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AI machine vision for end-of-line packaging

When a packaging machine jams, you lose time and money. Minimizing downtime and boosting throughput is crucial, and jams significantly impact operations. Can AI help improve this?
Finding valuable solutions is challenging. What matters is getting the right size box out quickly, with proper fill and quality. Ranpak’s DecisionTower™ uses AI to detect out-of-scope boxes, optimizing packing and preventing machine stops.
This dedicated solution reduces reliance on end-of-line operators and provides data to prevent future errors from rough handling or faulty packaging. DecisionTower uses AI to maximize equipment uptime, customizing processes for your business.

What DecisionTower does for you

DecisionTower uses AI-assisted machine vision to maximize your end-of-line packaging equipment uptime, tailoring processes to fit your own business.

Quality inspection for maximum line efficiency

  • Downstream quality inspections for high-quality parcels and avoidance of unplanned machine stops
  • Pre-emptive fixing of out-of-scope boxes, enabling best machine utilization
  • Rerouting to hospital lane for reworking, optimizing continuous production flow

Data insights for better processes

  • Hard data on void levels, for compliance checks and improved packaging
  • Recorded figures on throughput, error rates, & processed-versus-rejected
  • Learn from statistics on out-of-scope boxes – fundamental data for operational improvements

Sophisticated and future proof

  • Unique 2D/3D combined computer vision: the optimal solution for many inspection tasks
  • AI that creates new machine-learning algorithms based on your line
  • Modular, future-proof software
  • Easy to implement and optimized for Ranpak box closing machines

The machine availability challenge

Machine availability is crucial for your packaging operation, impacting the entire business. Most AutoFill™ or Cut’it!™ EVO downtime comes from out-of-scope boxes caused by manual packaging under pressure. DecisionTower prevents this by identifying potential issues. Automatic inspection flags or diverts defective boxes, resolving problems before they cause jams. DecisionTower’s algorithms are refined from years of experience with these solutions.

Features

Box overfill

Flag boxes filled above the crease-line or box top.

Box size check

Flag wrongly-sized boxes that are heading to upstream machines.

Box orientation check

Flag rotated boxes that can’t be processed upstream.

Empty box check

Flag empty boxes that are about to be packed automatically.

Void level measure

Register the amount of visible void, so you can analyze boxing.

Flap angle inspection

Flag boxes where out-of-scope flaps will cause jamming.

SIOC check

Flag parcels which are shipping in their own container (SIOC) for selective box handling.

Specifications

TECHNICAL DATA

  • Conveyor speed: up to 1.2 meters / second
  • Conveyor height: 400-900 mm
  • Technology core: 2D and 3D measurement
  • Operator interface: HMI with 10.5 inch touchscreen
  • Box design: Fefco 0201, 0200, 452, 453
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BOX DIMENSIONS

  • Minimum (l x w x h): 200 x 150 x 100 mm
  • Maximum (l x w x h): 760 x 500 x 500* mm (* including vertical flaps)
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