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The MK-500 – Intermittent Motion Horizontal End Load Cartoner is a production machine that performs all carton handling functions with either mechanical or servo control. The modular design allows for ease of operation, simplicity, and fast lead time. This cartoner comes complete with automatic or semi-automatic in-feed options. The MK-500 is also a very compact machine allowing for easy integration into your production line. Numerous options are available on the MK-500 including tuck or hot melt glue closure, Deboss or ink type code daters, extended carton magazine and straight or reverse tuck closure.

Full guarding with safety interlocks and stainless steel construction are standard. The MK-500 Cartoner features an Allen Bradley Compact Logix PLC. The system also includes touch screen HMI to easily changeover sizes and troubleshoot machine problems. Finally, the MK-500 can be mounted on casters to improve portability. 

Key Features

Reciprocating Carton Feeder

Positively erects cartons on main conveyor chain.

Small Footprint

Allows you to save valuable floor space.

Allen Bradley PLC

MicroLogix or CompactLogix PLC are available.

Intuitive Allen Bradley PanelView HMI

Easily troubleshoot machine problems, track machine performance, and set-up new sizes.

Easy Set Up and Changeover

Easily changeover and set up different carton sizes.

Optional Features


Allow the MK-500 to be easily moved and stored when needed.

Wash-down Construction

Can be constructed using stainless steel or equivalent for wash-down capability.

Mounting Locations for Optional Equipment

Code daters, ink/laser jet printers, and bar code readers can all be mounted on the MK-500.

Glue or Tuck Closure

Can be set up to handle glue or tuck closures.

Quick Changeover Options

Siko counters, ratchet handles, and visual scales can all be added to aid in changeover.


Bags of Product

The MK-500 is an ideal solution for low-speed bag in box applications.

Blister Packs

The MK-500 is an ideal solution for blister pack running at 30 cpm or lower.

Vacuum Sealed Product

The MK-500 can seamlessly integrate with upstream automatic vacuum packaging systems.

Pouches of Product

Multi-packs or single packs, the MK-500 can handle either configuration.

Flow Wrap Product

Seamlessly integrate your upstream flow-wrappers with the MK-500.

Tuck Style Cartons with Single Operator Station

Glue Style Cartons with Code Dater Option

Glue Style Cartons with Infeed Conveyor Option

Glue Style Cartons with optional Servo Technology

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