These include the following:
These are a common type of packaging and most end in either a square or rectangular six-sided shape.
Cartooning machines are systems that will:
- Erect cartons
- Close and/or erect cartons
- Fill and then close carton blanks
- Fold and seam seal cartons
Dosing And Filling Machine
These machines will measure a pre-determined amount of a product from bulk in terms of mass, count, or volume.
The filling method you will use depends on the nature of the product you are handling i.e. liquids powder, gas, etc.
Dosing and filling machine
These machines will fill and seal and also include a sealing system to close containers in numerous ways.
These are packaging machines that operate together to perform transportation purposes.
Some of the group packages include crates, case trays, etc.
These packing machineries entail the following:
- Container erecting such as case erecting, division inserting, and tray erecting machinery.
- Loading and unloading of containers such as place packing, drop packing, place unpacking machinery, etc.
- Container sealing such as pressure-sensitive tape sealing, case stapling, case gluing, and horizontal packing machinery.
- Package form fill and seal such as wrap-around tray packing, end load case packing, plastic ringing machinery, etc.
- Package handling such as tray stacking, tray denesting, crate unstacking, and crate stacking machinery.
These entail mechanical, electronic, and manual systems that will inspect products and packages.
They are vital as they ensure everything conforms to the set specifications such as package integrity, missing labels, etc.
Examples of inspection machines include checkweighers, color sorters, and metal detectors.
Other inspection machines will check the integrity of packages, fill levels, and temperature levels without compromising the pack.
These are machines that will close or seal packages after filling.
These machines will apply codes, dates, and other forms of unique information on the packages.
It uses two methods, that is, programmable and non-programmable, and contact or non-contact.
Usually, coding machines attach to larger machines like wrappers, cartoners, or fillers.
Form Fill Seal
These packaging machines will form, fill, and then seal packages within the same machinery.
The types of form fill seal machines include horizontal form fill seal [HFFS] and vertical form fill seal [VFFS].
form fill seal machine
HFFS is a terminology that covers versions like four-side seal machines, flow wrappers, blister pack machines, sachet machines, etc.
These machines will apply decorations and labels on different packages.
Labels play an important role as it displays the brand, and decorations, and offer information to consumers.
Also, you may use labels to offer tamper-proof protection on the product before it reaches the consumer.
This will make sure the product reaches the end-user safely.
There is a growing trend in security labeling such as smart labels, RFID, source tagging, etc.
Also, two types of labeling machines include pressure-sensitive and wet glue applicators.
These machines will dismantle or assemble loads of pallet products, and package groups/rigid containers with minimal human intervention.
It will also secure and stabilize the pallet before during transit.
This machine uses a flexible package material such as plastic film to wrap the products.
These machines will carry products, package parts, ingredients, etc., from point to point.
Types of conveyors include conveyors for:
- Bulk products
- Bulk and small products
- Small products
- Large unit loads