Kliklok endload cartoners are used in the frozen foods, refrigerated/prepared foods, bakery, snack and confectionery industries, and the MEC is designed to handle a range of carton sizes, from a ¾ inch thick single-serve pizza to a four-inch-tall cake, at speeds up to 170 cartons per minute.
Rotary carton feeder
Janet Darnley, product manager, Bosch Packaging Technology US, said the technology features a future-proof sanitary design, tool-less changeover and easy operator access.
It comes with a patented rotary carton feeder, which erects cartons in the direction of product flow with a 30% greater carton-open time.
This allows the use of carton board with a higher recycling content and the straight-pick motion reduces wear on suction cups.
“The Kliklok MEC was designed to meet our customers’ needs for future-proof sanitary construction and ease of use and maintenance, with fast, tool-less changeovers and remarkable access,” said Darnley.
“We surveyed our customers on what they wanted and we delivered. One additional feature we added as standard is open flap detection to avoid opened or partially opened cartons exiting the machine.”
It can erect, load and close standard sleeve cartons, open-end five-crease sleeves, octagonal gusseted and open-corner cartons, gable-top and flip-top cartons, and other shapes.
Sanitary features include open-channel stainless steel frame and angled surfaces so that no product or debris can accumulate, and it is IP65 washdown rated.
The all-new design features full-length doors to allow walk-in access for maintenance and changeovers.