4 Types of Automatic Food Packaging Machines

  •  2020-11-26

Food packaging occupies a large proportion in the packaging industry. Nowadays, many highly automated packaging machines emerge in an endless stream. Reading this article will help you who are looking for a food packaging machine to choose the right machine.

Generally speaking, the following issues should be considered when choosing a packaging machine:

  • The price of the packaging machine
  • Speed of packaging machine
  • Ease of use of packaging machines
  • The price of packaging supplies
  • The size of the machine
  • Ease of repair and maintenance
  • Whether it meets food safety production standards
  • And the most important point-each type of food needs a corresponding packaging machine. Obviously, liquid packaging production lines cannot be used to package powder. Therefore, the matching and design of the assembly line is also very important.

Premade Pouch Packaging Machine

This is a relatively new type of packaging machine. It uses pre-made pouch to complete the packaging. The machine automatically picks up the premade bags and opening-filling-sealing, Under certain circumstances there is sometimes dust removal, Nitrogen filling and other processes. There are two main types of this type of machine, rotary and horizontal. In terms of function, they are similar. The following video shows how the rotary premade pouch packaging machine packs snacks:

You may have discovered that the zipper pouch is used in the video above. This is one of the advantages of the premade pouch packaging machine. Since the packaging bag is made in advance, the premade pouch can have many very complex designs, such as Re-closable pouch, Spout pouch, Zipper pouch, Squeezed-neck pouch, etc., which make your products stand out on supermarket shelves and achieve higher sales, but such machines will also have higher costs, including the cost of the machine itself and the cost of packaging consumables.

Vertical Form Fill & Seal Machine

Vertical Form Fill & Seal Machine(vffs) a very classic packaging machine. It uses a Rollstock for vertical filling and sealing. Watch the video we shot below to understand its working principle more intuitively:

The packaging ranges of Premade Pouch Packing Machine and Form Fill Seal Machine are very similar. Many people will hesitate in these two machines. You can read Premade Pouch Packing Machine VS Form Fill Seal Machine, Which one should you choose? to understand the difference In order to better choose the machine you need.

Horizontal Form Fill & Seal Machine

Horizontal Form Fill & Seal Machine(hffs) was born almost at the beginning of automated packaging. It is similar to VFFS. It uses Rollstock for filling and sealing, except that it is horizontal. Except that its double jaw mode, the packaging speed of HFFS is very fast. Its disadvantage is that it can only pack certain large pieces of individual materials, such as bread and whole pieces of meat. The following video shows the process of packaging bread:

Vacuum Packaging Machine

Vacuum packaging can greatly improve the shelf life of the product. If you have requirements in this regard, then the vacuum packaging machine is your best choice. Similar to this is Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP), about MAP packaging you can read our article Modified Atmosphere Packaging Definition & Application. There are many types of vacuum packaging machines: automatic, semi-automatic, premade pouch, and Rollstock etc. However, there are very few automatic premade pouch vacuum packaging machines on the market. We are in our rotary premade bag packaging machine improved on the basis, designed a fully automatic vacuum rotary premade bag packaging machine, it’s works like this:

Although it is slightly more expensive than other machines on the market, it is definitely worth the price.

The above are our four types of automatic food packaging machines. Which one are still hesitant to buy? Any other questions? Contact us immediately!