A new versatile paper void-fill system created for high-volume operations is being introduced by Pregis. The feature-rich Easypack® Quantum™ XTW offers productivity, ease-of-use, safety, ergonomics, paper-loading ease and flexible design, which enables customized workcell options.
With the continued growth of e-commerce fulfillment, this system helps meet the requirements for demanding operations. It is designed to be easy-to-use, ergonomic, safe to operate, and offer flexibility to meet specific packaging operation objectives.
The latest addition to the Quantum line uses 29.5 in.-wide bundles of fan-folded, 100% recycled kraft paper to produce compressed paper for void fill. Patent-pending paper bands are used to package the bundles. They enable easy opening and facilitate “daisy chaining” from one to another, eliminating downtime. Minimal secondary packaging to dispose helps companies meet sustainability objectives.
The fan-folded feature enables faster dispensing, which creates more void fill for demanding operations. Traditional 12- to 24-in. kraft rolls are 900 to 1,200 ft, while a single fan-folded bundle used by the Quantum™ XTW is 1,690 ft, requiring fewer changeovers. The unit can also accommodate an optional magazine that holds up to six bundles of 29.5-in.-wide fan-folded paper. This creates 500 cubic ft of consistent void-fill packaging.
Operators can load a 30-lb paper bundle in a matter of seconds by lifting it via the paper straps. The bladeless machine offers safety benefits and has been designed to eliminate paper jams so there is virtually zero downtime.
To help support ergonomic objectives, the unit also includes the Quantum line’s patented floating, telescoping head that brings the paper to the operator. It can be height-adjusted to accommodate operator preferences and customized for workstation configurations, increasing productivity and comfort.