Company: A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp., Tarpon Springs, FL
Equipment Brief: A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp. debuted its Model 300 case erector for 15–25 case per minute production lines at Pack Expo Las Vegas. The midrange machine features an ergonomic, low-level, knock-down magazine that’s easy to load and includes automatic stack indexing. The top-feeding KD magazine accommodates warped and band-marked cases, and a cam-operated erecting arm over-opens cases by the outer flaps to ensure reliable inner flap folding. A mechanical main drive powers a walking beam case transfer that positively squares cases as they travel. Clear sliding guards offer high visibility and protect personnel by stopping the machine when opened. Easy-access, exterior-mounted motors; sealed bearings; noncontact sensors; and case backup eye simplify maintenance. According to the company, changeover can be completed in minutes with no tools. Both tape and adhesive-sealing models are available.