Form, fill and seal machines are packaging equipment that uses flexible, heat-sealable, plastic film to form packages that can be filled with a product and then sealed, and cut. There are many types of form, fill, and seal machines. Forming machines form packages, but do not fill or seal them. Filling machines load previously formed packages with a specific product quantity, but do not provide closing or sealing action. Seal-only equipment wraps or secures products, but does not form packages or...
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Q & A on Form, Fill, and Seal Machines

We asked our users for their input on Form, Fill, and Seal Machines. Here are the results of 51 users familiar with Form, Fill, and Seal Machines.

Who Took Our Poll? | Design Trends | Applications and Use | Features | Buying Advice |

Who Took Our Poll?Top

Design TrendsTop

Q:
What new technologies are influencing form, fill and seal machine design?
7 answers
Answers:
Apart from center sealed pouches, if other shaped pouches can also be made on it.
~Hashmeet K, Project Manager, Karnataka, India
Form Fill Seal itself is a new Technology.
~Manufacturing, Nalagarh, India
Packaging that takes shape of the product
~Yasa Nadaraja, Good to take part, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Aesthetics and user friendly operations
~SHIV KUMAR S, Marketing/Sales, HYDERABAD, INDIA
1. wireless status monitoring.
~Engineering, Process/Production, QUEZON CITY, Philippines
Speeds. Inline labeling
~Robert P. President, President, Toronto. Ontario, Canada
Continuous motion
~Engineering, Process/Production, Toronto, Canada

Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative form, fill and seal machines?
6 answers
Answers:
They are Romolag and Weller. Some local manufacturers in India are also there.
~Manufacturing, Nalagarh, India
European companies - but very costly.
~SHIV KUMAR S, Marketing/Sales, HYDERABAD, INDIA
Aligned Machinery China
~Bernard T, General Management, Phalaborwa, South africa
Volpak Effytec
~Engineering, Process/Production, QUEZON CITY, Philippines
Circle design
~KEITH W, General Management, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Triangle
~Engineering, Process/Production, Toronto, Canada

Applications and UseTop

Q:
What are some of the applications you have used form, fill and seal machines for?
17 answers
Answers:
Bag Form, Fill, Seal -- Vertical · Fillers (Liquids) · Fillers (Other Product Types) · Fillers (Viscous Products) · Form, Fill, Seal -- Liquid & Viscous Products · Form, Fill, Seal -- Other Types of Products · Form, Fill, Seal -- Packaging (Rigid/Semi-Rigid) · Form, Fill, Seal -- Vacuum Packaging · Form, Fill, Seal -- Vertical · Form, Fill, Seal -- Vertical (Baggier) · Form, Fill, Seal -- With Gas Flush · Portion Packaging · Pouch Forming
~Purchasing, Zagreb, Croatia
Pouch packing for edible food products like milk, ghee, edible/vegetable oil, all types of flours, powders and granules.
~SHIV KUMAR S, Marketing/Sales, HYDERABAD, INDIA
Used in the following products: ready to drink juices, wax filling, powder filling, powder soap.
~Engineering, Process/Production, QUEZON CITY, Philippines
In plastic injection for pharmaceuticals. In eye , nasal and ear drops. In large volume injectables.
~Manufacturing, Nalagarh, India
Candy. Coffee. Pretzels. Ice. Popcorn. Parts. Fruit. Sugar. Chemicals. Pickles. Etc.
~Robert P. President, President, Toronto. Ontario, Canada
Packaging of sausages and sliced product. 150g to 500g packs.
~Yasa Nadaraja, Good to take part, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Powder, sugar, pudding mixes, tea. Candies, hard and soft.
~Engineering, Process/Production, Toronto, Canada
For packing of tea and coffee products.
~Hashmeet K, Project Manager, Karnataka, India
In medical.....minor procedures trays.
~Maintenance/Facilities Management, Juarez,, Mexico
Powder, viscous liquids and pastes
~Project Management, Accra, Ghana
Large volume intravenous infusion
~General Corporate Mgmt, Lahore, Pakistan
For condiments and coffee powder
~Research & Development, Quezon, Philippines
Packaged dry food products
~Manufacturing, Medina, NY
Packets for bath gels
~KEITH W, General Management, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
For free flowing liquids
~Manufacturing, PUNE, India
Sachet liquid filling
~Bernard T, General Management, Phalaborwa, South africa
Detergent powder
~Manufacturing, Miami, FL

Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that form, fill and seal machines have been used for.
4 answers
Answers:
I have not encountered any non-standard application.
~Engineering, Process/Production, QUEZON CITY, Philippines
Bagging wipes, alcohol swabs, bagged milk and cheese.
~Engineering, Process/Production, Toronto, Canada
Making empty 3 sided pouches
~Robert P. President, President, Toronto. Ontario, Canada
Packing of bolts and nuts
~SHIV KUMAR S, Marketing/Sales, HYDERABAD, INDIA

Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of form, fill and seal machines?
3 answers
Answers:
Some formers are designed for a dead center back fin seal others have the seam off center. Either way print must be designed for this or disaster.
~Robert P. President, President, Toronto. Ontario, Canada
Again, some company had the packing material made only to find that the respective machine did not work with the materials.
~Bernard T, General Management, Phalaborwa, South africa
Not much because we use a checklist - the mistakes occur due to bad manpower and service support from both the sides.
~SHIV KUMAR S, Marketing/Sales, HYDERABAD, INDIA

FeaturesTop

Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this product?
7 answers
Answers:
Wireless connection to PLC based form fill seal machine.
~Engineering, Process/Production, QUEZON CITY, Philippines
A dust extraction unit for the sealing area.
~Engineering, Process/Production, Toronto, Canada
Standup pouch on FFS machine.
~Hashmeet K, Project Manager, Karnataka, India
Leak free after packaging.
~Bernard T, General Management, Phalaborwa, South africa
Depends on each job.
~Robert P. President, President, Toronto. Ontario, Canada
Affordable machine
~SHIV KUMAR S, Marketing/Sales, HYDERABAD, INDIA
It can be discussed with the concerned manufacturer at the time of designing.
~Manufacturing, Nalagarh, India

Buying AdviceTop

Q:
Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using form, fill and seal machines?
4 answers
Answers:
Get a very versatile machine to handle any job ,or you may have to buy another. Think about all the possibilities that may come up; research carefully.
~Robert P. President, President, Toronto. Ontario, Canada
To ensure they source the correct packing material as many countries do not have the correct materials
~Bernard T, General Management, Phalaborwa, South africa
They should evaluate the cost of the machine by doing in depth analysis and not to go by the big names.
~SHIV KUMAR S, Marketing/Sales, HYDERABAD, INDIA
Go for proven reliability and flexibility.
~Yasa Nadaraja, Good to take part, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of form, fill and seal machines?
3 answers
Answers:
The supplier of the machines should inform prospective buyers where they can source the packing material.
~Bernard T, General Management, Phalaborwa, South africa
They should have a friendly supplier and they need not prefer branded since the cost is double the actual.
~SHIV KUMAR S, Marketing/Sales, HYDERABAD, INDIA
Ensure your seal bars can handle a wide range of gauges and material types.
~Robert P. President, President, Toronto. Ontario, Canada


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