Tray Venting System

A mid-speed, intermittent motion, offline tray punching system for venting holes into plastic trays after thermoforming. The tray venting system is built to specification and is designed to handle a range of square or rectangular plastic trays. 

Tray Venting System

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Tray Venting System Specifications

  • Up to 35 trays per minute on a single head, 70 trays per minute on a two-head system 
Product Configuration and Size
Product Size and Configuration
  • Maximum tray size 12.5” W x 11 3/16” L x 1.875” D 
  • Single lane of trays configuration
Machine Models
Machine Models
  • Standard: single head 
  • Custom: dual head 
Electrical and Air Requirements
Electrical & Air Requirements
  • Control voltage: 24 VDC 
  • Supply voltage: 120 VAC, single phase 
  • Nema 12 rated 
  • 80 PSI clean dry air, CFM dependent on vacuum system specified (equivalent to class 3 or better) 
  • CFM dependent on vacuum system specified 

Tray Venting System Features

Standard Features

  • Dual-sided, 9” arm reciprocating vacuum placer for denesting trays 
  • Indexing flight conveyor for feeding the trays through the vent punching station 
  • Air cylinder powered, double-acting hole punching unit with tooling for each tray 
  • Specialized flight system to run different size and style trays with varying hole punch locations 

Optional Features

  • Two-head system to double the input of trays 
  • Dedicated faceplate style quick-change magazines for repeatable and reliable changeovers to maximize production 
  • Touchscreen operator interface 
Venting tray

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