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Tuck End Box Erector

Item Tuck End Carton Box Erector
Types Intermittent/Continuous Motion
Speed Intermittent/10-20 CPM
Continuous/40-60 CPM
Carton Size Customizable
Carton Material Gray Cardboard, White Cardboard, Corrugated Paper
Power Intermittent/400W
Carton Style Straight/Reverse Tuck End
Air Pressure 0.6Mpa-0.8Mpa | 6-8 Bar | 87-116 Psi
Voltage 110/220/380V, 50/60Hz

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Tuck End Box Erector

A tuck end box erector converts box blanks into fully erected & bottom-sealed tuck top boxes.


This small box erector could help you fold & form 40-60 tuck end cartons in 1 minute, replace 3-6 workers, save labor costs, and speed up packaging.


In addition, it is capable of erecting both straight & reverse tuck end boxes.


If you plan to purchase a tuck end carton box erector, contact us via Email or WhatsApp, a correct contact leads to the right result.

Email: info@sirosilo.com

WhatsApp: +8617312124727

What is a Tuck End Box?

A tuck end box is a type of folding carton, such a carton box is the most popular packaging box for light items.


It has upper & lower (top & bottom) openings, both upper & lower openings are sealable by two dust flaps, a closure panel, and a tuck flap.

Closed tuck end boxes range in size from 1.91cm (0.75″) x 1.9cm (0.75″) x 4.45cm (1.75″) to 30.48cm (12″) x 15.24cm (6″) x 30.48cm (12″).

Tuck End Box Types

The two most common tuck top boxes are:

  • Straight Tuck End Box

Referring to the following die-cut drawing, you will find:


Its top & bottom tuck flaps both connect to the front panel;

After the carton folding & forming, the top & bottom tuck flaps are on the same side.


  • Reverse Tuck End Box

Different from the straight tuck end box, after erecting the reverse tuck end box, its top & bottom tuck flaps are on different sides respectively.


As shown in the die-cut drawing below, its top & bottom tuck flaps connect to different panels.


Types of Tuck End Box Erector

According to the motion manner of the machine, two types of tuck end box erectors are optional in the market:

  • Continuous Motion (40-60 CPM)
  • Intermittent Motion (10-20 CPM)

Continuous Motion (40-60 CPM)

A continuous motion tuck end carton erector introduces a conveyor for carrying boxes, realizing the erecting of several boxes simultaneously.


Top dust flaps, top closure panel, and tuck flap open outwards for downstream content loading.



The following schematic shows its structure.


It consists of the components below:

  • Touch Screen

Convenient control.

  • Box Blank Magazine

It pre-stores max. 400 pcs box blanks in advance (depending on blank thickness), and blank restocking is achievable without machine downtime.


  • Transmission Chain

It sits inside the machine and connects to a row of lugs outside.


Carton Conveyor

The cartons are placed between neighborhood lugs one by one, and then the chain conveyor drives the row of lugs forward.


  • Folder & Former

During the forward movement, the folder & former complete the bottom closure panel & dust flaps folding and insert the bottom tuck flap into the carton.


  • Closed Carton Outlet

The chain conveyor carries the closed carton to the outlet finally.



Most customers will place a collection container under the carton outlet, and the closed cartons directly enter the container for downstream packaging.

  • Control Cabinet

It is equivalent to the continuous tuck end box erector’s brain.


The PLC inside issues instructions for smooth & stable running.


This little carton erector operates as follows:

  1. Carton Blank Grabbing
  2. Bottom Dust Flap Folding
  3. Bottom Closing Panel Folding
  4. Bottom Tuck Flap Insertion
  5. Closed Carton Outputting


Please watch the video below to dive into these steps.


Tuck end carton erecting machines can greatly improve packaging efficiency.


As long as you pay attention to machine maintenance, it can serve you for several years.

Touch screen HMI, easy parameters setting & operation control;
Real-time status monitoring, automatic shutdown for failure;
PLC control to ensure stable & smooth operation;
Box blanks refilling without machine downtime;
Photoelectric eye detection for each essential motion;
Quick & easy size changeover, averaging 15-20 mins;
Current & cumulative output count;
Safety cover protects the operator;
High-quality components screened layer by layer.



