Product Loading into Trays, Cups & Bowls(21 companies)
Machines dedicated to depositing products, often dry foods such as cookies, into individual, pre-made trays that have been formed in a separate operation. Are you looking at new tray, blister, or clamshell equipment? Here are some best practices on what to look for.
Tray sealing machines from AmeriPak run at rates of 30-60 units/min., helping to automate the industrial packaging with high levels of efficiency for packaging produce, consumer goods, or fresh, frozen or prepared foods. The Series 30 is AmeriPak's most compact automatic filled tray sealer, ideal for applications requiring high output from a small physical space. The Series 60 tray sealers handle film seal widths of over 10 inches, allowing to seal containers over a greater range of sizes and permitting multi-lane machine configurations.
Ermi and Dairy Pack brands of preformed cup filling machines from Synerlink, a Berry-Wehmiller Packaging Company, are designed for premium, unitary primary packaging, whether they’re to be sold individually or grouped into different SKUs at end-of-line. These fillers can also be used to fill buckets for family portions and catering markets. Ermi and Dairy Pack FS cup filling machines accept any shape (round, oval, square, conical, reverse conical) or material (plastic, aluminum, glass, terra cotta) for cups, whether they’re stackable or not. With ranges from 4,000 to 63,000 containers per hour, machines offer three levels of hygiene for standard, extended and long shelf-life items. Machines accommodate up to three different cup shapes and/or diameters on the same line.
Cavanna Packaging USA
From the CARTESIO robotics division of Cavanna comes the G41 model, a compact solution for loading products into trays at the end of line. A head samples the products from the vertical arrangement device (VMC) with continuous feed from the packaging machine. Works with all kinds of products, filling display trays and American-style boxes.
Compass Industrial Group, LLC
Compass Industrial offers many Tray Loading System solutions for crackers, cookies, or other products that go in a tray. The VersaLoader, designed for rapid tray loading, runs multiple cell counts with the change of a recipe and is available in a wide variety of formats.The GP-Loader is ideal for loading delicate product into trays, such as creme and marshmallow filled cookie products. Used in conjunction with one of Compass Industrial’s slug formers and cross conveyors, the drum loader can load multiple tray possibilities.
FEMC specializes in denesting automation and offers a variety of machines to fit virtually any need denest, fill and seal operation. Whether the client is currently using hand placing, starting a new line, or replacing an troublesome existing system, FEMC can help. Denesting automation can be used with plastic, paper, foam, metal, and more materials for applications in industries such as ready-to-eat meals, meat packing, frozen meals, container production, produce packing, single-serve foods and much more.
Harpak-ULMA Packaging LLC
Harpak-ULMA Packaging’s tray sealing packaging machines are used in the fresh foods and frozen meals markets. Tray sealing machines seal a rigid tray and heat seals a plastic film to trays flange. The seal is airtight, so that customers can take advantage of MAP technology to prolong the product’s shelf life by slowing down harmful bacteria that causes spoilage. Seal also functions as a simple dust cover for frozen products where no MAP requirements exist.
When paired together, Hinds-Bock Servo Filling Machines and Servo Spout Bridges are ideal for filling a wide variety of entrée items into trays, cups, bowls and tubs. Run products as thin as gravy to thick mashed potato as well as particulate products like macaroni and cheese or fettuccini alfredo. In comparison to conventional piston fillers, the Hinds-Bock Servo Filling Machines are designed to run faster, use much less air, can be Cleaned In Place (CIP) and require less maintenance. Modern controls allow for much faster set up. The operator simply calls up a recipe in the operator interface (HMI), brings up the appropriate fill profile and the filler automatically adjusts itself.
JBT Corporation-FoodTech Division
JBT Proseal designs and manufactures an extensive and varied range of tray sealing machinery with throughputs from 6 to 240 packs per minute. This high-speed capacity is complimented by a number of benefits including; user-friendly intuitive design, eco-friendly electric seal actuation, and ultimate flexibility. The machinery flexibility includes features such as 2-minute tool changeover and optional technology for all types of tray sealing formats including: gas flush (MAP), vacuum gas, and skin packaging, all of which is able to be added or removed at any time, regardless of the machine’s age. Tray sealer models cover a wide range of applications from baby food and bakery to personal care, soups, and pet food.
Jordan Manufacturing, Inc.
Jordan Manufacturing supplies performed tray machines that create all standard tray styles for a variety of industries. Featured machines include the 12J 5-in. for "E" cups of 2 in. widths and 2.5 in. lengths. Typical applications include jellies, sauces and syrups. It runs at production rates of 720 cups/minute. Jordan Manufacturing machines also handle filling of entrees, bakery foods, health food, peanut butter, butter, condiments and other products.
