labels and x-ray fill-level check technology. Full Hot Gel Packaging Line case…
Key features: Packaging line relocation, cone-shaped package assembly, automation optimization to reduce errors, infra-red sealing, x-ray fill level check technology, integrated packaging systems
A custom packaging line to inspect dents on pressurized canisters was required by a Fortune 500 Food & Beverage client to increase production rates. A machine vision system completed a 360-degree inspection on pressurized cans as they travel down an integrated packaging line. Full Custom Can & Packaging Inspection Machine case…
Key features: Portable batch mixing skid, custom dosing system, photo-eye triggered filling, integrated packaging systems, positive displacement pump, servo, cooler, case assembly, box packing.
Changeover time was reduced on a makeup dosing line by integrating a portable batching system with the packaging line. A photo-eye triggered filling system dosed a make-up product into round tins with a positive displacement pump. Full Makeup Dosing Packaging Line case…
Key features: Portable batch mixing skid, custom dosing system, photo-eye triggered filling, positive displacement pump, servo, cooler, case assembly, box packing, integrated packaging services
A batch mixing process for 100+ recipes and a semi-automated packaging line for a dairy product was automated to increase efficiency. Project included line relocation and controls upgrades. Full Automated Food Processing and Semi-Automated Packaging Line…
Key features: Packaging line relocation, Allen Bradley PLC with DeviceNet MCC, RSview HMI, firmware upgrades, ammonia cooling system, batch mixing system, automated filler, manual lidding, casing and palletizing.
“I value their exploration of new technology and find long term value in this company, not just for one-off projects. EPIC’s project managers keep open communication and have our trust. We know that they can do more than just get the job done; they can get it done right. We collaborate with inventive thinking based on efficiency and do not simply rely on what worked before for another client.”
– Shelia R., Senior Engineer | a top agricultural chemicals company
Being a lead integrator for consumer product packaging companies, we are confident in our ability to automate your line. With over nineteen years of packaging system automation experience, we know what the challenges are and how to integrate for them. We believe in our method so much that we will guarantee the agreed upon line efficiency if we complete a turnkey packaging line for you. Contact our packaging experts today to learn more.
Why EPIC Packaging?
EPIC is a top packaging system integrator, with expert packaging engineers that study your line speed and production needs through a detailed design process. The first step to our consumer packaging process is an upfront meeting with the customer to understand their project. This meeting includes several EPIC engineers with decades of experience in the packaging field.
Based on this meeting a Front End Engineering (FEE) study begins, providing the customer a clear path forward. The FEE includes initial layout, a firm budget, project timeline, defined scope of work, and major equipment specifications.
Customers are involved in every stage of the process. We utilize our experience in the consumer packaging industry for research and testing for methods that produce optimal line efficiency. Our engineering team identifies potential packaging line restraints, consolidates responsibility and improves equipment integration.
You are provided training and experience with the application before it arrives on site. Each customized packaging system performs to the required specification and with a vertical start-up in the field.