Continuous-motion Tray Packer / Tray Loading Machine

296T Continuum™

Continuous-motion Tray Packer - Continuum

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)
296T Continuum Tray Packer Features
  1. Easy, continuous tray loading, vertical stack, high capacity blank magazine. [Photo]
  2. Positive tray transport keeps control of tray during transfer from magazine. [Photo]
  3. Servo-controlled grouper provides positive product handling and quick and easy changeover. [Photo]
  4. Graphic display, touch screen operator interface simplifies operation and provides checklist for changeover functions. [Photo]
  5. "Phaser" adjustment allows easy changes to compression pocket size for optimum squareness of trays. [Photo]
  6. Inline product handling allows narrow footprint for efficient use of plant space. [Photo]
  7. Mechanically timed flap tuckers ensure consistent tray forming at varying speeds. [Photo]
  8. Four-gun gluing option ensures trays are sealed under all conditions. [Photo]
  9. Stainless steel frame construction (optional) reduces machine maintenance requirements and allows for easy machine cleaning. [Photo]


  • 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

Tray Loading Operation

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Continuum Tray Loading Operation

296T Continuum™ Tray Packer Specifications*

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:**2x2, 3x2, 4x3, 6x4
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.