Cartons and trays

Palletizing cartons

Cartons are the most common products to be palletized. Depending on the type of carton or tray, various grippers are used. Closed cartons are often palletized with a vacuum gripper, open trays with a clamping gripper.

When palletizing cartons, they are taken per one, two, per row and even per layer so that high speeds can be achieved. Depending on the stacking pattern, the cartons are deposited individually, per row or per layer.

Types of cartons and trays

  • closed cartons
  • cartons with a loose lid
  • open trays
  • low trays with jars
  • display cartons
  • cartons with U shaped cardboard lid
  • bag in carton cartons
  • cartons with furniture packages

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How does it work?

Palletizing cartons

When a vacuum cannot be used, a clamping gripper is used. When palletizing cartons with loose lids, care is taken to ensure that the lid does not come off when the gripper is going up after deposit. Such cartons can also be palletized per one or per row.

For carton palletizing, grippers are also available who partially or fully support the cartons at the bottom. This is important if the cartons do not have strength on their own or if the contents of an open tray do not allow clamping. Automatic gripper settings are applied if one does not want a gripper change when switching to another product. The various grippers can be equipped to place automatically cardboard sheets, sheets of paper or foil between the layers. When palletizing, the cartons are always “inserted”. This means that they never touch the already palletized cartons during deposit.

Product changes

For product changes there are two options: either you choose an all-in-one gripper so that a gripper change is unnecessary, or the grippers are exchangeable via the unique quick-change system. This happens in no time. In case of unstable loads, a semi-automatic or automatic pallet wrapper can be integrated into the Spider. Palletizing and pallet wrapping happens simultaneously. After stacking one or two layers, they are automatically wrapped with stretch film and then stacking goes on. At the end of the palletizing, the wrapping cycle is completed and the pallet can be removed.


The Spider portal robot can also be used for destacking cartons for, among other things, compiling orders. A unique software that “searches” the cartons on the pallet is used. The destacked cartons are often coded during processing before they are stacked again.


  • Compact palletiser
  • User-friendly
  • Robust construction
  • Total solution
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We build total palletizing plants starting from the point where your product comes from the production line up to the warehouse of finished goods with pallets. Various conveyors for products to be palletized and empty and full pallets and other peripheral equipment are integrated.

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