Canadian Packaging

Douglas Vectra cartoner’s new design maximizes efficiency and flexibility

By Canadian Packaging staff   

Automation Cartoning Douglas Machine Inc. Plan Automation Vectra cartoner

New cartoner delivers excellent output in a reduced floorplan.

ALEXANDRIA, MN.—Douglas Machine Inc. meets market demand with a compact, cost-competitive cartoner—the Vectra—delivering the maximized performance of 300 cartons per minute with a 40 percent floorplan width reduction.

The Vectra‘s flexible platform offers a 9- and 12-inch pitch with future options available.

Removable carton forming guide ensures consistent carton picks resulting in quick and predictable changeovers.

The open, tube-free frame design of the Vectra allows for efficient cleaning of sanitary applications.

Douglas Machine is represented in Canada via PLAN Automation.

About Douglas Machine Inc.
Founded in 1964, Douglas Machine Inc. is a global leader in automated secondary packaging solutions for paperboard, corrugated and shrink film. The company specializes in the design and manufacture of cartoners, sleevers, case/tray packers, shrinkwrap systems and palletizers. Based in Alexandria, MN, Douglas is an employee-owned company that has installed more than 7,000 machines in 30 countries. For more information, visit


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