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Find the Right Sealer for You

By December 26, 2020 398 Views No comments


Find the Right Sealer for You!Sealers are a necessary tool for many shrink wrap projects. Sealers are used to seal or weld Polyolefin film around an item. The right sealer is typically dependent on job size and familiarity with sealer equipment. Here is a rundown of the various sealers available:

Jaw Sealers

  • Available in various lengths and seal bar types
  • Non-stick covers on the jaws seal polyethylene, polypropylene, similar low-density films, and bubble pack envelopes
  • Seals All Types of Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Cellophane, Mylar, and other High Temp Bags
  • Flat or serrated jaws seal cellophane, mylar, or other high-temperature films
  • Available with horizontal (chip bags) or vertical (candy bags) serrated jaws
  • Jaw sealers range in price from $372 - $570


Impulse Sealers

  • Available in various lengths between 8” and 20”
    • Pro Tip: The pros at Mr. Shrinkwrap recommend getting a 16” impulse sealer as it covers the widest array of typical uses, especially if this is your first impulse sealer.
  • Each sealer has a sealing wire that heats up when the sealing bar is closed. The sealing wire heats up the plastic film and mends it together
  • Available in flat wire or round wire varieties
    • Flat wire sealers do not seal and cut all in one motion. These sealers can seal the bag or film while leaving excess material for opening the sealed item
    • Round wire sealers cut and seal all in one motion
  • Lower heat levels allow sealing wires and tape to last longer
  • Ideal for low-volume bag sealing applications
  • Impulse sealers range in price from $123 - $264

L Bar Sealers

  • Used to more efficiently weld the plastic film around the item being wrapped
  • Compact footprint
  • Uses center-folded film to create bags around products
    • Many high output operations use centerfold shrink wrap film for wrapping a variety of products across multiple industries
  • Semi-Automatic L-Bar standard sizes range from 15” by 15” up to 30” by 40”
  • Add a Heat Shrink Tunnel or Heat Gun to an L-Bar Sealer to produce tightly shrinkwrapped packages
  • Ideal for medium to high operations
  • Various features depending on models include:
    • sealing width
    • Workspace
    • ability to adjust the film dispenser
    • perforated hole punch
    • film discharge conveyor
  • L Bars range in price from $655 - $29,990

Magic Wand Systems

  • Compact sealing solution
  • Ideal for creating variously sized and shaped packages
  • Available in Timed Impulse and Manual Impulse options, so they can be used in manual or semi-automated production lines
  • Magic wands range in price from $716 - $1,897

Bundling Machines

  • Simple yet reliable bundlers
  • The machine wraps products together using a film that covers the top and bottom of the package while the sides shrink closed in a shrink tunnel
  • Mostly used to package cases of bottles or stacks of laundry but can also be used for single products, heavy boxes, and cases of bulk packed products
  • Designed for Polyethylene or Polypropylene shrink film from a flat roll
  • Bundling machines range in price from $13,000 - $26,200

Hand Irons

  • Variable heat options
  • Heavy-duty cast aluminum face
  • Available in a variety of different widths and heating element footprints
  • Non-stick covers available
  • Wooden handles ensure a cool grip
  • Ideal for low-volume bagging and packaging
  • Hand irons range in price from $109 - $295
Sealers are excellent tools used to package products. With a wide variety of options, the experts at Mr. Shrinkwrap are here to make sure you select the perfect tool for your needs. We recommend calling us at 1-866-824-3723 to speak with a Mr. Shrinkwrap professional today!

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