Secondary Packaging Solutions

Examples of AHP designed and installed solutions for secondary stages of packaging.
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Punnet Sealer/ 3-flap box closer

IMG: Punnet Carton Closure Sequence
Sequence of Carton Closure and Seal

Punnet Sealer Exterior View
Punnet Sealer: External View

IMG: Sealer - Interior View
Internal Section View of Sealer

Customer Requirements:

  • Automatic system for sealing a retail pack made from corrugated E-flute board, the design of which incorporates two platforms on the top of a shallow tray. One of these platforms also has a fully folded hinged tab extending the length of the platform, which acts as a spring to retain the product within the tray. This feature has been patented. System is to seal the tabs using hot melt adhesive.

AHP solution:

A right angled sealing system was designed with novel folding mechanisms to facilitate the folding of the patented spring feature. Cartons arrive at random to the machine, and are transported by a lug system which has variable pitches which change according to the arrival pattern of the packed trays. Once primary folding has been completed, cartons are transported at 90 to complete the adhesive application and final sealing

9 axis indexing cartoner

IMG: CAD Drawing of 9-axis Cartoner

IMG: Horizontal Cartoner

Customer requirement:

  • Cartoning system to pack a range of sleeved product into assorted sizes and styles of cartons. Three basic product sizes were to be packed automatically into 6 different sizes and style of cartons on the one system.

  • Additionally, one of the packs was to have a sloping top panel with a tapered platform inserted in the base of the carton, to enable point of sale display.

AHP Solution:

AHP designed and manufactured a horizontal, 9 axis servo driven, indexing cartoner, which incorporates a triple chamber drop collator. The carton transport comprises four independently driven lug systems which aid quick size changes. Changes of tooling together with some manual screw adjustments are effected by using size gauges and dial readouts, to give repeatability and accuracy. Construction is from durable stainless steel, anodised aluminium and quite extensive use of plastic materials.

A particular feature of the design is that there are no chains in any of transport drives. This gives a clean operating environment together with a minimal maintenance requirement. This system is operating in Victoria, Australia.