Combi Announces Strategic Partnership with Motion


April 2, 2014   CANTON, Ohio   Combi Packaging Systems LLC, a leading provider of customized end of line packaging equipment, and Motion Controls Robotics, Inc., a leading provider of robotic automation solutions, today annnounced a strategic partnership to integrate robotic pick and place technology with ergonomic hand packing equipment, providing customers with the flexibility to fully automate their secondary packaging tasks with an Ergopack Robotic Pick and Place Packing Station.

"Increased global competition is driving leaner operating efficiency in today's manufacturing plants.  Today, robots are being used more frequently for case packing and palletizing because of the increased throughput and flexibility today's robotic technology offers.  And because of improvements in vision technology, robots can enhance quality control with 100% product tracking and traceability," said John Fisher, CEO and President of Combi Packaging Systems LLC.

The collaboration between Combi and Motion Controls Robotics will give existing or new customers with Ergopack® ergonomic hand packing stations the opportunity to fully automate their case packing operation that may require verifying lot or serialization numbers, varying pack counts, creating retail ready packages, or automating tasks that are difficult or unsafe for humans.

About Combi Packaging Systems LLC

Combi Packaging Systems LLC is a leading U.S. manufacturer of end-of-line packaging equipment, with more than 35 years' service in case erectors, case sealers, case packers, tray formers, ergonomic hand packing stations, and case labelers.  Combi Packaging Systems LLC was formed as a joint venture between 3M and The MJ Maillis Group in 1999.

About Motion Controls Robotics Inc

Motion Controls Robotics Inc is a leading provider of robotic automation solutions to food & beverage, plastics, building and construction materials, and board & sheet goods industries since 1995.  The company provides innovative robotic solutions from concept to installation and service/support that keep manufacturers competitive for smaller systems and large scale end-of-line robotic packaging, packing/palletizing and handling systems.  Motion Controls Robotics offers turnkey solutions and 24/7 service and support.  Motion Controls Robotics is an authorized FANUC Robotics Level 4 Certified Servicing Integrator, an RIA Certified Robot Integrator and a SmartCart® Value Added Reseller.