Our company believes that in order to maintain success and operate as a responsible vendor we need to continuously reinvest profits back into our business. We’ve used this strategy to build new plants, purchase new machinery and invest in upgraded technology.
This state-of-the-art facility is an exciting endeavor for Rand-Whitney, our customers, employees, and the surrounding community. Through this new manufacturing plant, we are able to provide world class service and fast turnaround times that keep our customers’ operations running smoothly. In addition, we have standardized the equipment within our facilities in order to increase productivity, coordination and the consistency of goods produced.
At Rand-Whitney, our facilities employ the practice known as equipment redundancy. This means we use several of each kind of converting equipment. By doing this, we are able to easily move jobs and crews between redundant machines. When one machine is undergoing maintenance, there is always another that can run your job.
The Mitsubishi Evol Flexo Folder is a workhorse machine that is capable of producing over 22,000 boxes per hour. We’ve installed several throughout our facilities in order to increase production volume and maintain operational consistency and quality.
We installed our first Apstar RDC in 2020 as a high powered die cutter that is perfect for eCommerce business. What we found was a machine that is both an excellent printer and capable of running accurately at high volumes. We have since installed 2 more.
When it comes to being a premium corrugated manufacturing partner, the name of the game is efficiency. Our goal is to ensure that our customers are always delivered quality packaging, right when they need it. One way we’ve accomplished this is through introducing ancillary pieces of equipment that support our primary converting machinery.
Robotic Load Formers help our facilities keep up with the incredibly fast pace of our converting equipment. This piece of equipment uses a forked arm to grab strapped bundles coming off the line and automatically orientating it into predetermined pallet patterns.
A twin box slitter is a piece of equipment that is placed in line at the end of a flexo folder gluer. The idea behind it is to double the amount of boxes produced while simultaneously decreasing the necessary blank size to allow for smaller boxes. Small boxes are run combined before they are chopped in half by a sharp blade creating two smaller RSCs.
Smart carts are a system of automatically moving, track mounted carts. They are designed to move sheets from the dry end of a corrugator to the pre-feeder of the designated machine. The smart cart is told what sheets belong to what jobs so that when it receives them it knows where to bring them. This allows us to achieve maximum efficiency out of both our corrugator and converting equipment by ensuring that we never have any back ups.
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