Altair HT Wrap-around case packer

Altair HT | © OCME

High speed, high efficiency and high capacity magazine are combined to produce a compact and tight carton. The first OCME packaging machine model dates back to 1964, since then OCME has started a process of study, development and continuous improvement.

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Altair HT | © OCME
High capacity magazine
High efficiency
High speed (up to 100 cartons per minute)

product benefits

Very compact carton
Reduced glue consumption
High level components complying with the highest safety standards
Possibility to process various types of containers
Excellent accessibility for operators and maintenance staff
User friendly

Secondary packaging

Assisted opening | © OCME
Assisted opening
External flap | © OCME
External flap
Open carton
Open carton
Carton | © OCME
Tear-strip opening
Tear-strip opening
Top opening
Top opening
Inner flap | © OCME
Inner flap


The wrap-around system is a carton packer which wraps a flat carton blank around the products, and seals the pack with hotmelt glue.

Thanks to this system, a single machine can reach a production speed of 100 cartons per minute, world's fastest wrap-around cartoning machine.

OCME wrap-around carton packers are able to package many types of containers (plastic, glass, round, square, oval, triangular, etc.) and focus on high efficiency and high productivity installations, destined to various product sectors such as edible oil, lube oil and beverage.

Designers have paid particular attention to the processing of the containers to avoid breaking or damaging and ensure the highest quality level of the processed product.

Thanks to its flexibility, Altair offers the possibility of creating innovative and diversified packs.

Altair is capable of packing easy-to-open cartons, trays and many other special and functional types of packs. Furthermore, Altair can process a wide range of cartons, from typical corrugated cardboards even to very thin kraftboards.

In addition, OCME's whole range of wrap-around packers offer the possibility to process trays.

All models are designed to insert partitions – traditional or pre-formed – as an option.


option & data sheet

Cygnus - automatic blank feeding

The capacity of the blank magazine can be fed with a robotic blank picking system that move blank into magazine directly from the pallet.

The pallet with blanks only needs to be positioned on the conveyor by the fork-lift truck driver who removes the wrapping
strap, after which the machine runs completely automatically for a long time. The operator is thus relieved of the need to lift stacks of blanks manually.



In some circumstances it is necessary to provide further protection to the product inside the case.

Cardboard partitions are used for this and they are inserted during the machine operating cycle.

Altair is able to integrate two different technologies depending on the protection required: it can insert traditional partitions or pre-formed partitions.

• The first type, typically manufactured in corrugated cardboard, offer increased resistance against impacts and are therefore recommended for products which have to be transported over long distances. Traditional partitions are inserted from various feeding magazines that are appropriately placed along the packaging line.

• The pre-formed partitions use low-cost, preassembled, solid pressed cardboard, which protects the containers and also their labels from abrasion. The pre-formed insertion system consists of a side magazine, readily accessible for re-fill, and a S.C.A.R.A. robot which picks the partition from the magazine, opens it and then places it between the containers as they run down the line.

electronic selection unit

OCME has developed a solution called "electronic selection" that allows us to select incoming products without any contact so as not to damage the external surface in any way or, even worse, the label, which is totally devoid of traditional pegs: by independently motorizing each row of incoming products, it is possible to channel and dose - according to the format being processed - the containers without contact pressure.

With this system, format changeover also becomes simpler as there is no need to physically change the traditional peg bars.


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