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The MK-SBA – Sliding Bucket Autoload Cartoner is a highly flexible cartoner that can pack a wide range of product applications. From confectionery products to pharmaceuticals, the MK-SBA can handle your product with ease. The servo-driven sliding article bucket ensures quality loading with minimal product jamming. Also, servo technology improves fault diagnostics and speeds. Standard No Product, No Carton, No Load feature helps to minimize energy usage. Also, standard on the MK-SBA are stainless main drive shafts, and frame, U.H.M.W. chain rails, quick-change adjustments, and PLC controls with panel view touch screen HMI. These features provide numerous benefits, including long life and efficient operation.

Furthermore, the MK-SBA can be designed as a semi-automatic or fully automatic cartoner. Also, optional features such as wet environment construction, extended loading areas, and all servo change over can be added. The MK-SBA comes standard with AFA’s servo rotary carton feeder and category 3 safety.

Key Features

Allen Bradley CompactLogix PLC

High-end PLC system to control multiple servo-axes and capacity for over 50 size recipes.

Allen Bradley Servo Drives

Improves fault diagnostics and flexibility.

Customized Infeed Systems

Timing screw infeed system is ideal for handling product at high speeds.

Servo Driven Barrel Cam Loading System

Bosch-Rexroth Linear Rail Blocks and Allen Bradley Servo Drive used to ensure minimal wear and high performance.

High Speed Rotary Carton Feeder

Servo Driven to reach speeds up to 200 cartons per minute.

Optional Features

Glue or Tuck Closure

Can be set up to handle glue or tuck closures.

Extended Magazines

8ft or 4ft extended magazines are available to reduce operator intervention.

Overhead Squaring Chain

Ensures cartons with long widths are accurately squared, improving overall packaging quality.

Prebreak Carton Opening

Handles square cartons with ease as the carton will be prebroken slightly before placement into the main chain conveyor.

Continuous Motion Overhead Confiner

Used to compress product to ensure positive loading into tight cartons.


Milk Powder

Can handle bags of milk powder at over 120ppm and with scoop feeders.


Continuous motion cereal applications with wide size range and fast changeover.

Nutritional Supplements

The MK-SBA can easily integrate with your upstream baggers.

Health Products

Single or dual lanes to handle your bags of health product.

Frozen Foods

The MK-SBA can handle bags of product even larger than the carton.

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