Sure, navigating the vast world of end-of-line packaging can be tricky at times.EndFlex is here to make things a little simpler for you. Let’s assume that your business has already incorporated some level of primary packaging automation with weighing, bagging, or container filling.Now, you may find yourself asking, “What next?”, “Where do I go from […]
If your business uses a carton in or as your product packaging, it is worthwhile to consider implementing this technology.
But what specific automated cartooning machine technology is the right fit for your needs?
All cartoning machines are not created equal, but they do share the same ultimate goal of increasing efficiency and eliminating the taxing and time-consuming labor associated with forming cartons and filling product into them by hand.
Cartoning machines, often referred to as cartoners, can be classified into two primary types, horizontal cartoning machines and vertical cartoning machines. Your style of carton, along with your primary product, and how it will be loaded will help to determine the machine that is best for your business.
The process that cartoners cycle through can be broken down quite simply….
First, the flat folded carton will be loaded onto a hopper which then transfers it to a section of the machine where it is pulled apart and erected. After the initial erecting stage, product can be easily loaded into the open carton. Finally, the major overlapping flap of the carton will be secured and the filled carton will be discharged from the machine.
EndFlex manufactures a reliable, easy-to-use vertical end-load cartoning machine, the Kartnr. The Kartnr’s job is to form, load, and close cartons automatically. It has been engineered to handle small to medium chipboard cartons and is suitable for several different industry applications. While our standard model accommodates carton bottoms that are auto-locked, we also offer models for glued and tucked cartons.
Reach out to our knowledgeable staff and let’s decide if the Kartnr can become your next new hire!
Most if not all products are shipped to consumers, retailers or wholesalers in corrugate boxes.
All companies start off by forming cases (boxes) the old fashion way – folding them by hand and probably with the help of your knee for balance while taping!
As demand grows for your products, companies continually need to find ways to improve output and productivity to increase output (ALL GOOD PROBLEMS!) and that’s where automation comes in.
- A manual process of forming and taping cases may produce up to 2-5 cases per minute with a full time person.
- An automatic process can easily produce from 10 to 30 cases per minute (that’s 600 to 1800 an hour while allowing you to have that great employee focus on something else)
A case erecting machine like the Boxxer, removes the manual process completely by automatically taking a flat blank, opening, folding it and then taping the bottom of the corrugated case. Essentially all a person has to do is load the machine with corrugated blanks and let the Boxxer case erector do the rest.
For those who are more technical, the process works like this:
The Boxxer case erector is designed to transfer the knock-down RSC or HSC blank from the hopper magazine to the erecting station. Using vacuum cups, the blank is pulled, the two minor flaps are folded into the case and positively erected. With dual belt drives, the erected case is driven through the taping section. The major flaps of the case are precisely plowed down and tape is applied across it, sealing the bottom of the case squarely and then discharging it.
If you’re unsure if the return on investment is right for your company, take a few moments and use our Investment Calculator to crunch some numbers – you may be surprised!
EndFlex is often known for its industry leading PopLok for forming die cut display trays, but we also pride ourselves on engineering flexible end of line case loading solutions.
Flexible = able to be easily modified to respond to altered circumstances or conditions.
Many machinery companies would prefer un-flexible designs as this helps ensure you need to purchase more parts and more equipment should your process or product every change. We are the opposite our solutions are designed to be modular, removable and adjustable.
Take for instance our competitor to the BoxxPak, the indexing conveyance, case erecting and sealer are all welded to a single frame making it literally impossible to break up should life throws a curve ball your way.
Our BoxxPak end of line case loading system was designed with curve balls, breaking balls and knuckle balls in mind. Each component of the system (case erecting, case taper, case indexer, product conveyor) can all be removed, reversed and used independently.
The next time you need end of line flexibility, give us a call!
For over 25 years, our group of packaging machinery companies have manufactured and delivered packaging solutions around the world.
The Paxiom Group focuses on providing a personalized buying experience not found in our industry. We have invested significantly in our strategically located System Centers to provide our customers the opportunity to see and operate our solutions in person.
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EndFlex is a USA based manufacturer of case erecting, tray forming and robotic palletizing technology with a diverse product line that includes the capability of forming and sealing corrugated trays and cases with glue, tape or thru self locking.