Transform Your Business with Our Versatile Tray Formers

  • Compact size, space efficiency
  • User-friendly interface for easy operation
  • Versatile configurations for different trays
  • High OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness)
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2 Years Warranty
Benefit from a comprehensive 2-year warranty, providing you peace of mind and reliable support.
300 Sets/year
Capable of producing up to 300 sets of machines annually, meeting your high-demand requirements efficiently.
48 Hours Non-stop Run
Engineered for endurance, it can run non-stop for 48 hours, ensuring you uninterrupted production cycles.
20 Years Life Span
Designed for longevity, with a life span of 20 years, symbolizing our commitment to lasting quality and sustainability.

Diverse Tray Formers: Tailored to Your Specific Needs

Redefine tray production! Elevate your game with our tray formers – unmatched quality, lightning speed, and tailored excellence await. Seize your success and dominate the industry today!

Top Tray Former Manufacturer in China – Your Ultimate Choice!

MTED isn’t just another tray former manufacturer; we’re your strategic partner in innovation and efficiency. With over 25 years of experience and a 100,000sqm powerhouse, our machines are more than equipment—they’re the keys to unlocking your business’s full potential.

Think servotech precision, labor-saving designs, and a two-year warranty that speaks of our confidence. It’s not just about meeting expectations; it’s about exceeding them.

Choose MTED, and let’s catapult your business into a realm of unmatched productivity and profitability.

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  • Paper Lunch Box Making Machine Manufacturer
  • Paper Lunch Box Making Machine Manufacturer

All Types of Paper Trays to Satisfy Your Market

Dive into a world of varied paper trays at MTED. From innovation to quality, we’ve got your market covered.

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Tailored Design for Your Trays
Our team of specialists excels in creating bespoke paper tray forming machines that cater to any size, shape, or material requirement you might have. We deliver detailed designs in both PDF and CAD formats, meticulously tailored to meet the specific needs and functions of your paper trays.
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Rigorous Material Quality Check
We enforce stringent quality controls for our paper tray forming machines at every production phase, in strict compliance with ISO9001:2015 standards. Our thorough inspection regime guarantees the traceability of all testing outcomes for your machines, ensuring every component meets our high-quality benchmarks.
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Precision Assembly & Craftsmanship

In our state-of-the-art facility, each disposable paper tray forming machine is carefully constructed by hand by our skilled technicians. Emphasizing craftsmanship, our team ensures that from the assembly line to the final test run, excellence is embedded in every production step.

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Electrical Engineering Expertise

Our in-house team of electrical engineers is committed to ensuring the software of each paper tray former is precisely designed and continuously refined to provide unparalleled flexibility and functionality. You can count on our engineers for comprehensive after-sales electrical support, ready to assist you anytime, anywhere.

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Efficient Spare Parts System

Leveraging an advanced ERP inventory system, we manage spare parts for your machine with efficiency. Each component is cataloged with a unique identifier, simplifying tracking and access to machine history. This system allows for the easy procurement of spare parts, even for machines up to 20 years old, ensuring your operations run smoothly.

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Comprehensive Factory Testing

Prior to dispatch, each paper tray forming machine undergoes an exhaustive series of tests in our factory. These tests cover both mechanical and electrical aspects, meticulously documented in sign-off reports to guarantee your machine arrives on schedule and ready for immediate operation.

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Tray Former: The Ultimate FAQ Guide

Dive into the world of tray formers, where flat sheets transform into sturdy trays at the push of a button, revolutionizing your packaging line. This quick guide is your first step towards mastering these machines, designed to supercharge your productivity while slashing labor costs.

Perfect for any business, from bustling food services to dynamic manufacturing floors, we’ll cover what you need to know about choosing the right tray former. Discover how these marvels of engineering can fit seamlessly into your operations, boosting not just speed but also the wow factor of your product presentation. Let’s simplify your packaging journey with tray formers, making it not just efficient but exciting!

1. What Is Tray Forming, and Why Is It Essential for Modern Packaging?

Paper Trays for Fast Food

Tray forming automates the creation of paper trays, key for efficiency and consistency in product packaging. It streamlines production lines by using pre-cut material to fold and secure into tray shapes, crucial for meeting high-volume packaging demands.

2. What Are the Advantages of Using a Tray Former over Manual Tray Forming?


Octagon Kraft Paper Tray Former

Octagon Kraft Paper Tray Former

Automated tray formers offer significant labor cost savings, increased production speed, improved consistency, and better material utilization compared to manual processes, enhancing overall operational efficiency and product quality.

3. What Types of Paper Trays Can Be Produced With a Tray Former?

paper trays for fruit and vegetables

Paper Trays for Fruit and Vegetables

Tray formers can produce a wide range of tray types, including those for food packaging, electronic components, and agricultural use, accommodating various sizes, shapes, and material strengths.

4. Can Tray Formers Handle Different Materials, Such as Corrugated Cardboard and Solid Board?

corrugated cardboard blank feeder

Corrugated Cardboard Blank Feeder

Yes, tray formers are versatile, capable of handling different packaging materials including corrugated cardboard, solid board, and compostable or biodegradable options, allowing for sustainable packaging solutions.

5. Are There Specific Maintenance Requirements for Tray Formers?

Maintenance for tray formers typically involves routine cleaning and occasional parts replacement, ensuring long-term reliability and performance of the machinery.

6. What Is the Average Setup Time for a Tray Former for Different Tray Designs?

Setup times can vary from a few minutes to an hour, depending on tray complexity and operator expertise, with modern machines offering quick changeovers to maximize production flexibility.