LoeschPack PPT USA
Use tray loaders and tray loading machines from LoeschPack to point dry baked goods in the right direction, quickly and gently, straight into tray packaging. Loesch’s patented LOKEM tray loading system is designed for fully automatic filling of confectionery and dry baked goods products such as biscuits, cookies and chocolates into single and multi-rowed trays. Primarily used to handle delicate products with large dimensional and shape tolerances, LOKEM packs at speeds of up to 800 products/min. The products can be arranged in the tray standing on edge, in flat or shingled position according to requirement.
Machine Builders & Design, Inc.
The Traypacker takes food products at full oven capacity via supply cooling conveyors, guides them into multiple lanes, accumulates and indexes them, places them into groups (slugs) of a predetermined count, and drops them into a premade tray that is positioned precisely by the system at speeds of up to 300 rows/minute. Various types of cookies can be loaded, including wire-cut, rotary molded, enrobed, and sandwiched items.
The MGS portfolio includes several technologies to denest and place stacked trays, tubs, clamshells quickly and accurately. Featured equipment for bowls, trays and cups includes the IPP (Intermittent Pick n' Place) for feeding stackable items, the ITD (Intermittent Tray Denester) running at 70 ppm, the RPP (Rotary Pick n' Place) system for denesting and feeding stackable items, and the Vortex, a bulk feed/sort/singulate system for applications on trays and bowl lines.
Machines for filling premade trays, cups and bowls handle tasks such as denesting, conveying, filling, sealing and capping. Units also are available for hand-filled, modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), high pressure packaging (HPP) ready and for hot- or cold-filled options. Stainless steel and Dairy 3A configurations available.
Point Five Packaging, LLC
Point Five Shelf Life Solutions offers a wide range of tray, cup, and bowl tray sealers, from tabletop test units to high-speed automatic systems. Many of units are capable of using modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) and vacuum skin packaging (VSP) technologies.
Precision PMD designs and manufactures film membrane sealing systems for pre-formed rigid and semi-rigid containers as well as a complete line of denesters for paper, plastic and foil containers. Precision PMD sealers can seal paperboard and plastic trays and cups. Machines are designed to fit specific application needs for today with the ability for growth in the future. Precision PMD's pre-made tray and cup fillers range from lower volume, intermittent models to continuous machines for higher volume applications. All Precision PMD denesters can be servo driven or can be mechanically linked to an existing system’s drive source.
Proseal America Inc
Proseal America offers a wide array of semi-automatic, automatic, and manual inline tray sealing machines, ranging from gash flushing systems for produce to tray sealers for ready meals, sandwich packaging and MAP applications. Proseal’s other machine capabilities include atmospheric seal, hermetic shrink, vacuum/gas and skin pack. Featured tray sealers are the GT1s, an automatic, large-capacity, high speed, pre-made in-line tray sealing system designed to cut labor costs running up to 80 packs/min. The GTOe is an automatic, medium capacity, inline tray sealing system for applications such as filling trays with pork products at speeds of up to 36 packs/min.
Ross Industries, Inc.
Tray sealing machines from Ross Industries include the X450 semi-automatic tray sealer, handling MAP, VSP/VAC, as well as lid packaging with its simple, flexible, and efficient design. Inpack S Tray Sealers produce modified atmosphere packages utilizing pre-formed trays in any size or shape for fresh, refrigerated, retort, or frozen food products. Other models include the Ross IN1100 automatic MAP and VSP tray sealing and packaging and Ross Inpack “IN” Series of fully automatic machines for MAP packaging.
Starview Packaging Machinery
Starview offers food tray sealing machines with a focus on start-ups and medium volume food processing facilities. Shuttle, rotary and inline models in various seal area sizes are available.
Winpak Lane, Inc.
Winpak’s WC horizontal inline fill/seal packaging machine is designed to fill and seal a wide variety of product types, volumes and cup sizes. These versatile machines are designed to run preformed plastic multi-pocket trays that are then separated into individual rectangular cups on the packaging machine. Fill/seal machines utilizing preformed cups are designed to be more economical and efficient than horizontal in-line form/fill/seal cup machines. The WC model cup machine is capable of running production rates up to 600 packages per minute. Other cup and tray filling machines are also available.
World Cup Packaging
World Cup Packaging builds equipment that fills products into pre-made inter-stackable cups or containers. Range of tabletop, semi-automatic, and fully automatic rotary and inline machines will fill and seal cups, tubs, and trays ranging in volume from 1- to 80 oz., and at rates from 3 to 300 containers per minute. Applications include dairy foods, dry foods, candies, juices, sauces, putties and compounds, desserts, salads, yogurts, salsa, seeds, pet food, medicines, powders, syrups, granulated products, cookie dough and caramel corn, among others. Filling systems include multiple head scales, Vemag viscous product fillers, auger fillers, vibratory scales, pocket fillers, and piston fillers.
Yamato’s multi-point depositor (MPD) provides cost savings and improves efficiency when filling rigid or semi-rigid containers. It works in tandem with a Yamato combination scale and easily integrates into a packaging line.
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