Machines that, in a single operation, transform printed or unprinted film rollstock into pouches, bags, or sachets, before filling them with product, and sealing them via heat, ultrasonically or other means, in either a vertical or horizontal orientation. Are you planning to buy new bagging, pouching or wrapping equipment? Here are some guidelines for what to consider when planning your next purchase.
Accutek Packaging Equipment Co.
Accu-Pack Series form/fill/seal machines are perfectly suited for the efficient formation, filling, and sealing of single-use plastic pouch packages, encompassing a wide range of products such as ketchup, lotions, shampoos, and soy sauce. These machines excel in handling filling ranges from 8-60mL, accommodating packet lengths of 30-180mm and widths of 30-90mm. The Accu-Pack Series pouch machines help ensure precise and reliable packaging for a diverse range of products.
All-Fill’s vertical form/fill/seal machines provide the speed and accuracy required to vertically fill and seal bags with a variety of products to help customers meet their packaging demands. All-Fill provides vertical filling solutions capable of handling any product that requires laminate film structures and polyethylene films and a variety of bag styles including gusset bags, pillow bags, doy-style stand-up bags, flat bottom bags as well as a variety of hole punches and tear notches. All-Fill's wide range of vf/f/s equipment is designed to be easily integrated with a variety of filling options including auger fillers, vibratory feeders, piston fillers, volumetric cup fillers, and combination scale net weigh systems. Common bagging solutions include products such as spices and seasonings, flours, coffee, snack foods, candy, chemicals, liquids, and many others.
All-Fill’s vertical form/fill/seal (vf/f/s) machines provide the speed and accuracy required to vertically fill and seal bags with a variety of products to help customers meet their packaging demands. All-Fill's vertical bagging solutions are capable of handling any product that requires laminate film structures and polyethylene films as well as a variety of bag styles including gusset bags, pillow bags, doy-style stand-up bags, flat bottom bags as well as a variety of hole punches and tear notches. All-Fill's wide range of vf/f/s equipment is designed to be easily integrated with a variety of filling options including auger fillers, vibratory feeders, piston fillers, volumetric cup fillers, and combination scale net weigh systems. Common applications for All-Fill's bagging equipment include products such as spices and seasonings, flours, coffee, snack foods, candy, chemicals, liquids, and many others.
All Packaging Machinery
The Packmaster is a compact vertical form/fill/seal bagging system for a wide variety of products and industries including automotive, candy, cosmetics, disposables, electronics, food, garden, hardware, stationery, and toys industries. This vertical L-sealer also handles non-sterile medical industry, hospital, and pharmaceutical products. The Packmaster reduces labor costs when compared to hand bagging. Automatic infeeds are available.
ALLIEDFLEX Technologies, Inc.
Alliedflex Technologies distributes vertical form/fill/seal packaging machines from Velteko Corporation. Models include the HSV 210 SLIM, a reduced footprint vertical packaging machine specifically engineered for the snack industry that delivers and maintains top speeds for a wide range of higher to lower quality films. HSV 280 Series of vertical packaging machines is designed for the food industry, running speeds of up to 200 bags/min. HSV 360 Series of vf/f/s equipment, runs at speeds to 360 bag/min, can package a large variety of food and non-food items, and accepts a wide range of bags with volumes of up to 20 L.
Aripack is the exclusive North American distributor of Miele vertical form/fill/seal (VFFS) machines. These machines are designed for filling applications for pasta, coffee, sugar, pet food, cheese, frozen foods, snacks and more. Miele machines are easy to clean, require limited maintenance and servicing, and have easy access to internal parts. Models include the Smart line of cost-effective machines with a large range of accessories, the Olimpia 400 V for high bag quality, and the Maxima Industrial Performance line for high-volume, high-speed lines,
Bairespack USA LLC
Bairespack USA offers complete solutions in vertical form/fill/seal (VFFS) technology including the DENVER VFFS intermittent motion machine. Designed for accurate speed for food and non-food products, it is used mainly for loose, granulated, doughy products or products difficult to handle as well as liquids. The DENVER VFFS Series can be built to make pillow packs, gusseted bags, as well as quad- and five-seal bags based on the application. Other VFFS machines from Bairespack include the AUSTIN Combo Series of Automatic VFFS, a compact system perfect for short ceilings and small facilities. The WICHITA Series is designed for producing single-dose stick packs or sachets that are heat-sealed on three sides, commonly used in products in the food and pharmaceutical sectors. Many other models are available, per the Bairespack website.
Bartelt, known for its horizontal form/fill/seal equipment, supplies the Bartelt® RPM Series, featuring double pouch clamps that enable customers to run heavier fill weights and larger pouch sizes. This space saving rotary turret machine series achieves speeds up to 60 cycles per minute depending on product and model. Optional duplex configurations yield to 110-120 pouches per minute. Bartelt also distributes horizontal pouching equipment from FLtècnics in both rotary and walking-beam styles.
Batching Systems, Inc.
The Bagmaster® Series of vertical form/fill/seal machines offers flexibility for running different types of film and versatility for system integration to any type of packaging machine. Designed for short or long production runs, machines are designed for heavy-duty applications including frozen food, hardware, toy and industrial product applications, machines run at speeds of up to 100 cycles per minute, depending on the model. The Bagmaster® 250 or 400 Vertical Form, Fill, and Seal Bagging Machine makes bags out of flat stock film, with the bag formed around the product.
Bedford Industries, Inc.
In addition to clip, tie, and tag appliers, Bedford Industries makes reclosure applicators including the Roll N Close Applier, a machine designed to add an intuitive reclosable feature to unfilled plastic, paper, or PET bags. Simply load Bedford spooled tie material that already has pressure-sensitive adhesive and adjust the settings. This semi-automatic machine is capable of applying reclosures up to 30 bags per minute.
