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Used Case Erectors

An often-overlooked aspect of a shipping department is just how long it takes to assemble boxes and packaging before items are ready to leave your warehouse. Folding and taping cardboard boxes together is tedious and time consuming, and in high-volume shipping operations, this can cause bottlenecking which can lead to unnecessary shipping delays. American Surplus Inc. has used case erectors in stock to take your shipping department to the next level. Fully automate almost every part of your shipping line by integrating a case erector with a case packer and a case sealer to fully optimize efficiency. There are many advantages to case erectors. They reduce shipping damages, increase productivity, as well as decrease strain and potential injury to employees. With a smarter use of labor resources, you’ll be able to increase output leading to a reduction in any backlog.

Used Loveshaw Little David CF30 Case Former / Erector
Used Loveshaw Little David CF30 Case Former / Erector
  • Bottom Taper Included
  • 10 Cases Per Minute
  • Accepts 1-1/2" to 2" tape
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About Case Erectors

A used case erector from ASI can save you thousands of dollars in labor costs every year by reducing the amount of time it takes to assemble boxes. When cases are erected by hand a lot of time and money is wasted, and at the same time the quality of your cases could be at risk. A case erector will increase productivity since they can assemble a folded cardboard box in as little as 1-7 seconds depending on the model, which is anywhere from 3x-20x faster than an employee can assemble a box by hand. Aside from increased productivity case erectors can also reduce strain and injury on your workers.

Case erectors, sometimes called case formers, operate by feeding flat, folded cardboard boxes vertically where a set of arms folds and positions the box to the correct configuration before proceeding to a mechanism which utilizes packaging tape to seal the bottom of the box perfectly every time. Some case erectors are even designed to accurately assemble recycled boxes, which can help save you even more money.

In a high-volume shipping environment, a case erector can pay for itself within its first month of operation by reducing labor for box assembly exponentially, especially when used in conjunction with case packers and sealers. Case erectors can cost tens of thousands of dollars when purchased new, but at American Surplus, we can offer you a high quality, tested and inspected used case erector for 40% - 60% less than when purchasing new.

All used case erectors come with a 30-day guarantee to ensure that you are receiving the best used equipment possible. Contact a member of our sales team to learn more about our current inventory of used case erectors, as well as our full selection of used packaging equipment.

Advantages of Case Erectors

Case erectors offer a variety of advantages for packaging operations. Here are some key benefits:

  • Increased Efficiency: Case erectors automate the process of erecting and forming cardboard or corrugated cases. They can significantly speed up the packaging process by quickly forming and sealing cases, reducing manual labor, and improving overall efficiency.
  • Time Savings: With a case erector, the time required to manually fold, and tape boxes is eliminated. This allows packaging lines to operate at a faster pace, leading to increased productivity and throughput.
  • Consistency and Accuracy: Case erectors ensure consistent and precise case forming, resulting in uniform box sizes and dimensions. This standardization helps maintain product integrity and ensures that boxes fit properly on pallets or in shipping containers.
  • Labor Reduction: By automating the case erecting process, companies can reduce their reliance on manual labor. This frees up employees to focus on other tasks or allows for reassignment to more skilled roles within the production line.
  • Cost Savings: While case erectors represent an initial investment, they can lead to long-term cost savings. By reducing labor requirements and increasing operational efficiency, companies can lower their overall packaging costs and achieve a faster return on investment.
  • Improved Ergonomics and Safety: Manual case erecting can be physically demanding and repetitive, potentially leading to worker fatigue and injury. Case erectors help alleviate these concerns by eliminating the need for manual folding and taping, creating a safer and more ergonomic work environment.
  • Customization and Flexibility: Many case erectors offer flexibility in terms of box size and style. They can handle a range of case dimensions and accommodate different box types, such as regular slotted containers (RSC), half-slotted containers (HSC), or tray-style cases. This versatility allows companies to adapt to changing packaging requirements and diversify their product offerings.
  • Integration with Packaging Lines: Case erectors can seamlessly integrate with other packaging equipment, such as case sealers, conveyors, or labeling systems. This integration streamlines the packaging process, ensuring a smooth transition from case forming to sealing and labeling.
  • Enhanced Branding and Aesthetics: Case erectors can be equipped with features that enhance the visual appeal of packaging, such as printing or labeling capabilities. This allows for the incorporation of branding elements, product information, or barcodes, further enhancing the overall presentation of the packaged goods.
  • Scalability: Case erectors can accommodate varying production volumes, making them suitable for both small-scale and large-scale operations. They can handle high-speed packaging lines and adapt to increased production demands, providing scalability for growing businesses.

