Hughes Enterprises

Tray Formers

Add efficiency and quality to your end-of-line packaging system with custom tray formers from Hughes Enterprises. We partner with leading brands like Combi and IPAK to offer a variety of fully automatic tray formers, delivering some of the most consistent and reliable equipment in the industry.

Unlock unlimited solutions for tray forming machines

Our tray formers are built with a focus on durability and designed for high-speed, around-the-clock operations. Integrate our custom tray formers into your production line and experience the benefits of increased throughput, reduced downtime and lower overall packaging costs.

We offer a range of tray forming machines from leading brands to improve your packaging efficiency, and we’ve worked with almost every industry and requirement. Reach out to our specialists at (609) 586-7200 or request a quote online for your tray former needs.

 

For corrugated cardboard trays that form the base of a secure, retail-ready load, enlist the aid of a tray former. A tray former is a machine which uses can erect trays used in case erecting and packaging applications. The tray erector can fold, form, and glue trays, which can then be filled, loaded and sealed. Tray formers are stationed at the end of the production line and can be integrated with case erectors and other case erecting equipment. 

Different tray formers are compatible with different style trays and tray sizes and operate at different speeds depending on machine. Tray formers may be available with automatic tray loading or top loading configurations, and with floor footprints to suit your space.

Tray formers for any style trays

  • End slotted
  • Side slotted
  • Design style
  • Four-corner
  • Produce/mushroom
  • Triangular corner
  • Self-locking
  • Two-piece telescoping
  • RSC style flaps
  • Flange flaps
  • No flaps

Securely glue trays

Hot melt glue is a common sealing option that creates a strong bond; tray forming machines can fold end flaps and seal them securely with hot melt systems. Tray forming machines ensure square sides and tightly glued seals, adding consistency to this step of your production line.

Accelerate your growth! Get your products to your customers faster with an automatic tray former. High speed, automatic tray forming machines allow you to erect trays with precision, load them and seal them, all in less time. Automatic tray formers provide more throughput with less hands-on operation, freeing up your team and reducing labor costs.

Food and beverage industries, pharmaceuticals, home goods, and many other industries benefit from automatic tray formers, which provide a consistent, efficient, and cost-effective way to package products that are retail ready. Your customers in turn will enjoy secure shipments and consistent, high-quality results, keeping you top of mind for next time.

Whether you’re looking for high-volume, high-speed, flexible configurations, or increased strength and stability in your packaging, we have the automatic tray former for your needs.

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Manufacturers we stand behind

Hughes Enterprises offers tray formers from industry leaders, including Combi and IPak. Contact us to learn more about our manufacturer partnerships.

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We’re there when you need us

When downtime strikes on your packaging line, never wonder who to call to get operations back up and running. Hughes Enterprises offers 24/7 maintenance and support for the life of your tray former.

A Service Manager of a National Electronics Retailer is saying...
We partner with Hughes Enterprises for dependability and cost-savings. They are a team of dedicated, responsive, knowledgeable individuals who help to make my job as a Purchasing Agent flawless.
A Service Manager is saying
Service in our industry is paramount and the service provided by Hughes has been outstanding; we are very fortunate to have a partner like Hughes Enterprises.
A Plant Engineer is saying
Hughes has the expertise and knowledge to provide the proper equipment at a completive price. They listen to our needs and even travel thousands of miles to serve us to ensure we get the proper packaging equipment solutions and are always on site for start-up and “after the sale” support. They continue to exceed our expectations. This relationship has spanned well over a decade.
A Printing Company Manager is saying
We partner with Hughes Enterprises for dependability and cost-savings. They are a team of dedicated, responsive, knowledgeable individuals who help to make my job as a Purchasing Agent flawless.
A Purchasing Manager is saying...
The workmanship and fortitude of the Hughes sales rep far surpasses our expectations in this fast-paced and demanding industry.
An E-commerce Manager of a Pet Supply Distribution Center is saying...
Hughes has been a great partner in our growth throughout the years. Hughes is always looking for ways to provide us new and cost-effective ideas that will help us provide a great customer experience.
A Plant Engineer of a Large Food Manufacturer is saying...
My first experience with Hughes Enterprises was in 2004. We had a challenging plant installation for a custom food processor and Hughes Enterprises was able to bring the right solutions to us and build in for potential growth. I have relied on Hughes Enterprises ever since for our packaging needs.
An E-commerce Manager is saying...
Service in our industry is paramount and the service provided by Hughes has been outstanding; we are very fortunate to have a partner like Hughes Enterprises.
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