Tray Former machines

Tray former machines

Packaging machines

Tray Former machines

The tray forming machine can form a wide variety of tray styles, including slotted trays, trays with lids, and other custom configurations. The automated tray former machine takes a flat cardboard tray blank from the magazine, folds the blank and forms a perfect tray, using either self-locking tabs or hot glue for closure. Once the tray is formed, the machine ejects it onto the output conveyor.

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Operation steps

The common operation process can be described by the following example of tuck tab tray forming machine:

Tray former machines
Step 1: Trays infeed

The flat trays are loaded manually into the tray magazine where they are automatically separated and fed into tray forming section.

Tray former machines
Step 2: Forming tray

The blank flat is taken with suction cups and pushed down, through the tray forming unit so that the flat tray is assembled. The side flaps remain unfolded.

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Step 3: Folding two side flaps

Using the pneumatically pivoting guides, two side flaps are folded inwards. At the bottom of the tray there are elongated holes where the tabs of the side flaps can be folded.

Tray former machines
Step 4: Folding down the side flaps

Two side flaps are tucked into the holes in the bottom of the tray to form a self-locking tray with double walls.

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Step 5: Formed tray output

The perfectly formed and tucked trays are transferred from the machine by an outfeed conveyor.

Features

Automatic tray former machine

For general applications, the machine frame material is usually painted construction steel. For food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, the right choice for machine frame is stainless steel which prevents the risk of corrosion and the possible consequence of food contamination.

Automatic tray former machine

The finished tray is discharged from the machine on the belt conveyor. The belting material choice depends on tray material properties, operating speed, and production site environmental conditions.

Automatic tray former machine

Operators can easily control the machine via the intuitive touch screen HMI. HMI provides simple control over the machine and enables choosing predefined products or setting operational parameters.

Automatic tray former machine

The machine is enclosed with safety Lexan polycarbonate safety panels and guard doors with an interlocking safety system for operator protection and easy access.