The automatic carton sleeve applicator machine is designed to put the sleeve on the product to protect the product from mechanical damages or enhance, improve or renew the product appeal. A carton sleeve itself is packaging that is slid over an existing container or packaging and is open on both sides so that the existing packaging remains visible on these sides. Such sleeves can be used to group several products together in the same packaging. The product can be fitted within a cardboard sleeve in either one of the two ways: the product packaging is slid into the sleeve or the sleeve is folded around the product packaging, and then closed and/or sealed. The products that can have a carton sleeve are fresh meals, butter, spreads, creams, and desserts.
The flat carton sleeves are loaded manually into the sleeve magazines by machine operator. The flat sleeves are then automatically separated from sleeve magazines, assembled by vacuum cup system and put onto containers two at a time.
The machine can be adjusted for several product variations in sizes and shapes. For a product change, the corresponding product options on the HMI screen must be chosen and certain mechanical adjustments must be made.
In addition to the main product, additional flat pouches or product brochures can be packed. These pouches are manually loaded into the automatic feeder where they are separated and guided to be picked and placed on the top surface of the product before the sleeving process.
An optional outfeed rotary accumulation table is available in different diameters to best suit your specific packaging. At the infeed, an additional infeed rotary accumulation table with product guide rails can be used.
The right or left version is available depending on your production line direction or available footprint.
The materials used in the machine frame and components are stainless steel and food-grade plastics which meet all the requirements of the food and pharmaceutical industries.
The machine is enclosed with safety Lexan polycarbonate doors and safety panels. Additionally, safety labels are present in areas where there are potential hazards.