New Product Introductions

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We are excited to introduce a couple of products in both our equipment and flexible packaging product line.

Our popular CN-4520A shrink tunnel is now available with a PTFE meshed belt.  This is an excellent option for operators trying to shrink small items which may fall in between the rods of the conveyor.  Check out our video demo.

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Our SM-101 semi-automatic strapping machine is a general purpose strapping machine that can strap packages quickly and efficiently.  Strapping cycle will automatically start when operator inserts strap.  The machine will automatically shut down after a preset time to save electricity.  We recommend this machine for strapping cartons in a light industry setting.  Check out video demo.

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On the flexible packaging side, we are pleased to introduce our slider bags using the advanced Slide-Rite closure system.  We carry both clear slider zipper bags and cushion slider zipper pouches.  Lead times are 7-10 business days.

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Contact your local distributor for further information!

 

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Sealer Sales will be closed on Memorial Day

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Thank you for your loyalty and for allowing us to serve all of your packaging needs.

Our offices will be closed Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day to honor all the men & women who have served.

Have a safe and relaxing holiday.

Sealer Sales Gives Back

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Sealer Sales recently made a donation of hand impulse sealers (FS-200 and FSC-220) and stand up pouches to the Industrial Engineering department at San Jose State University to assist with their annual class project.

Every spring undergraduate students take Industrial and Systems Engineering 120, a work measurement/work design class where they repeatedly design, test, build and then use a work station for making trail mix for on-campus food pantries.

In ISE 120, the students analyze every hand movement redesigning to increase safety while decreasing cycle time.  Each year, the class distributes over 1,200 bags of trail mix (500+lbs) to the 11 on-campus food pantries.  Read more about the trail mix project here.

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The students provided us with a summary of best practices which we found useful to share here:

  • The sealer was simple and practical to use. Our group had no prior experience in using a sealer, but we managed to utilize it effectively.  It was easy to use and safe.
    We recommend our hand impulse sealers to nearly anyone starting out a project where they need to seal plastic bags.  As the San Jose State University students have summarized, the sealer is simple and easy to use.
  • The best practice the participants learned in using the impulse sealers were to always keep an eye on the light and to ensure to count to four seconds after the light turned green.
    Congealing is the process of allowing the seal to cool under pressure. This allows the seal to set and cool providing the best quality seal.  Read more here:  https://sealers101.com/2012/01/25/impulse-sealers-how-to-achieve-the-best-seal/
  • Using a higher setting than normal for the small sandwich bags for food donations.
    Different materials will require different timer settings. Previously, the students were packaging their trail mix in sandwich bags which is a much thinner bag compared to our stand up pouches (4mil).  Adjusting for different materials is important when using a hand impulse sealer.  We always recommend using the lowest timer setting that will seal your material.
  • An important aspect of using the impulse sealers was to be patient and let the device do its job. Making sure to properly seal the bag involved a bit of practice trials, but once the team was comfortable using the machine it worked very well.  Ensuring we had a proper seal was vital for this experiment because the project involved sealing food and without a device like the impulse sealer the product wouldn’t be airtight and ready for distribution.

Sealer Sales is committed to serving educational and charitable organizations and we are very excited to be able to assist with this project.  To see more pictures of the project, click here.

A Quick Primer on Heat Sealers

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Our latest blog post is a refresher on the general basics of heat sealers.  There are many types of sealers and choosing the right one may be overwhelming without a few basic points.  We discuss four key characteristics of sealers to help you determine which best fits your application.

FUNCTION

Impulse sealers require no warm up time and seal by applying a pulse of energy to the sealing area, followed immediately by cooling.  Impulse sealers only use power when the jaw is lowered.  We recommend an impulse sealer for any thermoplastic material such as polyethylene (PE) or polypropylene (PP) which requires a lower seal temperature. Impulse sealers are easy to use (no warm-up time), economical (electricity used only during sealing process), and safe (no component is always hot).

Direct heat (constant heat) sealers maintain constant heat in both jaws.  Direct heat sealers use power as long as the machine is turned on.  As a result, direct heat sealers possess better heat penetration in order to seal thicker materials.  We recommend a direct heat sealer for materials such as coated aluminum foil, poly cello films, gusset bags, coated Kraft papers, waxed paper, cellophane, mylar, coated PP, and other thicker materials.  Direct heat sealers cannot seal polyethylene.

Feel free to read our previous posts comparing impulse vs. direct heat sealers

SIZE

The size of the sealer depends on the width of the material to be sealed.  We usually recommend adding one inch to the width of material to be sealed to determine sealer length for easier handling.  Cutters on the sealer usually trim at slightly less than width of the sealer arm.

SPEED

See below for a general guideline on speed (packages per minute) of our impulse and direct heat sealers.

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WIDTH OF SEAL

Heating elements are made of nichrome (nickel-chromium) and determine the width of the seal.  There are two types of heating elements: round or flat which are interchangeable in most sealers. The round wire is mainly used to cut and seal with no excess material above the seal.  Depending on the width of the flat wire element, sealers are available in 2-3mm, 5mm, 8mm, or 10 mm. Some sealers are equipped with two heating elements for faster heat penetration making them ideal for sealing thicker materials.

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Check out our New Look

We’ve had a makeover! Check out our sparkling new website. We’ve brought our site into 2018 with a more contemporary look and feel, cleaner layout, and overall improved user experience. Most importantly, it’s now easier to find the information that’s important to you.

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Take a look around, explore our new pages, and let us know what you think! Feel free to reach out to us on social media or send us an email at contact@sealersales.com

If you don’t like using our new website, not to worry, our old site is still up and running at www.sealersales.net.