Case Erectors Applications

Case erectors find application in a wide range of industries and packaging operations. Here are some common applications for case erectors:

  • Food and Beverage: Case erectors are extensively used in the food and beverage industry for packaging products such as canned goods, bottles, jars, pouches, and cartons. They help automate the case forming process for products like beverages, snacks, frozen foods, dairy products, and more.
  • Consumer Goods: Case erectors are utilized in the packaging of various consumer goods, including household items, personal care products, electronics, toys, and pet supplies. They ensure efficient and consistent case forming for these items, facilitating their distribution and retail display.
  • Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare: Case erectors play a vital role in the packaging of pharmaceutical products, medical devices, and healthcare supplies. They enable the efficient formation of cases for medicines, surgical equipment, diagnostic kits, and other healthcare-related items, ensuring their safe transportation and storage.
  • E-commerce and Retail: With the rapid growth of e-commerce, case erectors are essential for packaging products destined for online orders. They help form cases for items of different sizes and shapes, preparing them for shipment to customers. Additionally, in retail settings, case erectors assist in creating display-ready cases for products on store shelves.
  • Industrial and Manufacturing: Case erectors find application in various industrial and manufacturing sectors. They are used for packaging components, spare parts, machinery, tools, and other industrial products. Case erectors ensure efficient and standardized case formation for easy storage, transport, and inventory management.
  • Logistics and Distribution Centers: Case erectors are commonly utilized in logistics and distribution centers for high-volume packaging operations. They help streamline the packaging process by quickly forming cases for products, enabling efficient sorting, labeling, and palletizing for shipment to different locations.
  • E-commerce Fulfillment Centers: In e-commerce fulfillment centers, case erectors play a crucial role in automating the packaging process. They are used to form cases for individual orders, facilitating faster order fulfillment and shipment while maintaining consistency in packaging.
  • Cosmetics and Personal Care: Case erectors are employed in the packaging of cosmetic and personal care products, including items like skincare products, cosmetics, perfumes, and toiletries. They aid in the efficient formation of cases, ensuring product protection and presentation.
  • Automotive and Auto Parts: Case erectors find application in the automotive industry for packaging auto parts, accessories, and components. They streamline the packaging process for items like filters, spark plugs, gaskets, belts, and other automotive products, ensuring efficient handling and distribution.
  • Chemicals and Industrial Products: Case erectors are utilized in the packaging of chemicals, lubricants, paints, adhesives, and other industrial products. They facilitate the safe and efficient formation of cases, ensuring proper containment and labeling for compliance with regulations.

Case Erectors Manufacturers

  • Wexxar Bel (A ProMach Brand)
  • Combi Packaging Systems LLC
  • Pearson Packaging Systems
  • A-B-C Packaging Machine Corporation
  • Lantech
  • Wexxar/Ipak
  • Loveshaw (A ProMach Brand)
  • Packsize International LLC
  • Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc.
  • Econocorp Inc.
  • ADCO Manufacturing
  • EndFlex (formerly known as Flexicell Inc.)
  • Delkor Systems Inc.
  • Marq Packaging Systems
  • Hartness International (A ProMach Brand)

Case Erectors are Also Known As

  • Case Formers
  • Box Erectors
  • Box Formers
  • Case Opening Machines
  • Carton Erectors
  • Carton Formers
  • Box Folding Machines
  • Box Assembly Machines
  • Case Packing Machines
  • Automatic Box Erectors
  • Case Erecting Systems
  • Case Sealing Systems (in cases where the machine combines case erecting and sealing functions)

Case Erectors Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a case erector?
A:A case erector is a machine used in packaging operations to automate the process of forming and erecting cardboard or corrugated cases. It folds and assembles flat cases into their proper shape, ready for filling with products.

Q: How does a case erector work?
A: Case erectors typically work by taking flat, pre-cut case blanks and feeding them into the machine. The machine then uses various mechanisms, such as vacuum suction cups, to fold and seal the flaps of the case, creating a formed and ready-to-fill box. The formed cases are then dispensed for filling or further packaging processes.

Q: What are the benefits of using a case erector? A:Using a case erector offers several benefits, including increased efficiency and productivity, reduced labor requirements, improved consistency and accuracy in case forming, time savings, enhanced packaging quality, and better ergonomics and safety for workers.

Q: Can a case erector work with different production speeds?
A:Yes, case erectors are designed to work with different production speeds. The speed at which a case erector operates is often adjustable to match the specific requirements of the packaging line. Manufacturers provide specifications regarding the maximum speed at which their case erectors can operate effectively.

Q: Can a case erector handle different case sizes?
A: Most case erectors can handle a range of case sizes. They are often adjustable to accommodate different case dimensions, allowing for flexibility in packaging various products. However, it's important to check the specifications of a particular case erector to ensure it can handle the required case sizes for your packaging needs.

Q: What maintenance is required for a case erector?
A: Case erectors require regular maintenance to ensure optimal performance. This typically includes cleaning, lubrication, and inspection of moving parts, as well as replacement of worn-out components, such as belts or suction cups. Manufacturers usually provide maintenance guidelines and schedules in their documentation.