296T Continuum™ Continuous-Motion Tray Packer / Tray Loading Machine

The 296T Continuum offers the fastest changeover in the industry.

  • “By the Numbers” changeover system ensures prompt start-up with no tweaking
  • Step-by-step checklist on touch screen
  • No tools required for adjustments
  • Minimum change parts (lane spacers)

  1. Easy, continuous tray loading, vertical stack, high capacity blank magazine.
  2. Positive tray transport keeps control of tray during transfer from magazine.
  3. Servo-controlled grouper provides positive product handling and quick and easy changeover.
  4. Graphic display, touch screen operator interface simplifies operation and provides checklist for changeover functions.
  5. “Phaser” adjustment allows easy changes to compression pocket size for optimum squareness of trays.
  6. Inline product handling allows narrow footprint for efficient use of plant space. 
  7. Mechanically timed flap tuckers ensure consistent tray forming at varying speeds.
  8. Four-gun gluing option ensures trays are sealed under all conditions.
  9. Stainless steel frame construction (optional) reduces machine maintenance requirements and allows for easy machine cleaning.

296T Continuum™ Tray Packer Specifications*

Model: 296T
Speed: 50, up to 70 TPM
Product Sizes: 202 dia. to 603 dia.
Products: Glass jars, metal and fiber cans
Magazine: Continuous loading vertical hopper, appr. 500 blank capacity
Pack Patterns:** 2×2, 3×2, 4×3, 6×4
Infeed: Straight in for multipacks, sweep off for loose
Air Requirements: 5 scfm @ 90 psi
Power Requirements: 460v, 60 cycle, 3 phase, 30 Amp drop
Main Control Enclosure: NEMA 4, painted steel-it
Machine-mounted Enclosures: NEMA 4
Controls: 24 vDC with A-B SLC 500 Series processor
Operator Interface: Computer Technology; Corporation touch screen

* Standard-Knapp is committed to continuous product improvement. Specifications are subject to change without notice.
** Pack patterns vary for different diameter products.

  • Stainless or mild steel construction
  • Four-gun gluing
  • Manual partition section
  • Versions for 50 TPM, up to 70 TPM
  • Automatic central lubrication system
  • Integration with shrink wrapper

Change Parts

Standard-Knapp’s numerous innovations in materials, design and techniques provide faster, more reliable, more consistent changeover. The increase in speed and safety means an increase in efficiency and a decrease in downtime.

All Standard-Knapp Servo Case Packer change parts are designed for 15-minute changeover, utilizing 3 modular components:

  1. Riding Strips have unique slide-in design for automatic alignment.
  2. Grid Basket uses Standard-Knapp’s patented Snap-in Grid Technology to easily change from product to product.
  3. Lane Guide Spacers are lightweight and have chamfered edges for easy drop-in replacement.

1. Riding Strips

The riding strips have a unique, slide-in design.

  • Automatic alignment
  • Durable materials

2. Grid Basket

Patented Snap-In Grid Technology provides easy changeover and maintenance for a variety of product sizes.

  • Ergonomic design
  • Safe, easy changeover
  • Low downtime

3. Lane Guide Spacers

The lane guide spacers ensure the perfect width for each product.

  • Lightweight and strong
  • Pre-assembled for convenient storage and installation
  • Chamfered edges make for easy, drop-in replacement

Standard Grid Features:

  1. Grid-full Detection feature is completely adjustable.
  2. Quick-adjust Handles provide quick adjustment and eliminate the need for tools.
  3. Scales and Pointers ensure fast and repeatable machine changeovers.
  4. Grid Caddy is ergonomically designed for quick changeover of grid basket.
  5. Modular Design for simple, no-tools changeover. Each unit consists of a grid basket, riding strips and lane guide spacers.

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