The cartoning methods of the cartoning machine are mainly as follows:
1. Manual boxing method
Manual cartoning is the simplest method of cartoning. It does not require equipment investment and maintenance costs, but it is slow, low labor productivity, and product packaging that requires high food hygiene conditions is likely to cause microbial contamination, so it is generally under modern large-scale production conditions. Not used.
2. Semi-automatic boxing method
The semi-automatic cartoning method is generally completed by the operator with the cartoning machine to complete the cartoning and packaging. The taking of the box, printing, opening, sealing, and sealing are completed by the machine, and the product packaging is usually done manually.
The structure of the semi-automatic cartoning machine
is relatively simple, but the type and size of the box can be changed. It is easier to adjust the machine after changing the variety. It is very suitable for the boxing of multiple varieties and small batch products. The production capacity is generally 30-50 boxes/min. Varies by product. Some semi-automatic cartoning machines are used to pack a group of products, such as small bags of tea, coffee, soup, and condiments. Each box can contain 10-20 bags. The cartoning speed is matched with the bag making and filling machine. It takes a relatively long time for each box to be installed, so the machine runs intermittently. It automatically puts the small bags of products into the box and counts. After the box is filled, it automatically rotates, rotates the empty box, removes the full box, and seals. It is completed by manual operation. The general production speed is 50-70 sachets/min (1 sachet each time), or 100-140 sachets/min (2 sachets each time). It is equipped with a small bag making and filling machine.
The semi-automatic cartoning machine
is mostly vertical, and most products are filled by hand.
3. Fully automatic boxing method
In addition to placing the blanks in the blank storage rack of the machine, the automatic cartoning method completes the other processes by the machine, which is called fully automatic cartoning. The production speed of the automatic cartoning machine is very high, generally 500-600 boxes/min, and the ultra-high speed can reach 1000 boxes/min. However, the equipment investment is large, the machine structure is complex, the operation and maintenance technology requirements are high, and the product type and size range are limited. Therefore, in this respect, it is not as flexible as the semi-automatic cartoning machine, and is generally suitable for single-variety large-volume boxing packaging.