Belco Packaging Systems, Inc.
In addition to its bag sealing and wrapping equipment, Belco supplies the Merlin, a fully automatic form/fill/seal wrapper designed to form and seal flat film around products without producing any waste or film trim. This design produces can maintain production speeds up to 100 packages or 120 feet of film per minute depending on model and configuration. The Merlin Sealer comes with a 16- or 24-in. wide hot knife cross seal and the choice of a static overlap or thermal bottom seal to satisfy any film requirement. Four configurations of sealing modules are available.
Bessen vertical form/fill/seal (vf/f/s) machines are engineered for high readability, easy operation, accuracy, and high packaging speed. Bessen’s three vf/f/s models are capable of working with laminated film and single-layer polyethylene film structures, as well as different styles of bags formats – pillow bags, gusset bags, four-way seal bags, and flat bottom bags. Bessen bagging machines can be equipped with additional options. such as a hole punch, tear notches, end-seal cooling, bag vibration, film tracking, vacuum film assist, bag support, map flushing, air expellers, and bag inflators. Machines can also be fitted with a variety of filling equipment options, including combination scales, linear scales, vibratory feeders, indexing conveyor systems, auger fillers, piston fillers and cup fillers.
The BEUMER fillpac® FFS is an innovative form/fill/seal system for chemical products that is designed for sturdiness and ease of maintenance. Bags are moved extremely smoothly with no swinging, which keeps wear to a minimum. Reaching capacities to form, fill and seal up to 2,600 bags every hour, the fillpac features an integrated weighing system ensures that filling is accurate.
Black Forest Packaging Solutions, LLC
Black Forest Packaging Solutions manufactures intermittent-motion form/fill/seal (f/f/s) equipment including the LiquidMaster machine for single, dual or multi-component filling of liquid, viscous or solids into a flexible bag, featuring high output speeds, stainless steel washdown/sanitary design, and PowerClean Xtreme squeeze roller technology for clean seals and air removal. Black Forest Packaging Solutions machines are used in such applications as poultry, seafood, meat, individual quick freezing (IQF) products, snack foods, powders and granules, candy, coffee, pasta, fresh produce, dry beans, pet food, hardware and more. Machines handle a wide range of bag styles from pillow bag and pillow bags with zippers to flat bottom, doy pouch, 3- and 4-side seal bags, coffee valve bags, bags with top carry handles and others.
Bodolay Packaging Machinery
Bodolay Packaging Machinery’s horizontal form/fill/seal runs at speeds up to 100 ppm. Optional features of the hf/f/s system include zipper applicator and gusset former options as well as non-wash down or wash down versions. Machine handles dry and wet food snacks, as well as pet foods, shredded cheese, cosmetics, toiletries, powders, hardware, seeds and tobacco products.
BPI Packaging Equipment supplies vertical form/fill/seal (VFFS) machines that are capable of bagging items in many different formats, including pillow, sachet, flat bottom, stick pack, quad seal and many others. BPI designs its VFFS baggers for maintaining high speeds without the high maintenance. Designed with 90% less air components, baggers feature dual servo motor film pull system, smooth servo drive seal jaw actuation, auto electric rectifying film tracking system, electric photo eye film registration and numerous other features.
Bratney supplies Concetti form/fill/seal baggers for seeds, grains, powders and other products. Featured is the FFS-E, a high-speed form/fill/seal bagger capable of producing more than 2,000 bags per hour. It is designed to handle free-flowing products including pellets and granules in FFS bags ranging from 10 to 110 pounds, chemicals, fertilizer and minerals. Built specifically for use in hazardous locations and available constructed out of stainless steel for corrosive environments.
Butler Automatic, Inc.
The SP1 offers a compact and highly efficient automatic splicing solution for a variety of packaging processes, including vertical form fill seal (VFFS), horizontal form fill seal (HFFS), and overwrap machines. The SP1 is designed with easy to replace wear parts and engineered to provide a fast return on investment.
BW Flexible Systems
BW Flexible Systems manufactures vertical form/fill/seal machines designed for rapid, efficient throughput to meet production demands. BW Flexible Systems' full line of continuous and intermittent motion machines include bagging machines from Hayssen, Sandiacre and Simionato brands. The Hayssen ISB is a vertical form/fill/seal (VFFS) bagger designed with hygienic design and performance at the core of its frame and operation. The entire machine is high-pressure washdown capable and its frame is an open-channel design with sloped surfaces built to have no more than one square-inch of surface-to-surface contact between its components. Other models include the Sandiacre NOVUS Doy/Quad, designed for both high speed and modular rapid changeover between stand-up pouches, doys packs and pillow bags. The small footprint Simionato Logic S 450 is capable of holding reels up to 880 mm (34.6 in.), ideal for large format packaging.
The BW Flexible Systems vertical form/fill/seal (VFFS) bagging product line features a variety of continuous and intermittent motion bag filling systems. Company’s vertical bagger systems are capable of filling low, medium and high-speed packaging applications for a variety of products and industries. Product line includes machines from Hayssen, Sandiacre, and Simionato brands.
CAM Packaging Systems
Vertical form/fill/seal (VFFS) models from CAM Packaging Systems can be manually fed or integrated with scales and feeding systems. The CV 420MN is a small VFFS bagger that can be manually fed with product sensors or a foot pedal. This model can also be fully integrated for automatic solutions.
CP Packaging, LLC
CP Packaging’s VisionPak™ horizontal form/fill/seal (hf/f/s) machine covers the gamut of packaging applications, from zipper to semi-rigid, flexible and vacuum skin packaging.
Dispac supplies a vertical sachet filler that is designed for filling and sealing of sachets or bags for food and beverages. This form/fill/seal equipment can be easily integrated into a production line.
