High performance and reliable with intermittent or reciprocating continuously motion Vertical Form Fill And Seal (VFFS) Machine
Designed for forming bag from film, Filling it by synchronized dosing system, sealing it and outputting.
VFJ series is able to make pillow bag, flat-bottom bag, quad seal bag, vacuum bag, vent valve bag and M shape guesset bag.
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High-Speed Automation for Optimal Results: Unleash the Potential of the VFFS Pillow Packaging Machine
|Max roll fifilm width||420mm||520mm||720mm||920mm||1200mm||520mm|
|Packing speed||10-70bag/min||5-60 bag/min||5-60 bag/min||5-40 bag/min||5-30 bag/min||Max. 180 bags / min|
|Air consumption||0.3m³/min||0.4m³/min 1.0Mpa||0.4m³/min 1.0Mpa||0.5m³/min 1.0Mpa||0.5m³/min 1.0Mpa||0.4m³/min 0.7Mpa|
|Power voltage||220VAC/50/60Hz||2.7kW 220V 50/60HZ||3kW 220V 50/60HZ||6KW 220V 50/60HZ||6KW 220V 50/60HZ||5KW 220V 50/60HZ|
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Vertical Form Fill Seal (VFFS) machines are an integral part of numerous industries, with applications in food processing, pharmaceuticals, and other sectors requiring efficient, high-speed packaging solutions. Here is an overview of everything you need to know about these machines.
The very essence of a VFFS machine lies in its name: it forms, fills, and seals packages vertically. The automated packaging process starts by feeding a continuous flat roll of plastic film through the machine. The film is formed into a bag shape with the help of a forming collar, following which the product is filled and the bag is sealed. This three-step process—form, fill, and seal—occurs in a vertical manner, hence the name.
A typical VFFS machine is made up of several core components, each having a specific function in the packaging process.
Film Roll: The film roll forms the basis of the package. The choice of film material largely depends on the product to be packaged, shelf life requirements, and cost considerations. Plastic films like polyethylene, polypropylene, and various laminates are commonly used.
Forming Collar: The forming collar, or forming tube, takes the flat film and transforms it into a cylindrical shape, effectively creating the “bag” in which the product is filled.
Vertical Seal Bar: Once the film is shaped, the vertical seal bar creates the longitudinal “back” seal of the bag, securing the sides of the bag together.
Filling System: The filling system is a critical part of the VFFS machine. Depending on the product to be packaged, the filling system could be volumetric (for solid products), gravimetric (for products that need to be weighed), or liquid/paste fillers.
Horizontal Seal Bars: The final step in the process involves the horizontal seal bars, which seal the “top” of the bag (which becomes the bottom of the next bag).
Understanding the packaging process in more detail can help to appreciate the efficiency and versatility of VFFS machines.
One of the biggest advantages of VFFS machines is the variety of bag types they can produce. Depending on the product and specific packaging needs, you can choose from several styles:
Pillow Bags: The simplest and most common bag style, ideal for a wide range of products.
Gusseted Bags: These bags have added volume and stability, making them perfect for bulkier items.
Block Bottom Bags: These bags stand upright on shelves, making them great for retail display.
4-Side Seal Bags: Ideal for flat, non-bulky items. All four sides of the bag are sealed for a uniform appearance, often used for products like coffee, tea, or powdered mixes.
Stick Packs and Sachets: Small, slim bags used for single-serve portions, popular for products like sugar, condiments, or pharmaceutical powders.
Sales always will ask you for the bag type and bag size, also the product type/size and packing weight range.
Here are the table show you the bag type that different machine can pack.
The applications of VFFS machines span across various industries, each leveraging the speed, efficiency, and versatility these machines offer.
Food Industry: VFFS machines are prevalent in the food industry, packaging products like cereals, coffee, spices, snacks, grated cheese, and even fresh produce. The machines are adaptable to handle varying product characteristics – from dry to moist, and from granular to whole pieces.
