IPak Machinery Introduces New Entry-Level TF-100 Tray Former

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With its new model TF-100, IPak Machinery, powered by Pro Mach, delivers a small footprint tray former that focuses on doing one thing and doing it extremely well – creating high quality, aesthetically pleasing 4-corner trays for nearly any application. The TF-100 is designed specifically for 4-corner trays where no rollover or 1-piece lidding is required.

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With its new model TF-100, IPak Machinery, powered by Pro Mach, delivers a small footprint tray former that focuses on doing one thing and doing it extremely well – creating high quality, aesthetically pleasing 4-corner trays for nearly any application. The TF-100 is designed specifically for 4-corner trays where no rollover or 1-piece lidding is required. The TF-100 includes the right amount of features for basic tray forming with IPak quality and performance at an entry-level price – more than 28% less than the servo-driven TF-100 S-Series or TF-200 S-Series.

The new TF-100 will be featured at Pack Expo Las Vegas, September 28-30 in Booth C-3123 and will be creating a retail ready 4-corner tray with a display window.

The TF-100 includes a 7” widescreen, touchscreen to monitor machine functions including glue pattern adjustments, machine speeds and timing, and troubleshooting. An independently controlled, self-cleaning vacuum pick system and programmable electric drive with innovative Variable Feed Drive blank feed control deliver consistent high performance. The TF-100 has an open design and heavy duty EZ-Clean powder coated frame for easy wipe down and maintenance. Proprietary passive compression technology assures precise flap bonding. A Nordson ProBlue 7 two-hose two-head glue system delivers hours of continuous operation before refilling. Changeovers can be completed without tools in less than 10 minutes with a standard, color-coded two-crank system. A vertical hopper maximizes tray capacity between filling.

Safety Features include an ISO13849-1 category cylinder to prevent accidental activation, Interlocked safety guarding, a lockout, tag-out ready air and electrical disconnect, 24 V DC low voltage circuitry with IP67 terminal blocks and low voltage wiring, and UL listed Nema 12 control panel and enclosure.

The TF-100 is ideally suited for customers who are buying their first tray former or those with limited manufacturing space who need quality retail ready or standard 4-corner trays. Applications include craft beer, food processing, pharmaceuticals, snacks, and hygiene products, as well as most products in plastic containers, cans, or bottles that fit into standard trays.

“The TF-100 packs the most important features for packagers who need quality 4-corner trays into a high value machine,” said Dyrl Nixon, IPak Product Manager. “The TF-100 delivers outstanding efficiency, performance, ease of use, and investment value in a size that fits almost any production environment. It is a great example of a machine that provides just the right amount of technology and features to fit the standard applications that many packagers require.”

For more information about IPak’s full line of tray forming machinery, call 604-930-9300 and visit http://www.IPakMachinery.com. Be sure to stop by the IPak Pack Expo Booth C-3123.

About IPak

IPak's fully automatic tray formers provide industry leading performance and reliability for heavy-duty applications. IPak products are part of Wexxar Packaging’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. http://www.IPakMachinery.com.

About Pro Mach

Pro Mach is a leading provider of integrated packaging and processing products and solutions for food, beverage, consumer goods, pharmaceutical, and other diverse companies. Through its 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, Labeling & Coding, and End-of-Line.

Pro Mach has a diverse customer base, from Fortune 500 companies to smaller, privately-held businesses worldwide, which depend on reliable, flexible, technologically advanced equipment and integrated solutions. Pro Mach is headquartered near Cincinnati, Ohio, with manufacturing facilities and offices throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. For more information about Pro Mach, visit http://www.ProMachInc.com.

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