DTM Packaging, a Massman Company
DTM Packaging is a builder and supplier of the HFFS High Speed Horizontal Flexible Pouch Packaging Machine, capable of filling and sealing 50 to 150 pouches/min. Standard features include a single point plow adjustment, solid state electronic componentry, a multilingual touch screen operator interface, an auger filler for filling powder product, a funnel product delivery system, top seal stations, and a cam and lever mechanical design for reliable multi-shift operation.
Duravant’s Hamer brand specializes in horizontal form/fill/seal bagging automation equipment for large format bags. Hamer brand machines are in use worldwide in some of the harshest production environments, including animal feeds and supplements, pet food, seed, bulk foods, agricultural products, chemicals, fertilizer, concrete and building material and beyond. Hamer equipment utilizes heavy gauge metal components, robust mechanism construction, hardened alloy wear parts, innovative controls design and an intuitive HMI.
FASTechnology Group, LLC
FASTech makes stick pack machines for all levels of production demand, from entry level 2-lane stick pack machines to a 10- lane, high-speed, high-quality machines. As stick packs become more popular every day from drink mixes to nutritional powders and everything in between, FASTech stick pack machines can quickly and reliably package these products. FASTech can include a variety of printing solutions to print on every pack, including fast drying HP style cartridge printers from inkjet for high-speed, multi-head print technology.
Formost Fuji Corporation
Horizontal form/fill/seal (hf/f/s) systems from Formost Fuji are designed for easy maintenance, easy film change and reduced film routes. Hf/f/s systems feature user-friendly wide touch panels. High-speed rotary and box motion models and sanitary design models are available. Featured hf/f/s systems include the VX II horizontal flow wrap machine for flexible packaging. With increased product height capability of up to 7.75 inches or taller, the wrapper is specifically designed to package various sizes of product for a variety of industries.
Fres-co System USA Inc.
As part of its flexible packaging system approach, Fres-co offers automatic vertical form/fill/seal (VFFS) machines that efficiently transform rollstock into formed bags or pouches that are filled with precisely weighed contents and sealed. Machines come in multiple bag configurations (Corner Seal®, square or cathedral top) and can utilize a variety of filling options and closure formats. Applications include packaging for coffee, other dry products or liquid foods and beverages.
General Packaging Equipment
General Packaging Equipment offers low-cost, high output vertical form/fill/seal machines. Typical applications include liquid in bag, coffee packaging and bag in bags for coffee, powder and chemical products, as well as snacks, nuts and candy. Machines run a range of pack styles such as pillow, side-gusseted square bottom, three- and four-side seal on materials ranging from LDPE, LLDPE, mLLDPE and blends to coextrusions such as HDPE/LLDPE, HDPE/MDPE/LLDPE, and many other materials.
Grupo Empac SA de CV
Grupo Empac SA DE CV presents its line of vertical and horizontal form/fill/seal equipment.
Harpak-ULMA Packaging, LLC
Flow wrapping machines from Harpak-ULMA Packaging are designed to be versatile and cost-effective packaging equipment. Varieties include horizontal form fill and seal (HFFS), vertical form fill and seal (VFFS), horizontal bagging, pillow-pouch wrapping, stretch, seal and flow-pack. HFFS is suitable for primary packaging of individual products (whether flat or irregularly shaped) in the food products, medical, industrial and other consumer goods sectors. Well suited to high-volume production, and a producer of minimal waste, flow-wrapping enables packaging of large orders in very short time frames. Easy to change over from one packaging size to another with no tooling changes. Harpak-ULMA Packaging offers a full line of flow wrapping machines built to meet the customer’s packaging needs.
Heat and Control, Inc.
Heat and Control supplies Ishida bagmakers that offer advanced features, flexibility, and a low lifecycle cost for the snack food packaging industry. Featured products include Ishida's Inspira, a VFFS bagmaker for snack foods designed for accuracy, sealing integrity, ease of use, and productivity. Other models include Atlas series snack food bagmaker, a twin-jaw model for snack foods that produces small and large bags at up to 250 bpm depending on application.
High Tek USA
High Tek USA makes a vertical form/fill/seal bagger and scale combination unit. Combo unit is installed with a safety door to ensure operator protection, a PLC control with 7-in. colorful fast feedback touch screen, and a modular frame and remote electric box for easy maintenance. Combo unit is designed for granular applications as a volumetric cup filler and multi-head combination scale. It can be used in combination with an auger screw filler for powder applications.
Hinds-Bock manufactures horizontal vacuum former as well as vertical form fill seal machines. Liquid filling machines are integrated with vertical form/fill/seal machines to offer seamless automatic filling from low production volumes to high-speed applications. Clean, accurate filling of products ranging from thin pickle brine to viscous peanut butter as well as products with delicate particulates such as pie filling or soups can be filled with these systems.
HMC Pouchmaster is a horizontal form/fill/seal (hf/f/s) system designed for pouching a wide variety of dry and liquid products, including soaps, shampoos, nutritional supplements, powders, cake mixes, microwave products, pet treats, towelettes, sponges, swabs, plastic medical cards, medical test kits, and trail mix. Featured in the HMC line are the IMF Pouchmaster hf/f/s series, which runs free flow products and powders at speeds up to 160 ppm and the IM Pouchmaster hf/f/s that forms, fills, and seals powder and liquid products in pouches at speeds of up to 100 ppm.
Körber Pharma, North America
Körber Pharma's sachet and stick packaging machines cater to a diverse range of products, from liquid medicines to powdered supplements and delicate tablets. Whether a customer is navigating small-scale batches for clinical trials or requires high-speed granule packaging, Körber’s LA160 and LA500 machines offer efficient solutions. Both models adhere to strict GMP standards and seamlessly integrate with cartoning systems for automated finishing. Körber Pharma provides dosing systems and other equipment to build complete sachet and stick lines tailored to the customer's specific requirements. Körber Pharma is a leading manufacturer of stick pack machinery for pharmaceutical packaging for products ranging from powdered beverages to viscous ointments. With a production capacity exceeding 1,000 stick packs per minute, Körber Pharma’s stick pack unit caters to both small-scale and high-volume requirements.
