2015 was a year of change for Praxis Packaging in the innovation arena. With a recently promoted Director of Technology and the guidance of leadership, Praxis took concrete steps to establish themselves as innovative contract packaging experts.
2015 saw an addition of 10+ automated collaborative robots, called “Baxter.” The co-bots were provided by Boston based robotics wizards, Rethink Robotics. In addition to the co-bots, Praxis, with the help of Shaltz Automation, built a nearly entirely automated packaging line.
3D printing also played a key role in 2015. 3D printers have allowed Praxis to customize Baxter accessories at a moments notice. Essentially, the use of 3D printing has eliminated wasted time, resources and capital by providing real-time improvements to equipment and packaging lines.
Quality compliance has always been a core competency at Praxis and 2015 was no different. State of the art ink coding and vision systems were added to Praxis’s already impressive list of coding/printing equipment. The new addition allows greater control and efficiency during the product inspection process.
2016 is shaping up to be another great year for packaging innovation. Currently in the pipeline? Adding serialization capabilities. Serialization allows for greater compliance and tracking throughout the manufacturing, packaging and shipping process. It will also help eliminate counterfeits and product loss.