Product Highlight: UHSS-8 Tube Sealer

Our latest Product Highlight blog features our UHSS-8 tube sealer.

Sealing tubes for the medical or cosmetic industry can be an expensive and complicated process but Sealer Sales has an economical option ideal for small batch runs, research & development or start up operations. 

Our UHSS-8 tube sealer is a compact design equipped with seal and congeal timers which allows for sealing a wide variety of materials such as LDPE, MDPE, or HDPE.

The UHSS-8 can seal up to 3,500 tubes per day and includes a custom tube tray allowing you to easily seal multiple tubes at a time. 

We are happy to announce that for the month of May, we can offer an additional custom tray free of charge with any tube sealer purchase allowing you to seal multiple tube sizes at a time!  No discount code needed.  Just add the additional tray and the discount will automatically apply in your shopping cart.

Carton Sealers Explained

What are carton sealers?

Carton sealers automatically place adhesive tape to the top & bottom of the box simultaneously.  The operator simply folds flaps of the corrugated carton and feeds it into the machine.  Our carton sealers are reliable, cost-effective and durable providing savings to your production process.

Our carton sealers are integral to end of the line production and can provide significant material and labor savings

  • Increase production twofold over manual box sealing
  • Reduce labor costs
  • Reduce waste – manually sealing boxes usually requires double taping but a carton sealer only requires one strip of tape.
  • Clean consistent professional looking boxes

Is a Carton Sealer Right for our Production?

To determine if a carton sealer makes sense for your production, answer the following questions:

  • How many boxes are you sealing per week?
  • How many employees to you have manually sealing boxes?
  • How much do you spend on tape?
  • How long does it take to manually seal each box?

Our most basic carton sealer retails for less than $2,500 so a carton sealer can easily be justifiable with less than 100 boxes/day

We offer a variety of carton sealers to suit your needs.  Our distributors can help you determine which carton sealer will work best for your applications.  Keep in mind the following:

  • What are your different box sizes (L x W x H)?
  • What are the weights of the different boxes?
  • Do you prefer a manual or random carton sealer?
    • Random is ideal if you have a variety of box sizes as the random carton sealer will adjust automatically to your box size
  • Does the carton need to taped on the top & bottom, top only, or bottom only?
  • What tape width do you need?  Standard is 2” but we also offer 3” tape width carton sealers

We have also created a survey – Just email your completed survey to us and we will help you come up with the best carton sealer for your applications. Sealer Sales Carton Sealer Survey

CBS-880 Band Sealer: All Your Questions Answered

Have you been looking for an affordable way to ramp up your packaging process and been eyeing our CBS-880 band sealer?  The CBS-880 is an incredibly effective machine to seal plastic bags.  In this blog post, we will be answering your questions about the CBS-880.  We hope these answers below will help you determine if the CBS-880 is right for your packaging application.  If you still have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us or one of our authorized distributors.

Question: How do I know if the CBS-880 is the right band sealer for me?

Our CBS-880 band sealer can seal flat bags, stand up pouches, gusseted pouches and much more.  While the CBS-880 can seal most bags in an incredibly efficient manner, remember there are some limitations.

  • Weight of the bag should be no heavier than 2.2-lbs.  If you are planning to seal a pretty heavy item, we have other band sealers that can handle the load
  • No liquids.  Remember, your bag is going to sit horizontally on the conveyor so any liquids will spill out.  Take a look at our vertical band sealers or our FRM-1120C tilting band sealer if you are planning on sealing liquids

You’re always welcome to send your bag samples over to us and we can seal some sample bags for you!

Question: Does the CBS-880 print an expiration date or a lot code?

The CBS-880 has embossing capabilities which creates a raised message on the seal line.  This can be customized to your message whether it be a company name, lot code or expiration date.  We also carry band sealers that can print via dry ink coding.  See the comparison chart below.

If you are looking to print using dry ink coding on your bag, reach out to us or one of our distributors to walk you through our various options.

Question: Is there a lot of set up required in order to use the CBS-880?

