Flexible in Carton Size
With BOX-E and BOX-EXT, you can scale and expand at any time. When there is a need for more production capacity for carton forming, our LAP-C and LAP-L platforms are also used. We work with you to determine what you need: we won’t sell you a fully automated top-of-the-line model if you need a semi-automatic entry-level model. The advantage of our GTE platform is that you can process multiple products on the same platform and add modules and further automation at any time.
Carton Forming: Applications
Carton forming can be a versatile process, especially when various products need to be packed in a specific package. That’s why we work together to determine the steps needed to increase production line efficiency. With BOX-E and BOX-EXT, you shape cartons from (pre-printed) blanks and, if desired, add an inlay where the product or products are placed (either manually or automated). If you opt for the modular machines LAP-C or LAP-L, you can choose to add a printer and vision check to serialize the batch: this allows you to print important information such as a batch number, a data matrix, and the pharmacode on the packaging, which is then checked by OCR.
Comprehensive Quality Control on Assembled Cartons
When you deliver your products, you want everything to be complete and meet all quality standards. Although this sounds logical, this is a function that can still be improved in many cases. Our Vision system checks the quality from the first to the last step. So, from folding and gluing the packages to checking if the serialization is correctly printed on the packaging and if the Tamper Evidence Seal is correctly applied.
Vision Checks are also possible when filling the packaging material. If you opt for a fully automated solution, we simply add extra steps. After the forming phase, we check if the orientation of the product to be packaged is correct, so the cobot or robot can place it directly in the packaging. Then, during a presence check, we verify if all products to be packaged are in the packaging before sending them to the next step via a transport system.
Our Carton forming solutions
For inspiration, take a look at the solutions we have delivered to our customers and discover the possibilities our machines offer for carton forming.
Our customers’ experiences
Curious about what other customers think of our solutions for carton forming? They are happy to tell you more about their experiences and the applications for which they use our machines!
Efficiency and flexibility
For a client seeking an automated solution for folding and gluing complex packaging boxes with inlays, we’ve developed the perfect machine: the LAP-C Cartoning Machine.Lees meer
Efficient and small cartoning
Companies used to rely on purchasing small quantities of folded and printed boxes, incurring significant costs. To address this challenge, we designed the BOX-E: a small cartoning machine that increases efficiency and…Lees meer
Compact cartoning with partition
We’re happy to share the success story of one of our innovative cartoning machines, the BOX-EXT: a compact cartoning machine that meets the unique needs of this industry.Lees meer
Customized to Your Needs
At GTE, we understand that every production process has its own characteristics. That’s why our solutions are scalable and can be expanded at a later time. While a clinical trial or start-up often opts for a semi-automatic solution, an existing production line often opts for a fully automatic solution. Of course, all our solutions can be expanded later with the systems you need.
Discover all custom solutions
Throughout our existence, we have designed and delivered a large number of customized solutions to various customers. From start-up to multinational: every company had its own wishes and requirements.
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Knowledge & Inspiration
The LAP-C with Mecademic robot
GTE designed and built the LAP-C. A circular platform for assembling and/or packaging medical products. When we design the LAP-C as an assembly machine, we often use a Mecademic robot.
High mix – low volume
In the pharmaceutical industry, there is a growing demand for high mix-low volume production (HMLV). HMLV signifies that medications and medical devices are increasingly being personalized, tailored more specifically to the patient: a greater variety of medical products combined in smaller quantities.
3D printing in engineering– thinking out of the box
Years ago, in 2001, GTE engineering embraced 3D printing for the creation process of its exclusive machines. Until then it was science fiction. Today we can no longer live without it. How do we use 3D printing at GTE and what advantages does it have?
What is ‘Smart Customization’?
ETO, CTO and Smart Customization. Terms that are more often used in mechanical engineering. But what do these terms mean? Everyone working in mechanical engineering should know what development these words describe.
Considerations when selecting reputable machine developers
What factors should you consider when selecting a machine builder? Do they meet the stringent quality standards of the medical industry? While there are numerous legal regulations in place to ensure machine and product quality, it’s crucial that machine designers and builders are cognizant of these requirements. Additionally, take into account three key factors that can impact both the machine and your product’s quality: the human factor, the product design, and the proficiency of the machine builder.
Accepting downtime is a mortal sin!
Everyone knows that companies are all about production, or ‘adding value’. Value is everything the customer needs and pays for. All other activities support this. That’s why it’s so strange that unplanned downtime is so quickly accepted and seen as ‘normal’. Many companies are not aware of how often the production line comes to a standstill. People quickly get used to it and accept downtime on a production or assembly line. However, a production line coming to a standstill is disastrous for the organization. If no value is added, the entire organization comes to a standstill.