On any plant floor, space is at a premium. But when it comes to updating or repurposing an existing facility, space constraints can be particularly challenging for manufacturers and machine builders alike.
“In older manufacturing plants – especially in dense urban environments – you have to work with the space you have,” said Jason Norlien, vice president of technical sales, Aagard. “Also, companies that previously relied on manual secondary packaging processes often have very limited space for automated equipment.”
Since multiple machines are typically required for operations such as cartoning, case packing and palletizing, the footprint of a secondary packaging line can be extensive. To address space challenges, Aagard takes a unique approach and offers integrated combination systems that feature multiple functionality in one common machine frame.
Founded in 1997, Aagard delivers innovative end-of-line solutions to a diverse customer base ranging from Fortune 500 food companies to startups ramping up production. The company designs and manufactures both combination systems and stand-alone equipment from their facility in Alexandria, Minnesota.