Vantra IM

Cartoner

Compact and Economical, Cartons & Trays on Same Platform

Douglas’ innovative Vantra IM is a compact, economical intermittent motion cartoner with the flexibility to setup, load and close cartons and trays at speeds up to 55 per minute within a single platform. The versatile Vantra IM can be integrated with various infeed options to gently handle cans, bottles, cartons, bags, flat-flow wrapped product and more, including applications requiring multiple manipulations.

The Vantra IM is designed with a hygienic sheet metal frame and standoff bearing mounts to accommodate the customer’s specific washdown requirements.

  • Speeds up to 55 cartons and trays per minute
  • Tray and carton capability on a single platform
  • Hygienic sheet metal frame with standoff bearing mounts
  • Various infeed styles offer application and product handling flexibility
  • 11.25” (285.75 mm) pitch or customizable upon application
  • Ergonomic, walk-in design provides easy access
  • Glue seal for POL, FOL, and RSC-flap style cartons
  • Tuck closure for standard or reverse style cartons
Cartoner Features

The Vantra IM is easily integrated with multiple infeed types to handle cans, bottles, cups, bags, flow-wrapped product and more.

  • Cross push for single or multiple lane products with a pressure release surge at the load station, allowing a clean release of product to be loaded into a carton or tray
  • Positive place conveyor (PPC) for form-filled sealed bags and pouches
  • Vane collation for high speed handling of flat-flow wrapped products, bars and small pouches collated to single or multiple load stations
  • Pick and place for product collation in buckets or at the load station
  • Robotics for products received in mass or requiring manipulation prior to collation or loading

Vantra Tamp Load Infeed
Cross Push

Vantra Infeeds
Vane Collation

Vantra Robotic Infeeds
Robotics

Fast, repeatable changeover feature offers multiple enhancements.

Changeover time – significantly reduces time to less than 5 minutes (time of changeover is dependent on extent of changeover)

Repeatability – rail positions are recipe-driven and locked in place to within +/- 1/32″

Flexibility – ability to place lanes where desired as opposed to centerline or fixed side adjustments and more customer options for generating product-specific recipes

Durability – infeed rail’s holding force can withstand high product pressure

Ergonomics – minimizing manual adjustments maximizes efficiency and promotes safety in the work environment

Specifications

Drive: Servo positive drive system
Pitch: 11.25” (285.75 mm) or customizable upon application
Flight Chains: #50 series chain
Speed: Up to 55 cartons or trays/minute (product and pack pattern dependent)
Product Size Range: Per project specification
Carton Size Range: Minimum: 2” (50.8 mm) x 1” (25.4 mm) x 4” (101.6 mm)
Maximum: 9.25” (234.95 mm) x 7.50” (190.5 mm) x 12” (304.8 mm)
* Direction of Travel x Vertical x Across Machine
Tray Size Range: Minimum: 2” (80.8 mm) x 1” (25.4 mm) x 4” (101.6 mm)
Maximum: 9.19” (233.43 mm) x 2” (50.80 mm) x 12” (304.8 mm)
* Direction of Travel x Vertical x Across Machine
Magazine Length: 4’ (1219.2 mm) standard, 6’ (1828.8 mm) option
Frame: Powder coated hygienic sheet metal frame with standoff bearing mounts
Stainless steel option available
Adjustments: Tool-less changeover, HMI selectable recipes, threaded screws, handwheels and hand knobs with position pointers and digital scales
Closing System: Linear compression and closing for glue or tuck
Independently driven discharge belts
Glue System: Nordson ProBlue® per project specification
Guarding: Full length polycarbonate with extruded anodized aluminum frame
Electrical: Allen Bradley CompactLogix motion and logic controller
Allen Bradley PanelView + HMI
NEMA 12 wiring and enclosures
NEMA 4 or 4X wiring and enclosures (optional)
Finish: Gray metallic epoxy powder coat
All parts in contact with product are stainless steel, hard-coat anodized aluminum or plastic
OEM parts are manufacturers’ standard finish
Power: 480V, 50/60HZ, 3PH
One main drop and one glue drop
Air: 90 PSI (6.2 bar)
The Vantra IM easily accommodates large size ranges and pack patterns for the food, beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical industries.