7. Can Tray Formers Be Customized to Produce Unique Tray Designs?

Yes, many tray formers offer customization options, allowing for the production of specialized tray designs that meet specific packaging requirements, enhancing brand differentiation and packaging functionality.

Tray Blank Design


Tray Blank Design

8. What Are the Latest Innovations in Tray Forming Technology?

Innovations include increased automation, material flexibility, and integration with smart manufacturing technologies like IoT, enhancing efficiency, sustainability, and adaptability to future packaging trends.

9. How Does In-House Tray Forming Impact Transport Costs Compared to Outsourcing?

Transporting blanks for in-house tray forming significantly reduces costs compared to transporting formed trays. A full trailer can transport 3,700 trays, costing around €200, which is 5.4ct per tray. In contrast, transporting blanks is considerably cheaper, with costs 8 times lower, amounting to a cost reduction of 4.7ct per tray.

In-house Tray Forming

In-house Tray Forming

10. What Are the Glue and Energy Consumption Costs Associated With Operating a Tray Former?

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Hot Melt Glue Material

The amount of glue needed by a tray forming machine to form a tray varies, depending on the type of tray, between 3 grams and 11 grams of glue per tray. Glue costs are between 1-cent and 4-cents per tray. Tray forming machines are very energy efficient, using 7.5kW at a speed of 2100 trays per hour, resulting in energy costs of less than 0.1ct per tray.

11. What Factors Should Be Considered When Deciding Between Outsourcing Tray Forming and Doing it In-House?

Key factors include the annual quantity of trays needed, the costs associated with transporting formed trays versus blanks, the potential savings in labor and logistics, and the flexibility to develop custom tray designs. These considerations help determine the financial and operational benefits of investing in a tray former.

12. What Additional Investment Considerations Are There for Tray Forming Machines?


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Beyond the cost of the machine itself, there may be additional investment requirements, such as a compressor for air pressure, with depreciation costs calculated over both 5 and 10 years to reflect the machine’s durable lifespan.

13. What Steps Should Be Taken If the Adhesive Is Not Applied Correctly?

Adhesive misprogramming can result from several factors, including incorrect program wheel settings. Checking for loose sprockets on the feed roll shaft or re-timing the blank pick cam can help.

14. What Should Be Done If the Adhesive Will Not Feed?

Hot Melt Adhesive Application

Lack of adhesive in the pot, improper clearance between program segments, or a plugged applicator jet could be the cause. Filling the pot, adjusting clearance, and cleaning the jets are appropriate solutions.

15. In What Ways Have Adhesive Generators Become More Reliable and Energy-Efficient?

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Tray Forming Process

Improvements in adhesive generators for tray forming machines focus on advanced temperature control mechanisms and quicker warm-up periods.

Enhanced temperature control ensures that the adhesive is maintained at optimal viscosity for consistent application, reducing waste and improving bond quality. Faster warm-up times mean the machines reach operational readiness more quickly, reducing idle time and energy consumption.

These innovations contribute to a more reliable and energy-efficient operation, aligning with sustainability goals and reducing operational costs.

16. How Has the Integration of Tray Forming Machines With Food Industry Production Lines Evolved Recently?

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Tray Forming Machine in Production Line

The recent evolution in integrating tray forming machines with food industry production lines focuses on enhancing automation and connectivity. This evolution includes the implementation of smart technologies that enable real-time data exchange between the tray former and other line components, ensuring precise timing and synchronization.

Advanced sensor technology and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) have made it possible to adjust the tray forming process dynamically to match the pace of the food production line, thereby optimizing throughput and minimizing production delays or bottlenecks. These advancements facilitate a more seamless, efficient production flow, accommodating the high-speed demands of modern food manufacturing environments.

17. How Does the MTED KFP Series Ensure Trays Are Perfectly Square?

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KFP Tray Former Output Unit

The series utilizes precise tray management and control throughout the erecting process. A unique pickup frame and snap-lock clips maintain control over the tray blank, ensuring accurate glue application and side pressing for perfectly square trays.

18. How Does the Adjustable Forming Unit Contribute to the KFP Series’ Flexibility?

The forming unit’s adjustability in length and width allows for easy adaptation to various tray sizes, enhancing the machine’s versatility and ability to meet different operational needs without compromising on tray quality.

19. What Is the Maximum Output Capacity of the KSH-2FS Tray Former?

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KSH-2FS Tray Former Output

It can form up to 500 trays per minute, depending on the tray’s size and style.

20. How Does the Small Footprint of the KSH-2VE Benefit Production Environments?

Its compact design requires little floor space, making it easy to integrate into various production settings without significant space adjustments. The machine is designed to be easily moved on its casters or by forklift, allowing for flexible positioning and accommodation of plant layout changes.

21. What Are Some Key Features that Ensure the KCS-2000A’s Reliability and Ease of Use?

KCS-2000A tray former auto stacker

KCS-2000A tray former auto stacker

Features include rugged 24/7 construction, a simple operator interface, PLC controls, and a polycarbonate interlocked guard package.

22. What Optional Features Are Available with the KSH-2FS to Enhance Its Functionality?

KSH-2FS Tray Former plasma nozzle unit

plasma nozzle unit for gluing PE coated paper

Options include plasma nozzle unit for gluing PE coated paper, paper tape inserter for batch separation, interlocked guard door, various glue systems, and Internet modern for remote checkup, etc.



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