MFDigital CD DVD Information Library
Thursday, June 24, 2004
CD Manufacturing > Packaging > Machine Packing
Discs are packed in standard jewel or slimlines cases with paper parts by automated machines and overwrapped and packed into boxes as required.
- The machine automatically takes each case and opens it ready for the disc to be inserted.
- A robot arm transfers the printed discs from spindles and places them in the opened cases.
- Booklets are fed to the machine by another robot arm and placed in the jewel cases. Some machines are capable of handling two booklets per CD.
- The packaged CD can have stickers automatically added and, optionally, can be over-wrapped.
Machines operate at speeds up to 100 CDs per minute or more. For smooth operation at these speeds it is essential that cases and paper parts adhere to the specified dimensions and other physical properties.