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Case Cutter Machine
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To develop an inline case cutting machine for a distribution center capable of opening random size boxes at a minimum rate of 1300 boxes per hour.

This company is an international distributor of pharmaceutical and consumer products.

System consists of an in-feed and exit conveyor.  Within the case cutting machine a box is measured and 4 rotary cutters cut the tops off of each box.  The cutters are automatically positioned based on the dimension of the box.

High rate of speed and long lasting cutter blade life were major requirements.  Low cost blades last several weeks and have a quick change feature.  Payback of less than a year is typical.

The Case Cutting Machine is available as a standard product as well as customized for a variety of variations.


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Case Cutter
  • 1300 boxes per hour per machine
  • Servo driven clamping for increased throughput
  • Payback of 6-12 months
  • Box size:
    • Min. 4" w x 4" l x 3" h
    • Max. 16" w x 27" l x 23" h
  • Power Requirements:
    • 480 volt 60 amp or 220 volt 100 amp
    • Air: .1 cubic feet/min consumption
Case Cutter Display Screen
  • Easy-to-use touch screen controls
  • Touch screen allows access to all settings
  • Welded frame
  • Heavy duty components for continuous operation
  • 2, 3, or 4 sided cuts
  • Sensors measuer every box, allowing complete random box opening
  • Cuts can be staggered to allow top to remain with box
  • Air conditioned electrical cabinet for long life in extreme conditions
Case Cutter Cutting Head
  • Quick release cutting head facilitates quick blade changes.
  • Circular, high speed, rotating blades increase time between blade changes
  • Heavy duty blades can be resharpened many times
Case Cutter Blade Change
  • Quick release tilting cutter drives ease blade changing
  • Blade changing occurs in less than 30 seconds
Case Cutter Dimensions Top
Case Cutter Dimensions Side



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