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The CE-GRT – Carton Erector with Gantry Robot Loader is a robust and compact integrated packaging system. The CE-GRT features a unique combination of carton erecting and gantry robot technology. Two systems are typically needed to perform carton erecting and gantry robot loading. These two processes are included in one system: the CE-GRT. This unique feature reduces the overall footprint and lowers integration costs. Furthermore, the CE-GRT can handle auto bottom cartons and unique pack patterns with ease. Custom designed in-feed systems can be tailored to fit your existing production lines and your product.

Rustproof stainless steel construction, servo motors on main drives, and reject systems are also featured on the CE-GRT. The system runs on an Allen Bradley ControlLogix PLC and controls. The system can handle a wide range of product applications, including pouches, bottles, sachets, and more. All major components on the CE-GRT Vertical Cartoner are servo driven.

Key Features

Carton Erector

Can be used for auto-bottom, glue style, and tuck style cartons.

Compact Footprint

Can be used for auto-bottom, glue style, and tuck style cartons.

Gantry Robot Loading System

Designed and developed by AFA. No third party integration.

Intuitive Allen Bradley PanelView HMI

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

Ergonomic Carton Magazine

Situated at a low level for easy operator filling.

Optional Features

Vertical Extended Magazines

Available to limit operator intervention.

Open Flap Detection

Cartons with open flaps will automatically be rejected off the line.

Swing Arm HMI

Improves operator optics and trouble shooting.

Mounting Locations for Optional Equipment

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

All Axis Servo Changeover

Push button servo driver changeover technology allows extremely quick changeover.


Bags of Product

Multi-pack bag applications can easily be top loaded by the CE-GRT.


Bottles of product can be top loaded via a gantry robot or delta 3 robot.

Rolls of Product

The CE-GRT can easily handle rolls designed for auto-bottom or tray style cartons.

Jars of Product

Top load unique jar pack patterns with the CE-GRT.

Miscellaneous Product

Headphones, water filters, and other difficult to handle products can be top loaded.

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