When using one of our cartoners, you only need to make sure the cartoning machine has enough cartons, and its PLC controller can control, manage and regulate everything needed during operation such as light, power supply, air, etc. The power supply is the most important component of cartoner, because the cartoner cannot run without it.
The difference between our cartoning machines and other packaging machines is that it is used to insert products neatly into cartons. When you recall cosmetic and medicine placed in all kinds of cartons which you must have seen on the supermarket shelves, you will realize it is a cartoner that completed that work.
Perhaps you will be puzzled about how cartoners make so many shapes. In fact, cartons are made up of semi-flexible and considerably thick panels which can protect products, especially foods and liquids, and reduce the influence of impact, so you can see all shapes of cartons including double-wall, octagonal, frame-wall, hinged lids, triangular, tapered trays and wave-shaped cartons, except usual rectangle and square cartons.
Then you will ask how to choose a more suitable cartoner.
In fact, you only need tell us your product and its carton' size, and we can customize a cartoner for you, because products and cartoners decide the shape and size of cases.
Cartoners automatically put pill bottles, ointment tubes, illustration leaflets, etc. into folded cases and close the carton. Some fully functional automatic cartoners are able to label and heat shrink wrap cases.
The feeding system usually has three entrances including instructions entrances, product entrances and carton entrances. Four stages of the whole cartoning process from feeding cases to finishing package process are feeding, opening, inserting and closing.
It is meaningless for you to purchase any cartoner, if you don't know about the classification criteria of cartoners and the best choice of cartoning machine for you.
1. Degree of automation
Semi-automatic cartoners including vertical and horizontal cartoners don't have automatic feeding system and feature simpler operation, making them rely on manual feeding as well as reducing production speed and productivity. Semi-automatic cartoners have lost their competitive edge on the market. Considering this, Kaixiang has stopped producing semi-automatic cartoners.
Comparing automatic cartoners with semi-automatic cartoners, the former can reduce the effect of human involvement during operation and determine whether the carton is damaged or good for use.
2. Classification by structure
Vertical cartoner feeding systems can put products into cases vertically and then the case is folded. Because of the feature, vertical cartoners are designed to package a great deal of products, especially suitable for packaging bottles, jars and vials, and is popular in food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries.
The difference between these two machines is that horizontal cartoner chooses a carton from lots of unused cartons. It usually suctions products from the lateral drawer which is then pushed or inserted into the carton and close the carton. The horizontal cartoning machine with stable base is ideal packaging equipment even if only one or two product need be packaged. It usually is suitable for food products packaging, such as cakes, coffee, frozen pizzas, cereal etc.
Kaixiang Machinery is a trusted manufacturer of packaging equipment including various types of cartoning machines. These pieces of equipment can be matched with additional machines to form complete packaging lines. Kaixiang cartoning units can be used to package food, pharmaceuticals, and other consumer goods with a high rate of efficiency.