The Fast Pack solution from Sitma is a high-performing and flexible solution for e-commerce businesses. It forms part of an entire portfolio of e-commerce applications for packaging a wide range of goods: from industries like cosmetics and personal care, to clothing, electronics, books, music and media.
It is flexible, meaning it can consecutively prepare packages of various shapes and sizes while working at different speeds, reaching up to 3,500 packages per hour. The machine concept is modular and can be programmed to best suit the line’s layout and the client’s production needs. Fast Pack also handles varying shapes and sizes, measuring the product beforehand to create customized packages. These characteristics make it the ideal solution for fulfillment in the growth-heavy e-commerce industry, where package form and dimensions often vary widely.
- Mechanical speed up to 18.000 pieces/hour
- Ergonomic and modular design
- Touch screen operator panel
- Simplified format changes and maintenance
- Unwinder with automatic reel loading and unwinding system
- Ready for labelling machine or ink-jet
- Top or side welding “Display” header
- Packaging: Closure with upper central overlap (with glue or welding)
The Fast Pack solution has been created with sustainability in mind – it allows for use of innovative materials with a reduced environmental impact in place of traditional plastic films for packaging, such as paper (from 60 gsm to 150 gsm) or different types of biofilm. The ability to create tailor-made packages also guarantees two advantages: on the one hand, the packaging material is optimized, reducing the amount of product that then has to be disposed of by the end user, and on the other hand, it facilitates transport in later phases of the supply chain, limiting “empty transport journeys” as much as possible and optimizing the load of transport vehicles in order to sensibly reduce their carbon footprint.
Another added value for the line is the option to include an innovative family of accessory units for managing complex data. These integrate and expand the possibilities offered by consolidated technology such as in-line printers and labellers. Sitma has implemented a hardware and software system that allows information tracking when managing e-commerce orders throughout the entire distribution chain, ensuring it is unique and interconnected.
In the preliminary phases, product data is collected and then analysed, linked and further enhanced. Each product, which includes the package and its content, is assigned a distinct ID number, which is then tracked and traced throughout the whole process. The technology Sitma uses is engineered to be perfectly integrated with the client’s WCS and databases, thereby enhancing the already existing information by adding the possibility to carry out a further data control. All of this ensures greater effectiveness and minimizes the possibility of errors, waste and reworkings.
The Fast Pack can be integrated with weighing and labelling systems, or installed with digital in-line printers for printing transportation information or other details directly on the package. It can also be integrated into the packaging phase. Sitma offers a range of solutions dedicated to e-commerce including: Quick Pack, Thick Pack and e-Wrap.