Cape Pack Palletization Software

Cape Pack

Cape Pack is a modular suite of palletization software to help determine the best product size, case count, case size and pallet load.

Companies around the world are using Esko’s Cape Pack palletization software to reduce their ecological footprint. Cape Pack helps you:

  • Design the optimum product size
  • Evaluate alternative case sizes
  • Maximize pallet loading
  • Create a sustainable packaging supply chain
  • Improve space utilization
  • Cut transportation costs
  • Reduce your carbon footprint
  • Reduce the number of trucks on the streets

CAPE PACK palletization software

Optimized palletization: how does it work?

Start with an existing case size, an existing product size or use Cape Pack to determine the most appropriate size for a new product.

  1. Enter product dimensions.
  2. Specify case/tray type, pick a pallet and enter maximum load weight and height.
  3. Calculate and view case counts and pallet loads.
  4. Choose a palleting load and create a report which you can print, email or interface with another program application.

Drastically save time and money by aligning your packaging design and shipping. Benefit from the software synergy between two leading software tools: Cape Pack palletizing software and structural design editor ArtiosCAD.

Cape Pack palletization software has 3 modules:

Cape Pack Pallet

Cape Pack Pallet

The Pallet module calculates pallet patterns for known case sizes.

Pallet assumes that you know the size of the bottle, box, tray, case, bag, ship- per... that is to be placed on the pallet. Pallet allows you to calculate pallet pat- terns on three different sets of pallet restrictions, this way you can compare what layout is more efficient.

You can also create display pallets with mixed case or tray sizes and calculate truck or container loads of the same product or pallet load.

Cape Pack Arrange

Cape Pack Arrange

The Arrange module allows you to start with a known primary package or product.

The program will design alternative shipper, tray or case sizes based on quantity, pack arrangement, orientation and bundle packing.

Cape Pack Design

Cape Pack Design

The Design module allows you to start by entering a “target” primary package or product size. Then, you can specify how much each dimension can vary in size or volume.

The Design module indicates what product size will yield the best fit per pallet; it also shows you how the result- ing case or shipper will be arranged.

It includes all the features of the Arrange and Pallet modules.

A palletization use case:

Using Cape Pack palletisation software, one of the world’s largest pre-packaged food companies optimized its packaging and pallet layout. The results speak for themselves:

  • The new, improved, package uses 78% less material by weight
  • It uses 66% less corrugate or 778 fewer trees (114 tons) per 1000 pallets of product
  • The new design saves 933 million BTU’s per 1000 pallets
  • Saves 184,943 lbs (83888.73kg) of CO2 per 1000 pallets
  • Saves 465,281 gallons (1761,28 m³) of waste water per 1000 pallets
  • Saves 51,670 lbs (23437,11kg) of solid waste per 1000 pallets
  • The new package offers 32% reduction of fossil fuel consumption & GHG emissions over the old package