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Vertical Cartoning Machine

Type Intermittent Motion
Max. Speed 40 cartons/min
Carton Size Range L/(20-190)mm x W/(20-120)mm x H/(60-300)mm
Carton Paper Thickness 250gsm-400gsm
Power 2.1Kw
Air Pressure 0.5Mpa-0.8Mpa
Air Consumption 150L-200L/min
Options Code Printer, Leaflet Inserter, Hotmelt Closure

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Vertical Cartoning Machine

The vertical cartoning machine is a kind of packaging machine, with PLC control and stepper motor drive, it top loads medicines, cosmetics, seeds, etc., into cartons precisely.

Generally, there are 2 types of vertical cartoning machines, one is continuous motion, the other is intermittent motion.

Of course, the continuous motion vertical cartoning machine is faster and more efficient, but its price is also much higher.

SiroSilo mainly promotes intermittent motion vertical cartoning machines.


The cam indexer drives the starwheel and keeps it rotating 360 degrees.

As the indexer switches between motion and stillness, thus realize step-by-step vertical cartoning.


Mechanical Cam Indexer

The vertical cartoner includes 12 stations, 9 working stations, and 3 reserved stations (7#, 10#, 12#).

The 9 working stations are:

  • Erect the carton blank to the starwheel
  • Fold the bottom dust flaps
  • Fold the bottom closing panel
  • Insert the bottom tuck flap
  • Top load product
  • Fold the top dust flaps
  • Fold the top closing panel
  • Insert the top tuck flap
  • Output packaged carton


You can pre-place max. 600 pcs carton blanks in the magazine, then you don’t need to add blanks frequently.


Besides, you can loosen the carton magazine’s fixing screws, then you’re able to place carton blanks of different widths and heights.


What’s more, SiroSilo vertical cartoner machine supports different carton styles, such as the following 5 types, one machine handles one style only.

  • Straight Tuck

As shown in the following photo, the top and bottom tuck flaps are on the same side.


  • Reverse Tuck

It’s similar to straight tuck, only the top and bottom tuck flaps are on the different sides.


  • Lock Bottom

We also call it bottom lock or 1 2 3 bottom folding carton, one side bottom lock panel inserts into the other side.


  • Crash Bottom

Crash bottom folding cartons are actually auto-bottom or auto-lock bottom folding cartons. It is top tuck, while the bottom is self-locking.


  • Hotmelt Closure

Nowadays, in pharma, medicine, and blister cartoning process, the hotmelt closure partly replaces the tuck-in closure.


After setting parameters on the touch screen, press the start button, the vertical cartoner starts to work.

English touch screen is already available, we can also customize your mother language as your request.


Then, the auto cartoner erects and positions the carton to the loading station, operators or collaborative robots fill items into the carton subsequently.


You can choose hand load or automatic load, SiroSilo will definitely customize the cartoner as your wish.


In terms of the current cartooning machine market, horizontal cartoner machines are relatively more popular.

However, the horizontal cartoning machine can’t box all products, such as scattered screws, hardware, car light bulbs, and liquid bags.

At this time, the vertical cartoning equipment is a good choice, it is capable of packing the above items.


SiroSilo high speed vertical cartoner is worthy of your trust, it already occupies North America and Europe market.

Why SiroSilo vertical cartoner can occupy North American and European markets?

Because SiroSilo designs and manufactures this machine with high standards.

And SiroSilo equips the machine with famous components, such as Delta, Schneider, Festo, and so on.


Moreover, SiroSilo installs an air tank and a low air pressure alarm on the cartoner.

Air tank works as backup air source, it ensures stable air pressure;

When the air pressure is low, the alarm sounds remind the operator to deal with the problem.

Code printer, leaflet inserter, or hotmelt glue system are also available, if you need any of them, please feel free to tell us.


In addition to the previously mentioned products, SiroSilo auto cartoner can also pack the following listed items.

