Standard-Knapp (, a global leader in automated packaging equipment, announces the addition of the 949 Tandem Pic-N-Place Case Packer to Standard-Knapp’s growing family of precision-controlled, servo-operated, Pic-N-Place case packers. The 949 is the tandem (2-cases-per-cycle) version of the successful 939 Pic-N-Place case packer.

Pic-N-Place technology is a step higher than the company's Soft-Catch product handling system. Pic-N-Place takes the Soft-Catch lift table and adds precision lifting and lowering of product with a proprietary technology that eliminates breakage. With speeds of up to 20 cycles per minute and a heavy-duty stainless steel tubular frame, the packer is designed to operate 24/7 and is suited for both partitioned and partitionless RSC case packing. Standard-Knapp's robust, 2-axis, servo-controlled delta robot provides precision control of two cases of product throughout the entire Pic-N-Place motion. The machine packs to the last case without the need for any operator intervention.

With the Pic-N-Place Case Packer, the speed and distance that the product travels into the case is precisely controlled. Multiple product types and sizes are easily changed over with the user-friendly HMI touch-screen panel and adjustable lowering heads. The lowering heads are module and easily changed to accommodate even greater product variation with the same precise control. 

The Pic-N-Place module is also available as a retrofit on existing Standard-Knapp Versatron™ case packers. Single case Pic-N-Place packing is available on Standard-Knapp’s 939 Pic-N-Place system.

Professionally crafted in the U.S.A., this system is a high-throughput, robust, reliable, and adaptable solution designed to gently handle high-volume product, two cases at a time.