Some set up is required but it is pretty straightforward and easy.   We have a video below which shows you exactly how to set up your CBS-880 band sealer.

Question: Is there an instruction manual?

Why of course we do! You can download the manual here.

Question: What kind of maintenance is required?

The most common maintenance requirement is changing out the sealing and drive belts.  This can easily be done by watching our instructional video below

Question: Is technical support and service available?

Yes.  Most of our distributors are comfortable answering technical questions about our CBS-880 band sealer but you are always welcome to reach out to us directly at 818-718-8818 or via email at contact@sealersales.com

We’ve been selling band sealers for a long time so whatever question you have about the CBS-880 we will know the answer and how to fix the problem.

If you need a quick and cost effective repair of your band sealer, just box it up and ship it to one of our repair facilities.  Our experienced, manufacturer-trained, and certified technicians use genuine OEM replacement parts to ensure your band sealer is restored to its original factory operating specifications.

Question: How is the CBS-880 shipped?

We ship the CBS-880 via UPS or FedEx in a heavy-duty box which protects the band sealer during shipping. 

Watch our “Unboxing the CBS-880” video to get a better idea: 

Happy Holidays from Sealer Sales

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

We will be closed Friday, December 24, 2021 and returning Monday January 3, 2022 to give our employees time with their families.

Please plan your orders accordingly.

Happy Thanksgiving

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Sealer Sales will be closed for business on Thursday & Friday, November 25 and 26, 2021. Our offices will re-open on Monday, November 29th.

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

Please note our holiday hours below
November 25 – 26 – CLOSED
December 24 – December 31 – CLOSED
Please plan your orders accordingly. Thanks!

In Observance of Labor Day

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

In celebration of Labor Day, our offices will be closed Monday, September 6, 2021.
We will resume normal operations on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.


All stock orders received after 2:00 pm on Friday September 3rd, 2021, will ship on Tuesday September 7th, when we resume normal business hours

We hope you enjoy your holiday safely.

When to Invest in a Pallet Wrapper

Palletizing shipments are designed to keep your product safe and secure when transporting goods from one warehouse to another.  Pallet stretch wrappers are machines designed to wrap pallets and eliminate the laborious task of hand wrapping.

When to Upgrade to a Pallet Wrapper

Hand wrapping can be time consuming and a tedious operation.  Stretch wrapping utilizing a pallet wrapper is easier and will reduce your film costs and provide labor savings.  We have found that even at 15 pallets a day, you may be able to justify the cost of a pallet wrapper.

Advantages of a Pallet Wrapper

  • Film savings
    • Pallet wrappers will stretch film accurately making sure you are using the right amount of stretch film.  In addition, purchasing machine stretch film vs. hand stretch film will provide significant cost savings as well
  • Labor costs savings
    • Utilizing a pallet wrapper to wrap pallets will not only result in film savings but the faster speed of a machine vs. hand wrapping will result in labor cost savings as well
  • Consistent and uniform application
    • A pallet wrapper will produce a clean professional product.  Pallet wrapping by hand can result in uneven quality depending on the operator.  Multiple operators, time of day, fatigue and other variables may result in different quality.  A stretch wrap machine eliminates those variables
  • Better Protection
    • Pallet wrappers are better able to protect pallets as they provide an even stretch force vs. hand wrapping

Cost Analysis: Questions to Ask to Determine WHEN to Invest in a Pallet Wrapper

  • What is your output?  Think about how many pallets you are wrapping on a weekly basis
  • How much are you spending on stretch film?
  • How long does it take to get a pallet wrapped and loaded on a truck?

We have a cost analysis calculator available for you.  Download our cost analysis spreadsheet which allows you to compare the cost of hand wrapping vs. stretch wrapping.  Please note this spreadsheet only calculates the film savings and not labor cost savings.

Sealer Sales Pallet Wrappers

We offer a variety of pallet wrappers to suit your needs and our distributors can help you determine which pallet wrapper will work best for your applications.  Keep in mind the following:

  • What is the LPH (Loads per hour) you want to run per hour/day?
  • What are the pallet sizes – length x width x height
  • What are the weights of the pallets?  Min and max?
  • Do you need a scale in order to weigh the pallet load?
  • Does your warehouse have a forklift?  Do you need a loading ramp with your pallet wrapper?

