Tag Archives: Impulse Sealers

Best Practice: What the Heck Does Congeal Mean?

CONGEAL MEANS TO COOL UNDER PRESSURE.

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Hand / Foot Impulse Sealers
The hand or foot sealer is a manual sealer. What this means is that the congeal step or dwell step needs to be added into your sealing process to make a proper seal.    Hold the jaw down for a couple of seconds after the timer light has gone off to set the seal.  This will ensure a proper seal and will also allow the sealer to cool down before the next seal.  This will ensure longevity of the heating elements.

Auto Impulse Sealers
We recommend the congeal (cooling) setting to be at least 2x greater than the heat setting.  This will ensure that the seal has ample opportunity to set and cool under pressure.  This will also allow the heating element to cool as well.  The most important step for the longevity of auto sealers is having the appropriate congealing time.  Most customers skip the congeal setting in order to get a higher ppm (packages per minute) but this will only lead to problems – broken element and PC Board.

How to Choose a Sealer

We’ve created a quick and easy way to determine what sealer works best for your customer based on  your customer’s bag type and material thickness.  Remember:  You are always welcome to call us with your customer’s bag information and we can help you determine what sealer works best!

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NEW PRODUCT: Pneumatically Operated Foot Sealers

We are introducing our new WNC2-Series Foot Sealers which is a pneumatically operated foot sealer for better sealing quality.  Each sealer is custom made to fit to your specification.

WNC2 Series Foot Sealers

WNC-Series Foot Sealer – Pneumatically Operated for Better Sealing Quality

FEATURES

  • Available in any length – 12″, 18″, 24″, up to 40″
  • Single or double impulse sealing
  • 2.7mm, 5mm, or 10mm sealing width
  • Open back frame allowing front-to-back pass thru capabilities
  • Foot pedal cycle activation
  • Work table included
  • Pneumatically operated – quieter than automatic sealers
  • Better sealing pressure vs. manual sealers
  • External compressor not included – air usage requirements – 100PSI (3-5CFM)

Our WNC2-Series of pneumatic foot sealers are all custom tailored units to you.  Provide us with the following specifications:

  • Sealing Length
  • Sealing Width
  • Single or Double Impulse Sealing

Sealing and congealing time are regulated and sealing pressure is consistent every time.

PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: Hand Sealers for the Medical Market

Take a look at some of the units that are available for the medical market.

KF-210HC – 10mm Hand Sealer w/ Sliding Cutter

Make your own poly bags with our hand sealer with sliding cutter (Model: KF-210HC).  The sealer can also be used for non medical packaging as well.  The unit is an 8″ hand sealer with a 10mm wide serrated seal line.  Sealer is portable.  Matching optional film roller is also available.

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D-3010HCA – 13″ Table Top Medical Sealer

Excellent unit for sealing sterile bag & tubing.  The 10mm wide seal width provides excellent protection.  Sealing and cooling times can be preset with a digital control panel.  Unit is also equipped with a counting timer to keep track of packages sealed.

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Distributor Highlight: ABC Office

Sealer Sales has a network of over 100 distributors in North America  and we would like to highlight ABC Office which has a dominant online presence in office and business products and now packaging equipment as well!

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ABC Office provides fast, low-cost shipping options to most customers in the 48 contiguous states. (ABC also ships to Hawaii, Alaska, and several foreign countries.).  ABC’s large warehouse ensures an ample supply of products so that customers receive orders in the shortest amount of time possible.

We are impressed with the quality of service ABC Office offers to its customers from their lightning speed response to customer queries to their generous return policy.  ABC Office also provides a library of resources to their customers from a blog of new equipment to office equipment faqs.

Searching for our newest Impresse FRM-1010 band sealer?
Talk to the folks at ABC Office!

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Searching for a sealer to seal extra long lengths?
Talk to the folks at ABC Office!
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Stand Up Pouches…what sealers should I choose?

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For your stand up pouches, we suggest using either a 5mm impulse sealer or a direct heat sealer (constant heat sealer).  We offer a variety of equipment at various price points and all the sealers listed here will work with your pouches…choose based on the width of your stand up pouch.

Download our stand up pouch sealer recommendation guide.

…for your most basic needs…

If you are just starting out your production and looking to seal sample sizes, these options will work the best.  Affordable and easy to use with very few moving parts.

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FS-205 / FS-305
easy to use / 8” and 12” lengths
seal width – 5mm (0.20”)

KF-150CST 6” jaw / 2 temp settings seal width – 15mm (0.59”)

KF-150CST
6” jaw / 2 temp settings
seal width – 15mm (0.59”)

….for quicker sealing

These two options (THS & W-300DAT) utilize a foot switch for faster production. (Hands get mighty tired after a full day of sealing).

THS-200 / THS-300 / THS-400 foot switch activated / 8”, 12”, and 16” seal width – 15mm (0.59”)

THS-200 / THS-300 / THS-400
foot switch activated / 8”, 12”, and 16” seal width – 15mm (0.59”)

W-300DAT table-top model / foot switch activated seal width – 15mm (0.59”)

W-300DAT
table-top model / foot switch activated
seal width – 15mm (0.59”)

….fastest production volumes…

Band Sealer – Our fastest option yet!  Simply place your bag on the conveyor.  Adjustable temperature and speeds available.

ertical continuous band sealer seal width – 8mm (0.31”) 15mm option

ertical continuous band sealer seal width – 8mm (0.31”) 15mm option

PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: WN-1500H – 59″ Sealer

We now stock the WN-1500H which can seal material up to 59″ long.  The sealer is part of our dependable W-Series long hand sealer line and offers the same great quality  you come to expect from our W-Series.
FEATURES
  • Longer seal length for specialized needs
  • Heavy duty construction
  • No warm up time
  • Cutter unit available via special order
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Shrink Wrapping – Using an I-Bar Sealer

Check out our latest video on using an I-Bar Sealer for shrink wrapping.  An I-Bar sealer allows you to make professional looking packages in seconds with no mess or fuss!

Maintenance – How to change the Heating Element and PTFE Cover/Adhesive on your Hand Sealer

Maintenance is KEY to a long lasting impulse sealer.  Regular maintenance of your impulse sealer will ensure the longevity of your sealer.  After using between 1,000-5,000 seals, it is normal for the heating element (wire) to break .  The number is dependent on your timer setting and will vary from user to user.  Regularly replacing your sealer’s heating wire, PTFE adhesive (sticky brown protective skin under the element), and the PTFE cover (brown protective skin over the element) is essential for your sealer’s health and well-being.

Take a look at our instructional video on how to change out your heating element and insulation pieces.

JUDY’S PICK: KS-FS Automatic Foot Sealers

What is Judy’s favorite sealer?  Her go-to suggestion when customers call and ask for help? The KS-FS Automatic Foot Sealer  Why we ask?

  • Best of both worlds!  A foot sealer with automatic function leaving your hands free to hold both bags
  • Heavy duty solenoid allows for the strongest beautiful 5mm seal
  • Digital display of your sealing and cool settings

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