What are the different types of heat sealer machines?
With so many types of commercial heat sealers available, it can be hard to figure out which one is right for your business.It’s important to select a machine that suits your production volumes and the level of automation you want.
Automatic heat sealers
Automatic or continuous sealers provide uninterrupted sealing of thermoplastic films. They are designed for high volume production because the continuous operation removes the need for manual intervention between packages. Film is fed through the sealer which then applies heat to create a consistent, secure seal along the entire length of the film.
Uniform, highly quality seals ensure your food is packaged safely and airtight, perfect for perishable items that require tamper-evident packaging. They can be used for a range of foods including snacks, baked goods, lollies, and more.
Impulse hand sealers
Impulse hand sealers are versatile and popular – they’re one of the most widely used heat sealer types for commercial food packaging. These machines use a short burst of energy to create a seal. More suited to small and medium operations, they offer portability as well as quick and effective sealing.
You can package a wide variety of foods with an impulse sealer. They can be used for fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables to maintain freshness. It’s also an effective way to seal bakery products like bread, cookies and pastries. Impulse sealers are a good option for deli meats and cheeses to extend shelf life and package smaller portions.
Band sealers are well-suited to high volume food production. They use a conveyor belt to continuously seal bags as they pass through the machine. Band sealers give you a fast, strong and consistent seal and a highly efficient packaging process.
They are commonly used for bakery items like bread, buns and rolls. The snack food industry uses band sealers to seal bags of chips, nuts and pretzels. Band sealers are a popular choice in the pet food industry to ensure freshness and shelf life for dry pet food.
Foot sealers give you a hands-free way to seal bags for commercial food packaging. A foot pedal control allows the operator to use both hands to handle the bag while sealing it. They are a versatile, convenient option for small to medium-sized businesses.
These machines are often used for fresh produce. With both hands free, operators can handle and position the produce in the bag while achieving an airtight seal. They are also good for meat, dairy products, and frozen foods such as fruit, vegetables, seafood and pre-cooked meals.