Real clients, real results

The best measure of our success is our clients’ success. Read the stories below to learn more about the results real Garrett customers have experienced.

Robotic Palletizer Install

Garrett Packaging Systems recently installed a three (3) line robotic palletizing system at NFF in Chehalis, WA. This new system was installed to palletize cases of frozen vegetables from three different production lines. Combined rate for all three lines are 38 cases per minute.

The system included two different pallet dispensers for handling both GMA style pallets and CHEP pallets simultaneously. The robot was also equipped to place slip sheets on the pallets and tie sheets between layers. Along with the robot system case checkweighers were added to each line to ensure case weight integrity.
Production manager Mr. Brad Wilson stated ” this new system gave us the flexibility to palletize all three production lines with one system that gives us very high uptime and fits in a small footprint” Mr. Wilson also stated that this project was the most successful automation project the company has implemented.

Hops Extract Install

Garrett Packaging Systems was involved with proposing equipment to automate the packaging and palletizing of a hops extract product. At the current time, after the can was filled and sealed, all casing, palletizing and stretch wrapping was being done manually or semi-automatically.

After several plant visits and drawing concept reviews, equipment was ordered which included a combination case erecter, case packer with sheet placement between layers and case sealer. Out of this machine, finished cases convey into a palletizing room which includes the Columbia FL10 automatic palletizer and a Wulftec WCA150 automatic stretchwrapper. Other equipment including a can checkweigher, case printer and a load unitization liquid applicator was also included in this project. All equipment was installed in the 3rd and 4th quarter of 2008 and labor reduction goals have been realized.

Comments from Packaging Manager, Larry Chartier:

Garrett Packaging Systems proved to be a valuable partner throughout our packaging line automation project. They developed a good understanding of our specific requirements early in the process, and were very effective in developing and refining a solution that ultimately met our design and budget objectives. We were particularly pleased with the level of communication and support from the Garrett folks from start to finish, which was very important to us on a multifaceted project.