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Top Load Systems

Formers

AFC / AFCS Carton Former

Overview

Designed to form glued or lock style trays and tri-seal cartons, the versatile ADCO AFC family of top load carton formers are capable of forming a wide range of carton sizes and styles at up to 60 cycles per minute, depending on the configuration. With available servo-control (AFCS) and its heavy duty welded frame and drive system; these reliable formers are built to withstand the rigors of the most demanding production environments. Ideal for Retail Ready packaging applications, the flexible and adaptable AFC formers feature quick change forming heads, pick-and-place carton feed design and a shuttle style carton transfer system to provide efficient, reliable and forgiving operation. Like all ADCO machines, the AFC family of formers are available in both, standard and washdown configurations.

Features

Benefits

  • Stainless steel construction improves cleanability and eliminates corrosion
  • Heavy-duty construction reduces maintenance and maximizes uptime.
  • Fast, easy changeover reduces downtime and increases productivity
  • Large carton size range and style range protects your investment as products change
  • Easy integration to other ADCO top load machinery saves time and money
  • Advanced guard design keeps operators safe and maximizes maintenance access

Product Features

  • Stainless steel construction
  • Available with up to three (3) forming heads
  • Compact frame with leveling feet and casters
  • Quick change plunger, forming cavity, magazine frame and pick bar
  • Overload detent system for jam protection
  • Pick-and-place carton feed system
  • Shuttle style carton transfer system
  • Nordson® ProBlue hot melt glue system with pattern contol (when glue is specified)
  • Allen-Bradley® control package with touch screen HMI interface
  • Category 3 safety system with fully-interlocked barrier guard package
  • Foot switch or photo-eye vacuum control
  • Many options available upon request

Applications

  • Snack foods
  • Baked goods in trays
  • Flow-wrapped products
  • Frozen meats
  • Dairy
  • Household Products

Specs

Carton Size Range

AFC / AFCS
Dimensions Min (in) Max (in) Min (mm) Max (mm)
Length 3 17 75 430
Width 3 8 75 200
Depth .75 4.5 19 115

Utilities

Electrical

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

Air Consumption

10 CFM @ 70 PSI

Options

  • Washdown Construction
  • Mutiple forming heads
  • Variable head centers
  • Speed geomentry
  • Air eject
  • Time vacuum
  • Low carton hopper warning light
  • Flighted or non-flighted packing conveyor
  • Electronic packing conveyor interface