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Over 1 Million Views on YouTube

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SEALER SALES VIDEO SERIES: Band Sealer Maintenance – How to Use Dry Ink Coding

Part II of our Sealer Sales Band Sealer Maintenance Video Series will show you how to use the dry ink coding function on your Sealer Sales band sealer to print on the seal line.

The feature is easy to use and made even easier with our video instruction.  Print lot codes, expiration dates, and much more!

PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: W-300DT Direct Heat Sealer

We carry over 150 different sealers and we plan to highlight a product each month so in 13 years, we’ll go through all our sealers!

The W-300DT is our newest addition to our popular W-Series line of sealers.

W-300DT (1)FEATURES

  • Direct heat / constant heat
  • Seals many different types of thermoplastic materials but not polyethylene
  • Both jaws are heated simultaneously for better heat penetration
  • Protector bars available to prevent injury
  • 15mm / Meshed seal bars

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!

Carry Your Sealer Anywhere!

Do you have an odd sized object or need to carry your sealer around to seal?  Check our our new FKR-A series portable impulse sealers.  These sealers are lightweight and easy to use anywhere.

FKR-A

  • Available in 8″, 12″, and 16″ seal lengths
  • 7ft long handle cord allowing maximum moveability
  • Double 5mm seal to seal thicker materials – up to 30mil in thickness
  • Visit our website for more information

SINBO – Three’s a Charm

sinbo-logo-finalOur famous SINBO vacuum sealers now come in three model types to fit all types of applications.  SINBO is the only light vacuum sealer on the market today that utilizes standard poly/nylon pouches not the expensive channel/embossed type of vacuum bags.

Our SINBO models:

  • DZ-280/A – our classic dual line seal
  • DZ-280/2SD – one line seal but a wider 4mm seal width for sealing thicker pouches; best vacuum sealer for the mylar bags
  • DZ-280/2SE – filter canister allows this unit to seal liquids and powders – Video here!

DZ-280_2SE

 

Our SINBOs are easy to use that require no warm-up time.  No outside compressor needed as with the larger nozzle type vacuum sealers and best of all, purchase standard vacuum bags, not the expensive channel vacuum bags.

Contact your local distributor today for more information.

Vacuum Sealers Explained

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

Pros

  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • 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.

Bag Type:  Standard
Process:  Air is extracted by means of a retractable nozzle which is placed in between the vacuum pouch.  Bag conforms around product as air is extracted
Pros
Fast and light vacuum
Best for fresh vegetables and other “crushable items”
Gas flush option allowing perishable items to be sealed
Cons
External compressor may be required (our SINBO household vacuum sealer does not require an external compressor)
Chamber Vacuum Sealers
In a chamber vacuum sealer, the product is placed completely in a machine before sealing.  See our picture of the TC-280F.
Bag Type:  Standard
Process:  Product is placed in the chamber and the lid is closed.  A vacuum pump extracts air from the chamber; when the air has been extracted, the sealer will then seal the bag.  Air allowed back into the chamber and the vacuum sealed product can be removed
Pros
Highest possible vacuum pressure
Identical vacuum extracted each time
Best for liquids and/or grains
Gas flush option allowing perishable items to be sealed
Cons
Usually larger machine so occupies more space

How to Seal a Gusseted Bag?

Many of our customers call us asking what sealer works best for their gusseted bag.  Our blog, today, will address that question.

What is a gusseted bag?
Gusseted bags are commonly used in the coffee and tea industry.  The sides of the bags fold in to form a gusset.  Gusset bags have sides that expand, allowing you to package bulkier, larger items.

What type of sealer should you use to seal a foil gusseted bag?  Because of the gussets, a single element sealer such as your typical hand impulse sealer  cannot properly seal through all four layers of the gusseted bag.  Do not use a hand or foot or automatic sealer, not even a 5mm sealer.

We recommend using the following sealers:

6" Semi-Automatic Double Impulse Sealer

…this small unit is the perfect size for sealing coffee bags

Double Impulse Sealers
Double impulse sealers utilize two heating wires (upper and lower) to seal through your gusset bag.  We carry both hand and foot operated as well as a few automatic units to suit your produtction level needs.   Seal width – usually 5mm or 10mm (.20″  or .40″)

For more options, please see our website here.

