How to Seal and Cut Using our Sealers

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Our latest post will be a quick refresher on what our “seal and cut” options are on our sealing equipment.   There are two types of seal and cut:  (1)  cutting excess material so that there is a seamless seal primarily used for shrink wrapping and (2) using a trimmer on a sealer to cut a bag that is too long or to make poly tubing.

For shrink wrapping, you will want to create a seamless seal with no excess material above the seal as you will be heat shrinking the material around your product.  Either use a hand sealer with a ROUND wire or purchase an L-bar sealer.  For more information about shrink wrapping, refer to our previous blog:  Shrink Wrapping 101.

For cutting a bag because it is too long, we have various sealers with sliding cutters.  Usually there is a blade on the sealer which will trim excess material about 1/4″-1/2″ from the seal line.  We carry hand sealers, foot sealers and our newest addition, band sealers with sliding cutters.  The band sealer HLC-1120LD which is equipped with a trimmer to cut off excess material!

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HLC-1120LD is suitable for sealing all types of thermoplastic materials and bags. This unit is equipped with a trim scrap system for trimming excess material. The vertical configuration is ideal for sealing stand up pouches and liquid-type products.

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Send your material for us to test on the HLC-1120LD band sealer!

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We are offering 10% off our HLC-1120LD band sealer in the month of March. Use product code: PRODUCTOFTHEMONTH on our website.

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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Our popular W-300DAT(S) series of table top direct heat (constant heat) sealers is now available with a straight vertical serrated seal line for those looking to match seal types on your current bag.  The W-250DATVS still has the same great features found on our W-300DAT(S) units.

  • Consistent seals each time (equipped with a 6 second timer)
  • Strong 15mm wide seal – vertical serrated seal example below
  • German equipped temperature controller
  • PTFE coated jaws for easier cleaning
  • Footswitch allows for hands free operation
  • Protector bars around the sealing jaws

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On our flexible side, we have added a child resistant stand up pouch that is both child resistant and tamper evident.  Our stock stand up pouches are labeled with instructions for adult use (see below).  These foil pouches are specifically designed for low oxygen, low moisture vapor and UV resistant.  The bags comply with ASTM D3475.

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  • Child resistant
  • Tamper evident
  • Maximize shelf life
  • Protect your flavor profile
  • Uncompromised barrier protection
  • Material structure: 5mil foil

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Custom printing is also available.  Contact your local distributor for more information.

Highlighting our Channel Vacuum Bags

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Our February product of the month is our channel vacuum bags.  Our channel vacuum bags are specifically designed for out of chamber vacuum machines.  Using a vacuum bag can extend the shelf life and flavor of your food as well as prevent freezer burn and dehydration loss.

We want to highlight long time customer, Boss Mouse Cheese, headquartered in Traverse County, Michigan.  Boss Mouse Cheese first approached us more than seven years ago looking for a high quality channel bag for their artisan cheeses.  The bag quality was important as Sue Kurta, head cheesemaker, was producing small batches of cheese.

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Since then, Boss Mouse Cheese has added a famous smoked butter (Rachel Ray loves it!) all packaged in Sealer Sales’ channel vacuum bags.  Thank you Boss Mouse Cheese for your unwavering loyalty.  If you would like to try Boss Mouse Cheese, visit their website here:   http://bossmousecheese.com/  You might regret trying the smoked butter…it’s quite addicting!

We are offering 10% off our channel bags in the month of February. Use product code: PRODUCTOFTHEMONTH on our website.

Don’t forget that these vacuum bags must be used on a out of chamber vacuum sealer in order for the full benefits of food preservation  and dehydration loss to take place.  Visit our site for channel type vacuum sealers.

Read more about Sue Kurta and Boss Mouse Cheese:
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Boss Mouse Cheese’s Sue Kurta, Traverse Magazine, March 2015
Smoked butter is a thing and you can get it from this Michigan cheesemaker, MLive, January 2018

 

Product of the Month: Air Pillow Machine

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While most of our customers are familiar with our extensive product line with heat sealers, they may be surprised to hear about our inflatable void fill solutions.  This month, we would like to highlight our YC-Series YC-03FD Air Pillow Machine.

