A separately-dispensed Hood is then erected and the tray is elevated up into the Hood, then the entire assembly is discharged from the Tray Packer to go through a top-and-bottom taper to seal the top of the Hood and attach the Hood to the Tray bottom.
Tray packer/hooder runs pouches, erects a display tray, and then loads it all in one
The Tray Packer Hooder machine from Massman runs pouches, erecting a display tray and loading the tray from the display end. As can be seen in this video, the pouches required unique infeed treatment for orientation, spacing and loading. Specially-designed compression components support the tray from the inside as the hot-melt glue seal is compressed.