A particular kind of packing machine is a cartooning machine, sometimes referred to as a cartoner. Its only function is to create cartons. A milk carton, have you ever seen one? The typical milk carton you find in the grocery store was probably created by a cartooning machine. Cartoning machine creates cartons that are side-seamed, folded, stand up straight, shut, and are finally sealed.
There are two primary types of Cartoning machines:
- Horizontal cartooning devices
- Vertical cartooning devices
One piece from a stack of folded carton will be picked up by a carton machine, which will subsequently cause the piece to stand up straight or upright. The machine will fold the end flap of the carton or apply glue or adhesive to shut it after filling it with one or more goods horizontally through the open end. Although it is not very difficult to understand, it can be a bit challenging for individuals outside of the cartoning industry to grasp if they haven’t seen one in operation. Pressurized air can be used to drive the product into the carton, or a mechanical sleeve can be used instead.
Because technology is constantly evolving, newer, better, and more affordable methods of performing the same task are constantly being developed. However, the items are manually placed into the carton for a number of uses. A cartoning machine is frequently used to package a variety of products, including food, candy, cosmetics, and other items. An end-load vertical cartoning machine creates a folded carton, fills it with a product or many items vertically via an open end, and then closes it by tucking in the end flap and using glue or adhesive. Packaging for goods including cosmetics, candy, and medication frequently uses cartoning equipment.
The goods is placed into horizontal cartoning machines from the side of the carton. These cartoners provide the option of automated lateral product loading into the carton, hot-melt application or flap insertion for end closure, and continuous or intermittent operation. Food goods like pizzas, cakes, vacuum-packed rice or coffee, cereals, etc. are frequently packaged using horizontal cartoning machines.