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Item # MTE-1100, Master MTE Series Tray Former

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The Master MTE-1100 Series is an inline high speed tray former that automatically erects trays using a hot melt glue system at speeds up to 25 trays per minute. This system is ruggedly built and compact in size with simple tool-less adjustments between tray sizes. The MTE-1100 is used in a variety of industries and can be easily integrated with other packaging equipment.

The MTE-1100 is manufactured in the USA in accordance with ARPAC's Lean Manufacturing Process (AM2) to ensure quality, performance and value. A Nordson ProBlue® Glue unit is standard, but can be replaced with a glue unit of preference.

Mode of Operation
Flat corrugated blanks are extracted from the magazine by vacuum pull-down and transferred to a pinch roller mechanism. The pinch rollers then transfer the blank into the forming area. While transferring through the pinch rollers, hot melt glue is applied at strategic points. A forming mandrel then presses the blank through an adjustable forming die. As the blank moves vertically through the forming die the end tabs and the side panels square up and are glued together. The formed tray is held momentarily allowing the glue to cure, then ejected onto the out feed power conveyor.

 Features   Options   Machine Specifications   Product Specifications   

  • Vertical blank magazine with 16" product capacity (approximately 150 blanks).
  • Quick and easy size adjustment using cranks with dial indicators and calibrated scales for both horizontal and vertical compression.
  • Adjustment time between different sizes is 5 to 10 minutes, including new punch loading.
  • Venturi vacuum system for reliable pulling of a blank from the magazine. Vacuum filter kit included.
  • Positive tray forming system using a male mandrel and adjustable female die.
  • Controlled sequential flap folding.
  • High speed pinch roller mechanism indexes the tray blank at a constant speed, under the glue guns, ensuring accuracy and repeatability in applying of the hot melt glue.
  • Continuously running out-feed belt conveyor provides quick product evacuation.
  • Two E-stops for operator safety.
  • Tri-color stack light for visual indication of machine operating status.
  • Allen-Bradley® MicroLogix 1400 controller.
  • Allen Bradley PanelView 600 Plus operator interface.
  • On-demand product release photo sensor.
  • Stainless Steel plows (eliminates scuffing)
  • Nordson hot melt glue system.
    Guarding and Finish
  • All working areas are guarded with clear polycarbonate hinged doors with electrical interlocks.
  • Gray powder-coated paint is standard.


·  Master MTE Series Tray Former (MTE-1100)

·  Optimal Extended Blank Feed

·  User-Friendly Operation Controls - MTE-1100

·  Exit Conveyor

·  Top View

·  Side View

·  Tray

·  MTE-1100 Machine Layout


Model MTE 1100 Parts List
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