Manually handling load carriers and documents costs both time and resources, is subject to errors and is monotonous for personnel. These processes can be reliably and efficiently automated to optimize order handling.

KNAPP offers an extensive portfolio of handling systems for containers, trays, cartons, pallets and documents, based on the latest Streamline and Powerline conveyor concepts. KNAPP’s handling systems are characterized by their high performance, profitability and efficiency.

Manually handlings containers and trays costs both time and resources. KNAPP’s handling systems automate these tasks. This not only boosts efficiency, it also saves money and relieves strain on personnel. An extensive, made to order portfolio of handling systems for containers and trays, is available for diverse processes.

High versatility

The handling systems have been developed for use in order processing and distribution centres and provide efficient, flexible and automated order processing.

Handling systems for containers and trays can take care of the following tasks:

  • Stacking
  • Destacking
  • Emptying
  • Sealing

Modular design

Modular in design, the handling systems fit right into the standard design concept of KNAPP’s Streamline conveyor system, which includes parts commonality. This means that they can be seamlessly integrated into the intralogistics system. Structure and function depend how the handling system will be used.

Advantages of handling systems

  • Boost productivity by automating time-consuming, monotonous activities
  • High quality thanks to mechanized processes
  • Free employees from monotonous tasks
  • Easy maintenance by virtue of the open and easily accessible modular design
  • Run both quietly and on-demand to save energy, but are still incredibly fast
  • Energy efficient
  • Fits the Streamline parts commonality and design concept

The handling systems for cartons process them efficiently and automatically across various warehouse processes.

Handling systems for cartons can take care of the following tasks:

  • Erecting cartons
  • Sealing
  • Inserting carton dividers
  • Opening
  • Strapping

Robots play an increasingly significant role within innovative automation solutions for palletizing and depalletizing goods. Various reasons speak in favour of automated palletizing and depalletizing using robotics:

  • High performance requirements
  • Costs and competitive pressure
  • Ergonomic human performance limits
  • Lack of personnel

KNAPP’s palletizing and depalletizing solutions provide the flexibility and high performance currently in demand. KNAPP has various solutions available suitable for different business cases, with their palletizing and depalletizing solutions using robot technology covering all possible business models. As a result, they promote flexible sales channels such as multi-channel, cross-channel and omni-channel solutions.

KNAPP employs different robots to suit different business models, processes and required throughput, in order to provide the very best solution possible.

KNAPP’s robotic solutions automate the following processes:


Depalletizing cartons and direct loading of storage containers


Palletizing shop containers onto industrial pallets layer by layer

Stacking and destacking containers and carton trays (e.g. in the food retail sector)

Loading standard containers onto dollies using Cartesian robots


Mixed case palletizing of cartons


Palletizing empty handling units layer by layer using column robots

Efficient and flexible automation

Paper handling systems have been developed for use in order processing and distribution centres and provide efficient, flexible and automated document handling.

They can take care of the following tasks:

  • Automatic order starting
  • Inserting documents
  • Addressing and marking all goods for shipping

Parts commonality and unified control

Modular in design, the paper handling systems fit right into the standard design concept of KNAPP’s Streamline conveyor system, including parts commonality. All print stations are managed by Print Station Control System (PCS) and are equipped with touchscreen monitors. The PCS is characterized by simple user guidance and visualizes the operational states of the print station.

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Advantages of paper handling systems

  • Top-notch serviceability as components are easily accessible
  • Incredibly cost-effective and time-saving with features such as “just-in-time” print data
  • High throughput thanks to automated order processing
  • Quiet operation and on-demand energy consumption
  • Specially developed control system for print stations (PCS)

Uniform and easy user guidance with visualization

The KNAPP group has an extensive portfolio of control and measurement systems that guarantee maximum quality and performance.


Measuring the space required

Measuring devices from the MultiScan series record the dimensions and weight of articles to determine how much space is required.

Learn more about the space measuring devices here.


Profile measurement

The profile measuring devices in the Profilescan series are measuring frames developed for driven roller and belt conveyors, which identify and check load carriers.

Learn more about the profile measuring devices here.

Vision Scantunnel

The Vision product series is the central technology in KNAPP’s zero defect warehouse. Vision Scantunnel handles and checks both containers and cartons reliably and efficiently.

Process reliability starts with the goods-in procedure and Vision Scantunnel is a reliable solution that automates this procedure intelligently. The Vision Scantunnel captures information contained in 1D and 2D codes on cartons or containers using its high-performance camera system. Optionally, characteristics such as straps, safety or adhesive tape, and dirt can also be detected. Using the Vision Scan Tunnel can also simplify downstream processes considerably.


The KNAPP group has a comprehensive portfolio of automatic and semi-automatic systems for packing and securing goods for transport, guaranteeing both high quality and security.

The following selection of systems has been developed for packing and securing goods for transport:

  • Bagging machine
  • Pallet wrapper
  • Banding machine
  • Strapping machine
  • Shrink wrapper
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