First of Its Kind: Folder-Gluer Prefeeder Robot Installed at Accurate Box Company

The entire robotic system allows the folder-gluer to run at more consistent speeds, helps reduce the burden of heavy lifting by the team, and frees up feeder operators to work in other areas of the department.

Paterson, NJ – January 2023 – Accurate Box Company, a woman-owned company and manufacturer of litho-laminated corrugated packaging, invested in the research and development of a prefeeder robot to feed boxes through one of its nine folder-gluers. The robot started as an innovation project by Accurate Box and would be the first of its kind. Many companies were not willing to take on the challenge of developing the robot due to the amount of time needed to dedicate to the project and the complexity of what the robot needed to accomplish.

Then came Rigorous Technology. Rigorous has a lot of experience developing robots for all kinds of applications. Although they didn’t have any experience in the box business, they were excited about the challenge and took on this project without hesitation.

Accurate Box and Rigorous began working on this innovation project over a year and a half ago. It was an important project for Accurate Box as the robot allows the folder-gluer to run at more consistent speeds, helps reduce the burden of heavy lifting by the team, and frees up feeder operators to work in other areas of the department.

The entire robotic system picks up 7,000+ pounds of boxes per hour and loads them onto the hopper of a folder-gluer machine. After all of the boxes are picked up, the robot sweeps waste off of the pallet and stacks the pallet on an outbound conveyor. After the boxes exit the folder gluer, another robot palletizes the boxes by bundles.

Accurate Box is proud to have its manufacturing facility be a model for quality output and productivity. The team is constantly looking for new and innovative ways to help its customers and increase production while maintaining its above-industry quality standard.

About Rigorous Technology

Rigorous Technology is a robotics company located in Williston, Vermont, and the creator of the Box Hopper. Rigorous specializes in the development and commercialization of novel robotic solutions for industrial manufacturing. Rigorous robots are powered by the RGS software library, a robotic operating system that easily integrates brand-agnostic hardware and advanced sensor technologies. By leveraging the RGS software library, Rigorous robots come with no-code configuration, automatic fault detection and resolution, and easy-to-diagnose alarm management. To learn more, visit Rigorous.co.

About Accurate Box Company

Accurate Box Company is one of the largest, family-owned manufacturers of high-graphic corrugated packaging in the United States. It specializes in offset lithography and has the ability to print 7 colors plus UV coating in a single pass on both small and large runs. Accurate Box also has the ability to print on both sides of the box by combining its offset lithography printing with its digital printing. All of Accurate Box’s boxes are 100% recyclable and printed with environmentally friendly inks. In business since 1944 and women-owned since 1998, Accurate Box is an expert in creating packaging for the club store, e-commerce, and quick-service restaurant industries.

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