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Horizontal Cartoners:

Horizontal cartoners may be intermittent or continuous motion. The product is fed via magazine to a pick off station. The horizontal cartoners usually run at higher speeds, so the carton magazine needs to be longer to reduce the need for frequent refilling. Sometimes, to avoid the limitations of pushers, the magazine may use a conveyor to move the cartons to the pick off point. This allows the magazine to as long as necessary while retaining good control of carton pressure.

Al the pickoff station cartons may be picked out of the magazine by a reciprocating arm or by a continuously rotating orbital assembly. The orbital picker consists of a rotating disk with multiple horizontal arms each with vacuum suction cups. As the disk rotates, the arms counter-rotate on the disk. This allows them to pull the carton out of the magazine, pass them over a pre-breaker bar to begin opening them and then place them into the lug pockets. Some designs have an additional stationary bar with suction cups. As the un-erected cartons are rotated past the stationary bar, the minor panel is gripped momentarily to help open the carton.

After the carton is pulled out of the magazine, it is placed in the pocket formed by the chain lugs and conveyed to a loading area. If manual, this may be a shelf or table. More typically is an automatic loading conveyor. This is a conveyor consisting of a series of three-sided pockets that run synchronously and aligned with the carton. Product is loaded into the pockets and, as both travel along the cartoner, a cam-actuated pusher pushes the product from the pocket into the carton. This way, a single product or multiple products can be put into the pack. Placement of the products into the pocket may be manual, automated or combination. A benefit to the pocket and pusher is that if the product and the carton are a tight fit, a funnel can be used to help guide the product in. Pushing rather than dropping the products also keep them grouped correctly.

After loading the minor flaps then the major flap(s) are folded and tucked or closed with the glue, the ends are normally closed simultaneously after loading.

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