Speed 40-60 CPM
Size Range L(30mm-120mm | 1.18″-4.72″)
W(30mm-80mm | 1.18″-3.15″)
D/H(70mm-165mm | 2.75″-6.5″)
Compatible Box Straight/Reverse Tuck End
Power 1500W
Voltage 110/220/380V, 50/60Hz
Air Pressure 0.6-0.8 Mpa | 6-8 Bar | 87-116 Psi
Dimension/Weight L1.66m x W0.96m x H1.5m
Size Changeover Time 15-20 Mins

Intermittent Motion (10-20 CPM)

For customers who erect less than 10,000 boxes per day, this intermittent motion tuck end carton former is an excellent choice.


American customer Mr. Bob inquired about a small skin care box folding machine in September 2023.


His speed requirement is 10 CPM per minute, and his daily output is 1000-2000.

We suggest he purchase this intermittent type one (10-20 CPM), which has good performance, costs less, consumes less power, and is easier to maintain.

When his output increases, he can choose the continuous motion machine or buy a few more intermittent motion ones.

He readily accepted our proposal, and after 16 days of email exchanges, decided to pay the full price in advance for the purchase.


His extraordinary trust in SiroSilo will inspire us to make his machines 100% attentively.


This intermittent motion small box folding machine consists of the following components:

  • Alarm Light


  • Aluminum Profile Frame


  • Box Blank Magazine


  • Carton Forming Station


  • Control Cabinet


  • Leveling Feet & Universal Wheels


  • Pneumatic Components (Air Cylinder)


  • Touchscreen


  • Vacuum Generator


  • Vacuum Suction Cups


  • Air Filter Regulator Lubricator (FRL)


  • Solenoid Valve



Speed 10-20 CPM
Size Range L(30mm-120mm | 1.18″-4.72″)
W(30mm-80mm | 1.18″-3.15″)
D/H(80mm-200mm | 3.15″-7.87″)
Compatible Box Straight/Reverse Tuck End
Power 400W
Voltage 110/220/380V, 50/60Hz
Air Pressure 0.6-0.8 Mpa | 6-8 Bar | 87-116 Psi
Dimension/Weight L1.05m x W0.88m x H2.01m
Size Changeover Time 15-20 Mins


Its workflow is similar to the continuous motion tuck end carton former as follows:

  • Box Blank Picking-up & Placing
  • Carton Framing
  • Dust Flaps Folding
  • Closure Panel Folding
  • Closure Panel Holding
  • Tuck Flap Holding & Inserting
  • Closed Carton Blowing Out

Please watch the video below to review the above processes.


Due to the following features, many customers are interested in this small box erector.

  • Compact structure, small footprint;
  • Simple & convenient touchscreen control;
  • Photoelectric eye detection ensures stable & smooth running;
  • Low power, cutting electricity bills;
  • Safety cover protects the operator;
  • Universal wheels make shifting easy;
  • Optional closed box flip function.

Some customers’ cartons are produced on the folder gluer machine which doesn’t integrate the creasing station, the produced box blanks are non-pre-creased ones and do not have the deep black dotted crease lines in the following figure:


So we customized a non-pre-creased tuck end carton erector for them, which adopts upper & lower vacuum cups for box erecting and two sides top pressure plates for box framing:


  • Startup Screen (Your Logo & Native Language)


  • Home Interface


  • Cylinder Control


  • Output Signal



The tuck end carton erecting machine price varies due to customer requirements.

Customization requirements include:

  • Wider carton sizes coverage
  • Well-know PLC, inverter, touch screen, motor
  • Additional features


Contact us to get the latest quote for it.

Email: info@sirosilo.com


Do a Google search for tuck end box erectors, many pages come up about corrugated box erectors, machines for folding corrugated cardboard boxes, and web pages for small folding carton erectors rarely appear.

Fortunately, you have found our website, we are a professional supplier of little carton erectors in China.


The video below shows our assembly workshop:

If you plan to purchase a folding carton erector soon, contact us via WhatsApp.

WhatsApp: +8617312124727

1-2-3 Bottom Box Erector

Besides the tuck end carton former, many customers ask about 1-2-3 bottom box erectors.


Please watch the following video to understand the workflow of such small box erectors.

Intermittent Motion (10-20 CPM)


Intermittent 1-2-3 bottom box erector consists of the following parts:


  • Control Console
  • Electric Cabinet
  • Alarm Light
  • Carton Blank Magazine
  • Carton Erecting Unit
  • Bottom Locking Unit
  • Carton Outlet


Let’s dive deep into its running processes.


  • Box Blank Grabbing & Conveying

Two vacuum suction cups suck a box blank from the blank magazine and then convey the blank to the carton erecting unit.