MACTEC Packaging Technologies LLC
Mactec Packaging manufactures small footprint pouch and sachet packaging machines for pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cbd, cosmetic and other applications. Mactec’s form/fill/seal machines include the MTVP200, a larger frame vertical four-sided sealing machine for sample pouches, sachets and other unit dose pouches. The MTVP160 vertical pouch machine is designed for automatic filling of liquids, powders, capsule tablets and other products into sachets. Other models from Mactec include the MTHP150 horizontal form/fill/seal, designed for packaging products such as transdermal patches, powders, edibles and medical devices in pouches.
Mamata Enterprises, Inc.
The Vegapack M-Series horizontal form/fill/seal (hf/f/s) pouch machines are designed to meet specific needs of consumer packaged goods companies in the food/pet and home/personal care markets. Machines are engineered to balance high line-speed with a small footprint and offer flexibility of being able to process both laminate and co-extruded films with ease as well as offer quick and repeatable changeovers; a total format changeover, height/width/gusset can be achieved with one operator in under 45 minutes.
Marchesini Group USA Inc.
Marchesini Group’s vertical sachet filling machines are available in stand-alone versions and for integration in medium- and high-output production lines. Fillers handle from 600 to 1200 sachets per minute. Systems are designed to offer flexibility in size changeover and highly precise sachet formation, with cutting systems that improve the quality of sachets and double the service life of the cutters. Systems also trim the outer part of the sachets to improve the design. New dosing systems make it possible to dispense different kinds of product with different densities, using the same machine.
Matrix Packaging Machinery, Inc.
Matrix Packaging Machinery offers a wide range of vertical form/fill/seal (VFFS), horizontal form/fill/seal (HFFS), stick pack, and sachet type packaging machines. Machines run various sizes and bag types, such as pillow, flat bottom, gusset, quad, bag-in-bag, zipper, spout, as well as three- and four-sided seal bags. Featured among these is Matrix’s high-speed VFFS machine designed with longevity and speed in mind; system runs at cycle speeds to 140 bpm. The compact, modular, and robust INV Pack BY3 EVO multilane stickpack machine is for low to medium production operations, with minimal investment required. Output ranges from 210 stick packs per minute for a three-lane operation to 490 per minute with seven lanes.
Mespack’s line of vertical form/fill/seal (vf/f/s) equipment includes a stick pack machine series and four-sided seal multilane machine series for flat sachets. In addition, Mespack supplies 34 models of horizontal form/fill/seal (hf/f/s) machines for flat and stand up pouch packaging from low to high fill volumes with different speed ranges. Mespack’s vf/f/s machine is built in a monobloc design and heavy-duty steel frame, designed to provide free access to all sides of the machine as well as facilitate maintenance procedures. The ML Series is especially suited for packaging granules, powder, and liquids into flat sachets for pharma, food, and home and personal care sectors. Highlighted amongst Mespack’s line of hf/f/s models is the HIM Series, combining a patented intermittent and continuous motion design and capable of producing 150 pouches/min.
Mexicana de Ingenieria y Maquinaria, S.A. de C.V.
MexiMaq offers the latest generation of automatic form/fill/seal (f/f/s) equipment including eight vertical f/f/s machines. Company also offers three horizontal bagging machines to form, fill and seal small bags that handle three or four seals, bottom bellows or stand-up/doy packages.
MG America, Inc.
MG America distributes vertical stickpack and sachet filling machines from Universal Pack. The ALFA line of vertical intermittent-motion machines produce convenient, practical and consumer-friendly stick packs, using a patented design to insert and fold sealing film around forming tubes. Universal Pack’s GAMMA machines are high-speed vertical continuous-motion machines operating with rotary sealing rollers, engineered to produce convenient, practical and consumer friendly rectangular four-side seal and shaped sachets.
Niverplast NA Inc.
Niverplast manufactures the SEPP vertical form/fill/seal machine, a flexible system that can be built into any production line, for applications such as bagging bakery, fruits, vegetables and other products. Suited for a wide variety of film roll sizes, the SEPP is designed to be easy to adjust and operate. System handles up to 1800 bags/hour and features an interactive, intuitive operating software (available in a language of choice). Its compact design with a small floor print allows for easy access for maintenance and cleaning.
nVenia, A Duravant Company
nVenia, a Durant Company, manufactures a variety of form/fill/seal machines. Hamer brand large format horizontal form/fill/seal and bagging automation machines designed for dependability and versatility for industrial applications, commonly used in the food packaging industry.
Omori North America
Omori manufacturers entry-level to high-speed horizontal form/fill/seal (HFFS) machines for a wide variety of applications in the food, medical, consumer and confectionery industries.
Ossid manufactures medical horizontal form/fill/seal (hf/f/s) machines that can be customized to each customer's product needs and offer high speeds and versatility in packaging formats. These medical device packaging machines are designed and built in accordance with the AMI sanitary principles and can be built for clean room environments. With three machine options – the 800, 8000 and 8000S – Ossid can build a machine to specification. Medical hf/f/s machines are capable of ambient, modified atmosphere (MAP), vacuum pack, as well as vacuum skin pack (VSP) packaging formats, and run a variety of materials including flexible and rigid films. Ossid medical machines have output rates of up to 30 cycles per minute making this equipment perfect for meeting large capacity requirements.
