Cartoning machine | Cartoning equipment

Automated packaging equipment

Cartoning machine | Cartoning equipment

A cartoning machine or a cartoner is a packaging machine that picks up cartons from flat cardboard blanks, erects them and fills them with a rigid product, or a bag with the product or the number of products. The loading can be semi-automatic or fully automatic. After loading is completed, the complete cartons are closed and/or sealed.

Our cartoning machines are ideal for packing flow-wraps, pouches, bags, thermoformed trays, blisters jars and more. The machine can be optimized for tuck-in closing or melt sealed with hot melt glue.

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Some of the products that can be packed in a carton

Mineral water Liquid Filling
Food products
Creams Liquid Filling
Creams and lotions
Mineral water Liquid Filling
Single-use products
Juices Liquid Filling
Juices Liquid Filling
Leaflets, brochures
Juices Liquid Filling
Juices Liquid Filling
Juices Liquid Filling

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The common operation process of the cartoning machine | cartoning equipment can be described by the example of the automatic cartoner with robotic loader:

Step 1: Feeding, erecting and folding of cartons

The carton blanks are picked up from feed magazine by gripping means. Then they are erected and folded to be closed (tuck-in) one side.

Step 2: Product loading

The erected carton blanks are filled with the product or several products from the open side.

The robotic loader ensures gentle package handling combined with the fast product loading.

The robotic loader picks up one or multiple products from the product accumulation section and fills one or more cartons with them one according to the defined machine’s processing pitch.

Step 3: Filled cartons closing

After filling, the flaps of the carton are closed and/or sealed at the machine closing section.

During machine operation, the integrity of the cartons is checked and defective cartons are removed.

Cartoning machine sections

The sections presented below are from the example of the robotic cartoning equipment. This particular machine is able to insert a container and a pamphlet into a pre-folded carton, close the carton, and print product information on it.



Carton erecting and transferring

Cartons are erected with a carton rotary erecting system which uses vacuum suction cups to ensure the proper opening of each carton. The cartons are then fed onto a conveyor belt featuring special compartments for incorporating each erected carton.

The semi-automatic or automatic option

Two systems are available for product handling and packing into the cartons: semi-automatic or fully automatic. In the semi-automatic option, the operator packs the automatically folded cartons.

Flat product or pamphlet feeding

The system can also handle a product in the form of several flat single-use items, an instruction card or a pamphlet which provide useful information to your customers. To count, separate, and feed these flat objects, the cartoner can be equipped with a special feeding system.

High-speed robotic loader

The robot picks, orients and places the product or several products and pamphlets into cartons folded and closed from one side.

Optional labeling

The labeling machine can be integrated at the output of the cartoner machine.

Optional printing

Optional product information (for instance, production date and expiry date) can be printed directly on the cartons using a printing system.

Optional safety seal application

Following carton closing, a safety seal is often applied on the carton’s edge. To apply this securing seal, the safety seal labeler can be added to the machine.

Hot melt gluing

The hot melt glue applicator can be used to glue carton flaps in substitution of the traditional tuck-in closure.

Safety features

The cartoning machine is equipped with Lexan safety doors and guards, as well as door safety switches. All electrical hazard points and pinch points are clearly marked.


All adjustment points are equipped with hand wheels, quick release handles, and ruler tapes for precise adjustment.


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