About Tray Packing
Although a shrink-wrapped pack is fairly strong and stable, it is sometimes desirable to place the products in a cardboard tray before shrink wrapping, both for stability and ease of handling. A tray packer can fully automate this process.
Tray packing process
It is challenging to place products in a pre-formed tray, therefore the tray is formed around the products. The process is as follows:
- An unfolded tray (a blank) is obtained,
- products are pushed onto the tray,
- the tray is folded into shape and its flaps are glued together,
- (usually) the tray is sent into a shrink wrapping machine to complete the pack.