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