Box Design 201 and similar

This system was specifically designed to handle the boxes F201 or similar designs (e.g. 203, etc.): the traditional American boxes that are generally used to pack assembled furniture, such as kitchen bases and wall units, bedside tables, etc., or to ship goods in the e-commerce and logistics industry.

This type of system usually features a very high level of automation, since companies that choose to adopt this solution do so in order to automate the packaging process to the maximum possible extent, from producing the right sized box, to wrapping the box directly around the item(s), without involving an operator.

Box Design 201 and similar

Working Stations

1 Product Prep Station

Product Prep Station

Area in which the loose items are prepared by an operator. In this area also transport protections may be applied if required.

2 Measuring Station

Measuring Station

The items are measured automatically or by hand and the data is then submitted to the  packaging machine to launch production of the right sized box. 

3 Box Procurement

Box Procurement

The Panotec packaging machine produces the right-sized boxes. 

If the production process requires large batches, the boxes can be supplied by a box manufacturer and stored on pallets/racks next to coupling station run by an operator.

4 Box Forming

Box Forming

Area in which the bottom of the boxes is formed automatically, mainly for box designs  F410, F401 or bottom and lid designs. An operator must be assigned to form the box manually, if this section is not automated. 

5 Coupling of Box & Item

Coupling of Box & Item

The operator positions the item by hand into the box previously formed with the forming station FM410. If this process is automated, a handling robot positions the item on top of the flat box.

6 Box Closing

Box Closing

Depending on the level of automation requested, the boxes containing the item(s) are closed in this section. It is possible to implement automatic closing stations, such as the CM410 or Varypack, which use hotmelt glue to seal the boxes. Or the station F401 which uses adhesive tape to seal the boxes.

7 Labelling


Station that automatically applies the label to the box. Different options for labelling are available: On the side, on the lid, at 90°, etc. The label can also be applied by an operator.

8 Palletizing


This is generally the last station of automated packaging system. A high level of automation can be achieved by implementing robots and it is possible to manage numerous unloading stations for the boxes.

Technical features

  • 201, 203
  • batches/ small batches / flexibility (batch size 1)
  • thickness from 2 to 4mm
  • 2 to 15
  • L min 300 / max 3000 - W min 200 / max 1300 - H min 20 / max 300
  • 1 to 6

Case Studies

Fully Automated

  • Category: Assembled furniture