Vertical vs.

Horizontal

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Do You Need A Vertical Or Horizontal Cartoner?

That all depends on your current and future needs. But first let’s look at the visual difference. A horizontal cartoner is end loaded, where product is pushed into the carton from the side. While a vertical cartoner is top loaded, where product is guided or placed into the carton from above. Based on that, a horizontal cartoner would be required when the product has a tight fit in the carton with some force. A vertical cartoner would be suitable for all other products. Even a bag could be handled with a flex spout to be top loaded into a carton.

The determining factor would be the use of the equipment. Either would suffice if you need a dedicated machine. But if you are looking for a versatile machine, allowing you to run multiple products now or in the future, the convertible vertical cartoner is your machine. Carton pockets and plowing modules can be switched out to run multiple carton sizes and styles. We’ll create different configurations with various filling methods so your equipment can be converted to run loose fill, bag-in-box, stick packs and kits all on a single machine!

Vertical Cartoners Horizontal Cartoners
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Which one handles your package and product?

Package Styles

  • All
  • Vertical
  • Horizontal
standard-seal

Standard Seal

auto-bottom

Auto Bottom

tuck-and-seal

Tuck and Seal

reverse-fold

Reverse Fold

fifth-panel

Fifth Panel

reverse-tuck

Reverse Tuck

sift-proof

Economy Seal

straight-tuck

Straight Tuck

gable-top

Gable Top

sift-proof

Sift Proof

Product Types

Bag-in-Box

Bars

Blister Packs

Bottles

Cans

Cups

Dry Flowables

Jars and Vials

Kits

Loose-Fill with Pouch

Non-Food

Pouches and Sachets

Stick Packs

Trays

Twist Wraps