Types of Packaging Machines

When you are searching for different types of packaging machines, you’ll quickly find there are a vast amount of options designed to meet the dynamic demands of various industries. From cold seal machines that protect heat-sensitive items to heat seal machines that ensure airtight durability, the diversity is striking and can be overwhelming.

System Packaging is here to help you understand what type of packaging machine is the best fit for your business. We have a variety of machines available to meet many types of packaging needs, all designed to create effective seals for your products in an efficient and cost-effective manner crucial for today’s industrial landscape.

Let’s examine the four types of packaging machines available from System Packaging in more detail, including their benefits and applications.

1. Cold Seal Machinery

For products sensitive to the presence of heat, cold seal machines come to the rescue. Machines such as the Model 9000 and Model 4500 stand out for their capability to efficiently handle various materials without the use of heat to create the packaging seal. This not only protects the product but also streamlines the packaging process, making these machines a top pick for those in the market for a method that’s as effective as it is gentle. Key industries that benefit from cold seal packaging technology include:
  • Automotive 
  • Medical 
  • Building products and construction
  • Light manufacturing
Each of these industries counts on cold seal packaging to securely package products ranging from sensitive medical equipment and automotive parts to ordinary items like Blu-rays or books. Cold seal machines’ ability to handle a diverse range of products makes them invaluable in meeting the dynamic packaging machine needs of these industries. System Packaging’s approach to cold seal packaging stands out for its energy-saving benefits and enhanced safety, eliminating the risks associated with heat-based sealing methods. The technology’s energy efficiency and the reduced hazard potential make it superior to heat seal or form, fill, and seal technologies. Moreover, its flexibility in handling different materials and packaging styles further distinguishes cold seal machines, positioning them as a leading choice for businesses aiming to combine safety, efficiency, and environmental responsibility in their packaging processes.

2. Heat Seal Machinery

Heat seal packaging is often preferred over other types of packaging machines because of its durable seals that protect contents from exposure, contamination or tampering. Heat sealing ensures that products are safely sealed in a way that cold seal methods might not match, making it essential to preserve freshness, extend shelf life and meet stringent health and safety standards.

With the capability to create long-lasting, airtight seals, these machines offer a solution that’s as practical as it is efficient, cementing their place as a cornerstone of packaging operations across various industries.

Heat seal machines shine when it comes to versatility and durability. Machines like the Model 1100 and Mark 12 are equipped to handle everything from gourmet snacks to critical medical supplies. 

System Packaging’s heat seal solutions are designed for use in many different industries, including:

  • Food and Beverage
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Beauty and Cosmetics
  • Automotive
  • Medical Devices
  • Retail Packaging
  • Industrial Products

3. Cold/Heat Seal Machinery

For businesses straddling the diverse needs of packaging various products, cold/heat seal machines offer an unparalleled solution in packaging machines. These hybrid machines merge the gentle touch required for heat-sensitive items with the robust sealing capabilities needed for a wide range of products.

Our cold/heat seal machinery is ideal for use with packages that don’t mold to the product shape, can have an easy-open feature, and are easily returned.

Some of the industries that can use these versatile machines include:

  • Food Industry: For packaging items like snack bars, ice cream, or frozen food, where the packaging process might require a cold seal for some products (to avoid melting or deformation) and a heat seal for others (for airtight sealing and longer shelf life).
  • Pharmaceuticals: Where sensitive products like medical kits, drugs, or devices may need different sealing methods based on material compatibility, sterility requirements, or barrier properties.
  • Consumer Goods: For items ranging from electronics that require a heat seal for durability and protection against moisture, to cosmetic products that might use cold seal packaging for quicker processing and to avoid heat damage.

4. Form, Fill & Seal Machinery

Form, fill, and seal machines revolutionize the packaging process by integrating three pivotal operations into a single, compact system. This not only saves valuable floor space but also significantly reduces labor costs and minimizes the risk of contamination. 

The seamless automation from forming the package to filling and sealing it ensures operational efficiency and a quicker turnaround, making it an essential asset for businesses looking to enhance productivity and cost-effectiveness in their packaging lines.

FFS packaging is used across various industries due to its versatility and efficiency. Key applications include:

  • Food and Beverage
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Agricultural Products
  • Chemicals
  • Personal Care

Machinery Spotlight: Improve Efficiency With the Model 900 Cold Seal Machine

If you’re in the market for a cold seal machine, the Model 900 – Horizontal Double Web Cold Seal Machine excels in various industries from automotive to medical, offering an efficient cold seal solution without the drawbacks of heat and high power use. Watch this video to learn more.

FAQs About Types of Packaging Machines

If you have questions about the different types of packaging machines, we are here to help. Below we have answered a few of the most common questions we receive.

Regular maintenance, which involves routine cleaning, lubrication, and wear-and-tear inspections, is key to the longevity of industrial packaging machines. We advocate for a regular maintenance schedule to avert downtime and prolong machine life.

Absolutely! Our machines are adept at managing a diverse array of materials, including eco-friendly options such as biodegradable films and recyclable substances. We are dedicated to promoting sustainable packaging practices.

Choosing the appropriate machine entails considering product type, packaging material, speed requirements, and specific needs, like heat sensitivity. The System Packaging team is here to assist in identifying the ideal solution tailored to your requirements.

Each machine purchase includes exhaustive training on operation, maintenance, and safety protocols, alongside continuous support from our customer service team for any further assistance or troubleshooting you may need.

Enhance Your Operations With Packaging Machines from System Packaging

Is it time to upgrade your packaging technology? Look no further than System Packaging. Our comprehensive range of packaging machines is designed to boost efficiency, reduce costs, and elevate your product’s market presence. From specialized cold seal machines to all-encompassing form, fill, and seal machines, we have what your business needs to succeed. Discover the difference the right equipment can make. Contact us today for a consultation and start transforming your packaging line.