Horizontal Form/Fill/Seal(34 companies)
Bagging or pouching equipment that works in a horizontal orientation to form bags or pouches from roll stock film. Horizontal Form/Fill/Seal (hf/f/s) equipment makes a vertical cut in a horizontal flow of film to form individual pouches and bags. After forming and filling, bags are sealed via heat, ultrasonically or another method. Are you planning to buy new bagging, pouching or wrapping equipment? Here are some guidelines for what to consider when planning your next purchase.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Packaging Systems
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
PMMI member 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Weighpack Systems Inc.
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.
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