An Automated Document Applicator (ADA) is a machine which fully automates the application of documents to the exterior of a box/case. Making sure that a customer box is shipped with the correct printed documents and then peeling and applying an envelope pouch/doculope can be a labor-intensive job. Furthermore, some shipments may not even be opened to gain access to the shipping documents in view of the risk of damaging the original packaging, e.g. contagious and sterile goods such as medical aids, operation kits, implants, etc.
The fully Automated Document Applicator (ADA) prints documents of up to 4 pages, then buffers, folds and applies them with a foil (docufoil, doculope) to boxes/cases. Both the size and positioning of the document for attachment can vary constantly; the ADA always ensures that the right document is applied to the right box.