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The importance of investing in training

At Paxiom we cannot stress enough the importance of investing in training. We deliver sophisticated automated machines that all have learning curves, some steeper than others. We offer training services to all our customers willing to invest in their employees and provide them the best opportunity to succeed. In a society of never ending work […]

Integrated end-of-line solutions, helping you put the pieces together

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 […]

How can my business benefit from a Cartoning Machine?


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!

What is automatic case erecting?

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!

 

 

 

Corrugated RSC case formed on Boxxer case erecting machine