IPak Introduces at Pack Expo New Productivity Features for its Flagship TF-350 Tray Former line
RICHMOND, BC, CA — IPak Machinery, powered by Pro Mach, showcases at Pack Expo in Chicago, November 6-9, a host of features newly added to its flagship TF-350 family of tray formers for display ready meats, cheeses, and other foods, beverages, and consumer products. The new model TF-350B produces the platform’s customary wide range of simple to complex tray styles, including window trays, all up to 25 units per minute, and adds a number additional advantages not found on other models. (IPak Pack Expo Booth # S-3742)
For the TF-350B, IPak has integrated control of the Nordson glue system into the IPak HMI, which gives operators and maintenance personnel one point of control for all of TF-350B’s systems. IPak has completely redesigned the frame for greater rigidity and stability. The new design makes it faster and easier for maintenance personnel to access key parts of the machine. For example, when performing size changes the mandrel has been designed to be removed from the side of the tray former, reducing the need to straddle an outfeed conveyor. This improves both ergonomics and safety. IPak Machinery strives towards providing maintenance-free systems. A case in point is the new nickel-plated lubrication free chain that facilitates the quick-change between trays sizes. Updates to the pneumatic system improve energy efficiency, while reducing the voltage from 480 to 240. This gives customers greater flexibility in placing the TF-350B tray former within the plant.
Refinements on the TF-100 four-corner tray former featured
IPak launched the TF-100 four-corner tray former in 2015 as a new performance four-corner tray former at an entry level price. The company then continued to refine and improve the design. The TF-100 now features a slightly larger frame to accommodate agricultural and other packing operations requiring a larger and/or deeper mix of trays. Throughput has climbed from 35 up to 40 trays per minute. The improved TF-100 has “0” lubrication points, thereby, significantly reducing preventive maintenance planning and requirements. The TF-100 produces aesthetically pleasing four-corner trays for nearly every application – including window trays. Key aspects of the model include:
- Touchscreen HMI for the control of major machine functions
- HMI access to maintenance and troubleshooting documentation
- An open design for fast, ergonomic access to machine systems
- Precise flap bonding
- Changeover without tools in less than 10 minutes with a standard, color-coded two-crank system
- A heavy duty, easy clean frame
For more information about the TF-350 and TF-100 tray formers, and for IPak’s full line of tray forming machinery, call 604-930-9300 and visit www.IPakMachinery.com. In addition, be sure to visit IPak Machinery at the Pack Expo, booth # S-3742.
About IPak Machinery
IPak's fully automatic tray formers provide industry leading performance and reliability for heavy-duty applications. IPak products are part of Wexxar/BEL's full line of integrated case and tray forming and sealing solutions. The IPak engineering team includes tray specialists who understand container design and can identify the most subtle variations in automated tray forming. Their knowledge and expertise allows IPak to consult on plant or line layouts and container-style designs, and recommend optimal machine models for particular applications.
IPak is powered by Pro Mach, a Cincinnati, Ohio based provider of integrated packaging and processing products and solutions for food, beverage, consumer goods, pharmaceutical, and other diverse companies. Through multiple brands, Pro Mach provides product packaging and processing equipment, PMMI certified training, installation, parts, and service in Bottling & Capping, Primary Packaging, Flexible Packaging, Material Handling, Identification & Tracking, and End of Line Packaging.
For more information about Pro Mach visit www.ProMachInc.com