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Compact and Efficient, Cartoning Done Right

Unmatched adaptability and exceptional efficiencies in a compact cartoner. The Vectra® platform offers a continuous motion servo controlled cartoner capable of maximized performance in a variety of applications. The open design allows for generous accessibility to setup and load areas while providing easy and efficient cleaning.

  • Speeds up to 300 cartons per minute
  • Compact machine design minimizes required floor space while maximizing the value delivered
  • Variety of infeed solutions, each infeed system is designed specifically for your application
  • Removable carton forming guide ensures consistent carton picks resulting in quick and predictable changeovers
  • Automated overhead adjustment and minimal change parts results in faster changeover
  • Cycle stop compression ensures proper carton sealing during a production stoppage
  • Tucked tab cartons are sealed using a servo driven orbital motion for tuck preparation, insertion and locking function
  • Capable of efficient carton sealing using glue, tucked tab or a combination of both
  • Hygienic frame design offers a robust mounting structure that is easily cleaned and eliminates the use of tubing
  • Full height guard package provides safe operating conditions while maximizing visibility during operation and accessibility during changeover
  • Future upgrades are available
Vectra Cartoner Features Tray Loading
Fast, repeatable changeover feature offers multiple enhancements. Changeover time – significantly reduces time to less than 5 minutes (time of changeover is dependent on extent of changeover) Repeatability – rail positions are recipe-driven and locked in place to within +/- 1/32″ Flexibility – ability to place lanes where desired as opposed to centerline or fixed side adjustments and more customer options for generating product-specific recipes Durability – infeed rail’s holding force can withstand high product pressure Ergonomics – minimizing manual adjustments maximizes efficiency and promotes safety in the work environment


Drive: Allen Bradley servo motors
Pitch: 6” (152.4 mm), 9” (228.6 mm) and 12” (304.8 mm) pitch configurations standard (contact Douglas for larger pitch requirements)
Flight Chains: #60 series chain
Speed: Up to 300 cartons/minute (product and pack pattern dependent)
Carton Size Range: Minimum: 4.5” (114.3 mm) x 1.25” (31.75 mm) x 5.5” (139.7 mm) Maximum: 10.5” (266.7 mm) x 4.25” (107.95 mm) x 12” (304.8 mm) * Direction of Travel x Vertical x Across Machine
Magazine Capacity: 6’ (1828.9 mm) standard, optional up to 12’ (3657.6 mm)
Frame: Hygienic frame eliminates the use of tubing and is available in cold-rolled steel or stainless steel, standard light or heavy wash-down applications
Adjustments: HMI recipe control of servo motions and glue Threaded screws and other tool-less adjustments with digital set points
Glue System: Nordson ProBlue® or per project specification
Flap Closing and Compression: Servo driven flight chain utilizes a combination of stainless steel guides and static rails for accurate and consistent flap closure
Guarding: Full length polycarbonate with extruded anodized aluminum frame
Electrical: Allen Bradley GuardLogix motion and logic controller Allen Bradley PanelView NEMA 12 wiring and enclosures NEMA 4 or 4X wiring and enclosures (optional)
Finish: Cold-rolled steel frames are epoxy powder coated in gray metallic All parts in contact with product are stainless steel, hard-coat anodized aluminum or plastic OEM parts are manufacturers’ standard finish Light and heavy wash-down construction optional
Power: 480V, 50/60HZ, 3PH One main drop and one glue drop Other power sources available
Air: Per project specification
The Vectra® easily accommodates varied size ranges and pack patterns for frozen goods in bags or trays, chilled and dry goods food applications.

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