Bag sealer is the most simple packing equipment in which an electric heated bar is used to seal plastic bags. This equipment is commonly used in super markets, butcher & poultry shops, fish shops, bakeries, central kitchens, etc. Bag sealers have several sizes & types; Fig.18.1.1 shows different sizes of bag sealers.


Fig.18.1.1 Bag sealers – different sizes – CCM – FRANCE
Fig.18.1.2 Bag sealer with plastic sleeve roll – CCM – FRANCE



Fig.18.1.3 Automatic bag 

 sealer CCM – FRANCE

Fig.18.1.2 shows bag sealer with plastic sleeve roll.
Fig.18.1.3 shows an automatic bag sealer with foot pedal, in which no manual pressure is required, when pedal is pressed (switch on), a magnetic lock will hold the jaws together to give required pressure for an adjustable period.


Fig.18.1.4 Automatic horizontal & vertical conveyor bag sealer – CCM – FRANCE

Fig.18.1.4 shows an automatic bag sealer with belt conveyor for continuous production, suitable for large super markets, central kitchen of hospitals, schools, and similar establishments. Fig.18.1.5 shows portable sealing jaws for remote sealing of plastic bags while Fig.18.1.6 shows portable sealing plier which is similar to stapler but with heat effect instead of metal staples (it is very dangerous to use metal staples in food packing, local codes in some countries – e.g. France – prevent using of staples in food packing).

                             bag-sealer-portable-jewsFig.18.1.5 Portable sealing jaws – CCM – FRANCE


Fig.18.1.6 Portable sealing plier – CCM – FRANCE


Fig.18.1.7 Paper bag sealer – CCM – FRANCE

Fig.18.1.7 shows a bag sealer for heat sealable paper bags and aluminized gloss paper bags meat, delicatessen foods, fish, cheese, etc.

Selection factors:

·        Materials; stainless steel is preferred.
·        Required bag type; plastic, paper, aluminum.
·        Maximum bag thickness in µm.
·        Sealing bar length in mm.
·        Sealing width in mm.
·        With or without adjustable sealing width.
·        With or without cutter.
·        Heating up time.
·        Automatic controls; adjustable thermostat, adjustable timer, adjustable conveyor speed, signal lamps, counter, etc. (most of these controls are not available for manual types, and some of them are optional for automatic types).
·        Production rate bags/hour.
·        Belt size (for conveyor belt type).
·        With or without magnetic lock (instead of manual press).
·        Accessories; table, bag roll, etc.
·        See next examples

Market examples:

Fig.18.1.2 shows Manual bag sealer with the following features; 400 mm sealing length, 2 mm sealing width, 2 x 150 µm maximum thickness, provided with cutter and magnetic lock, 7.3 kg weight, 0.75 KW at 230 Volts, can be optionally provided with receiving table and plastic sleeve roll, machine model (SM 400 CV).
Fig.18.1.4 shows Automatic bag sealer with the following features; stainless steel sealer, plastic or heat sealable cardboard cartons, automatic functions, conveyor belt with adjustable belt speed from 0 to 10 m/min, adjustable temperature from 0 to 300 °C, 1600 bags/hr maximum production rate, 300 mm maximum bag height, seal width from 6 to 15 mm, adjustable belt height & width, 800 x 150 mm standard belt dims, 10 kg maximum load, 0.5 KW power at 230 Volts, available as Horizontal (dims 880 x 420 x 320 mm height, 32 kg weight, model SC 801 H) or Vertical (dims 880 x 380 x 550 mm height, 37 kg weight, model SC 801 V).
Fig.18.1.6 shows a Portable sealing plier with the following features; portable, light weight, 2 minutes heating up time, 2 temperature levels; low 180 °C & high 210 °C, Teflon coated plier jaws, 14.5 Watts power at 230 Volts, 300 grams weight, dims 130 x 240 x 40 mm height, model (105 CH).
All above listed bag sealers are manufactured by “CCM” – France.