Vacuum Sealers remove oxygen from a package prior to sealing the bag. By removing oxygen from the package, vacuum sealing can extend the life of a food package or prevent rust of industrial items. Some vacuum sealers also provide gas purge/gas flush which can flush your pouch with nitrogen to ensure the complete removal of any oxygen in your pouch. Barrier type of bags must be used to ensure a proper vacuum…some sealers such as the external vacuum sealer require special channel or embossed bags in order to vacuum and seal. There are three major categories of vacuum sealers: external vacuum sealer, nozzle vacuum sealer, and the chamber vacuum sealer. We carry vacuum sealers in all three categories. Click here for our vacuum sealer product line.
External Vacuum Sealers
In an external vacuum sealer, your product remains outside of the vacuum sealer and a vacuum pump extracts air from a small vacuum cavity. See our WVT-455T video for an example of how this sealer works.
Bag Type: Only embossed/channeled bags can be used
Process: Air is extracted through the ridges on the pouch after the machine’s lid is closed over the bags’ end
- Embossed pouches more expensive than standard vacuum pouches
- Not practical for higher volume user
- Slower than commercial vacuum sealers
Nozzle or Snorkel Vacuum Sealers
In an external vacuum sealer, your product remains outside of the vacuum sealer; a nozzle draws air out of the bag and retracts so the bag can be sealed. See our Value Vac video for an example of how this sealer works.
Identical vacuum extracted each time
Gas flush option allowing perishable items to be sealed