Model 400 Adhesive Case Erector / Bottom Sealer

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The 400 series erectors are the next generation of A-B-C machines, based on our 330 erectors that have become an industry standard on packaging lines spanning North America. This case erector / bottom sealer combines the best of the 330 series in a new streamlined frame with features that will increase your productivity and reduce your costs.

It's powerful, with a continuous motion drive that speeds through case forming and sealing from 10-30 cpm. It's smart, with intelligent control that automates setup, documents performance and takes the guesswork out of diagnostics. It's operator-friendly, with simple touch screen controls and an easy-refill case magazine. Changeover takes just 5 minutes.

With multiple features to accommodate poor corrugated, this machine will take your case erecting productivity to the next level.

* Machine specifications subject to change. Guarding may be different than shown.

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  • Model 400 Operation (guarding may be different than shown)

  • Features & benefits

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Features and Benefits

  • Intelligent machine control simplifies setup and diagnostics

    Intelligent machine control simplifies setup and diagnostics Case selection is easy and intuitive at the touchscreen control center. Simply choose the case size and speed and you’re done. The color display shows real-time operating data and allows independent operation of all functions, diagnostics, and changeover settings. Its simple, step-by-step sequences simplify set up and operation. Non-contact sensors monitor machine operation and ensure precise timing of each operating sequence.
  • KD magazine eliminates lifting and allows more time between refills

    KD magazine eliminates lifting and allows more time between refills No more lifting heavy cases! This ergonomic,floor level magazine eliminates a potential source of liability found in mid and high level case magazines. The standard high capacity magazine holds three stacks of cases, giving your attendant more time between refills. KD stacks feed automatically and cases can be added at any time. An extended magazine is also available.
  • Top feed magazine runs warped and band-marked cases

    Top feed magazine runs warped and band-marked cases The top feed magazine design eliminates back pressure that can cause misfeeding in vertical feed magazines. Cases are lifted by dual, springloaded grippers that self-adjust to lift cases from uneven stacks caused by warp or band marks.
  • Complete control for case opening

    Complete control for case opening At the opening station, cases are gripped from below as the reciprocating arm pulls them open. This dual pullback system is forgiving to cases with poor manufacturer’s joints and positively opens doublewall styles. An automatic blowback system keeps air lines clean.
  • Case opening on outer flap ensures smooth inner flap closing

    Case opening on outer flap ensures smooth inner flap closing A-B-C’s vacuum case opening technology smoothly opens even warped and bent cases, unlike pin-style openers which require straight corrugated flutes for proper operation. Over-opening the case on the flaps ensures successful inner flap closing, even when running cases with out-of-spec manufacturer’s joints.
  • Adhesive sealing ram squares cases

    Adhesive sealing ram squares cases
The adhesive sealing compression mandrel has a unique design with stationary lugs that square the case during sealing. Soft-glide compression ensures secure sealing with less stress.
  • 5 minute changeover

    Changeover for the full case range is completed with rapid adjust hand cranks and slides with locking handles.
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Model 400 Case Erector Specifications

High Performance Features:

  • Heavy steel, box-style frame construction
  • All-mechanical main drive
  • High capacity vacuum system
  • Direct drive walking beam case transfer
  • High efficiency motors

Features for Reliable Operation:

  • A-B-C’s Intelligent Control electronics provide total control of operation
  • Low level case magazine holds 3 stacks of cases (approx. 300 kd’s) eliminating frequent refills
  • Automatic case feed from top of stack by dual floating grippers to smoothly feed warped or band-marked cases
  • Dual top and bottom vacuum grippers that over-open cases ensuring proper opening of cases with poor manufacturer’s joints
  • Self-lubricating air cylinders
  • Hot melt version can be converted to tape sealing/ Tape version can be converted to hot melt sealing

Reduced Maintenance Features:

  • Proximity sensors with quick disconnect
  • Sealed bearings throughout
  • Gull-wing style high visibility machine doors allow easy machine access
  • Touchscreen control for machine jog, diagnostics, troubleshooting, changeover settings
  • Case discharge back-up eye for surge control
  • Elevated beacon fault light

A-B-C's Intelligent Control gives you more

Included in the base price of the machine, this package features:

Variable speed capability:

  • 10 - 30 cases per minute (dependent on case sizes)
  • Speed ramps up and down to suit line speed- all settings (including adhesive application) are automatically adjusted as speed changes
  • Soft Stop - quits operation without dumping air
  • Cycle stop - cycles out all cases before stop
  • Main drive jog function
  • Manual operation of all functions including glue test

Standard fault detection features:

  • No/low air pressure
  • Downstream case backup
  • Case magazine is empty or low
  • Guard door opened
  • Case did not open properly
  • Emergency stop activated
  • Motor overload
  • Encoder or coupling malfunction
  • Individual sensor malfunction
  • Minimum speed fault
  • Fault alarm history record

Optional features:

  • Magazine extensions for additional capacity
  • CSSC case capability
  • Servo-controlled sealing ram standard on 400HS, optional on 400HM
  • Repeatable position indicators on adjustment shafts

Download Floor Plan Drawings:

Click the link below to download the floor plan in .dwg format. If you need another format, please call 800-237-5975 and we will be happy to help.

- Model 400 Floor Plan