R.A Jones Orbi-Trak TC-6 speed up kit for its Meridian XR machines allows beverage and food manufacturers to run in a variety of canned product configurations at an unprecedented surge speed of 345 cartons per minute. This innovative carton feed technology surpasses the current standard speed of 300 cartons a minute. The new speed-up kit is an updated version of the Orbi-Trak, previously patented R.A Jones carton feed technology found on its Criterion machines. The speed-up kit is outfitted with six possible spindle carton pick and place locations rather than four. These two additional spindles expand the carton size range and speed capabilities of the machine, boosting overall production rates. Orbi-Trak TC-6 is now available as an upgrade to an existing multipacker machine and can be retrofitted to any Meridian XR already in service. The changeover from a standard carton feed to the new, faster carton feed is simple and cost-effective, typically completed in less than a week. This addition has increased the speed at which customers can produce 4-, 6- and 8-pack configurations as well as expanded machine capabilities to package a wide range of product types, diameters and heights in virtually any package style and format.