Although a film only, shrink-wrapped pack is fairly strong and stable, sometimes for added rigidity or placing on retailer shelf, a cardboard tray is used in shrink wrapping process. Autopack traypacker fully automates this process.
Tray packing process
Autopack Traypacker uses a versatile process for forming and loading products on tray. Intermittent motion, 4 stage indexing process suitable for most products. To cater for different speeds, layouts and products Autopack traypacker can be offered with many infeed and grouping options. Here is the process:
A blank is drawn from Magazine and formed into a “U”
- 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.