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Everything You Need To Know About Heat Sealing!

Everything You Need To Know About Heat Sealing!

What Are The Benefits Of Investing In A Heat Sealer?

So, What Are Heat Sealers And What Do They Do?

Heat sealers are handy appliances that use a heating element with an electric current to melt and form a seal when two layers of plastic are clamped together.
Once the plastic cools the seal will harden and fuse the layers together to form a strong seamless seal.

Heat sealers are mainly used for products such as:
ABL Distribution  offer two different kinds of heat sealing appliances; hand operated or foot operated.



What Are The Pros Of Using A Heat Sealer?

Heat sealers are a cost effective and time saving piece of equipment.

In regards to hand operated heat sealers, they will only consume power when the sealing arm is depressed and the indicator lights are on.
They are incredibly fast to use and minimal warm up time is needed.

ABL Distribution
offer heat sealers with and without cutting apparatus.
Heat sealers with cutting apparatus are very beneficial for products such as poly tubing as it removes excess packaging to form an individual bagged unit.

Heat sealers are used in a wide variety of industries such as:
  • Pharmaceutical and medical industries
  • Food industries
  • General retail stores and many more 

When Do I Need To Replace Parts On My Heat Sealer And Where Can I Find Them?

It is important to regularly check on the condition of your heat sealer.
Like most appliances, the more you use them and particularly on higher settings, the more you will find that there are parts that need replacing.

This is evident in heat sealers when the heating element becomes burnt out and stops sealing properly.
Generally, you will also need to replace the Teflon tape on the top and bottom. 

If you require spare parts for your heat sealer the team at ABL Distribution would be more than happy to help!
Just give us a call or email us here so we can assist you further.
Click here for a step by step guide on how to change over the Teflon tape and heat element in your heat sealer

What Setting Should I Have My Heat Sealer On?

For thicker bags/tubing you will need to set the timer on a higher setting.
It is best to test out the timer setting before commencing work.

You must also keep in mind that you do not need to use excessive force on the top bar when sealing, as the heat element does all the work for you.

ABL Distribution
stock a range of different sized heat sealers.
It is important that you choose the right sized heat sealer for the products you are packaging.

If you are still unsure of what to purchase or have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the friendly team at ABL Distribution here!
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