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The Edson Raptor SL.

often than not, blue chip companies have their
own support staff. We provide ongoing training as needed.
"The evolution of technology has meant
machines are becoming more intuitive", says
Evans. "In the past there were a lot of analog
sensors. Now we are using IO-Link sensors.
We can even modify operation by phone.
Diagnostics are leading us down the path to
intuitiveness. It's making machines safer, more
reliable, and more consistent."
IO-Link is a new sensor and actuator standard that can improve flexibility, capability,
and productivity of new and existing packaging machines. It is based on the first international standard for IO technology and has
the support of the major automation companies from sensor and actuator producers to
controls suppliers.
As can be expected, Edson has a wide
range of possibilities available to fit customer
needs. At Tissue World 2016 in New Orleans, it

introduced the Raptor SL, an automated case
packer aimed at small to mid-sized companies
serving both the at home and away from home
(AfH) markets.
The Raptor SL is a side load case packer
that erects, packs, and hot-melt seals up to 12
cases per minute of bath, facial, towel tissue
or napkins.
Edson also produces a 1000 Series, "a basic,
air-powered semi-automatic packing machine."
Evans says this has more manual operation
than its high-end models. It is a value-based
packing machine designed for companies looking to automate their production.
At the high end, the high-speed 3600 Series
offers fully automatic operation with lots of
range and built-in flexibility. Cascades' new
converting facility at Scappoose, OR, featured
elsewhere in this issue, installed the Edson
3600 case packer.
Although Edson serves mostly high-end
range with large volumes (26-27 cases per

minute depending on the product), Evans
adds that the company is trying to reach lower
volume producers as well.
He says that Edson does customize its products based on customer needs. "Our focus is to
provide the best solution for customers. Our
machines have different variations to serve
different products, configurations or size of
container." A wide range of flexibility is critical
because of the different products that could go
through the packing machine.
An example of this can be seen in the
robotic top load RPd 270 case packer. Evans
says the company "leaned on" the technology
of the 3600 and transformed it into a separate machine because some customers only
use trays.
"A lot of customers come to us and ask if
we can help them be more cost-effective and
efficient," Evans explains. "It's not just through
the equipment. We can help them with integrating up and downstream machinery."
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018

Setpoint
Tissue Industry News
Welcome to Scappoose
Meeting the Challenge of e-Commerce
Tissue 2018 Comes to Appleton
Ensuring Rolls Run Right
Streamlining the Parent Roll Supply Chain
Gomà-Camps Creates an Edge, Again and Again
iT’s Tissue 2018 Set to Roll
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - Intro
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - cover1
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - cover2
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 3
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 4
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 5
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - Setpoint
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 7
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 8
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - Tissue Industry News
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 10
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 11
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 12
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 13
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 14
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - Welcome to Scappoose
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 16
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 17
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 18
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 19
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 20
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 21
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 22
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - Meeting the Challenge of e-Commerce
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 24
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 25
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 26
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 27
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - Tissue 2018 Comes to Appleton
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 29
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 30
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - Ensuring Rolls Run Right
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 32
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 33
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 34
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - Streamlining the Parent Roll Supply Chain
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 36
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 37
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 38
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - Gomà-Camps Creates an Edge, Again and Again
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 40
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 41
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 42
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - iT’s Tissue 2018 Set to Roll
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