  • Carton Erecting

A photoelectric eye detects the coming box blank and sends a signal to the PLC.


Then, the PLC sends a command to the other two vacuum suction cups to absorb the box blank, generating a reverse pulling force.

Two reverse pulling forces erect the box blank into a square shape.

  • Bottom Interlocking

Now it’s the bottom locking unit’s turn.


It folds the female bottom closure panel first, then folds the two dust flaps, and finally tucks the male bottom closure panel into the female bottom closure panel.


  • Closed Box Outputting

Compressed air blows the closed box out, and the closed boxes with open tops drop into the pre-placed collection container.


1 2 3 Bottom Box

Its workflow is clear in the video below.

Continuous Motion (40-60 CPM)

Continuous 123 bottom box erectors share the same design as the continuous tuck end box erectors mentioned above.

The only difference between them is their different carton folder & former unit.

Regarding the above video, continuous 1-2-3 bottom box erectors work as follows:

A vacuum cup sucks a 1-2-3 bottom box blank from the magazine;


Secondly, the vacuum cup places the squared box on the lug chain conveyor, the lug chain conveyor carries the 1-2-3 bottom box forward;


Thirdly, a tucker folds the bottom female closure panel;


Fourthly, two folders fold the bottom dust flaps of the 1-2-3 bottom box;


Fifthly, one holder holds the bottom dust flaps & female closure panel, the other holds the bottom male closure panel, then a tucker inserts the bottom male closure panel into the female closure panel.


Finally, the lug chain conveyor conveys the erected 1-2-3 bottom box to the outlet.

Pizza Box Former

SiroSilo often encounters customers inquiring about pizza box folding machines.

Almost all box folding machine manufacturers in China produce postal/mailer box formers or rigid box makers.


In other words, if you purchase a pizza box folding machine, you must discuss the customization possibility with these manufacturers.

Let’s dive deep into the “mailer box folding machine”, the mother machine of the pizza box former.


The photo below shows you the schematic of a mailer box folding machine.


It includes the common components below:

  • Box Blank Magazine
  • Control Cabinet
  • Drive Chain
  • Folding Station
  • Lifting Motor
  • Servo Motor
  • Side Panel Folder & Inserter
  • Touch Screen
  • Tower Light
  • Vacuum Grabber


A mailer box former’s workflow is clear in the video below.

It grabs a box blank with vacuum cups first;


Then, the vacuum cups grabs the blank to the folding station with a servo motor drive;


A folding station in the following photo:


Thirdly, this folding station finishes the mailer box forming & side panel insertion step by step;


Finally, the rear box pushes the front box out.



Simple structure, compact footprint;
Touch screen HMI, easy parameters setting & operation control;
Real-time status monitoring, automatic shutdown for failure;
PLC control to ensure stable & smooth operation;
Box blanks refilling without machine downtime;
Photoelectric eye detection for each essential motion;
Quick & easy size changeover, averaging 15-20 mins;
Current & cumulative output count;
Safety cover protects the operator;
High-quality components.

Large Box Case Erector

SiroSilo not only supplies folding carton erectors, but also provides corrugated cardboard box erectors, including case erector tape, case erector glue, and box folding robots.


BOPP Adhesive Tape

Corrugated carton erectors with bopp tape bottom seals are the most common in the Chinese market, with numerous suppliers.


A tape applicator applies bopp tapes of different widths such as 72mm, 60mm, 48mm, and 45mm to the outer flaps (major flaps) of corrugated boxes, completing the bottom sealing.

Hot Melt Glue

Hot melt adhesive sealing is becoming more popular because it has the following features.

  • Environmental Friendly

Hot melt glue is environmentally friendly and has been widespread abroad.

As China increases its environmental protection efforts, hot melt adhesive sealing has become increasingly popular.

  • Firm

Daily beer cartons are sealed with hot melt adhesive.

If you introduce tape to seal, the effect will be much worse.

  • Anti-theft

Tape is easy to peel off and reseal from the outside, but hot melt glue is not.

Tearing off the hot melt adhesive seal will destroy the entire carton and is unrecoverable.


The speed of the box folding robot is also slow, 4-8 CMP.

But it can erect cartons of different sizes in each run with multiple box blank magazines.

This attractive feature has won the favor of many customers.

If you plan to purchase a box folding machine mentioned above, contact us for a deep discussion.

Email: info@sirosilo.com

WhatsApp: +8617312124727


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