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Top Load Systems

Formers

HCF Carton/Tray Former

Overview

Designed to form large tri-seal paperboard cartons as well as corrugated trays at speeds up to 50 cycles per minute, the versatile ADCO HCF top load carton former features a unique top pick carton feed system that significantly reduces the problems associated with material variations and warped board. The reliable HCF also features a positive powered feed belt system to feed carton blanks into a servo-controlled forming cavity, optimizing machine control and speed. With its heavy duty welded frame and drive system, the HCF is built to withstand the rigors of the most demanding production environments. Ideal for Retail Ready applications, the flexible HFC features quick change forming heads and an ergonomically friendly, easy-to-load magazine. Like all ADCO machines, the HCF is 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
  • Servo-controlled forming section optimizes machine performance and consistency
  • Top pick carton feed system improves machinability of warped board and saves money
  • 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
  • Variable speed drive up to 50 cycles per minute
  • Capable of forming both, paperboard cartons and corrugated trays
  • Top pick carton feed system
  • Servo-controlled forming mandrel
  • Powered feed belts
  • Overload detent system for jam protection
  • 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
  • Leveling feet and casters
  • Many options available upon request

Applications

  • Retail Ready/Display Ready packaging
  • Frozen Foods
  • Baked goods
  • Snack Foods
  • Beverage
  • Dairy
  • Flow-wrapped products

 

Specs

Carton Size Range

HCF
Dimensions Min (in) Max (in) Min (mm) Max (mm)
Length 6 16 152 406
Width 4 15 102 381
Depth 2 6 51 152

Utilities

Electrical

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

Air Consumption

10 CFM @ 70 PSI

Options

  • Washdown construction
  • Glue or stripper lock capability
  • Variable head centers
  • Speed geomentry
  • Air eject
  • Time vacuum
  • Low carton hopper warning light
  • Flighted or non-flighted packing conveyor
  • Electronic packing conveyor interface