Tray Forming Machines

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Tray Forming

When automating your end-of-line packaging processes, you shouldn’t have to make compromises based on the limitations of your equipment. Quality packaging equipment should fit seamlessly into your process, not force you to design around it.

At Wayne Automation, we engineer our tray forming machines to be the perfect match for any application. That’s why our line of automatic tray formers delivers performance for all tray types, all sizes, and all use cases.

Our different models are optimized for a wide variety of different needs. Whether your process demands unmatched speed, unconventional tray types, or design flexibility, Wayne has solutions. Manufacturers can even select laminated and leak-proof trays for transporting food or liquid goods.

It’s the combination of incredible variety and unparalleled performance that makes our company the first choice for a wide range of industries.

Wayne Automation Tray Formers At a Glance

Highlights High speed mechanical-motion tray forming
Speed Up to 50/min
Tray Styles Handled: Side Slotted Trays, End Slotted Trays, Single Top Flap Tray, Outside Flap Tray, Side Seal (In/Out) Tray, End Seal (In/Out) Tray, Leak Proof Tray, One-Piece Telescoping Tray, Two-Piece Full Telescoping Tray, Triple Ended Tray, Tray with Flaps, Side Flange Tray, Economy Tray, Lids
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Highlights Modular tray forming system which can be integrated with a tray packing module
Speed Up to 25/min
Tray Styles Handled: 8-Sided Tray Styles, End and Side Slot Trays, Fold-Over Interlocking Tray Styles
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Highlights High-speed trayformer for fold-over interlocking tray styles
Speed Up to 60/min
Tray Styles Handled: Two-Sided Fold-Over Interlocking Trays, Three-Sided Fold-Over Interlocking Trays, Stadium Style Fold-Over Interlocking Trays, Tray and Lid Fold-Over Interlocking Trays
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Highlights Tray formers for pallet-sized jumbo trays
Speed Up to 10/min
Tray Styles Handled: Trays with Glued Corners
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Highlights Unique capabilities to also form rectangular corners
Speed Up to 25/min
Tray Styles Handled: Rectangular Corner Post Trays, Triangular Corner Post Trays, Laminated Side Panel Trays
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What Is a Tray Forming Machine?

A tray forming machine is a type of packaging equipment specifically designed for the mass production of trays. These machines are commonly used in industries such as food processing, pharmaceuticals, and logistics, where the need for efficiently forming trays is essential.

Tray forming equipment significantly increases production efficiency by automating what would otherwise be a labor-intensive and time-consuming manual process. They’re equipped with various components that fold, crease, and secure the material to form a tray of the desired shape and size.

Wayne tray formers make the job safe and efficient while delivering incredible quality. There’s a reason we’re told time and time again that workers love our machines. Read below to learn more about our industry-leading packaging systems.

Tray Forming Machine Benefits


Wayne corrugated tray formers deliver powerful solutions for manufacturers looking to enhance their end-of-line processes. The TR-50 Trayformer is capable of assembling over 15 unique tray styles at up to 55 trays per minute. This allows you to choose the best packaging for your process every time, making the model an ideal choice for performance-minded packers large and small.

Alternatively, Wayne’s WR-25TR Tray Former is a model optimized for flexibility and size efficiency. A modular system allows manufacturers to incorporate a tray-packing module into a smaller footprint, all while handling both glue and fold-over interlocking (FOIL) trays. Assembling up to 25 trays per minute, this model is the ideal choice for small operations looking to enhance their process with limited space.

For manufacturers needing to pack their products in less conventional sizes and shapes, Wayne has machinery to fit their applications as well. The CPT-25 Corner Post Trayformer provides precision folding and handling for display trays, with custom mandrels for different post types depending on your needs. Wayne’s JTF-10 Trayformer incorporates a pallet handling system into the design, accommodating the requirements of extra-large trays.

Whatever your application, Wayne Automation has an automatic tray forming equipment that exceeds expectations.


Wayne’s tray forming machines are not only versatile, but also highly efficient. Even complex, unusual tray shapes can be produced at speeds of 50 trays per minute. The ability to handle bulk units of unfolded trays also means minimal storage is needed. As a result, companies experience increased throughput, and a better environment for operators. Our machines even offer tool-free rapid changeover, simplifying the process and saving companies valuable time and resources.

Reliability and Safety

Wayne customers know that when they buy one of our machines, they are making a long-term investment in their process and efficiency. Our tray former machines are safe, reliable, and durable. Each one includes Lexan® Safety Doors with Allen Bradley Anti-Intrusion Switches to ensure operator safety. Additionally, our machinery is designed to work even in harsh conditions, allowing companies to extend equipment life and reduce maintenance, keeping their process throughput high.

Request a Quote

Want to learn more about Wayne Automation’s tray forming machines? Ask us if we can form your trays or request a quote from our team. We are always here to answer your questions, assist you in scheduling a demo, and walk you through your machinery options.




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