Increase your Packaging Capabilities with Wexxar Bel’s New IPAK Automatic Tray Former

Mar 31, 2022

RICHMOND, British Columbia, March 28, 2022 – Wexxar Bel’s new and improved IPAK Automatic Tray Formers are making their official debut next month in booth 5231 at WestPack 2022, April 12-14, at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California.

The new line of IPAK Automatic Tray Formers is taking an already successful platform and making it stronger through several design upgrades that allow users greater accessibility for faster, easier, and safer changeovers than ever before. Wexxar Bel, a ProMach brand, is a leader in case and tray forming and sealing solutions, exceling in both standard and customized solutions to maximize throughput in a variety of packing applications.

“Our new IPAK Automatic Tray Formers are something WestPack attendees need to stop and see how it can improve their applications,” said Mike “Parky” Parkinson, IPAK Product Manager, Wexxar Bel. “The big story here with our new IPAK tray formers is that we made it much easier to do adjustments in the machine that allow the operator to safely get it back up and running quicker, which really increases the overall efficiency of their entire packing line. At Wexxar Bel, we constantly listen to our customers and continuously strive to improve our machinery to best meet their needs.”

Updates to the new IPAK tray former also include redesigning the guard doors and other guarding components to provide better access into the machine for faster adjustments and changeovers. Additionally, the number of adjustments needed for changeovers has also been reduced, making it easier for employees with varying skill levels to operate while reducing the amount of training needed and, ultimately, take greater ownership of the machine on a daily basis. Simplifying the design and improving machine access also aids maintenance crews by troubleshooting and servicing the machine more efficiently, minimizing downtime.

The filter regulator and coalescing (FRC) on the redesigned IPAK tray former has also been relocated outside the machine, enhancing ease of accessibility when pneumatic adjustments are required. The relocation has also made pneumatic connections more direct and efficient, reducing the chance of air leakage and making for a more energy-efficient operation with an overall lower cost of ownership.

Other changes include reinforcing materials on the overall machine and in particular, reinforced guarding and door hinges, increase overall operator safety and product life.

“With these design improvements all centered around simplifying operation, IPAK really allows employees to take ownership of the machine,” Parkinson said. “Our goal is to build an even safer, more reliable tray former that expediates the changeover process, and we’ve done that with our new tray former.”

The new IPAK Automatic Tray Formers can create a variety of tray type packages, including:

  • 4-corner
  • 6-corner
  • Rollover
  • Self-lock
  • Triangular corner
  • and more…

The model numbers of the new IPAK Automatic Tray Formers correspond to the maximum length of the blank tray it can handle:

  • TF385 – 38” maximum blank length x 51” maximum blank width
  • TF485 – 48” maximum blank length x 51” maximum blank width
  • TF486 – 48” maximum blank length x 61” maximum blank width

The new IPAK Tray Former will be on display in booth 5231 at WestPack 2022, April 12-14, at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California.

About Wexxar

At Wexxar Bel, corrugated container packaging applications are limited only by the imagination. Our Wexxar case formers and case sealers have been installed in nearly 40 countries and consistently bring customers the lowest cost of ownership and the highest standards of safety. Wexxar also offers the Bel line of corrugated box sealers, tapers, and packing systems as well as the IPAK line of tray and bliss formers, stackers, and sealers systems. As part of the ProMach End of Line business line, Wexxar helps our packaging customers protect and grow the reputation and trust of their consumers. ProMach is performance, and the proof is in every package. Learn more about Wexxar Bel at

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