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Side Load and Bottom Load Tray Packers


BPDM can supply a variety of used side/bottom load Tray Packers, either as-is, reconditioned or rebuilt. Machines are also commonly supplied ready for production.

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A side load or bottom load Tray Packer forms a case such that the open side of the case is presented horizontally or in an inverted configuration. Products are prearranged into their pattern which in most cases involves multiple layers. This is performed using a number of different types of collation systems. This pattern is then pushed into the open panel of the case either intermittently or in continuous motion depending on the machine design. These packers generally complex and somewhat dedicated to very common applications within the same machine.


Side load and bottom load Tray Packers are designed to case products that cannot be packed using conventional methods. In order to use a side load or bottom load Tray Packer the products to be cased must be able to be collated and controlled as a pack pattern prior to loading the case. Collation systems vary greatly depending on product type and machine design. Side load and bottom load Tray Packers are commonly used for products such as bottles, cartons, pouches and other packages that lend themselves to this style of casing product.


  • Side load and bottom load Tray Packer

    Intermittent side load packer running a single tier pattern of cartons.

  • Side load and bottom load Tray Packing machine

    Diagram detailing the operation of a side load Tray Packer.

  • Side load and bottom load Tray Packing equipment

    Side load Tray Packer running a complex multi-tier pattern.

Berks Plant Design & Maintenance Services

BPDM supplies side load and bottom load Tray Packers from our inventory, as well as Surplus Machinery whether it be idle or scheduled for removal. We've been in business since 1981 and can help you find the best possible, cost efficient solution for your application. Contact us for more information.

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Berks Plant Design & Maintenance 150 Birch Hill Road Shoemakersville, PA 19555 Phone: 610-916-0666 Fax: 610-926-1584 Email:
Berks Plant Design & Maintenance's headquarters is located in Berks County in Shoemakersville, PA. We provide packaging equipment, process machinery, bottling equipment, parts, and services to clients anywhere in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and other points abroad. Our clients know our reputation for our expertise and excellence in customer service. Our equipment experts will help you identify your needs, and work with your budget to get you the best possible equipment solutions for your next project.