Increasing Speed and Sanitation for a Major Food Company

Problem

A major foods company needed to replace an aging existing cartoner but had big expectations for its replacement. The new cartoner needed to integrate with an existing upstream transfer and downstream case packer, as well as increase speed from 100 cartons per minute to 175. The company also needed a higher level of sanitary design — without the cost of a stainless cartoner.

Solution

CRG Automation designed and built a cartoner with an outer washdown coating and eliminated flat edges where food can accumulate. All cable ductwork was installed overhead. The new cartoner easily integrated with both upstream and downstream equipment, as well as ran at the increased speed vastly improving output.