• Program: Automation Robotics Engineering Technology
  • Course: Packaging Machinery Systems
  • Course #: ARET1160
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

In this course students will set-up and troubleshoot packaging machines. Included are manual and automatic cartoners, strappers, case wrappers, and bag closing machines. The basic principles of packaging machinery and materials will be discussed. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Differentiate film-coating processes
Differentiate film-laminating materials
Identify methods of heat sealing
Differentiate film bags
Characterize bag manufacturing
Employ up twist tie
Utilize up hand sealer
Explain chain band sealer operation sequence
Differentiate adhesive types
Analyze hot melt gluer operation
Interpret intermittent cartoner operation
Determine intermittent motion cartoner operation sequence
Solve problems on an intermittent motion cartoner
Determine continuous motion cartoner operation
Determine continuous motion catroner operation sequence
Determine auto load motion cartoner operation
Examine auto load motion cartoner
Characterize corrugated box printing
Classify mechanical stapler operation
Determine air stapler operation sequence
Demonstrate intermittent case sealer operational sequence

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  ARET1125
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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