Bradman Lake Group sets a new benchmark for end load cartoners

Bradman Lake is proud to announce a successful delivery and start-up of another SL903 end load cartoner in Russia. This fully automatic machine is broadly known worldwide and appreciated for its build quality, excellent efficiency and reliable operation. Dozens of Russian confectionery, snack, and tea companies enjoy the trouble-free operation of our SL range of machines over many years. The supplied end load cartoner has been designed and built to pack single and twin stacks of products at speeds up to 130 cartons per minute. 

In addition to the standard machine features such as main servo drive, quick change-over parts and strong hygienic construction, the installed SL903 end load cartoner includes unique options for the Russian market. The standard carton magazine has been upgraded by a low-level extended motorised version permitting carton blanks to be loaded at a low working height of less than one meter. Carton blanks are then lifted via a motorised elevator and delivered at the required angle to the hopper gate.  

Low-level extended motorised carton magazine

This project demonstrated Bradman Lake’s innovative approach to the loading problem of stacked unstable products. Instead of stack tampering on the machine entry, a new dynamic overhead product confiner is positioned over the transfer area to provide additional top control as the product is loaded into the carton. The confining system, driven in synchronisation with the cartoner, incorporates spring-loaded paddles to gently condition each product collation while it is being loaded into the open ends of the carton. The height of the confiner is automatically adjustable to suit a wide range of product collations. This approach ensures the product is conditioned precisely in the right place and at the right time.

The new installation sets a new benchmark for end load cartoning equipment confirming Bradman Lake’s leading position on Russian cartoning market successfully handled over 30 years.

For more details, please contact Head of Bradman Lake’s Representative Office in Russia Denis Maltsev -

About Bradman Lake

Established in 1948, the Bradman Lake Group is a leader in integrated packaging technology. From distribution and feeding systems, flow wrapping, roll wrapping, slicing, bagging, robotics, cartoning, to case packing, shrink wrapping and palletising, Bradman Lake’s solution based approach is gained from thousands of installations around the world. Bradman Lake’s manufacturing plants are located in the UK and USA with regional sales offices in Russia and India. Bradman Lake is a wholly owned subsidiary of the multi-disciplined UK engineering group, Langley Holdings plc.