Pacmac manufactures four distinct models of vertical form/fill/seal (vf/f/s) equipment. The Pacmac 9500B3 is a high-speed vf/f/s machine featuring multiple choices of filler tubes designed to produce conventional three-sided pinch-seal style bags in dimensions of up to 15″ X 19″ (flat) and 15″ X 30″ (pillow style). In addition, the 9500B3 machines can easily be upgraded with a zipper application at any time. The Pacmac 2015B runs conventional style pillow bags at rates of up to 120 bags/min. Pacmac 2016 runs conventional style pillow bags with widths of up 12.5″ and length up to 30″ at speeds of up to 140 bags/min. The 9500B3 vf/f/s, designed to interface with all scales and fillers, produces three-side pinch seals.
PallayPack supplies horizontal and vertical sachet pouch and stick pack filling machines for solid, powdery, granular liquids and pasty products. Featured in PallayPack's line of intermittent and continuous motion systems is the PharmaStick CS OMAG machine, which uses a single roll of heat-sealing film that is pre-cut in the number of packaging lanes. A tubular sleeve is created out of each strip, and then sealed lengthwise; the horizontal sealing unit forms the stick.
Paxiom Group’s family of vertical bagging machines includes models for both mid-range and high-speed packaging as well as small or large bag sizes. Both the VerTek® and XPdius® series of vertical form/fill/seal (vf/f/s) machines are engineered to seal a wide variety of film types, structures and styles. Paxiom has installed hundreds of vf/f/s machines around the world for packaging applications including candy, snack food, chocolate, vegetables, fruits, cheese, poultry, pet food, bakery, cannabis, vitamin gummy, pharmaceutical, frozen foods and grains. Paxiom’s horizontal form/fill/seal machines include the R2B series that produce stand-up DOY pouches and both 3-sided seal and 4-sided seal pouches with zipper closures as well as shaped pouches requiring die cuts. It is also capable of inserting a corner rigid spout. The R2B series, for food, pharmaceuticals, life sciences products, liquids and more, uses laminated roll stock film to create a large variety of pouch styles, eliminating the need for premade bags and reducing material cost dramatically. Available options include gas flush, hole punch, middle capping device, shaped bag molding device, stand-up pouch former, tare notch, vacuum station, zipper applicator and rigid spout inserter and more.
The PAYPER ASSAC series of form/fill/seal (FFS) bagging machines are compact, accurate, fast and reliable. This bagging system forms, fills and seals bags from a continuous tubular reel of plastic. The tubular FFS bag is an efficient solution for bagging all types of bulk solids in the food, petrochemical, fertilizer and building industries, among others. The ASSAC FFS bagging machine stands out for its compact and heavy-duty design with easy access for cleaning and maintenance. Among the available options are: hygienic design for the food and chemical industries and an anti-corrosion configuration for handling corrosive and abrasive products. PAYPER claims that the ASSAC series includes "one of the fastest bagging machines on the market" with performances of up to 2,600 bags/hour.
PFM Packaging Machinery Corporation
PFM Machinery offers a wide variety of models of horizontal and vertical form/fill/seal (f/f/s) packaging equipment including turnkey pouching lines. Vf/f/s machines handle pillows, gusseted bags, stand-up pouches, three-sided seals and more.
Phoenix Engineering specializes in vertical and horizontal form/fill/seal machines and stick pack machines. Vertical form/fill/seal machines include the GP1000 pouch machine, used for packing pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products, vitamins, multivitamins, candy, teas, spices, desiccants, liquids, lotions, creams, powders, dental and medical products and other products. This intermittent type pouch bagger can be integrated with tablet feeders, powder fillers, liquid fillers and many other types of feeding machines. The GP2000 is a 3- or 4-sided fold-over seal type intermittent motion horizontal form/fill/seal pouch machine
Plan IT Packaging Systems
Plan It Packaging presents their family of Mars Vertical series vertical bagging machines, which are designed for mid-range and high-speed packaging and are capable of handling both small and large bag sizes. These machines use the latest technology to seal a wide range of film types, structures, and styles, and are used in packaging everything from candy and snack food to vegetables, fruits, cheese, poultry, pet food, bakery items, cannabis, vitamin gummies, pharmaceuticals, frozen foods, and grains. In addition to the Mars Vertical series, Plan It Packaging also offers a range of horizontal form/fill/seal machines that can produce stand-up DOY pouches, as well as 3-sided seal and 4-sided seal pouches with zipper closures, and shaped pouches requiring die cuts. These machines are used in applications for food, pharmaceuticals, life sciences products, liquids, and more, and can use laminated roll stock film to create a variety of pouch styles, eliminating the need for pre-made bags and reducing material inventory costs. Customers can choose from a range of available options, including gas flush, hole punch, middle capping device, shaped bag molding device, stand-up pouch former, tare notch, vacuum station, zipper applicator, and rigid spout inserter, among others.
Horizontal form, fill and seal shrink packaging machines are intermittent and continuous motion total closure shrink wrappers that use a forming head to wrap products with rectangular or round profiles. Designed to run products ranging from a few inches to several feet in length, width, and height. Total closure bundles provide durable protection for distribution and clean graphics for retail applications. Printed and clear polyolefin and polyethylene films can be used.
PPi Technologies Group
PPi Technologies manufactures a range of form/fill/seal equipment the SN Machinery form/fill/seal zipper and spout machines and RadPak vertical pouch designs with zipper. Both systems offer code dating, scales, pumps and more for applications in food, pet food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, non-food, household, personal care. For stick pack pouches, PPi offers the PSG MentStick systems for both liquid and dry stick packs.
Premier Tech specializes in form/fill/seal (FFS) bagging machines for bags heavier than 5kg. Baggers from Premier Tech handle a wide range of products including minerals, chemicals, food, wood pellets and seed. They can use a weighing scale or a volumetric feeder depending on the product. Premier Tech’s FFS machines handle up to 33 bags/min., depending on the model. Premier Tech supplies bagging machines specified to the size of the project, budget and the production rate needs of the customer.