Sealers for the Medical Industry

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The use of pouches for medical devices and implantable packaging is growing. Much of this growth can be attributed to pouch strength, puncture resistance, and barrier protection. Pouches will be the container of choice for medical devices and supplies.

We carry a variety of sealers which are ideally suited for the medical and pharmaceutical industry.

 If you do not see what you are looking for please contact us for further information.

 

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Our newest addition to our band sealer family is the HRS-255 rotary band sealer. Our newest addition to our band sealer family is the HRS-255 rotary band sealer. This sealer is ideal for sealing paper-plastic packages such as tyvek, foil, or other hermetic materials typically used for packaging medical instruments or disposable devices such as IV bags, suture kits, medical draping, bandages, gauge and other sterile products.

 

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D-3010HCA is an impulse sealer designed specifically for sealing sterile bag and tubing. The 10mm wide sealing seam provides the best protection and prevents bacteria from penetrating into sterile packs. The sealing and cooling time can be preset with the digital control panel to guarantee consistent and safe sealing. The sealer is also equipped with a cutting device and roll dispenser to make and cut pouches easily. The D-3010HCA sealer is also equipped with a counting timer. Design is compact to suit any medical, dental, veterinary, or laboratory with a limited amount of space.

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Our UHSS-8  seals up to 3,500 tubes per day! Ideal for laboratories, research facilities, R&D, and quality control groups.  Unit is economical, safe and very easy to use.  The tube sealers can be used on all polyethylene, and laminated tubes.  Sealers are equipped with a stainless steel shelf with height gauges to allow for easy changeover of various height tubes.  Included is a custom tray made for your tubes (sample tube required for fabrication).  Remember: When you order, please also send a sample tube if you want a custom tray fabricated for your tube.
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Retractable Nozzle vacuum sealers are the most versatile among the three types of vacuum sealers we carry. Ideal for vacuum/gas flush packaging. This type of vacuum sealer requires a compressor to operate, but some sealers are internally equipped for the convenience of the user. We carry vacuum sealers with sealing widths from 11″ to 50″ to cover a variety of applications. Many options such as stainless steel, double sealing jaws, single or double retractable nozzles, analog or digital controls, pneumatic or built in air compressor are available to suit the needs of the operator.

Happy Holidays

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Sealer Sales would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season and to a happy new year!

Just a quick reminder about our holiday schedule:
We will be closed Monday, December 25, 2017 and returning Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Vacuum Sealer Options Explained

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We carry a large variety of different vacuum sealers along with a variety of options to fit every vacuum sealing application.  In this blog post, we will explain the different options that are available to you.  For  a quick primer on vacuum sealers, see our previous post:  https://sealers101.com/2012/04/12/vacuum_sealers_explained/

Gas Flush
Gas flush will extend the shelf life of a product.  While vacuum sealers remove a large percentage of air around items, a gash flush option will actually pump a stabilizing gas into the package before vacuum sealing.  This will ensure that all oxygen is removed ensuring longevity.

Our vacuum sealers can also pull a vacuum and flush the bag with an inert gas such as nitrogen creating a puffed bags such as a popcorn chip bag.  This is an optional feature that can be added to our nozzle vacuum sealers.

Self-Contained Compressor
With the exception of our small SINBO unit, our nozzle vacuum sealers are pneumatically operated meaning an external compressor is required.  If you request a self-contained compressor, that means the compressor is inside the vacuum sealer and you will not need an external compressor.  Basically, your unit is plug and go.  This is great for facilities with space constraints or do not have the ability for an external compressor

Dual Elements
Dual element (also known as bi-active seal or double impulse) means that the vacuum sealer will utilize two heating elements (upper and lower) to fuse the material from both sides at a time.  This gives a faster and better seal for thicker or hard to seal materials.  If you think you may need dual elements but you’re not sure, you can always contact us or send us a sample and we can do some testing for you.

Vacuum Filter
The vacuum filter option for our nozzle vacuum sealers (model nos: AVN, AVS, CAVN, CAVS) is highly recommended of anything that will fit into the nozzle (dust, herbs, some liquids).  The vacuum sealer nozzle will suck whatever is in front of the nozzle and if there are any items that will be pulled in, this could damage the unit.  We highly recommend the vacuum filter if you are vacuum sealing marijuana, hops, grains, or any product that has a lot of dust particles.

Vacuum Regulator
The vacuum regulator option for our nozzle vacuum sealers control the amount of vacuum and can prevent over vacuuming or products such as herbs.  Over vacuuming can lead to crushing the herbs.

If you are not sure which options you will need for your vacuum sealer, please contact us and one of our customer reps will be glad to assist you.

Happy Thanksgiving from Sealer Sales

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In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Sealer Sales will be closed for business on Thursday & Friday, November 23rd and 24th. Our offices will re-open on Monday, November 27th.

Thank you for your continued business. We hope you & your family have a safe & happy Thanksgiving.

New Product Introductions

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We are excited to introduce a couple of products in both equipment and flexible packaging product line.

Our popular FRM-1120LD band sealer now comes in a left to right configuration. Many production lines are built to specific line directions and having a machine that feeds the wrong way can cause unnecessary costs and headaches.   Now, no matter what direction your production line feeds, our FRM-1120LD band sealer can work for you to help you achieve the efficiencies in your production line.

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In our flexible packaging line, we are proud to offer a black kraft stand up pouch.  This bag is quite elegant for both food and non-food packaging.  Your product is super unique…shouldn’t your bag express that uniqueness?

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Don’t forget that this week, we are in Las Vegas for PACK EXPO 2017.  Come visit us and talk to us about your packaging projects.

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