CASE STUDY: 12M Cigarette Case Cutter
The Problem: Manual Process to Open Cigarette Cases
Retailers and wholesalers who have to cut 12M cases of cigarettes can attest to the many issues involved in manual case cutting operations. Expensive damage and high labor costs along with turnover of personnel just when they become proficient at the job is an all too common problem.
The Solution: Automatic 12M Case Cutting
CASI offers a solution to this problem in the ABOT Automatic Case Cutter. The ABOT 12 M cigarette case Cutter can automatically cut up to 1100 cases per hour without damage.
Before running the system, normally the operators log in on the optional remote touch screen.
The Automatic 12m Case cutting system is totally unattended and can accept cartons from an existing conveyor line as shown above.
The optional barcode scanners can be used to identify random cases by the case code or other barcode identifier.
The SortMaster 200 parser / merger uses a round robin methodology to direct cases into the system.
The operator easily separates the case now cut without damage.
Benefits from the new efficiencies
The benefits from the new system include reduced errors, labor and automatic QA inspection of the product.