Video: IPak Debuts Enhanced TF-300CT Tray Former for Protein Packaging

At speeds up to 10 percent faster and a 24 percent smaller footprint, the IPak TF-300CT is the ideal solution for meat and poultry producers looking for greater efficiency and layout flexibility in their packaging lines.

IPak, powered by Pro Mach, unveils its new and improved TF-300CT S-Series tray former for protein packaging at Pack Expo Las Vegas. The enhanced TF-300CT delivers superior speed – up to 10 percent faster – for nearly 30 cases per minute, in a 24 percent smaller footprint, making it an ideal solution for meat and poultry producers looking for greater efficiency and layout flexibility in their packaging lines.

The TF-300CT S-Series for protein packaging is part of IPak’s complete line of tray formers which leverage a new servo design and architecture to optimize tray and blank handling for quieter, faster output with less waste, and consistent tray forming for superior tray performance and aesthetics.

The TF-300CT includes an advanced 8-inch touch screen HMI for simple, user-friendly monitoring and fault diagnostics, machine adjustment and size changeovers. Changeovers are clearly defined and repeatable with preset tray recipes, color-coded dials and handles, and convenient on-machine instructions. Size changes typically are performed in less than 20 minutes. For more efficient and easy operation, ergonomics have been improved with a redesigned quick loading “right height” tray blank hopper.

For the TF-300CT, IPak engineers focused specifically on the unique needs of protein packagers to create an easy to clean and maintain design with fewer surfaces and mechanical parts. The TF-300CT forms breaker style and column cases in either L-Corner or triangulated corner configurations. Formed trays include RSC style flaps or flange flaps for side sealing or no flaps creating a retail ready tray with rollover display window. Whether used for beef, pork, and poultry packing or bag-in-the-box applications the TF-300CT delivers high-performance, high-quality trays around the clock in even the most demanding environments.

“The TF-300CT combines the latest technology and ergonomic design principles with IPak’s years of experience in delivering high value, high performance tray formers,” said IPak Product Manager Dyrl Nixon. “The result is a small footprint machine that delivers unequaled efficiency, ease of use, consistently pleasing trays, and outstanding investment value for protein packagers.”

The new TF-300CT tray former is on exhibit at Pack Expo Las Vegas, September 23-25, Booth C-2014.

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