Our most popular unit for sealing coffee bags

Direct Heat Sealers
Direct heat sealers (also known as constant heat sealers).  Whereas impulse sealers only create heat when sealer jaw and body meat, direct heat sealers maintain heat in the jaws as long as the sealer is turned on.    As a result, direct heat sealers possess better heat penetration to seal thicker materials.  Seal width – usually 15mm (0.6″)

Portable direct heat sealers  or clamp style sealers are affordable and easy to use.   We carry 6″, 8″, and 12″ models.

  • A temperature controller accurately controls the temperature from 30°-550° F (0°-300° C)

Foot or Table Top Direct Heat Sealers utilize a temperature controller.  Both units use a foot switch to control the movement of the upper jaw.

  • Band Sealers allow you to seal nearly any thermoplastic material considerably faster than any other sealer.

Seal quickly and efficiently with a band sealer

Vacuum Sealer
Sometimes, in addition to sealing a bag, you will require a vacuum.   We also carry a vacuum sealer made specifically for foil gusset bags (coffee bags).  The vacuum sealer is a double impulse sealer with a 5mm seal.

Seals and vacuums in one step!

We hope this provides you with some smart choices for sealing your gusseted bags.  Please be sure to check out our website – Sealer Sales.  Please contact us for more questions.

Determining the Right Band Sealer

When should you buy a band sealer?  If you are finding that a hand or foot sealer cannot meet your production needs, a band sealer may be the right option for you.  Band Sealers will seal and convey your bags via constant heat. Take a look at our video of how a band sealer works.

However, before deciding on a band sealer, ask yourself the following questions:

Q:  Do you already have your bag?
A:  Make sure you have your bag before looking at sealers.  The bag material will determine what sealer will work.

Q:  Should you purchase a band sealer?
A:  Our band sealers can seal materials 3mil-10mil meaning band sealers will seal just about any thermoplastic material including PE, PPE, stand up pouches, gusseted bags (used for coffee and tea), and moisture barrier bags.  Because bags are placed on a conveyor system, the width of the bag does not matter. If you are looking for increased efficiency in your packaging process, then we recommend looking into a band sealer.

Q:  What is the difference between a horizontal and vertical model?
A:  Vertical band sealers typically seal small solid products (ex:  powders, grains, coffee) and liquids.  In addition, if your customer will be packaging his/her product using a stand up pouch, a vertical band sealer will work best.  Horizontal models work best when you can lay flat your pouch.

Horizontal Version

Horizontal Version

Vertical Version

Q:  Do you want any printing on your bags?  Dry-coding vs. embossing?
A:  Our band sealers have the ability to emboss or dry ink code bags. Embossing continually embosses characters directly on the bag.  Embossing shows up best on foil bags. Dry ink coding prints using a roller with heat activated ink transfers.

Q:  Is there a preference of production running right to left or left to right?
A:  Our band sealers can seal in a right to left direction or left to right direction.  Choose the right sealer based on your preferences.

Visit our website for more information!

Videos

We will continue to post additional new videos of our products but see our links to current videos.  You can also visit our YouTube Channel here or visit our website.

How to Use a Hand Impulse Sealer

How to Use a Foot Sealer

Automatic Foot Sealer Demonstration

Automatic Sealer Demonstration

Band Sealer (Horizontal) – CBS-880 Demonstration

Band Sealer with Dry Ink Coding (HL-M810 Demonstraton)

Continuous Band Sealer (Vertical) with Dry Ink Coding (HL-M810II) Demonstration

Continuous Band Sealer (Medium Duty) with Dry Ink Coding (FRM-1120C / FRM-1120W)

Direct Heat Sealer (W-300DA) Demonstration

Portable Direct Heat Sealer Demonstration

DZ-280/A SINBO Vacuum Sealer

WVT-455T Vacuum Sealer for Embossed/Channeled/Gusseted Bags 

MY-380F Dry Ink Coding Video Demonstration

HP-280 Semi Automatic Imprinter Video Demonstration 

ColumnAir Packaging – for wine bottles and toner cartridges