Model 400HS Adhesive Case Erector / Bottom Sealer

High speed adhesive case erector and bottom sealer

Above 30 cases per minute, packagers need a machine with more muscle, yet may find it difficult to justify the cost of added performance for top-end machines. The Model 400HS is the solution for speeds to 40 cpm. It's the next generation of A-B-C's industry-leading 330HS case erector for higher speed lines.

A-B-C's Model 400HS case erector is a powerful erector/sealer that combines production-proven features with a servo case sealing ram utilized in A-B-C's high speed erectors. This sealing technology delivers secure sealing and square cases during high speed operation.

Packed inside the heavy steel frame of this case erector is a powerful, continuous motion drive that speeds through case forming and sealing. Intelligent machine control simplifies setup, operation and diagnostics. Changeover can be completed in 5 minutes. The high capacity, easy-load magazine eliminates lifting and frees your attendant from frequent refills. It's built for real-world production with features to accommodate poor corrugated and keep on running.

Combining top productivity and low cost of ownership, this 10-40 cpm case erector will be a solid addition to your packaging line.

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

Videos

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

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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 This case erectors 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 This case erectors vacuum case opening technology smoothly opens even warped and bent cases, unlike pin-style openers which require straight corrugated flutes for properoperation. 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 This case erectors 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.
  • Positive case discharge to takeaway conveyor for a continuous case flow

    Positive case discharge to takeaway conveyor for a continuous case flow All standard 400 case erector models include a stationary discharge chute that uprights and feeds cases from the machine exit to the conveyor for a constant case feed to your line.
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Model 400HS Case Erector Specifications

Specifications:

  • Electrical: Primary 230 or 460v, 60hz, 3ph, NEMA 12
  • Air: 0.94 scfm per cycle at 80 psi
  • Consult A-B-C for case range

High Performance Features:

  • Heavy steel, box-style frame construction
  • All-mechanical main drive
  • High capacity vacuum system
  • Direct drive walking beam case transfer
  • High speed case indexer and servo-controlled sealing ram as standard features
  • 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
  • Reliable walking beam case transfer
  • 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:

  • Up to 40 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 floorplan in .dwg format. If you need another format, please call 800-237-5975 and we will be happy to help.

- Model 400HS Floor Plan