Horizontal / End Load Cartoners
Horizontal Cartoners or End Load Cartoners typically pick a blank carton from a stack of cartons and erect it. The horizontal cartoner or end load cartoner will then horizontally fill the carton through the open end with product. The horizontal cartoner or end load cartoner will finally close the open flaps through either an adhesive or tuck method.
Vertical Cartoners or Top Load Cartoners will pick a blank carton from a carton magazine and erect it. The vertical cartoner or top load cartoner will then vertically load the carton with product through the use of a cartesian or gantry robot. The open flaps are then sealed through either an adhesive or tuck method.
Sleevers typically pick and erect a sleeve type carton from a sleeve magazine. The product is then either vertically or horizontally loaded into the sleeve. The sleeve is sealed through an adhesive or tuck method. Leaflets and/or coupons are usually prevalent with sleeve type packages.