Prodo-Pak Corporation offers a broad range of standard and semi-custom flexible packaging equipment including vertical form/fill/seal (vf/f/s), horizontal form/fill/seal (hf/f/s) equipment, stick pack f/f/s and sachet f/f/s systems. Featured products include the H Series of hf/f/s machines, designed to automatically pack powders, grains or liquids in sachets of three or four seals. The Model PV Series offers advanced vf/f/s technology for food, personal care, pharmaceutical, chemical, and beverage industries. Prodo-Pak’s TM Series Stick Pack machine is suitable for a wide range of powders and granules like sugar and sweeteners, energy drink powders, soluble coffee, creamer, infant formula, pharmaceutical products and OTC as well as liquids and pastes for shampoo, conditioner, mayonnaise, syrups, dyes and other flow transfer type products. The SP SERIES is a single tube vf/f/s sachet packer running standard stick pack, standard pillow style, as well as three- and four- sided styles for packaging powders, granules, liquids and pastes.
R.A Jones manufactures form/fill/seal pouching and chub equipment for various food and non-food products. Pouching equipment can run up to 2,000 pouches per minute, while chub machines can run up to 150 chubs per minute. Between both types, machines can package a variety of consumer and industrial product such as: drink mixes, dairy powders, coffee, tea, oatmeal, cake mix, sugar and spices, soup mix, OTC powders like antacid, supplements, protein, ground/minced meats, cookie dough, pet food, caulks, resins, chemical emulsions, dual chambered products, blasting agents in emulsions, slurry, and water gel chub formats. Pouch King is a high speed pouch-filling series of horizontal form/fill/seal machinery with patented printed circuit heating technology for three- and four-sided, as well as gusseted and stand-up gusseted pouch styles. KartridgPak chub machines feature close-clip option, continuous motion, rollstock clips and film, PLC controls, simplified clipping head, stainless steel construction as well as heat, radio frequency and extruder sealing options.
RAUMAK North America Inc.
Raumak North America manufactures a broad range of form/fill/seal bagging and pouching equipment. The Multi-Bag Advanced Automatic vertical form/fill/seal packaging machine, characterized by intermittent movement driven by a drag belt, features various doser configurations to accommodate diverse products weighing up to 8 kg. Capable of handling up to 50 packages per minute, the machine is equipped with programmable logic control and a touch screen HMI. In addition to the Multi-Bag Advanced Automatic, Raumak's bagging line includes the Speed Bag Twin Standard—an automatic packaging machine designed for double operation to enhance efficiency in the same space. This machine is developed for packaging different products, whether in powder or granulated form. Raumak's pouching line introduces an automatic horizontal form/fill/seal packaging machine with intermittent movement and various doser configurations. This machine is capable of handling products weighing up to 2 kg at speeds of up to 80 packages per minute.
Rennco vertical form/fill/seal packaging machines utilize centerfold-type rollstock packaging material to form a bag around products. Various models are available depending on product size.
Rethceif Packaging develops and manufactures form/fill/seal (FFS) packaging equipment in its facility located in Northeast Indiana, USA. Rethceif engineers have extensive experience in FFS packaging and continue to bring new products and innovations to the industry.
Right Stuff Equipment
Right Stuff's Voyager vertical form/fill/seal (vf/f/s) machine is an intermittent motion bagging machine capable of being integrated with any type of filler. With cycle speeds up to 120 bags per minute, this vf/f/s machine can handle most speed requirements as well as a wide variety of products. The machine includes many standard features such as stainless steel frame, automatic film tracking, stepper motor drives, power film unwind, Allen Bradley Controls, and a user-friendly HMI. A full options suite including remote access is available to handle virtually any vertical bagging requirement. In addition to the bagger, Right Stuff can design and integrate an entire packaging system.
RND Automation’s KANGA Poucher is a vertical form/fill/seal pouching system that forms four-sided pouches for the medical device, pharmaceutical, durable goods and other industries. Designed as an economical solution for companies that require flexibility for wide product diversity, the KANGA features a small footprint and comes with standard features including two-stage jam detection, digital pressure monitoring, servo control, hot swappable dies, guarded web rolls and Ethernet connectivity.
Ropak Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Ropak supplies flexible packaging equipment, specializing in vertical form/fill/seal machines, horizontal flow wrappers, and stick pack machines. Ropak’s equipment is used by brands in industries ranging from food processing and pharmaceuticals and beyond. Featured products include the ExpressPak filler, designed for sachet-style packaging. Utilizing intermittent motion, it can vertically form, fill, and seal both mixed and pure liquid products spanning a wide range of viscosities and textures. Ropak’s StikPak filler is a continuous motion vertical form/fill/seal machine that handles dry products (drink mixes, protein supplements, pharmaceutical powders), liquids (syrups, concentrated liquid drink mixes, cosmetics) and specialty products (industrial greases, semi-frozen puree, chilled milk).
ROVEMA North America, Inc.
ROVEMA vertical form/fill/seal (vf/f/s) packaging equipment can form, fill and seal a wide variety of product types from powders to liquids, in a variety of bag styles from pillow bags and block bottom bags, to RoPack (doy style) bags and Stabilo (quad seal) bags, with a wide variety of reclosure features like zippers, tin ties or clips. ROVEMA’S fastest vf/f/s solution can run at speeds up to 500 bpm. Several exclusive technologies are available to provide gas flushing, degassing, tool-less changeover, and flexible bag style options to customers, based on their product's needs.
