Board Converting News, April 26, 2021

Acme Corrugated Box (CONT’D FROM PAGE 30)

The project will include a WSA-USA Automatic Material Handling system controlled by WSA’s iFAS integration sys- tem, a 7-story Vertical Rack WIP System to store 10MMSF

Complete Integration Acme retained the general contracting services of Cin- cinnati, Ohio based WSA-USA to facilitate the integration of the new machinery and material handling. “We are so proud to be partnering with the Cohen fam- ily on this historical expansion and automation project,” says Jim McLaughlin, President of WSA-USA. “Acme was one of our first customers when we entered the U.S. mar- ket in 2011 and they’ve been a long-time partner of ours ever since. This will be our ninth project together and it’s an especially exciting one.” Acme and WSA-USA began discussions about the ex- pansion project back in 2017, when the first concept draw- ings were crafted. The respective teams have taken trips together to Europe and Asia to visit multiple highly auto- mated corrugated facilities to learn from their experiences and how to utilize the best elements into Acme’s expan- sion plan. “In 2019 we started testing the layout in our 3-D Sim- ulation model to validate the solution with our Barcelona, Spain based partner, Warak, and for the past three-and-a- half years, we have been fine tuning the layout and inte- grating new levels of automation to the finished solution,” adds McLaughlin. “When the project is completed, Acme will become one of the most advanced and automated corrugated plants in the world.”

of board serviced by two Stacker Cranes, and a Harmax Automatic Roll Delivery and Return System with a Roll Car Acme will have a 7-story Vertical Rack WIP System by Warak. CONTINUED ON PAGE 34


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