  • Pharmaceutical

Blisters, oral liquids, ampoules, vials, pharmaceutical granules, plasters, ointments, aerosols, etc.;


  • Food

Ice cream, egg rolls, bread, bagged coffee, seasoning mix, milk powder, etc.;

  • Everyday Chemicals

Toothpaste, soap, cosmetics, facial mask, cream, lipstick, mosquito coil, etc.;


  • Hardware & Electrical Appliances

Bearings, bulbs, switches, sockets, relays, chargers, etc.;

  • Auto Parts

Spark plugs, filters, piston rings, automotive bulbs, automotive electrical appliances, etc.;


  • Plastic

Plastic wrap, disposable film gloves, plastic products, etc.;

  • Stationery & Entertainment

Pens, staplers, staples, inkpad, glue, correction fluid, playing cards, puzzles, toys, handicrafts, etc.;

  • Personal Care

Paper towels, sanitary napkins, pads, cotton pads, etc.

All because of the following features, SiroSilo vertical rotary cartoner can pack so many different products.

  • Compact footprint and reasonable structure, simple operation and maintenance;
  • Graphic touch screen HMI, PLC control, high precision;
  • Photoelectric eye detects empty packing, maximize material savings;
  • Custom starwheel for cartons of different sizes;
  • Robust stainless steel frame;
  • Drive motor has overload protection, safer and more reliable;
  • Optional safety cover protects the operator;
  • Linkable with multi head weighing machine, metal detector, checkweigher, case packer, robotic palletizing machine, etc.;
  • Custom carton feeders and product loading systems are optional;
  • Hotmelt closure system is optional.

On Jun 23, 2021, we received a Dutch customer’s inquiry.

He wants to buy a rotating small vertical cartoner, then use it to pack plant seeds.


This client also needs weight dosing equipment, which can drop 250-1000 grams of seeds each time.

So we recommend multihead weigher machine to him.

If you plan to customize a vertical rotary cartoner recently, please send us an inquiry, we will reply to you within 1h.

Welcome you to visit our factory, or video call with us through WhatsApp (+8617312124727), then we can lively broadcast our factory to you.

If the factory happens to be testing the auto cartoner, we can also lively show it to you on the phone.

Vertical Cartoning Machine Ultimate FAQ Guide

Cartoning Machine

What Is Cartoning System?

A cartoning system is actually a cartoner or cartoning machine, which is common equipment in the packaging industry.

It erects, shapes, and seals the carton blanks into packaged cartons.

Of course, consumer goods loading is prior to carton sealing.

How Does A Cartoner Equipment Work?

Cartoner equipment generally works according to the following 6 steps:

  • Pick-up Carton Blank
  • Erect Carton
  • Transport Carton
  • Fill Carton
  • Seal Carton
  • Output Packaged Carton


Take the horizontal cartoner for example.

The side load cartoner absorbs a carton blank from the magazine, separates and erects the blank, then positions the erected carton to the conveyor belt.



Following the conveyor belt transmission, the horizontal end load cartoner completes the whole cartoning process step-by-step.

With reference to the following photo, you can understand more about this process.


Auto Cartoner VS. Semi Automatic Cartoner

The auto cartoner and semi automatic cartoner adopt different modes of product loading.

For semi automatic cartoner, as if it marries a worker, the worker is like a husband, feeding the semi automatic cartoner with products;

For auto cartoner, it equips with collaborative robots, pushrods, etc. for product loading, the whole cartoning process doesn’t need manual involvement.

No doubt, semi automatic cartoner’s price is cheaper.

Although its working efficiency can’t match the auto cartoner, it is still very suitable for the low labor cost markets.

After all, semi automatic cartoners are relatively simpler than auto cartoners, their maintenance is really easier.

Vertical Cartoner VS. Horizontal Cartoner

Regarding the difference between vertical cartoners and horizontal cartoners, please just remember 2 words, one is ‘top load’, the other is ‘end load’.


If the carton stands vertically for product loading, it is the vertical top load cartoner, the top load cartoner mainly packs powder, granular, seeds, oral liquid, etc.;

If the carton lies flat for product loading, it is a horizontal end load cartoner, the end load cartoner generally packs blisters, cosmetics, soaps, etc…


  • Vertical Cartoner Pros

Small footprint, now it is capable of cartoning many products after lont-time development, and its price is cheaper than horizontal cartoner;

  • Horizontal Cartoner Pros

Wide range of applications, very stable, especially suitable for packaging products of specific shape.

Its speed can reach 1000+ cartons/min, efficiency is really quite high.

Cartoner Machine Manufacturers

The cartoner machine is very common in food, medicines, cosmetics, daily necessities packaging.

Because of this, there are many cartoner machine manufacturers all over the world.

The following table lists influential manufacturers and suppliers of cartoning machines.