Via its partnership with Bossar, Scholle offers horizontal form/fill/seal (HFFS) machines covers a wide range of applications, including spouted pouches and flat sachets. In addition to traditional mechanical machines, Bossar offers a complete full-servo series. Designs feature modular frame construction, composed of three independent modules: unwinder, pouch forming and dosing-sealing.
Sealed Air Corporation
Sealed Air’s CRYOVAC® brand vertical form-fill-seal systems offer one- or two-part filling for applications that require combining solids and liquids into pouches. These machines are engineered for versatility and flexibility, with a range of equipment models that allow the choice of fill type, pouch size, lane configurations, and speed.
Sourcelink Solutions, LLC
SourceLink distributes vertical form/fill/seal equipment from Propac Industrial, a manufacturer with nearly 20 years of installations in the U.S. Propac equipment can handle formats including three-sided pouch, gusseted, block bottom, carry handle, recloseable zipper, stand-up doy style and many others.
Storcan offers form/fill/seal solutions from Ilapak for bakery, meat and poultry, cheese, chocolate and confectionery. Machines include both horizontal and vertical form/fill/seal (vf/f/s) machines, such as Ilapak’s V-Smart, an entry-level intermittent vertical packaging machine.
Syntegon is a single-source supplier of vertical packaging systems that can produce a wide range of popular bag styles for all types of foods, from free-flowing powders and lightweight snacks, to delicate cookies and crackers, to IQF fruits, veggies, and meats. Featured baggers include the SVE 3822 LR, a continuous motion vertical bagger for basic bag styles including pillow, gusseted and block bottom bags, both small and large. The low height of the SVE 3822 LR allows integration of filling equipment such as scales, augers, and metal detectors, while the compact footprint allows customers to optimize the use of their floor space for secondary packaging equipment.
System Packaging offers vertical form/fill/seal (vf/f/s) equipment, including Model 1200 machines, designed as highly reliable, microprocessor-controlled, that use inexpensive polyethylene or other co-laminate rollstock to produce 25-30 bags per minute, depending on the model, package size, and product. Model 1219 vf/f/s is an economical, high-speed, versatile bagging system, designed for packaging small parts, dry goods, processed foods and more. The Mark 12 packaging systems create bags up to 12-in. wide by 16-in. long from polyethylene roll stock, and can form, fill and seal at rates up to 100 bags per minute.
Taisei Lamick USA
Dangan engineers liquid pouch filling machines for low defect/spoilage rates. Changeover time between sauce packet types of varying fill dimensions and weights as well as between liquid types (i.e gravy to fruit sauce), is quick and easy. Featured machines include the versatile Dangan G2, designed to produce pouches in capacities ranging from 3g to 500g. The Dangan G2 seals through the product, squeezing the pouch as it forms to remove residual air eliminating head space. The machine also features a highly accurate notch-cut function. The Dangan G2 comes in several variations to meet customer demands and is semi-customizable.
TDI Packsys supplies vertical and horizontal form/fill/seal equipment for snack foods, popcorn, nuts, coffee, pet foods, as well as hot and cold fill liquid applications. Pouch filling machines handle various sizes and styles, including flat, side gusseted, quad-seal and block bottom, and run at speeds of speeds of up to 70 pouches per minute. Optional valves and tin ties for coffee packaging and nitrogen flushing option is available for extended shelf life products. Machines use an Allen Bradley PLC user interface and feature servo-assisted film feeding and full servo-driven, heavy-duty sealing jaws for optimal speed and accuracy.
TELESONIC PACKAGING CORP
Telesonic Packaging Corp. supplies continuous and intermittent motion bag forming machines for a wide range of applications. Featured vertical systems include the 4 Lane vertical packaging machine for automatic packing of loose solid material, such as snack food, nuts, popcorn, seed, sugar and salt. The 14 H packaging system can automatically complete functions such as conveying, measuring, and feeding, filling and bag forming, date code printing, bag sealing and cutting. The Automatic Horizontal F/F/S packaging machine is designed to automatically package free-flowing food and chemical products, liquids, pastes, pills and counted parts.
Sanko North America presents a full line of stick pack machines for liquid and solid form/fill/seal applications. The FC1000α is Sanko’s global best-selling automatic stick pack machine, designed for powders and granules. Engineered as a robust form/fill/seal stick pack solution. Easy to maintain, and built to last for years of production, this machine comes in models that handle film web widths of 600mm or 1000mm. The FC1000α-AF is Sanko’s globally best-selling automatic auger fill stick pack machine for non-free flowing products, equipped with an auger-fill hopper for poor-flowing dry products. FC1000α-LP is Sanko’s automatic stick pack machine for liquids and pastes, with filling nozzles rises/falls in sync with the horizontal seal, allowing all product viscosities. It also features HMI control of filling nozzle ascending/descending speed, upper/lower stop position, timing, and other controls.
TNA North America Inc.
The tna robag® FX 3e is a high-performance vertical form/fill/seal (VFFS) packaging machine designed for fast speeds and featuring the latest in automation technology with real-time EtherCAT connectivity. Reaching up to 250 bags/minute, the tna robag® FX 3e also offers superior flexibility thanks to its rotary triple, double, single and flat jaw configurations. With an integrated display controller CXE, smart diagnostics and enhanced serviceability, the tna robag® FX 3e is adaptable to bag just about any type of snack (or food application) quickly and efficiently. Changing out formers is simple and quick with the patented tna robag® auto-connect and unload assist features.
Triangle Package Machinery Company
Triangle Package Machinery’s vertical form/fill/seal baggers are designed with sanitation and ease-of-use in mind. Keeping food and workers safe are top priorities at Triangle; Triangle baggers meet USDA/3A and FSMA standards. All models come with an open, accessible design, sanitary forming tubes and sloped surfaces for easy run-off during washdown. Easy-changeover features include no-tool removal of forming tubes, sealing saws and film rolls, allowing customers to run multiple SKUs, package styles and materials, quickly. Markets include: meat, poultry, seafood, bakery, cereal, snacks, candy, liquid/pumpable foods, fruits and vegetables, frozen foods, pet food, nuts.
