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 cardboard blanks 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 filling, it closes the filled cartons.

Our cartoning machines are ideal for packing flow-wraps, pouches, bags, thermoformed trays, blisters jars and more. The filled carton can be sealed with hot glue sealing or by means of a tuck-in closing of flaps.

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Applications

Some of the products that can be processed

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

Loading options

Semi-automatic
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Automatic

Description

The common process of operation of cartoning machine | cartoning equipment can be described in such a way
(on the example of Automatic cartoner with robotic loader):

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Step 1: Cartons feeding, erecting and folding

The carton blanks are picked up from feed magazine by gripping means and erected with some flaps are folded to close one side or tucked in.

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Step 2: Product loading

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

One of the loading options is robotic loader ensuring gentle package handling combined with fast product loading.

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

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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

On the example of the robotic cartoning equipment to insert a container and pamphlet into a pre-folded carton, close the carton and print product information on it.

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Features

Carton erecting and transferring

Cartons are erected with a carton rotary erecting system using 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

Fully automatic or semi-automatic system for product handling and packing into the cartons. In the semi-automatic option, the operator packs the automatically folded cartons.

Flat product or pamphlet feeding

The product can be in the form of several flat single-use items or can have an instruction of use, a card, a pamphlet that provides useful information to the customer. For their counting, separating and feeding, the cartoner can be provided with 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 on one side.

Custom robot grippers

Incorporating additive manufacturing technologies makes it possible to us to create new, customized robot grippers.

Optional labeling

After packing and closing the cartons, the label can be applied to them.

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 labeling

After carton closing, a safety seal is usually applied on the carton’s edge. To apply this securing seal, the safety seal labeler can be provided.

Hot melt gluing

The hot melt glue applicator can be used to glue carton closure, to substitute traditional tuck-in closure.

Safety features

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

Adjustability

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


Characteristics

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