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What is a Flow Wrapper?
Flow wrap machinery is designed to package products by enveloping them in a flexible material, commonly a plastic film. Flow wrap machines, sometimes referred to as flow wrappers, are widely used in sectors such as food, pharmaceuticals, and consumer goods.
Flow wrappers can be customised to meet specific requirements, such as speed, size, and wrapping material. The machines are capable of packaging a diverse range of product shapes and sizes. Modern variants frequently include advanced features like touch screen controls, programmable settings, and the capacity to integrate with other industrial automation systems.
Flow wrapping is a technique that allows products to be sealed using a single continuous roll of film in conjunction with flow wrapping machinery. Products are conveyed along a horizontal line and flow wrap is heat sealed at either end.
Flow wrapping is also often referred to as FFS (Form Fill Seal), as well as pillow-pouch wrapping, fin-seal wrapping, or crimp-seal wrapping. Our flow wrap systems have been designed with quality, durability, production performance and economy in mind. Our models can also be interfaced with a variety of automatic feeding systems.
Flow Wrapping Machines Specifications and Features
Flow Wrapping Machinery FAQ
Flowwrap machinery is exceptionally versatile. It is capable of handling a range of different products, including food and non-food items. In the food industry, flow wrap machines are frequently used for packaging items such as chocolates, sweets, biscuits and baked goods. In the non-food sector, these machines can wrap anything from medical supplies, small hardware components, personal care products.
The operational speed of flow wrap machinery can substantially vary based on the specific model, as well as the size and shape of the products being packaged. Generally, these machines are designed for high-speed operation, and many models can efficiently wrap several thousand units per hour. This high-speed packaging capability makes flow wrap machinery an excellent choice for industries and businesses with high-volume production lines.
The space requirement for a flow wrap machine is primarily dependent on the specific model you choose. Industrial-grade machines designed for high-volume production usually require more room, while smaller, compact models might fit comfortably in smaller facilities. Before investing in a flow wrap machine, it’s crucial to check the machine dimensions and compare them with the available space in your facility to ensure a suitable fit.
The energy requirements for flow wrap machinery can differ based on the machine’s size, type, and operational features. While some compact models might run on a standard power supply, larger, industrial-grade machines might require a three-phase power supply for operation. Always verify the power specifications provided by the manufacturer to ensure your facility can meet the machine’s energy demands.
Many flow wrap machines are designed with integration in mind and can be smoothly incorporated into existing production lines. However, the level of integration can depend on various factors, including your current setup, the flow wrap machine model, and the nature of your products. Manufacturers or suppliers often offer expert consultation to help customise the integration process according to your specific requirements.
Flow wrap machines are robust pieces of machinery, and with regular maintenance, they can have a long operational life. The specific lifespan can vary significantly based on factors such as the machine’s build quality, the intensity of use, and the level of maintenance it receives. High-quality machines that are well-maintained and used appropriately can often provide reliable service for many years, making them a valuable long-term investment for businesses.
Yes, we can help our customers get to grips with flow wrap machinery. We provide training for optimal machine operation as part of the installation process. This training typically covers all aspects of operation, from basic controls to troubleshooting common issues, which can be invaluable in helping get the most out of the machine.
Modern flow wrap machines are typically designed with user-friendly control panels for easy operation. Regular maintenance for these machines usually involves routine cleaning, as well as checking the sealing components and conveyor belts for any signs of wear and tear. Periodic maintenance helps ensure optimal machine performance and longevity. Manufacturers often provide detailed operating and maintenance manuals and may offer technical support services as well.
Flow wrap machines are designed to significantly boost packaging efficiency in several ways. Firstly, their high-speed operation allows for the packaging of thousands of products per hour, far outpacing manual packaging methods. This can lead to considerable labor cost savings and increased production throughput. Secondly, flow wrap machines deliver consistent, high-quality packaging, reducing waste and enhancing the overall look of the product, which can be an essential factor in consumer appeal. Lastly, by providing a secure seal, flow wrap machines can help extend the shelf life of food items and protect non-food items from damage or contamination, adding further value to your operation.