IPAK Machinery Unveils Expanded Line of Servo-Based Tray Forming Solutions at Pack Expo

Oct 11, 2012
  • IPAK S Series now includes the TF-200, the industry’s first servo-based solution for triangulated retail ready trays and the multi-functional TF-350
  • Servo-driven S Series boasts superior speed, tray flexibility, and forming consistency in a simple, easy to maintain design
  • See IPAK S Series machines at Pack Expo International, Booth N-4006, October 28-31, Chicago’s McCormick Place

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – IPAK, powered by ProMach, is featuring its expanded S Series of servo-based tray forming solutions at Pack Expo International, October 28-31, in Chicago’s McCormick Place. New S Series models include the TF-200, the industry’s first servo-based solution for triangulated retail ready trays, and the multi-functional TF-350 tray former.

The TF-200, TF-350 and other servo-driven S Series models deliver superior speed, tray flexibility, and forming consistency in a simpler, easy to maintain design than traditional mechanical solutions. Additional benefits include modular construction for easy integration and maintenance, fewer wear parts, and precise control. The S-Series comes standard with IPAK smart servo technology, color touch-screen HMI, and rugged, durable construction for continuous, dependable operation in the most demanding environments.

The IPAK TF-200 forms strong support, triangulated corners and other specialized corner post style trays suitable for most any “retail ready” display. Common applications including agricultural products, food processing, and consumer goods such as home cleaning and personal care. The new servo-based forming process continuously operates at speeds up to 35 trays per minute and delivers more consistent, square, and securely glued trays than other methods. The TF-200 also can create rollover display windows simultaneously with tray forming.

The TF-350 automatically forms common footprint rollover or laminated side trays suitable for agricultural and bakery applications, including Defor, One Touch, and other similar tray styles for flat packs of fruits, vegetables, and baked goods. An easy changeover enables the TF-350 to also form MUB style trays. It continuously operates at speeds of up to 30 trays per minute and is fully adjustable to form various sizes and depths including full and half common footprint. Size changes are quick and easy, and can be performed in less than 15 minutes.

See the IPAK S Series of Tray Formers at Pack Expo International in booth N-4006. For more information please contact IPAK at 1-888-565-3219 or 604-940-8073.

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