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The VV-VLC – Vector Vertical Autoload Cartoner is an innovative cartoner that combines the benefits of horizontal and vertical cartoning. The VV-VLC erects the carton on a horizontal plane, which produces a square carton with minimal faults. The carton will then transfer into a vertical orientation, and the product will be top loaded into the carton. This feature allows the VV-VLC to handle a wide variety of product applications and run at high-efficiency rates. The VV-VLC also includes a heavy-duty frame, Allen Bradley PLC and Servos, easy access for troubleshooting purposes, and full guarding with safety interlocks.

The VV-VLC can handle product applications such as bottles, pouches, cans, vials, and more. AFA designed and manufactured gantry and Delta 3 robots can be incorporated into the machine. AFA’s robot technology utilizes an Allen Bradley controls package that seamlessly integrates with the VV-VLC and ensures a common source for set-up, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Optional features such as all-servo changeover, extended magazines, and carton prebreak are available.

Key Features

Servo Driven Vertical Rotary Feeder

Ensures positive carton openings onto carton carrier conveyor.

Heavy Duty Frame

Ensures stable operation at high speeds and long operating life.

Customized Infeed Systems

The VV-VLC features innovative infeed systems that are suitable for your product application.

Intuitive Allen Bradley PanelView HMI

Intuitive screens allow access to servo motor control, recipe changes, machine operation statistics and more.

Innovative Horizontal Carton Erecting and Vertical Top Loading

The VV-VLC combines the ease of vertical product loading with the robust nature of horizontal carton erecting.

Optional Features

Extended Magazines

Available to limit operator intervention.

Open Flap Detection

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

Tuck or Glue Style Closure

Capability to run both glue or tuck style cartons.

Prebreak Carton Opening

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

All Axis Servo Changeover

Push button servo driven changeover technology allows extremely quick changeover.


Bags of Product

High-speed bag applications easily handled by the VV-VLC's autoload module.


Bottles of product can be automatically top loaded for high-speed applications.

Rolls of Product

The VV-VLC can handle rolls of product with a variety of pack patterns.

Jars of Product

Multi-pack jars of product easily handled by the VV-VLC.

Miscellaneous Product

Headphones, water filters, and other difficult to handle products can be top loaded with the VV-VLC.

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