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Case Erectors

Case Erectors


Improved Efficiency and Consistency With Our Robust Packaging Equipment

If you’re still forming boxes by hand or looking to increase efficiency with your current case erecting operation, upgrade your end-of-line packaging with a custom case erector. The experienced team at Hughes Enterprises analyzes your packaging throughput, floor space, and integration options to help you choose the ideal carton erecting solution for your needs. 

Streamline speed and productivity while reducing labor costs

Our inventory of case formers offers safety, efficiency, and lasting reliability from some of the leading manufacturers in the nation to meet a variety of industry needs. Request a case erector quote online or give us a call at (609) 586-7200 to discuss your specific requirements

What is a case erector?

A case erector machine can improve the speed, efficiency, and savings of end-of-line packaging systems by aiding in the forming and sealing of corrugated boxes. With operator assistance or complete automation, case erectors open, form, and seal cartons, which can then be filled, closed, and labeled.

Carton erectors can operate in tandem with other packaging machines, providing a complete packing and packaging solution. At Hughes Enterprises, we offer a range of case erector and packer brands to customize your end-of-line packaging process to meet your needs.

High-speed case erector and automatic case erector systems

To bring your production to the next level, implement a high-speed or fully automatic case erector. These machines are available with features that improve speed, allow for easy changeovers, or increase flexibility in your operations. Semi-automatic case erectors and even robotic and specialty case formers are available too, so you’re sure to find the right machine to match your product and your processes.

Our selection of case sealer manufacturers will support your production and streamline your operations, saving you time and money.

Fully-automated packaging systems

Customizable Machines Designed to Meet Your Company’s Unique Fulfillment Needs Looking for an easy-to-use, safe, and reliable automatic case erector to modernize your operations? Hughes Enterprises offers case erector and packer brands that can form up to 30 cases per minute to keep your production line moving at your desired pace – all while maintaining superior quality. Some machines also have premium components for easier integration into your existing system and enhanced operator safety.

Semi-Automatic Case Erectors

Making forming and packing less strenuous doesn’t have to break the bank or make your facility cramped. Our semi-automatic case erector machines can reach speeds of up to 15 cases per minute while also providing operators with multiple comfortable packing positions. The best part is that they are designed with performance, durability, and maintenance in mind, making them an affordable alternative to similar automatic machines.

Specialty Case Erectors

Corrugated Case Erectors Tailored to Your Requirements You won’t need to be concerned with costly changeover downtimes, but instead you can speed up your packaging line with our specialty case erectors. These come with flexible arms and other unique features that make erecting random-sized corrugated cases smooth, swift, and seamless. With single equipment handling boxes of different dimensions, you can reduce packaging costs, streamline your operations and declutter your production area.

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Manufacturers we stand behind
Manufacturers we stand behind

Hughes Enterprises offers fully-automated packaging systems from industry leader Sealed Air. Contact us to learn more about our manufacturer partnerships.

We’re there when you need us
We’re there when you need us

When downtime strikes on your packaging line, never wonder who to call to get operations back up and running. Hughes Enterprises offers 24/7 maintenance and support for the life of your automated packaging system.

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Frequently Asked Questions 

Q: How Does a Case Erector Machine Work?

Case erectors take folded or collapsed boxes and automatically form them into consistently shaped cases. These machines also seal the bottom securely to prepare the cases for packing.

The process generally starts with loading the collapsed boxes into the magazine. These carton blanks are picked up by the case erector’s vacuum-powered suction cups, automatically forming their shape as they are introduced to the conveyor belt. The sides will then be folded, and the bottom part will be sealed as each case is moved through the erector.  

Q: What Types of Cases Can a Case Erector Machine Handle?

Both automatic and semi-automatic case erectors can take collapsed corrugated boxes and form them into ready-to-pack cases. 

Fully automatic random case sealers can handle random-sized boxes autonomously. On the other hand, operator involvement may be needed to run cases with varying heights and widths in semi-automatic case erectors. 

Q: Can Case Erectors Be Customized To Handle Specific Types of Cases or Packaging Needs?

Leading manufacturers of case erectors today include thoughtfully designed standard and optional features in case erector machines. These allow for easy case loading, increased speed and reliability, and effortless maintenance for a wide range of applications. On top of that, case erectors come in innovative designs that support painless integration with other loading, packing, and sealing equipment.

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