How to choose a suitable sealing machine? (Impulse heat sealer vs. constant heat sealer)
Various types of sealers on the market have different features and operating methods, how to choose a sealing machine that is easy to use and suitable for you. The following are divided into two types according to the heating method of the sealing machine: Impulse heat sealers and Constant heat sealers are introduced.
Impulse heat sealers can set sealing time to heat. When the operator presses the handle to touch the micro switch, heating element will be heated and when reaching the set sealing time, power off automatically, the heating element is no longer heating.
The impulse heat sealer can be divided into single heating and double heating. The applicable materials are as follows:
Single heating: plastic bags, such as PE, PP, non-woven bags etc.
Double heating: aluminum foils gusset bags (such as tea bags), vacuum bags, sterilization bags, and thick bags.
The width of the heating element of the impulse heat sealer is divided into 2mm/2.7mm, 5mm and 10mm. If you want to fuse without leaving an edge, you need to choose a round wire: 0.6mm/0.8mm.
Consumables for Impulse heat sealer include heating element, Teflon cloth, and Teflon tape. Different types of sealing machine, such as hand type sealers and foot type sealers, use the different size Teflon tape or Teflon cloth. Please ask for details of consumables when purchasing.
1. Different bags require different heating time. We suggest the users set the short time in the beginning. If the sealing line is not complete, the user can set a little longer sealing time. Please don’t set the maximum sealing time in the beginning. If the sealing time is too long, the bags will be melted. It will also shorten the life of the heating element. If the sealing line melts, please decrease the sealing time.
2. When the sealing time of the sealing machine reach the target time (the red light is off), stay for a few seconds for the cooling time and then release the handle, the sealing line will be beautiful and complete.
3. If the heating light indictor is on, but the heating element can't heat up. Please check the heating element, maybe the heating wire is broken. The user can take off the Teflon cloth first to check the heating element. If the Teflon cloth is burnt black, even burned, please replace the Teflon cloth. If the user doesn’t change the new one, it might make the heating element broken fast.
Constant heat sealer is temperature controlled sealing machine. After turning on the power, it needs to warm up for 5-10 minutes. When the temperature of the sealing seat reaches the set temperature, it will maintain constant temperature. Constant heat sealers use heating tubes or heating plates for heating. Because the heating bars maintain the high temperature, be careful when operating the constant heat sealers. Please don't touch the heating bar to avoid burns.
There are three patterns of sealing line: net pattern (cross pattern), stripes pattern, and flat pattern. More people choose cross patterns. The constant heat sealer is available for aluminum foil bag, vacuum nylon bag, tinfoil bag, sterilization bag. Please don’t use the constant heat sealer to seal PE, PP and other plastic material bags. The bags will melt and stick to the heating bar. It will be hard to clean up the heating bar, and might make the sealing line incomplete. The width sealing line of constant heat sealer is 10mm and 15mm.
The different materials bags are suitable for different temperatures. We suggest the users start to seal the bags by low temperature. If the sealing line is not complete, it means the temperature is not enough, please set a little higher temperature. If the sealing line melts, indicates the temperature is too high, please turn down the temperature. When the users adjust the higher or lower temperature, please wait the few seconds to let the current temperature to reach the setting temperature.