Automated Document Inserter Launched by Robotics Specialist

16th November 2017

Logistics BusinessAutomated Document Inserter Launched by Robotics Specialist

Inther Logistics Robotics has introduced what it calls a completely new automation product: the Automated Document Inserter (ADI). The machine fully automates the insertion of A4 documents into cartons. The ADI not only prints and inserts documents, but also buffers and folds them. Inther’s experience with the Automated Document Applicator (ADA) has been used as technological basis. The ADA performs the same process but applies the documents to the outside of cartons instead of inserting them.

– Print on demand – Capacity of 400-450 Parcels per hour. Depending on the average number of pages per document.
– Always the right document in the right carton. Herewith preventing potential manual errors and costs.
– Stand-alone – the machine takes the full process in own control instead of the WCS/WMS.
– Ready for the E-commerce trend of declining carton sizes with the folding mechanism.
– Standard interfaces, as a result quick implementation.
– Cost-effective – ROI of <1 year.

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H.Essers, a premium logistics and one of the leading companies in Europe within major transport and logistics sectors such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and high-quality products, continues to invest in innovative solutions to increase efficiency and flexibility for their customers. Several months ago, System Integrator Inther implemented the first Automated Document Inserter (ADI) in the warehouse of H.Essers in Courcelles (Belgium).

An increase in the efficiency and quality of the packaging process is mentioned by H.Essers as the main reasons for this investment decision. The major technical advantage of this solution is that it folds the documents so that it is possible to insert them also in smaller cartons. This functionality fully reflects the trend of ever-smaller cartons used for e-commerce applications. The fully automated double-checking system that guarantees that the documents are always in the right carton is a unique quality USP of the ADI.