Carton Machine requirements for automation
In this video we explain the various options to
consider for closing and sealing when choosing a carton suitable for automation
on a JW Cartoning machine. As well as
being functional, all cartons need to be closed and sealed to suit the product
inside, be secure until opened and possibly resealed many times. Cartoners come
with different erection, closing and sealing options which all need to be
optimised for different carton content types.
Airplane and Reverse Tuck Closures
Tuck boxes are closed from the same side at the top and bottom creating a
front of carton, suitable for cosmetic products where an appealing aesthetic is demanded.
They are good for cartons with windows as the flaps are arranged away from the
window once closed. Airplane tuck cartons can be more expensive because less
blanks may can be cut out of a sheet, depending on the design.
Reverse Tuck cartons are cost effective, easy to
assemble and can have a range of closures such as slit or friction. Flaps are
located on opposite sides internally, which is less likely to interfere with
the contents. The way in which the blank carton is folded will determine which
direction the carousel rotates on the JW Cartoner and therefore the location of
all the other stations. Where multiple cartons are being run on the machine
they should be designed to open in the same direction.
Glued flap closure is a good choice with greater
security being necessary for some products, either to stop access or prevent
escape. Extra glue can also be applied ‘belt and braces’ for sift-proof closure
required for powdered or loose products. The application of glue to an outside
closure allows for an opening tear strip to improve access. The remaining flap
can then be re-closed if required.
JW Vertical Cartoning range
JW Automatic and Semi-automatic Cartoners are
compact and efficient. They are designed to accommodate all types of cartons
and closures. With adjustable tooling, different types of cartons and closures
can be run at the same time, allowing you to package several products at once.
Product sizes can vary from slim sample products to large liquid cartons
Let Raupack, with 25 years’ experience in the
packaging industry, guide you through the decisions required to have your
product well packaged and ready for market.
See First Episode carton designs for automatic cartoning
See Third Episode Pre-breaking,carton insides and forming cartons from flat blanks