Packing Automation

The Advancing World of Packing Automation for Agricultural Production

Production agriculture is no stranger to hard work. After all, that hard work has kept the country fed and employed for centuries. Still, the surge of large network supermarkets and online delivery services have transformed how produce is harvested and packaged, fulfilled, shipped, and delivered around the country and even the world.
How do you and the rest of the keep up with the demand?

What is Automation and How Would it Benefit Agricultural Production?

From the field to primary, secondary, and end of line (EOL) packaging and fulfillment, automation technology like robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) solve the demand for fast yet quality products. According to , the food and beverage industry purchases more than half of automated EOL equipment. Still, in this article, we’ll be focusing specifically on three areas in which automation can significantly benefit production agriculture at the end of the line (EOL) packaging stage specifically potatoes, onions, carrots, and other root vegetables in the warehouse:
  • Bagging and Packaging
  • Carton Erectors and Sealers
  • Palletizing

Bagging and Packaging Automation

The laborious and time-consuming days of manually bagging and sealing of any bag or box size for potatoes, onions, and carrots are gone. Bagging automation streamlines the packing process while ensuring uniform product quality and quantity.
You know your product best and how it should be packaged, and there are several bagging automation products to choose from that fit your warehouse needs. There are automated equipment to get the job done, from mesh to plastic bags.
Examples of automatic baggers and packaging:
Image of the Octo-Pak Carousel Semi-Automatic Bagger for potatoes and onions from Pepper Equipment.
  • Working alongside the Octo-Pak, is which Handles high -volume bagging at full automation. These stainless steel machines are capable of bagging 45 five-pound bags of potatoes, sweet potatoes, turnips and peppers.
Image of the Ag-Pak AP700 for potatoes and onions from Pepper Equipment.
Image of the C-Pack VAC 929 Automatic Net Packaging Machine for potatoes and onions at Pepper Equipment.

Automated EOL Carton Erectors and Case Sealers:

The end of line packaging must provide seamless and efficient quality control while saving time, money, and labor. Semi automatic case erectors, automated carton erectors, and sealing machines can ensure seamless and efficient EOL quality control.
Examples of Automated EOL Carton Erectors and Sealers:
Image of the Best Pack MSD Series for semi-automated EOL carton and sealing for produce like potatoes and onions.
Image of the BestPacl AS22-3 Fully Automatic Carton Sealer at Pepper Equipment.
Image of the Bestpack ATFXU Fully Automatic Carton Sealer at Pepper Equipment.

Automated Palletizers:

has quickly advanced with the produce industry, significantly lowering labor-costs as well as employee risk for managing pallet loads.
Examples of robotic and automated palletization:
  • : These palletizers add value to your logistics process by efficiently stacking stable pallets. The palletizers are ideally suited for palletizing bags.
Image of the Symach Mach Series Palletizers for automated palletizing at Pepper Equipment
Advancing technology offers many benefits for efficiency, agility, and reduction in labor, but at the heart of the produce and manufacturing industry are men and women who work together with technology to feed the world. 

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