Discover Macfarlane Packaging’s Heat Sealers and Dispensers
In today’s fast-paced business environment, efficiency and precision are crucial. That’s where Macfarlane Packaging’s range of Heat Sealers and Dispensers comes in. These versatile tools are designed to streamline your packaging process, ensuring your products are securely sealed and ready for transit.
Macfarlane Packaging’s Heat Sealers and Dispensers are the ideal solution for enhancing your packaging process. From securing products in plastic bags to sealing packaging materials with precision, these tools boost efficiency and accuracy.
Invest in Macfarlane Packaging’s Heat Sealers and Dispensers today to optimise your packaging operation. Whether you’re sealing bags for shipping or ensuring product freshness, our range has you covered.
- Heat sealers can be operated by hand, or with the optional foot pedal and is equipped with a magnetic hold down device, which ensures consistency, independently of the operator.
- Heat sealers are user friendly and safe to handle.
- Heat sealers are ideal for use with polythene, polypropylene, laminates, and some foils.
- Heat sealers also work well with premade bags or layflat tubing material.
Our range of Heat Sealers
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Heat Sealers FAQs
Can you use any bag with a heat sealer?
Heat sealers are designed to seal bags made from specific materials that can be heat seal effectively. The most common materials used with heat sealers include polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), and some laminates and foils. These materials have properties that allow them to bond when exposed to heat, creating a secure seal.
However, not all bags can be used with heat sealers. Bags made from materials that cannot withstand the heat required for sealing will not work with heat sealers. Additionally, bags with certain coatings or treatments may not seal properly.
Before using a heat sealer, it’s important to check the compatibility of the bag material with the sealer. Macfarlane Packaging heat sealers come with guidelines regarding the types of materials they can seal. Using the wrong type of bag material can result in ineffective seals or damage to the sealer.
In summary, while many bags can be used with heat sealers, it’s essential to ensure that the bag material is compatible with the sealer’s heat settings and sealing mechanism for a successful seal.
What is a heat sealer?
A heat sealer is a device used to seal various types of packaging materials using heat and pressure. It is commonly used in packaging, manufacturing, and food industries to create a secure and airtight seal on bags, pouches, and other types of packaging.
Here’s how a heat sealer typically works:
- Heat Element: The heat sealer has a heating element, often a metal wire or a heating bar, which generates heat when powered.
- Sealing Bar: The packaging material, such as a plastic bag or film, is placed between two bars of the heat sealer, with the open end of the bag or packaging extending beyond the bars.
- Pressing and Heating: The operator or machine applies pressure by pressing the bars together, and at the same time, the heating element is activated. The heat generated softens the packaging material at the point of contact.
- Cooling: After a moment, the heat source is turned off, and the sealing bars may remain pressed together for a short time to allow the material to cool and solidify.
- Seal Formation: As the material cools, it forms a secure seal. This seal effectively closes the packaging, making it tamper-resistant and airtight.
Heat sealers come in various types, including handheld sealers, foot-operated sealers, and automatic or continuous sealers used in high-volume production. The choice of heat sealer depends on the type of packaging material, the required seal strength, and the volume of packaging needed.
Overall, heat sealers are crucial tools in packaging operations to ensure product integrity, freshness, and security.
How does a heat sealer work?
A heat sealer works by using heat and pressure to create a secure and airtight seal on various types of packaging materials. Here’s a step-by-step explanation of how a heat sealer operates:
- Heat Element: A heat sealer is equipped with a heating element, typically a metal wire or a heating bar. This element generates controlled heat when powered.
- Sealing Bars: The packaging material, such as a plastic bag or film, is placed between the two sealing bars of the heat sealer. The open end of the bag or packaging extends beyond the bars.
- Pressing and Heating: The operator or an automated process initiates the sealing operation. The sealing bars are brought together with pressure applied to the packaging material. Simultaneously, the heating element is activated.
- Heat Transfer: The heat generated by the heating element is transferred to the packaging material in the area where the bars are pressing. This heat softens and slightly melts the material.
- Cooling and Solidification: After a moment, the heating element is turned off. The sealing bars may remain in contact with the material for a short period to allow it to cool and solidify. During this phase, the material re-hardens, forming a secure seal.
- Seal Formation: As the material cools and solidifies, it forms a strong, airtight seal. This seal effectively closes the packaging, making it tamper-resistant and protective.
The choice of heat sealer depends on factors such as the type of packaging material, the desired seal strength, and the volume of packaging required. Heat sealers come in various configurations, including handheld sealers for small-scale operations and automated or continuous sealers for high-volume production.
Overall, heat sealers are essential tools in packaging applications, ensuring product integrity, freshness, and security.
Heat sealers wholesale available across the UK and beyond. You can have bag sealers delivered to you from one of our regional distribution centres. UK delivery is available to and around the following locations:
Aberdeen, Aylesbury, Banbury, Barnsley, Bath, Bedford, Bicester, Birmingham , Bolton, Bradford, Bridgewater, Bridport, Bristol, Burton-upon-Trent , Cambridge, Chelmsford , Cheltenham, Chester , Chichester, Colchester Cornwall, Coventry, Crewe, Derby, Devon, Dewsbury, Dudley, Dundee, Durham, Edinburgh, Essex, Exeter, Fareham, Gateshead, Glasgow Glossop Gloucester, Grantham, Harlow, Heathrow, Hemel Hempstead, Hereford, High Wycombe, Horsham, Hull, Inverness, Isle of Wight, Kent, Kidderminster, Lancaster Leamington Spa, Leeds, Lincoln, Liverpool , London , Luton , Manchester, Middlesborough, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Norfolk, North Wales , Northampton, Nottingham , Oldham, Oxford , Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, Slough, Somerset , Somerton, South Shields, South Wales, Stafford, Stockport , Stoke-on-Trent , Stratford-Upon-Avon, Sudbury, Sunderland, Surrey, Sussex , Teesside, Telford, Uxbridge, Wakefield, Walsall, Warrington, Warwick , Watford, Wigan, Windsor, Wolverhampton, Worcester, Wrexham, Yeovil, York.