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Reuters reports on machines that automate Amazon’s boxing process

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Amazon’s fulfillment centers already use a good amount of machinery and automation to fulfill the mountain of orders it processes every day. Today, in an exclusive report from Reuters, it has been revealed the online retail giant has furthered that automation effort with machines built specifically for packing orders into boxes.

“The new machines, known as the CartonWrap from Italian firm CMC Srl, pack much faster than humans. They crank out 600 to 700 boxes per hour, or four to five times the rate of a human packer, the sources said. The machines require one person to load customer orders, another to stock cardboard and glue and a technician to fix jams on occasion.”

The report from Reuters says that Amazon has considered installing the more efficient machines at a bunch of other locations. You can read the full article from the news organization over on its website at where it also has a quick video demonstrating how the CartonWrap machine from CMC looks and operates.

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