January 7, 2010
by Canadian Packaging Staff
In an effort to totally re-engineering of its Criterion cartoner line, R.A. Jones & Co. has streamlined cartoner design, setup and changeover times, and machine cost with its new Criterion 3 large center cartoner.
Developed with extensive customer input at multiple stages through the process, the Criterion 3 brings breakthrough sanitary design—in form and functionality—to global packaging lines by offering greater packaging flexibility and faster changeovers, easier operation and clean-up, reduced maintenance and downtime, even shorter lead times, installation and start-up.
Available in a constant motion model on 9-inch and 12-inch centers with speeds up to 330 cartons per minute, the Jones Criterion 3 large center cartoner features debris fall-through design on a fully welded, stainless steel frame. A full access perimeter guarding with hinged full-length doors provides greater machine access and operator ergonomics.
Offering fast, repeatable changeovers, the Criterion 3 can accommodate a wide range of chipboard cartons utilizing Jones rotary carton feed system. An ergonomic low level carton magazine and open flap detect and reject come standard on the Criterion 3, with such options available as: cycle stop flap closers, date coding by deboss or laser, coupon and premium inserts, and product infeeds.
State-of-the-art control technology using Allen Bradley ControlLogix PLC and Panelview 1500 Plus Touch Screen Interface from Rockwell Automation assure high levels of precision in flexible production operations. Servo drives provide absolute feedback on positioning accuracy, while enabling programmability for fast changeovers between different carton configurations.
R. A. Jones is a subsidiary of Oystar Packaging, a leading worldwide provider of high performance packaging equipment and services. With over 100 years of experience designing and manufacturing packaging machinery, Jones offers a comprehensive range of value-added engineering and total packaging line services.
Fore more information, visit www.oystar.rajones.com.