Cartoning machines: meaning and process of cartoning

This type of machine is widely used in the food, cosmetics and chemical industries. One of their greatest advantages is their great versatility - they can be adapted to a very wide range of products, and they also support packaging with various properties. Of course, they can also become part of an extensive production line.

Division and types

Cartoning machines can be vertical or horizontal. The first type of machines is usually used for packaging loose, granulated and powdered products, the second one works very well for liquid substances. Apart from the method of construction, there are two other types of these machines: variants operating in start-stop mode and continuation models. In the case of start-stop machines, there are regular breaks between successive work cycles, while continuation devices work continuously.

What is the work of cartoners? What are they for?

The machine's task may be to form the carton into the appropriate shape and to fill the packaging with the selected type of product. However, the latter of these activities can also be performed manually by operators. It all depends on the specifics of the production line. A fully automated process achieves much greater efficiency than employees, but it is not necessary in all plants - for example, in the case of small-scale production.

Depending on the type of machine, the packaging process itself may also look different. In some cases, the product is poured into the packaging, other times it may be, for example, wrapped in cardboard. At the end of the process, the packaging is also closed using glue or a latch. Production lines it can also be expanded with other elements, for example foiling systems or receivers. At Radpak We have cartoning machines with various properties and sizes: vertical, horizontal, start-stop, continuation, and those that can be combined with other elements of the production line. We invite you!