What is void fill packaging?  Void fill materials are used to fill spaces in packages after the item is placed in its outside packaging and can help fill empty space or voids in the package.  This also will protect the packaged item from moving around too much and getting damaged during shipment.

Our air pillow machine, YC-03FD is an on-demand inflatable void fill system designed to meet diverse product needs.  The unit is an easy to use, cost effective air pillow machine.  Air pillows can be reusable and are cleaner than peanut or paper packaging.

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Advantages

  • Adjustable speed and up to 145 5″ x 8″ air pillows per minute. This allows your business to get more packages out the door with less down time at each station
  • External compressor NOT required
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile Film Options:  We offer 5″ x 5″ and 5″ x 8″ air pillows but the YC-03FD is capable of inflating all types of air pillow film with 3″ core
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Versatile Film Options:  We offer 5″ x 5″ and 5″ x 8″ air pillows but this air pillow machine of inflating all type of air pillow film with 3″ core

This machine can be purchased outright without any sales contracts.  There will be no minimum purchases which means you get the air pillow you need without any obligations or increasing film buying demands.

As a special we are offering a 10% discount this month with the code PILLOW when purchased on our website

Product of the Month: HVC-260T Vacuum Sealer

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We are highlighting our value chamber vacuum sealer, HVC-260T in this month’s Product of the Month series.  The HVC-260T is an inexpensive workhorse vacuum chamber that can be used to vacuum seal almost anything including liquids.  Remember the unique feature for vacuum chamber sealers is no external compressor is required so this unit is basically a plug and go unit.

As a special we are offering a 10% discount with the code FALLBACK when purchased on our website.  Don’t wait as this code expires at the end of the year!

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FEATURES

  • Impulse seal – sealing length: 10″
  • Heavy duty 1/4 hp oil pump
  • 10” removable seal bar
  • Compact unit
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Easy to use digital control panel and easy to read pressure indicator
  • No external compressor required

Easy Maintenance with Removable Seal Bars

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Strong Enough Vacuum to Crush Soda Cans

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We also carry a wide range of a vacuum bags and offer custom sizes should you need.

Happy Thanksgiving

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In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Sealer Sales will be closed for business on Thursday & Friday, November 22nd and 23rd. Our offices will re-open on Monday, November 26th.

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

 

 

Come visit us at PACK EXPO

Come visit us at PACK EXPO at booth E-8962 at Lakeside Hall!

Come visit us at PACK EXPO 2018

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Come visit us at the PACK EXPO 2018 on October 14-17, 2018 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.   Claim your complimentary badge for the world’s largest packaging event in 2018 – PACK EXPO International, co-located with Healthcare Packaging EXPO.  Use Comp 97P36 to register.

*Complimentary registration is valid for online pre-registration only; not valid on-site. Expires October 13, 2018. Complimentary registration is intended for use by end-user, retailer and contract packager registrants. Non-exhibiting suppliers and distributors are required to pay standard attendance fees. A non-exhibiting supplier is defined as anyone who sells packaging/processing/converting equipment and/or anyone who’s primary product is packaging containers or materials, supplies, automation, or other services. A distributor is defined as a professional who resells packaging/processing/converting equipment/supplies.

 

Happy Labor Day

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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 3, 2018.  We will resume normal operations on Tuesday, September 4, 2018

We hope you enjoy your holiday with family and friends.

Distributor Highlight: Pack Secure

Distributor Highlight

Sealer Sales has a network of over 100 distributors in North America and we would like to highlight Pack Secure which carries our newest in flexible packaging.

Our newest addition to our stand up pouches is the wider 4oz stand up pouch which offers a unique look.  Given the wider opening, the bag will also be easier to fill.

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We are also proud to offer our 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 pouches need to be heat sealed to prevent tampering.  To see which sealers that go well with our stand up pouches can be viewed here.

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Specializes in Packaging, Shipping and Warehouse supplies.  Established in 1999.  Location 8261 Market St. Suite M, Boardman OH 44512.  Pack Secure partnered with Sealer Sales several years ago, as they believe our products to be an excellent fit to their product line.