Secondary Packaging Equipment: Carton and Tray Erectors/Formers

Consistent and perfect carton erection is critical for the efficient operation of a top-load cartoning system. The Bradman Lake name is synonymous with high quality and high-efficiency carton and tray erection machines.

Various carton erectors / tray erectors can be selected to suit the customer’s application and all types of board.

All machines cover a broad spectrum of operating speeds; they can be supplied with single, double, triple, and quadruple forming heads for maximum output rates, depending on carton size. Other configurations are also available.

Tooling Flexibility

Quick and easy to size change and ensure repeatability.

The Bradman Lake’s Carton Formers / Carton Erectors / Tray Formers / Tray Erectors can be tooled to erect different styles of lock and glue form cartons and trays, ranging from standard three flap or front flap cartons, turn-over-end cartons, to hooded lid cartons, as well as shelf-ready display style cartons that include atypical shapes associated with seasonal products.

Change part tooling is generally dedicated to a particular tray size, but for applications where many different cartons and tray sizes are required, an adjustable system can also be supplied to reduce the number of change parts required.

Mechanical Carton Former/Carton Erector/Tray Former/Tray Erector (HS)

The HS Carton Erector / Tray Erector model uses a ‘direct placement’ method of feeding the carton blanks into the forming tool. This method guarantees excellent performance and quick and easy setup using factory-set tooling.

The HS Erector / Former erects cartons and trays using a conventional four corner lock system or hot melt glue.  

The HS can also be supplied as a Mini frame. The Bradman Lake HS “Mini” carton and tray former has been introduced to the market due to an ever-increasing demand for carton forming machinery that occupies minimal floor space. Its compact footprint is nearly half the size of traditional carton formers, yet it retains the same valuable features found in the Bradman Lake HS Erector / Former design platform.  

Servo Carton Former/Carton Erector/Tray Former/Tray Erector (HSS)

The HSS Carton Erector / Tray Erector uses a reciprocating shuttle carton feed system.

The HSS Erector / Former erects cartons and trays using a conventional four corner lock system or hot melt glue.

The HSS can also be supplied as a Mini frame. The Bradman Lake HSS “Mini” carton and tray former has been introduced to the market due to an ever-increasing demand for carton forming machinery that occupies minimal floor space. Its compact footprint is nearly half the size of traditional carton formers, yet it retains the same valuable features found in the Bradman Lake HSS Former design platform.  

An established range of automatic carton loading equipment has been designed to pack irregularly shaped products and handle large multiple counts. Manual loading and feeding systems are also available and can be upgraded in the future to achieve full automation and yet retain initial capital savings.

Carton Closing

To complement our Carton Formers / Carton Erectors equipment, we manufacture several models of carton closers. All Bradman Lake’s carton closers incorporate a unique ‘flexible carton control’ (FCC) technology system that allows for closure of cartons containing products of inconsistent size and those protruding above the carton base wall height.