A new carton accumulator is available from this company. The EdgePack is a semi-automatic carton accumulator that can increase production speed and worker safety over manual case packing. Situated after a folder/gluer in a carton converting line, the machine it turns the folded and glued carton shingle onto its folded edge. It reportedly maintains the counted kick and lines cartons up for tray or slipsheet case packing, all while removing repetitive wrist motions required by packers in manual case packing operations. It is designed to handle small- to-mid-sized straight line-variety cartons.
The case packing machine relies on belts to move cartons, removing scratching or printing disruption. The EdgePack reportedly can increase production speed up to 30% and reduce staffing demand, leading to a rapid return on investment (ROI). It can be configured to pack cartons with the glue flap up or down, and features casters for mobility and flexibility in moving between lines.
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