These cartoner machine manufacturers have been in this niche for many years, their carton packaging machines’ quality are top of the world.

Cartoner Machine Price

The cartoning machine price depends on its type, cartoning speed, etc.

In different markets, the cartoning equipment’s price is different.


The cheapest European or American cartoning equipment costs RMB300,000 (USD$46,875.00), and the high-end one costs USD$234,375.00-USD$250,000.00.

No doubt, our Chinese cartoner equipment’s price is more competitive, please contact us to get a quote for comparison.

Vertical Cartoning Machine

What Is Vertical Cartoner?

The vertical cartoner is a type of packaging machine, it converts carton blanks into folding cartons for top loading products.


For product loading, either a worker manually top loads to the folding carton, or a collaborative robot automatically finishes it.

2 types of vertical cartoners are optional, one is continuous motion and the other is intermittent motion.

Continuous Motion VS. Intermittent Motion

The vertical cartoner with continuous motion has a faster cartoning speed and a higher price.

  • Continuous Motion

Work continuously without pause, the maximum cartoning speed can reach 500 boxes/min.

Under high-speed working conditions, its cartoning stability is still very well.

Many customers purchased it because of its high speed.

  • Intermittent Motion

When the vertical intermittent motion cartoner is working, the starwheel switches between motion and stillness.

One switch is a cartoning cycle, the cartoning speed is generally 40-100 cartons/min.

When the speed exceeds 100 cartons/min, its stability is very poor, unable to realize normal cartoning.

What Products Are Packable On Vertical Cartoner Equipment?

After actual testing, vertical cartoner equipment has the ability to pack many different products.

Please check the table below, it displays the packable products on vertical cartoner equipment.


If your product is special, please contact us to discuss customization possibilities.

Vertical Cartoning Machine Manufacturers/Suppliers

The following table shows some vertical cartoning machine manufacturers and suppliers.


These vertical cartoning equipment manufacturers are the top players in the niche.

Their carton packaging equipment has the highest quality, thus its price is correspondingly high.

Vertical Cartoning Equipment Operation Guidance

SiloSilo vertical cartoning equipment is highly dependent on the 360° rotation starwheel, one cycle equals to one cartoning finish.


The rotary starwheel includes 12 stations, except for 3 reserved stations, you need to set up the other 9 stations first.


To better understand vertical cartoning equipment’s operation, please watch the following video for reference.

7 Factors To Consider When Buying A Vertical Rotary Cartoner

It is not always right to choose an expensive vertical rotary caroner.

You’d better purchase a vertical rotary cartoner that suits your packaging line.

So, what factors should you consider when buying a vertical rotary cartoner?

  • Cartoner Design

Its structure should be robust and durable, thus it can resist external forces and vibrations, adapting to the harsh work environment.


Therefore, please make sure the vertical cartoner equips with high-quality components.

  • Machine Size

If you plan to integrate the vertical rotary cartoning machine into your packaging line, you need to know the left space in your line.

If the left space is limited, then you can only buy a smaller footprint cartoner.

In short, compare several types of vertical rotary cartoning machine, and choose the one of best size.

  • Integration With Upstream/Downstream Equipment

Make sure your ordered vertical rotary cartoner matches the upstream/downstream equipment.

Because a packaging line includes various other machines, such as combination weighers, metal detectors, upstream FFS machines, downstream case packers & palletizers.

  • Customization

If a supplier can customize the vertical rotary cartoner as you like, the final machine certainly meets your actual packaging requirements.

  • Supplier

You should also consider the supplier’s industry experience, make sure the supplier takes care of all your requirements.

And the supplier’s reputation in the niche is also important, please confirm whether his financial situation is stable.

  • Delivery Time

Customers demand fast delivery, they always require the supplier to deliver the machine within the agreed deadline.

You can check the supplier’s production plan from time to time, ensure all steps are smooth.

  • Technical Support

After you install the vertical rotary cartoning machine in your factory, the supplier should provide technical support as you request.

The supplier shares the user manual, guidance video with you, or directly video calls with you to solve your problem.

If you request, the supplier should assign a technician to troubleshoot your issues at your site.

SiroSilo is such a reliable vertical rotary cartoner supplier, please contact us to customize your dreamy vertical top load cartoner.

SiroSilo could also supply the following products, if you are also interested in any type, please feel free to send us an inquiry:

  1. Metal Silo
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