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Automatic Box Cutter

Reduce Labor, Improve Safety

The CCU Automatic Box Cutter is a reasonably-priced, fully random box cutting machine designed to open RSC or HSC boxes by cutting the tops, typically on 3 or 4 sides, making hand-cutting obsolete and unnecessary, speeding operations, saving carpal tunnel and cut injuries, and often saving insurance premiums. The Auto Box Cutter operates completely independently of human intervention by metering-in cases, measuring them, cutting and then automatically indexing them out of the cutting cell. The CCU applies a mode such as cutting on 3 or 4 sides at designated locations regardless of the box size presented to it.  Advanced applications can vary the recipe based on bar code or other identification.  The system can be expanded with downstream camera inspection and/or sortation of the cut items.

 Automatic Box Cutter: How it Works

Automatic Box Cutter Footprint

CCU uses advanced 24VDC conveyor to index cases into the cutting area. The case is measured in three dimensions with high resolution sensors to .001 inch; robotic servomotors position blades as needed to cut in the mode specified by the operator at the HMI.  The materials treatment and round shape of the blades provide a wide surface area and long life to help resist breakage.  The result is a perfectly cut box – every time.  In case of an over current, the machine is designed to stop immediately.  It offers a wide variety of maintenance alarms and logging; remote support is provided.  Unlike some competitive models, all of the logic and functionality is contained in a user-configurable PLC allowing the customer the freedom to support the equipment themselves, if they desire. The cutter includes a full safety guarding package that interlocks the machine immediately when any guard is opened.

Customers enjoy a wide variety of cutting modes:

  • Cut Tops: Cases opened at the top; most common for distribution center applications.
  • Percentage: The Cutter provides a cut at a fixed fraction of the case’s height (often 50%)
  • Analysis:  The Cutter analyzes the case to see what type of cut should be applied.

General Specifications – Automatic Box Cutter

  • 400-500 cases per hourAuto Box Cutter
  • Electric:  240VAC 3 Phase Power, Air: 3.0 CFM @ 90 PSI
  • Footprint: 120″ D x 74″ W x 97″ H
  • Minimum Case Size: 6″ x 6″ x 7″
  • Maximum 29″ x 18″ x 24″
  • approx 2,100 lb, ships assembled
  • Training and startup available

Typical Automatic Box Cutter Applications

  • Returns Processing and Opening
  • Opening for Split Case Picking Applications
  • Mixed Case Re-Pack
  • Case Splitting for Cigarette Master Packs
  • Dry ingredient opening in Food Applications
  • Parts Receiving for Manufacturing

Safety Features

  • Electronically Interlocked Door
  • Carton Eject
  • Lockable Disconnect Switch
  • Removable Blade Change Guard
  • Emergency Stop Buttons (4)
  • Outer Travel Limit Sensors

Box Cutter Benefits

  • lower insurance premiums due to the fact that knives have been removed from warehouse work cells.
  • Reduces Direct Labor
  • Eliminates knife cuts
  • Reduces carpal tunnel and similar injuries
  • Speeds Throughput
  • Reduces product damage
  • Improves facility throughput

Applicable Industries

  • Warehousing
  • Wineries and Distilleries
  • Food Processing
  • 3PL
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Grocery Distribution
  • Consumer Products
  • Paints & Pigments
  • Convenience Store
  • Distribution
  • Multi-Level Marketing
  • Electronics Manufacturing

What makes our Case Cutter the Best

Don’t just take our word for it; talk to some of our happy clients and get a test of your product on a Automatic Box Cutter running in a real production environment.  With hundreds of machines installed, we can find you a site to visit and test your cases, or you can test at our factory.  Because of volume we ship in approximately 4-5 weeks and offer a unique money-back guarantee, if after 30 days you are unhappy with the machine you can return it, less shipping or any necessary refurbishment.  We use non-proprietary controls and components which are readily available and we don’t lock you into expensive service contracts.  Machines have a rugged, robust design that minimizes air consumption.

Money Back Guarantee
  • Large Installed Base of Happy Clients
  • Non-Proprietary Controls, Built for Maintainability
  • Money-Back Guarantee
  • Factory Acceptance Testing and Training
  • Remote and Onsite Support
  • Short Lead Times, Quick & Easy Installation

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