What Is Flow Wrapping?

Flow wrapping is a technique that allows products to be sealed using a single continuous roll of film. 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 bag before being sealed.

When your product is flow wrapped, it will look something like this.

How Flow Wrapping Machinery Works?

Unwrapped packs move along the conveyor belt horizontally, and are then wrapped in film and sealed at both ends. Heat is applied to both the bottom and ends of the film in order to form a flexible and sealed package that will be filled with products.

Flow wrapping machine diagram

Flow Wrapping Machinery

Materials Used With Flow Wrapping Machinery

Flow wrapping machines are designed for use with OPP films, Polyethylene, and Polyolefin, with appropriate sealing head modification. These are durable materials that keep products fresh and protected. Products that have been flow wrapped also benefit from protection from outside contamination, whether that is from moisture, harmful UV rays or dust. They are also protected from direct handling.

Benefits Of Using Flow Wrapping Machinery

Flow wrap is used to wrap solid products in a protective seal. Our flow wrapping machinery is available in both automatic and semi-automatic formats, so that you can find the right flow wrap machine to meet your packaging requirements.

By using flow wrapping machinery, you can customise the packaging to help increase branding. Not only this, but clear flow wrap films enable your customers to view your products without any obstructions, increasing visibility and retail sales. What’s more, flow wrapping machinery offers a high production speed, as opposed to tradition bagging practices. This equipment is a perfect solution for enhancing the speed that your products are wrapped and ready to be sold.

Our flow wrapping equipment is very flexible, and it is possible to change to different pack sizes with ease due to the fact that the integrated conveyor systems are easily adjustable. This versatile machinery is ideal if you have a variety of different products with unique shapes and sizes which need to be wrapped.

Examples Of Flow Wrapping

You can find many instances of flow wrapping in packaging, from leaflets, to scratch cards and computer hardware to even bread and cakes.

Flow wrapping machinery is beneficial for a range of different industries and at Kempner, we have leading equipment to ensure that you can increase production, get ahead of competitors and enhance revenue.

By Misterziggy – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

By Martylunsford – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

Flow Wrapping Machinery Specifications and Features

Flow Wrapping Machine

AHP – 400 Flow Wrapper Machine

  • Colour touch screen control panel
  • Up to 100 packs per minute
  • Reel width – up to 400mm
  • Maximum pack height 100mm
  • Maximum pack length 550mm
  • Minimum pack length 40mm
  • (though not all maximum dimensions can be applied together)
  • Pack width up to 220mm
  • External film reel diameter 350mm
  • Air supply: 6 bar
  • Electrical supply: 400V 50Hz + neutral + earth
  • Power consumption 2.5Kw
  • Machine weight 600 kgs
  • Can be supplied as left or right-hand machine.
  • All parts are built with ease of maintenance and cleaning in mind.
  • Safety guarding

AHP – 500 Flow Wrapper Machine

  • Welded and stainless steel frame
  • Colour touch screen control panel
  • Up to 200 packs per minute
  • Reel width – up to 500mm
  • Maximum pack height 120mm
  • Maximum pack length 620mm
  • Minimum pack length 250mm
  • (though not all maximum dimensions can be applied together)
  • Pack width up to 220mm
  • External film reel diameter 350mm
  • Air supply: 6 bar
  • Electrical supply: 400V 50Hz + neutral + earth 3 ph
  • Power consumption 3.2Kw
  • Machine weight 700 kgs
  • Can be supplied as left or right-hand machine.
  • All parts are built with ease of maintenance and cleaning in mind.
  • Safety guarding

Swing 600 Innovation and Simplicity

A truly innovative and unique Flow Wrapper – please follow the link: Swing 600

 

AHP Swing 600 flow wrapping machine

The machine can be set either horizontally or vertically based on the product to be wrapped.

Features include:

  • Cantilevered design for easy maintenance and cleaning.
  • Colour touch screen control panel
  • Speed 20 – 30 packs per minute
  • Reel width – up to 600mm
  • Maximum pack height 140mm
  • Maximum pack length 1000mm
  • Minimum pack length 50mm
  • (though not all maximum dimensions can be applied together)
  • Pack width 50 – 280mm
  • External film reel diameter 300mm
  • Electrical supply: 230V 50Hz 1 phase + earth
  • Power consumption 2.0Kw
  • Machine weight 300 kgs
  • All parts are built with ease of maintenance and cleaning in mind.
  • Safety guarding

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