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.Request A Quote
The common operation process can be described by the following example of tuck tab tray forming machine:
The flat trays are loaded manually into the tray magazine where they are automatically separated and fed into tray forming section.
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.
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.
Two side flaps are tucked into the holes in the bottom of the tray to form a self-locking tray with double walls.
The perfectly formed and tucked trays are transferred from the machine by an outfeed conveyor.
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.
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.
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.
The machine is enclosed with safety Lexan polycarbonate safety panels and guard doors with an interlocking safety system for operator protection and easy access.