SPW-59T series

Our SPW-59T is a pallet stretch wrapping turntable and is offered with a low profile ramp which can be loaded by forklift, pallet jack or by hand. This unit is operated via footswitch and operator would hold the stretch film. This is our simplest and lowest priced model which can easily provide cost savings immediately.

SPW-981 Series

Our SPW-981 series pallet wrapper is our entry level semi-automatic pallet wrapper. The SPW-981 pallet wrapper is equipped with a 3,000-lb capacity turntable, photo eye to seek the height of the pallet, and a mechanical break stretch system designed to produce film yields of up to 100%. The control panel allows the operator to set the top and bottom wrap count.

SPW-982 Series

Our SPW-982 series is our mid-range pallet wrapper equipped with a 4,000-lb turntable capacity, photo eye to seek the height of the pallet, and a mechanical break stretch system designed to produce film yields of up to 150% . The 7″ color touch screen is user friendly and can store up to 12 programs. The SPW-982 is capable of wrapping 30-40 loads per hour.

SPW-983 Series

Our SPW-983 series is equipped with a 4,000-lb turntable capacity, photo eye to seek the height of the pallet, and a mechanical break stretch system designed to produce film yields of up to 225% . The 7″ color touch screen is user friendly and can store up to 12 programs. The SPW-983 is capable of wrapping 30-40 loads per hour. SPW-983 with a weigh scale is an in stock available feature.

SPW-4510R

Our SPW-4510R is a robotic pallet wrapper capable of wrapping palletized loads of any shape, weight and size. SPW-4510R is 110V, battery operated and on a full charge, this unit can wrap 250 loads or 10 hours of continuous use. This unit features a power pre-stretch system of 250% with adjustable wrap count at the top and bottom. Speed is also adjustable.

In Observance of Independence Day

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

Our offices will be closed Monday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day
We will resume operations on Tuesday, July 6th.

Have a safe and relaxing holiday.

In Observance of Memorial Day

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

Our offices will be closed Monday, May 31st in observance of Memorial Day to honor all the people who have served.
We will resume operations on June 1, 2021.

Have a safe and relaxing holiday.

The Importance of Stocking Spare Parts

When purchasing brand new equipment, make sure that spare parts are readily available to prevent equipment downtime. Most sealing equipment will go through consumable parts such as heating elements, PTFE, belts, silicone rubber, etc. While manufacturers carry spare parts for their own equipment, they are unlikely to carry spares for other machines. Downtime can be costly when parts are unavailable.

Research Equipment Before Purchase
Thoroughly research equipment and vendor before you purchase to ensure that spare parts, especially consumable parts, are readily available. If you are not sure what parts should be kept on hand, ask the equipment manufacturer. Low cost machines may seem like a good option if you are price conscious, but if you cannot find replacement parts for your machine, then you may not be able to use that machine when parts need replacing defeating the purpose of purchasing a machine.

Calculate Cost of Spare Parts
To calculate the cost of spare parts, calculate what one hour of downtime will cost your company. Working from this information and factoring in lead times, you can determine the cost of an unexpected shutdown. Then compare that to the cost of purchasing and storing replacement parts. You can make an informed decision based on this analysis.

If you do not purchase your machine from a manufacturer with a solid spare parts inventory, the cost of downtime can be high while waiting for the part.

Purchase Spare Parts even with New Equipment
We recommend stocking spare parts with new equipment. If a part is found to be defective, you can mitigate downtime by having spares available for replacement right away. In addition, new equipment will still go through wear and tear parts quickly, especially if you plan to run the machine through heavy production.

Our parts department offers support throughout the lifetime of your machine, assisting with parts selection, expedited order and shipment of your parts.

We provide:

  • Quick Turnaround Time
  • Parts List
  • Tracking List – discontinued, crossovers, etc.
  • Tech Support
  • Shipping

Visit our website for more information.