Case Sealer Case Study: Erecting & Sealing Display Ready Boxes

The Client / Product

There are currently 16 different sized RSC cases being used by client.  These boxes have strategically placed perforations that allow it to be easily split into two halves.  These two halves then become the shelf ready display trays for products.

The Challenge

To form shelf ready boxes that require two methods of case forming and sealing:  major, major, minor, minor and minor, minor, major, major.

The Solution

  • Use glue and tape on the case sealer in order to provide the best solution for product being packaged.
  • The use of hot melt allows the display to be aesthetically appealing as shelf ready boxes are seen and need to look clean and visually appealing to the consumer.
  • Two adjustable hot glue guns instead of one fixed in order to glue minor flaps, which are further apart.  This allows the machine to glue out to the edge of the case because of the special folds of the minor flaps.
  • Length side leading rather than narrow side leading allows folding of the major flaps first and the folding of the minors last.
  • Uses side lug drives to take boxes through rather than using the usual side belt for two reasons.  The weight of the product inside the box and it helps keep the box's shape square.  Flexible bags tend to use this type of system and box allowing the box to be more susceptible to damages.
  • The TBS-100 FC Case Sealer uses a reverse folding sequence folding the top major flaps first and the minor flaps second.  Folding and sealing the minors on the outside allows the box to tear apart in a way in which it will hold the display case together once the trays are separated.
  • This is a very unique system because it can erect and seal regular slotted cases as well as retail ready cases.

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The Results

By making the switch from 24/7 manual production to Combi’s high-speed case erector, this company will save $90,000 in labor costs after the first year.