UltraSource offers Rollstock horizontal form/fill/seal packaging machines for small, medium, or large production capacities, including the compact BullDog® and expandable Bison® and Mammoth® machines.
Unified Flex Packaging Technologies
Unified Flex offers 13 vertical form/fill/seal models in six unique series: Premium line, Economic line, Continuous Motion line, Stick Pack, and Multilane Sachet. Speeds can range from 7 to 180 bags/min., handling numerous bag types and sizes. Featured machines include the Vertobagger Horner, handling up to 80 bags/min., with maximum width of 13 in and maximum bag length of 20 in. Other machines include the Multilane Stick Pack 300M for granular, liquids and powders, offering available options like tear notches, different seal patterns and more. The AP-140 Auto Pouch Bagger is a sachet machine that can pack 5 different styles of bags with the simple tooling change over.
VC999 Packaging Systems Inc.
VC999 supplies vertical and horizontal form/fill/seal for liquids and other applications. Highlights from the VC999 vertical form/fill/seal (vf/f/s) product include the TSR vf/f/s for liquids, a fully automatic, stainless system designed specifically for the handling of fluids, liquid and paste products packed in heat sealable materials and light laminates of rollstock film. Other machines include the TSC Series Vertical Flow Wrapper, a fully-automatic vf/f/s for bean bagging applications. Numerous other vertical and horizontal f/f/s models are available.
VDL Packaging offers a wide range of vertical form/fill/seal (vf/f/s) bag/pouching machines for a variety of applications. Continuous motion machines include the UVA Dynamic Hydro, designed for versatility, cleanability and reliability, running 150 bpm with an IP66 washdown machine. The UVA Twinner consists of two continuous motion machines installed in one frame, both operating in the same way and offer the flexibility to make different bag styles either side. Intermittent models include the UVA Essential intermittent motion bagger running 120 bpm. bags/min and the UVA InMotion 500, VDL’s largest intermittent bag maker that packs products in large and medium-sized, high-quality bags with a premium look and feel.
Viking Masek Packaging Technologies
Viking Masek Global Packaging Technologies supplies vertical form/fill/seal machines for food and non-food applications in both intermittent and continuous motion configurations as well as vertical stick pack systems. Machines are designed for versatility in handling multiple bag sizes on a single machine, such as quad seal and market-standard pillow bags. Integrate convenient options including zippers, tear notches, modified atmosphere packaging, one-way valve applicators, and more. Viking Masek also offers several vertical stick pack machines for applications such as single-serve liquid, coffee and powder packaging.
Volm Companies, Inc.
Volmpack’s product line of vertical form/fill/seal baggers are designed for packing products in flexible bags of flat film on the reel. Hygienic design and open construction combined with full stainless steel and composite make these machines suitable for the food industry. Volmpack bagging machines can be configured to meet specific customer needs for packaging style, film material, and production conditions and are designed to operate in flexible production environments. A wide range of bagger machines handles packing vertical bags at rates from 15 to up to 90 bags/min. Product line features full stainless-steel construction and composite materials, Siemens PLC control with Volmpack Smart Display, integrated modem for online monitoring, handgrip punch knife in seal system and more. Volm also offers a GKS Vertical Packaging Machine, which can produce stick packs, pillow packs, and four-side-sealed sachets for a wide variety of materials and products.
WeighPack Systems Inc. / Paxiom
WeighPack’s family of vertical bagging machines includes models for both mid-range and high-speed packaging as well as small or large bag sizes. Both the VerTek® and XPdius® series of vertical form/fill/seal (vf/f/s) machines are engineered to seal a wide variety of film types, structures and styles. WeighPack has installed hundreds of vf/f/s machines around the world for packaging applications including candy, snack food, chocolate, vegetables, fruits, cheese, poultry, pet food, bakery, cannabis, vitamin gummy, pharmaceutical, frozen foods and grains. WeighPack’s horizontal form/fill/seal machines include the R2B series that produce stand-up DOY pouches and both 3-sided seal and 4-sided seal pouches with zipper closures as well as shaped pouches requiring die cuts. It is also capable of inserting a corner rigid spout. The R2B series, for food, pharmaceuticals, life sciences products, liquids and more, uses laminated roll stock film to create a large variety of pouch styles, eliminating the need for premade bags and reducing material cost dramatically. Available options include gas flush, hole punch, middle capping device, shaped bag molding device, stand-up pouch former, tare notch, vacuum station, zipper applicator and rigid spout inserter and more.
Windmoeller & Holscher
AVENTUS brand form/fill/seal (f/f/s) machines from Windmoeller & Hoelscher include the TOPAS model, which fills free-flowing bulk products into f/f/s bags at hourly rates of up to 2,800 bags. Bags are formed from a PE-film, filled and sealed. The INTEGRA ISF FFS EDITION forms the bag out of an endless PE film, fills free-flowing bulk products into the bag and seals them afterwards, at hourly rates of up to 2,000 bags.
Winpak Lane, Inc.
Winpak is an original equipment manufacturer of a range of pouch machines for both liquid and dry products. Featured machines include the Winpak W-25 vertical form/fill/seal (vf/f/s) pouch packaging machine for bulk liquid applications, designed for food service applications where packaging economy through high-output production, fill accuracy, and long shelf-life are paramount. The Winpak WD-32 is a high-output vf/f/s pouch machine that packages a wide variety of particulate dry products at production rates up to 1,000 packages per minute. The W-630/AF vf/f/s pouch machine is a 4-axis servo controlled machine that forms lap seal style pouches in popular widths. Several other pouch machine models are available.
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