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Top Load Systems

Closers

18TS Inline Top-Seal Carton Closer

Overview

Featuring positive, continuous motion lugged carton transfer design, the ADCO 18TS is a perfect solution for inline sealing of single flap top load, RSC and tablock tuck cartons. With its simple design and ability to handle wide variety of carton shapes and sizes at variable speeds up to 60 cartons per minute, the versatile 18TS is packed with value. Cartons arrive back-to-back and are indexed into the 18TS by either an air-actuated push-off indexer or a dual-lugged mechanical indexer. ADCO’s lugged transfer design maintains control of the carton all the way through the closing and sealing operation. This reliable and simple to operate carton closer is ideal for the most demanding and cost conscious production environments. Like all ADCO machines, the 18TS is available in both, standard and washdown configurations.

Features

Benefits

  • Stainless steel construction improves cleanability and eliminates corrosion
  • Positive, continuous motion lugged carton transfer maximizes control and reliability
  • Lugged overhead chain design maximizes carton squaring and product quality
  • Fast, easy changeover improves productivity and reduces downtime
  • Large carton size and style range with protects your investment as products change
  • Advanced guard design keeps operators safe and maximizes maintenance access

Product Features

  • Stainless steel construction
  • Air-actuated push-off indexer or mechanical dual-lugged indexer
  • Lugged carton transfer system
  • Powered side compression/discharge belts
  • Variable speed drive system
  • Dust flap tucking system
  • Powered discharge side belts
  • Compact frame with leveling feet and casters
  • Nordson® ProBlue hot melt glue system (when glue is specified)
  • Allen-Bradley® control package
  • Fully-interlocked barrier guard package
  • Many options available upon request

Applications

  • Flow-wrapped products
  • Frozen foods
  • Snack foods
  • Baked goods
  • Household products

Specs

Carton Size Range

18TS
Dimensions Min (in) Max (in) Min (mm) Max (mm)
Length of Opening 4 12 100 305
Width of Opening 4 10 100 255
Carton Depth 1.5 6 40 150

Utilities

Electrical

230/460 VAC, 3-Phase with ground (PE), 60 Hz, 30A

Air Consumption

2-3 CFM @ 65-70 PSI

Options

  • Washdown construction
  • Tuck or glue style cartons
  • Downstream back-up detection
  • Open major flap detect