This machine is designed to perform carton pre-forming, several different products loading into pre-formed cartons, followed by carton closing. The machine is equipped with container star-wheel indexing bottles and changing their orientation from vertical to horizontal to enable loading them into horizontally fed pre-formed cartons. The pamphlets or leaflets are fed to the loading section with a pamphlet feeder and pamphlet distributors. In addition, this cartoner is equipped with a printing system for printing product information on the filled carton.
The bottles with the liquid product inside are transferred by the chain conveyor in a single line. Optionally, the bottles are fed from the auxialliary accumulation turn table and transferred into machine by another auxialliary chain conveyor.
The star-wheel indexes bottles and changes their orientation from vertical to horizontal so that they tun on their side to enable loading them into horizontally fed pre-formed cartons. Each bottle is moved in a dedicated compartment on the lug-type conveyor system.
The folded cartons are loaded manually into the carton magazine. This magazine can be adjusted according to carton sizes.
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 pamphlets are loaded manually into the pamphlet magazine. The pamphlet feeder then separates them out one by one. The distribution of separated pamphlet is carried out by transferring them using a vacuum belt system and guiding rollers into one of the compartments for the rotary distributing system.
The pamphlets are trasfereed into the compartments of the rotary distributing system. The this distributing system is rotating between the pamphlet feeder section and product loading section where pamphlets are picked by the robotic loader.
When reaching product loading section, two pamphlet fall into the receiving means on the robot arm. After picking up the pamphlets, the robot picks up two bottles. Then the robot simultanously pushes the pamplets and the bottles into two folded pre-opened cartons.
The product information (for instance, production date and expiry date) is printed directly on the cartons using a printing system.
At the output of the machine, the cartons with defects are removed from the machine with the reject system. The perfectly formed, filled with the product and having printed information are transferred by the output conveyor for further processing.
The labeling machine can be integrated into the last sections of the carton machine.
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.
The hot melt glue applicator can be used to glue carton flaps in substitution of the traditional tuck-in closure.