Box handling system for finished products in cardboard boxes

Reducing labor costs by automatically transporting finished products to the warehouse



This system is designed to collect 1, 2 or 3 boxes on a traverse unit and transport them to a belt binding  machine. After the boxes have been belted together, they are bought to the warehouse by an elevator. There the boxes are loaded directly into trucks or held in a waiting area.

A client in the south of Argentina asked if IPA International could design and build a line to collect boxes of electronic products and transport the belted boxes to the warehouse and expedition area. The line was developed within the restrictions of the existing building.


More information about the process

The products delivered to our line are boxed TVs. They are from 34 to 70 inches large. This is where the process begins.

Depending on the size of the televisions, the cycle time is 6 seconds for the small boxes and up to 14 seconds for the larger ones.


This complete automatic line does the following

  • Depending on the size of the product, places 2 or 3 boxes next to each other.
  • Transports these boxes to the belt binding machine side by side.
  • Belts the 2 or 3 boxes together.
  • Transports these boxes to the warehouse on a higher level.
  • Separates the belted boxes, so they either go directly into trucks or into a waiting area.


The NewSan company in Ushuaia, south Argentina has been buying production equipment from IPA International in The Netherlands for the last 15 years. Initial contacts were developed through Manus, Brazil where IPA International has a representative.

The line must be able to handle all the existing sizes of the product range.

The line must be able to sustain a production cycle of 6 seconds.

It had to be developed within the restrictions of the existing building.


Everything in the 50-meter line had to be properly labelled and documented. This was necessary because no engineers were sent to Argentina. The line was transported to Argentina in two 40ft containers, and installed by a local technical crew.


During the entire process of engineering and delivery, the only communication was by mail.