Set Up and Operation
Folded cartons move from the gluer’s delivery apron to the in-feed conveyor and then on to the EdgePack turning conveyor. On start-up, the operator leads the carton stream across the short in-feed conveyor, around the curve of the u-shaped conveyor, and sets up the guides as the cartons move along.
Running at a slower speed, the turning conveyor slows down the carton stream and turns cartons on to their folded edge, causing the cartons to accumulate in a near-upright position.
Since the “kicked” count is retained the operator grabs a counted group and slides it on to the slip-sheet table. Cartons are inspected and the operator uses a slip-sheet to move the counted “slug” of finished cartons to a corrugated tray or shipping case.