Most products processing operations today are done with extreme care and attention using the technology of modern machines and equipments, and high-end packing machines are now widely used in various business industries with packing processes.
The cartoner, or better known as the cartoning machine is probably the most common form of packing machine for most assembly lines. The main functions of this machine are to form, fold and fill different cartons and other packaging containers with the products. This machine is widely used in productions plants of beverages, computers, electronic gadgets, cosmetics, confectionery, pharmaceuticals and even sundry goods. They are usually designed and programmed to perform particular tasks. Here are some functions of cartoning machines for manufacturing plants:
To start with, carton packing machines pick up cardboard sheets, fold it into different types of boxes, set it aside, and then load up variety of products inside the made box. Machine fills the box with the aid of mechanical sleeve or pressurized air. Then it would flap and close the sides of the carton and seal it close. Some cartoning machines even include features like adhesive or glue which secures boxes for a more effective seal. Additionally, some of these boxes include palletizing system for the cardboard box or wrapping the boxes with plastic, which is essential for shipping products.
Types of Carton Packing Machines
Packing machines for cartoning are also available in various scales, sizes and capabilities. These machines can also be either fully automatic or semi-automatic. Cartoning machines can be classified into three categories, and these are:
Horizontal packaging equipment - folds cartons so that it can be filled with products from the side.
Vertical packaging equipment - folds boxes so that it can be loaded from the top.