Carton Erectors

Automatic case and carton erectors with glue closure are suitable for any application

Linkx CF Carton Erectors are a derivative of our Tray Erectors, designed to erect standard wraparound cases, for robotic or hand loading. Use in conjunction with the Carton Closer a conveyor system to create fully automatic line. Speeds of up to 40 cartons per minute can be achieved with a single head system, subject to carton size. Twin head systems are also available. Our innovative design is compact and easy to operate for 24/7 production environments.

CF Carton Erector model range at a glance

Model Speed CPM Closure Tray Type Max Blank Size Technology
CF145-G Up to 8 Glue 0200/0201 W350 x H450 x L560 (mm) Pneumatic
CF146-G Up to 8 Glue 0200/0201 W400 x H410 x L600 (mm) Pneumatic
CF500-G Up to 25 Glue 0200/0201 W400 x H450 x L500 (mm) Servo
CF500-G2 Up to 15 Glue 0200/0201 W400 x H450 x L500 (mm) Servo
CF500-G4 Up to 10 Glue 0200/0201 W400 x H450 x L500 (mm) Servo
CF750-G Up to 20 Glue 0200/0201 W500 x H450 x L750 (mm) Servo

Flexibility and future proofing

The Linkx Carton Erector system design is modular to allow multiple variants with maximum flexibility. The standard models are the TF500 and TF750, with changepart tools for each size of carton. There are also options for larger framed machines, horizontal and vertical magazines for either compact footprint or high capacity board storage. The machines can also run low walled and high walled shelf ready trays. The formers can be adjustable within reasonable limits and ultimately the system is capable of running multiple size cartons on demand at random. This is typically used in B2C  applications and single order dispatch from warehouses.

Easy Access, Small footprint, Low Maintenance

The Linkx Erector system range starts with the electro-pneumatic version with operating speeds of up to 35 low walled trays per minute. Cartons can be ereceted on these machines but at a reduced througput of between 15 cartons per minute. Using this entry level technology, we can offer our machines at a competitive price to ensure you get the best value on your investment. Our machines are designed with maintenance in mind and it is a priority to ensure that upkeep is simple, quick and easy. We now offer an upgrade from the entry level machine to a servo driven machine which incorporates servo technology, to increase output speed and to decrease running costs.

Worth the investment

The Linkx carton erector upgrade incorporates Servo Controls which allows the machine to produce an output of up to 40 trays per minute. This upgrade will cost an added extra, but with an output speed that our entry level machine cannot match, it is definitely worth the price. You can start with the servo model or upgrade as your needs require. This servo machine achieves a greater output speed, whilst reducing running costs; one for the future.

High Reliability

The system is UK designed and built for 24/7 operating environments, with full diagnostic system and Ethernet connectivity for remote support as standard.

Features and Benefits

  • Compact design for small footprint production environments.
  • Low cost, high specification modular construction for future upgrades and specification changes.
  • Hirel components from Rockwell / Siemens / Kuka partnership.
  • Simple and quick size change facility for faster set up times.
  • Simple, clear controls for ease of operator use and reduced downtime.
  • Clear guard panels for ease of production monitoring and safety.
  • 270° discharge choice

Mechanical Specification

  • Machine Speed: Up to 40 trays per minute
  • Servo Actuation
  • Easy & Quick size changes
  • Large capacity board magazine options
  • 2 gun hot melt system
  • HMI panel with touch screen for ‘recipe information system’
  • Table Top design
  • Discharge conveyer
  • Fully compatible with automatic tray loader


  • Vertical or horizontal card magazine
  • Rockwell / Siemens Controls
  • Nordson / Preo or Melor Hot melt glue system or Crash lock system for hand erect trays
  • Inline and right angle discharge
  • Changepart or adjustable forming tools
  • On demand multiple size tray forming
  • Conveyors
  • Automatic tray and carton Loading
  • Robotic tray and carton erecting and loading

Board Specification

  • Carton Styles: Low Walled, High Walled, Shelf Ready, 90 degree corners and mitred tray corners, pizza style cartons, crash lock
  • Materials: Fibre board and fluted corrugate
  • Fefco Styles: Typically 0300, 0301, 0415 and 0420 but the systen can be adapted to suit most 03 and 04 fefco style ranges.

Technical Specification

  • Speed: Up to 40 Cartons per minute
  • TF 500 Standard Model: 500mm x 500mm board blank
  • TF 750 Standard Model: 750mm x 750mm board blank
  • Standard Board Magazine Stack height : 1000mm
  • Standard Board loading height: 1020mm
  • Standard Tray Outfeed height: 400mm
  • Sample Power Consumption: 11Kw
  • Air Supply: 5.5bar, 226litres per minute, 1/2″ BSP connection
  • Net Weight: 500Kg
  • Specific Components: Rockwell Controls, SMC Pneumatics
  • Colour: RAL 7035 Grey