Clip-Lok designs a smart cost-saving one-way packaging solution for the robotics industry. It provides optimal protection, improves productivity and the working environment in the packaging process, as well as easy to access features for the end-users.
Clip-Lok one-way packaging solution uses the unique Clip-Lok QIK Clip® to assemble and disassemble the box. The QIK plastic clip requires no tools to open and close, which makes the packaging convenient and user friendly for both the customers and the end-users. The ease of assembly saves time for the customer. The one-way packaging is also designed with foam dunnages to protect the robot during transport.
Life Science Robotics ApS develops and sells innovative rehabilitation robots in the medical industry. They have developed a robot named ROBERT® that offers efficient rehabilitation and early mobilization of patients. Furthermore, it reduces the heavy and repetitive lifts for the healthcare staff, which is a benefit for both patients and healthcare professionals.
ROBERT® is a high-end robotic medical device that requires safe and easy transportation. It is sold globally. Therefore, Life Science Robotics needed a packaging solution to be robust enough to withstand shipping over large distances and with different carriers. Similarly, they required packaging, which was easy to use for them during the assembly process and easy to use for the end-users in hospitals and clinics.
Clip-Lok’s Packaging Solution
Clip-Lok’s sales and product development team, based in Allerød – North of Copenhagen, Denmark recognized the challenges faced by Life Science Robotics for shipping ROBERT®. Therefore, Clip-Lok designed an Oriented Strand Board (OSB) box, clipped together using the unique Clip-Lok QIK Clip®. Clip-Lok’s QIK plastic clip is unique because no tools and nails are needed during the assembly and disassembly process. Thus, it removes all possibilities of damaging ROBERT® during this process.
For ease of use, Clip-Lok also designed a loading ramp for ROBERT® to be loaded and unloaded on the pallet. It allows the packaging to be built around ROBERT®, which makes it easier to pack and unpack. The pallet bottom also is designed with hoops to strap and secure ROBERT®, which ensures added protection during transport.
Similarly, Clip-Lok precisely cut PE-Foam and used it as dunnage to protect the display and other vulnerable parts of ROBERT®. PE-Foam provides optimal cushioning protection from repeated impacts that occur during transport.
Clip-Lok’s OSB box is also flat packable. Therefore, the end-user can easily store the box and send the robot back to the supplier for recalibration, if required. Similarly, the OSB box can be stacked and it is designed for optimal transport packaging by road, rail and air.
Customer benefits of the Clip-Lok solutions
– Easy to load and unload
– Tool-free packaging
– Built around the robot
– Reduction of logistics costs
– Elimination of transportation damages
|End-user benefits of the Clip-Lok solutions |
– No tools required to disassemble
– Easy to access and unload
– Effortless to flat pack and store