Reduced Seal Widths: How Increased Sealing Pressure Can Improve Results

In our previous post we explored the sealing relationship between heat, time and pressure, which must be provided in the right combination to produce quality seals.

This post explains how reduced seal widths can increase sealing pressure and help you to: 1. Improve seal quality; 2. Boost productivity; and 3. Decrease per-package film costs on form fill seal machines with reciprocating sealing jaws. Read more

Share

Adjusting Heat, Time, & Pressure: Quality Seals on Flow Wrappers & Vertical FFS Baggers


The right combination of heat, time, and pressure is required to produce quality seals on form fill seal baggers and flow wrappers. These sealing elements are closely linked; adjusting one can change the others and cause unexpected problems. This post reviews the function of and relationships between heat, time, and pressure, so you can better understand and anticipate the full effects of your adjustments. Read more

Share

Pressure & Heat: Adjustments & Sealing Jaw Designs

This Greener Tech Bite reviews machine adjustments and sealing jaw designs that provide the pressure and heat* required for quality seals. You can consult additional, detailed posts and videos on each topic by clicking the red links or the corresponding images.

Quality seals on flow wrappers & vertical baggers require a combination of time, pressure, and heat, if utilized, that seals across varying thicknesses created by the fin or lap seal, gussets, or other pleats and wrinkles. Read more

Share

Running Sustainable Packaging Films on Flow Wrappers & Vertical FFS Baggers

Are you planning to test or convert to sustainable packaging films on your flow wrappers or vertical form-fill-seal baggers? Your current machine set-up and components may not provide quality results with these paper-based, recyclable, or compostable materials.

This Greener Tech Bite outlines steps in your packaging process that you should evaluate and adjust before running these new films. You’ll find links to resources for:

Machine Set-Up

Sealing Jaw & Former Design

Standard Operating Procedures

Training

Read more

Share

Package Diagnostics: Case 1 – Sealing Jaw Design


This Greener Tech Bite is the first in a series of case studies on the Package Diagnostic Process.

When we work with clients, sample packages provide vital diagnostic clues for troubleshooting problems on flow wrappers or vertical baggers. And even when clients don’t report problems, we use sample packages to help them discover and implement improvements that they may have overlooked—from new knife, sealing jaw, and former designs to machine adjustments that optimize the whole packaging process.
Read more

Share

Case Study: Resolve Cutting & Sealing Problems with Standard Operating Procedures & Training

One of Greener’s Technical Salespeople discovered that knife purchases by their customer had grown by 35% over the past year, at an additional cost of nearly $10,000. It seemed unlikely that additional production had accounted for all of this increase, which indicated to him that the customer could be experiencing problems on their horizontal flow wrappers.
Read more

Share

Forming & Sealing on Vertical FFS Baggers: 6 Key Design & Set-Up Principles

This Greener Tech Bite, with the help of our partner Kenray Forming, explores six key design and set-up principles to help you identify the source of forming and sealing problems and develop solutions for quality packages. Read more

Share

Repeatable Quality and Productivity



In this blog post and Tech Bites video we outline solutions to achieve repeatable quality and productivity on horizontal flow wrappers and vertical baggers across all production shifts, multiple packaging machines, and different plant locations.
Read more

Share