Sustainable Produce Container Kliklok Carton Folding Machine

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Folding Machine for commercial growersSquare Pint Sustainable Produce Container holding blueberries and cherry tomatoes

This page is for informational purposes. Please call 859-630-2694 or email  [email protected] for additional information.

The reason Sustainable Produce Containers exist is to replace plastic clamshells on a large scale. The Folding machine will help achieve that goal. All of the sizes are available in a "Kliklok" folding design. This design is a proven technology like that used in making English muffin trays. 

Stacks of flat Sustainable Produce Containers are loaded into the machines to be formed. The vacuum pump de-nester pulls the flat boxes down into the machine where the appropriate size forming head constructs the boxes. The finished open boxes can be then hand filled or dropped onto a conveyor belt to be machine filled.

We have several refurbished Kliklok Jr machines for sale or lease. 

Primary Components of Kliklok Forming Machines

  • Plunger – unique to carton size
  • Cavity – where carton is placed
  • Hopper Gate – where flat cartons are loaded
  • Backplate – keeps cartons stacked
  • Agitating links – keeps carton stack moving forward
  • Vacuum Feed Bar (optional)

Kliklok Junior Specs (Refurbished)

  • Folding Speed: 45 per minute/head (a brand new one can do 75 cpm)
  • TIme to switch heads: 20-30 min to switch out a head from one size container to another
  • Size: 42" W x 56" L x 67" H (with cover closed)
  • Power requirements: 230 V, 3 phase motor (more efficient that 110V single phase), 60hz
  • Control: Start/Stop on remote cord, 2 hand remote jog
  • Carton Control: Vacuum control to stop feed of cartons when no product is present
  • Casters for portability

EXAMPLE OF A KLIKLOK JR MACHINE RUNNING:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjxOKMqnXC0

EXAMPLE OF NEW 3 HEAD KLIKLOK MACHINE FORMING CARTONS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OZNzUxmLuE

PURCHASE COST:

This refurbished Kliklok Jr Machine costs $26,500 and a new single carton forming head (to form a Low Profile Pint or a Quart) costs $19,000 each. There are also the initial spare parts, labor, crating, installation and on-site training (about $7,500) along with shipping. Approximate purchase total: $53k

LEASE COST:

The machine can also be leased instead over a 5-year period based on carton volume, costs can range:

Containers purchased annually (additional cost per container):
50,000 (+$0.20)
100,000 (+$0.10)
500,000 (FREE)
​1,000,000 (FREE)

For a tamper-proof lock, all of the Sustainable Produce Containers have tear dots under the lid so they can be sealed like cereal boxes by a Closing Machine. Contact Linda for more information.