Traypackers

TF ERGON Series

TF 400 ERGON - Trayformers up to 40 ppm

The new ERGON range of automatic packers is based on design choices inspired by key concepts such as ergonomics, technology, sturdiness and modularity, masterfully blended to mark a new, significant evolution in the history of SMI products.

You can point out the new ERGON packers rather quickly due to the rounded profile of the movable safety guards, which allow to house all the motors on the outside with respect to the mechanical units they run, facilitating line operator access when performing maintenance.

The TF ERGON series includes automatic machines for the packaging of plastic, metal and glass containers in cardboard trays without film. Trays can be octagonal or rectangular, with walls having the same height.

TF ERGON series' trayformers can achieve outputs up to 80 packs per minute, according to the machine model and to the product to be packaged. The pack collations can vary according to the containers shape and size; in general, the most frequently requested collations are 2x2, 3x2, 4x3 and 6x4.

All TF ERGON models feature an electronic grouping system; the change-over is hand-operated.

TF 400TF 800
Speed (PPM)4080
Packaging TypeTray onlyTray only
Size (mm)5375 x 1620 x 252011500 x 1600 x 2500
Lanes11

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1In the machine infeed zone, an oscillating unscrambler accurately lines up the loose containers carried by a conveyour belt featuring low-friction chains made of thermoplastic material. In the pack formation zone, the containers are clustered in the required format through a pneumatic device operating in alternate motion.


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2A corrugated cardboard blank is picked from the blanks magazine by an alternate motion picker composed of a group of vacuum suckers. The pad or the blank moves along the blank climb and gently places itself underneath the group of products in transit with the long side leading.


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3In the trayformer, special mechanical devices fold the blank’s front and rear flaps. The side flaps are sprayed with hot melt glue and then folded, thus forming the tray.


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4The packs coming out of the trayformer can be conveyed either to the palletizer or directly to the storage area.


  • The machine is equipped with sliding protection doors in anodised aluminium featuring a rounded shape which let all the motors (featuring low energy consumption) be placed externally if compared to the mechanical groups they activate. The closing system of doors is equipped with a slow-down device, which accompanies the door smoothly in its final phase of closure
  • Absence of gearboxes and prevailing employment of ICOS brushless motors equipped with digital servo-driver integrated into the motor
  • For life lubricated pads
  • Infeed conveyor with chains made of thermoplastic material featuring low friction coefficient and a motorized system of oscillanting laning guides
  • Cardboard magazine situated beneath the infeed conveyour, adjustable according to the blank size
  • Alternate motion cardboard blank picker, equipped with suckers
  • POSYC® control panel mounted man-high and running the whole length of the machine (fixed on AFW/LSK/LWP models)

Compact size and competitive prices

Thanks to their reduced size, the ERGON machines are the ideal solution for the customers who do not possess large plants. Moreover, the price of the ERGON models is very competitive, despite the high-tech solutions and the use of very reliable components. All ERGON models can be customized, in order to increase their basic functions.

Modular design

SMI machines are designed according to advanced principles of module assembly and feature interchangeable mechanical and electronic components, which ensure a reduction of the down-times during technical interventions or programmed maintenance and the optimization of the use of spare parts on stock.

Operational flexibility

SMI machines can package a wide range of products in several pack collations, so as to effectively meet the end user's current and future requirements. Moreover, each machine can be equipped with additional devices, which increase its basic functions and ensure a high level of customization of the final package.

Motors directly connected to the drive shafts

SMI machines do not include gearboxes: the motors are directly connected to the drive shafts. The consequent advantage is the reduction of maintenance, energy consumption and noise.

Easy and low-cost maintenance

The rounded protection doors of ERGON models allow broader space inside the machine and thus the motors can be mounted externally on the machine side edges. Therefore, they are easily accessible and reachable for maintenance. Actually, the operator doesn't need to enter the internal parts of the shrinkwrapper when carrying out manual interventions.

Trays for all needs

All TF models can pack products in cardboard trays with 90° edges or in octagonal trays . Therefore, the final user can choose the most suitable solution for customizing, distributing and palletizing the pack.

User-friendly man-machine interface

The POSYC® control panel, sliding on a boom running the whole length the machine (fixed on AFW/LSK/LWP models), enables even less expert operators to easily and effectively run the packaging machine, thanks to an intuitive interface, a touch screen display and diagnosis functions and real-time technical support available on the POSYC®.

* Data provided on this page are not binding, as they have to be confirmed by SMI according to the machine user's production conditions and technical specifications.

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