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Case Study – Snack Foods (TUCKERS)

Product: PAKSMART PC40HL Cartoner

Industry: Snack Foods

Business Needs: Ease of Use, Reliability, Safety, Size.

Reliability was required to ensure production rates of 25 cartons per minute were met in a consistent manner.

Ease of Use is important so operators can easily interact with the system. It is important that operators are able to work in a safe, efficient manner.

Safety: carton machines have many moving parts that are potential hazards. Also, hot-melt glue guns can be dangerously hot. It is vital that machinery is guarded to Australian standards.

Size: As with many companies, floor space is at a premium. It was important that any solution took this into account.


Tuckers chose a PC40 hand-load as it was all their application called for. The hand-load version has a low start-up cost and is very compact. PC40s are very reliable and trained operators can often load cartons almost as fast as the automatic version.

They took the PC40 and integrated a conveyor as part of setting up Tuckers’ production line.

Whilst very few problems are expected, it is good to know PAKSMART is just a phone call away. With its head office in Sydney, PAKSMART is in a position to offer great service Australia wide. As all parts are sourced in Australia, long waits for spare parts can be a thing of the past.
Like all PAKSMART cartoners, this PC40 is safety guarded to Australian standards

The footprint of the PC40AL, even when specially modified for this application, is compact at <2.5m2 (plus their conveyor), which was comfortably within the space allocation.

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