This cartoning machine is designed to perform automatic carton pre-forming, manual loading of a product (such as a chocolate bar) into the carton by the operator, followed by automatic carton closing. At the output of the machine, the safety seal application is performed by the labeling machine.
The carton blanks are picked up from the carton magazine by rotary gripping means. Then they are erected and folded to be filled with products and closed with flap insertion. The cartons are then put onto a conveyor belt featuring special compartments for incorporating each erected carton.
The product is lifted by the inclined belt conveyor to the level of the machine and then the product falls onto the modular belt conveyor transferring the product to the accumulation tray.
The pre-opened cartons are transferred to the loading station. The operators pick up the product from the accumulation tray and fill the carton with the product.
After filling, the cartons are transferred to the closing section where the flaps of the carton are automatically closed with tucking-in flaps. During machine operation, the integrity of the cartons is checked and defective cartons are removed.
At the output of the machine, the safety seal is applied on the carton's edge to provide a higher level of security to the carton.
Optional product information (for instance, production date and expiry date) can be printed directly on the cartons using an integrated printing system.
The hot melt glue applicator can be used to glue carton flaps in substitution of the traditional tuck-in closure.
All adjustment points are equipped with hand wheels, quick-release handles, and ruler tapes for precise adjustment.