Revolutionizing the Paper Products Packaging Industry

Automated Bundle Palletizing System

Robotic system for packaging bundles of soft product efficiently.

The packaging sector has always been a dynamic arena, adapting to global market demands, environmental concerns, and technological advancements. Among its various segments, the paper products packaging industry stands out for its significant role in daily operations across numerous sectors, from food and beverage to healthcare and consumer goods. Yet, this industry is not without its challenges. Manufacturers are grappling with rising labor costs, stringent safety regulations, and the pressing need to increase production efficiency while minimizing environmental impact. Amid these challenges, robotic automation systems have emerged as a game-changer, offering innovative solutions that promise to redefine the future of paper product packaging.



1. Employee Safety: Manual handling of paper products and pallets can lead to musculoskeletal disorders among workers due to repetitive motion, heavy lifting, and awkward postures.

2. Inefficiency and High Labor Costs: Traditional manual processes are time-consuming and cannot match the speed and efficiency required to meet high-demand production targets, resulting in higher labor costs.

3. Product Damage: Manual processes carry a higher risk of damaging sensitive paper products during handling, leading to waste and increased costs.

4. Space Optimization: Manual palletizing often fails to optimally utilize space, resulting in less-than-optimal container or truck loading, thereby increasing transportation costs.

Palletizing System for Bundles of Soft Product

Automation system with robot using clamp EOAT to form up bundles of napkins in preparation for the palletizing station.


Robotic automation systems promise to tackle these challenges head-on by introducing efficiency, precision, and safety into the packaging and palletizing processes. Here's how:

1. Enhanced Speed and Efficiency: Robotic systems can operate 24/7 without fatigue, significantly speeding up production lines. Their ability to perform tasks rapidly and consistently reduces bottlenecks and increases throughput.

2. Improved Employee Safety: Robots reduce the risk of injuries among workers by automating repetitive and physically demanding tasks. This not only enhances safety but also allows employees to focus on more critical, less hazardous tasks.

3. Reduction in Product Damage: Robotics offer precise and gentle handling of paper products, minimizing damage during packaging and palletizing. Advanced sensors and machine learning algorithms enable robots to adjust their grip and force applied, ensuring the integrity of even the most delicate items.

4. Optimal Space Utilization: Robotic palletizing systems can be programmed to arrange products in the most space-efficient manner, maximizing pallet loads and reducing transportation costs.

The Value of Kaufman Engineered Systems

Case Packing Paper Plates

Automated case packing for paper plates with robots using clamp end effectors.

Kaufman Engineered Systems stands at the forefront of this technological revolution, leveraging the power of FANUC robots coupled with custom end-of-arm tooling to deliver bespoke automation solutions. These systems are designed to handle a wide array of tasks, from sorting and packaging to palletizing and depalletizing, with unmatched efficiency. Such advancements not only bolster productivity but also ensure the safety of workers by taking over dangerous or highly repetitive tasks, thereby reducing the risk of injuries and improving overall working conditions.

Real-world applications of Kaufman's automation technology highlight its effectiveness. For instance, a leading paper products manufacturer implemented Kaufman's robotic palletizing system to manage their final packaging process. This move not only accelerated their production line but also resulted in a 30% reduction in labor costs and a significant decrease in product damage rates, showcasing the tangible benefits of integrating automation into manufacturing operations.


The adoption of robotic automation systems in the paper products packaging industry represents a pivotal shift toward more efficient, sustainable, and safe manufacturing practices. With over 75 years of experience, Kaufman Engineered Systems has proven to be a valuable partner for businesses looking to navigate the complexities of today's market. Their expertise in designing, building, and installing custom automation solutions positions them as a leader in the field, ready to help companies leverage the full potential of robotic technology.

In summary, the path forward for the paper products packaging industry is clear. By embracing robotic automation, companies can achieve higher productivity levels, reduce costs, and ensure the safety of their facilities, all while contributing to the global push toward sustainability. With Kaufman Engineered Systems, businesses have a seasoned ally equipped to guide them through the transition to a more automated and prosperous future.