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Cartoning Equipment

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Next-gen cartoning at interpack

There’s no place like interpack to see the latest in packaging machinery controls and automation. Here are just two examples of what the world’s largest packaging show had on display in the cartoning sector.
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Compact, high-speed, robotic tray loader
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Compact, high-speed, robotic tray loader

Cama Group has configured a total of 12 Delta-style robots in a compact space to work simultaneously to pick pieces from a conveyor belt and load them into trays.
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Cama: Side-loading cartoner

Cama’s new side-loading cartoner, one of the company’s new Break-Through Generation of machines, provides maximum flexibility with minimal changeover, with emphasis on operator safety, accessibility, and enhanced sanitation procedures.
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Triangle: Complete bag-in-box system

With the ability to load single or twin-pack packages at speeds up to 100 cartons/min., Triangle’s Flex1 horizontal cartoner offers gentle handling of products such as cereal and granola, crackers and snacks, IQF products, baking, and soup mixes, and also helps improve efficiency and lower production costs, all in a compact 10-ft. x 5.5-ft. footprint.
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MGS: Dual infeed cartoner

MGS Machine Corporation’s recently updated Eclipse dual infeed cartoner allows both vertical and horizontal collations of flow-wrapped vial cards without requiring two separate packing lines.
TWO POUCHES. Two unoriented pouches are picked up by an AFA Delta 3 robot, which then places them into a loading funnel.
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Robotic cartoning adds efficiency, subtracts labor costs

Robotic cartoning replaces manual operations, alleviating labor shortages, costs, and increasing line efficiency for contract manufacturer Pharmalab Inc.
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Sealed Air: Tray forming system with void containment

Ultipack Void Containment System from Sealed Air provides automatic corrugated tray forming, product stabilization and protection, and lidding in high volume operations.
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Running 'like clockwork' at Bob's Red Mill

With steady growth comes the challenge of routinely adding new packaging lines. It’s a challenge that employee-owned Bob’s Red Mill has been able to meet head on.
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Nine tips for selecting cartoning equipment

Here are some tips to keep in mind when purchasing cartoning equipment.
Cartoner for hand loading of product
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Cartoner for hand loading of product

Econo 60 is a new cartoner from Econocorp that operators activate by stepping on a foot switch. Uses a Nordson hot melt adhesive application system and runs at speeds to 60 cartons/min.
Robotic end effectors are guided to the precise position of the incoming flow-wrapped patties by a vision system.
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Frozen beef patties go robotic

Since Ivor Karan established his feedlot in 1974, Karan Beef has seen steady growth. Now the firm’s top-quality beef products are benefitting from robotic cartoning.
Cartoner guarantees right product goes into right carton
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Cartoner guarantees right product goes into right carton

New horizontal end-load cartoner is designed for harsh washdown conditions and has a number of advanced technologies integrated into it. Interact HMI gives operators deep access into machine conditions.
The complexity of the Nescafé Dolce Gusto coffee capsule system lies in the construction of the capsule itself, a multicomponent package that ensures beverage quality.
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Standardization = success at Nestlé España

By standardizing on equipment and employing continuous improvement methods, Nestlé’s new Nescafé Dolce Gusto coffee capsule plant in Girona, Spain, is thriving.
Robotic cartoning with collating and nesting
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Robotic cartoning with collating and nesting

Delkor's C1 Robotic Packer is a result of that company's cooperation with Tetra Pak. System can pivot alternating containers to nest them in a carton in order to minimize unused space and maximize pallet density.
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Optima: Compact cartoner

Featuring a flexible, extendible design, the compact Optima CMF cartoner forms and sets up folding boxes, fills them horizontally or vertically with products, and then closes the folding boxes at speeds up to 200 products/min.

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