Pharmaceuticals: These machines provide the precision required in the pharmaceutical industry, often packaging pills, capsules, and powders. Some machines can even package multiple items into a single bag, such as a pill bottle along with an informational leaflet.
Chemicals and Agriculture: VFFS machines are also used to package chemicals and agricultural products like seeds, fertilizers, detergents, and cleaning supplies. These often require specialty films that are resistant to the specific chemical being packaged.
Personal Care: The personal care industry uses these machines for packaging a wide array of products including shampoo, lotions, creams, and even individual wipes. The diversity of bag styles and sizes offered by VFFS machines meet the varied demands of this industry.
The growing popularity of VFFS machines can be attributed to the multitude of benefits they offer:
VFFS machines can be categorized into two main types based on their operational modes: intermittent motion machines and continuous motion machines. The choice between the two depends largely on the specific requirements of the packaging operation.
Intermittent Motion VFFS Machines：
In an intermittent motion VFFS machine, the film is advanced in a start-stop manner. The sequence of operation is generally as follows:
This type of machine is highly versatile and can handle a wide range of product types, bag styles, and sizes. However, due to the stop-start nature of its operation, the packaging speed of intermittent motion machines is typically lower than that of continuous motion machines.
Continuous Motion VFFS Machines：
In a continuous motion VFFS machine, the film is always moving. The machine continuously forms, fills, and seals the bags without stopping. This process is achieved through the following steps:
Continuous motion VFFS machines offer higher packaging speeds, making them ideal for high-volume applications. However, they can be more complex and may require more precise control over the product feed, as the product must be dropped into the moving film tube.
|MODEL||VFJ-520 Intermittent||VFJ-520V Continuous|
|Max roll fifilm width||520mm||520mm|
|Packing speed||5-60 bag/min||Max. 180 bags / min|
|Air consumption||0.4m³/min 1.0Mpa||0.4m³/min 0.7Mpa|
|Power voltage||2.7kW 220V 50/60HZ||5KW 220V 50/60HZ|
Making the Right Choice:
When deciding between an intermittent and continuous VFFS machine, several factors should be considered:
Quality control is a crucial aspect of the packaging process, ensuring the consistency and integrity of each package.
Weighing Systems: Many VFFS machines incorporate precise weighing systems to ensure each package contains the correct amount of product.
Seal Integrity: Advanced sensing and control systems monitor the heat sealing process to ensure each bag is sealed properly.
Metal Detection: Some VFFS machines include built-in metal detectors to ensure product safety.
Vision Systems: These are used for real-time inspection of the packages for defects or inconsistencies.
14 heads combine weigher
Matching with packing machine to reach high speed and accuracy
10 heads combine weigher
Matching with packing machine to reach high accuracy
Z shape elevator
Automatic feeding to the weigher
Single hopper elevator
Automatic feeding to the volumatic cup device
Manual droping block or fragil product to hopper to reach one dump one pack
Finished product elevator
Finished product carry away machine
Round rotating table
Round rotating table for easy picking.
Matching with auger filler to elevate powder and flour product
Elevating material in a good environment.
Measuring powder and flour product
Big four head weigher
Suitable for big bulk prodcut measuring and filling
Weight detecting machine
Selecting finished product which can not reach the target weight
Choosing the right VFFS machine involves several considerations. Understanding the specific needs of your product and operation is crucial in making the right decision. Here are a few factors to consider:
Product Characteristics: The type, size, and consistency of the product will influence the choice of the filling system, the film material, and the bag type.
Production Volume: The required production speed will determine the size and complexity of the machine. High-volume operations may need machines with multiple filling and sealing stations.
Budget: The price of VFFS machines can vary greatly, from simple, single-station machines to complex, multi-station systems. The budget should reflect the requirements of your operation.
Maintenance and Support: Consider the availability of spare parts, technical support, and maintenance services when choosing a VFFS machine.
In order to provide you the correct packing equipment for your business. We hope we can get more information from your side. The under questions list will help us reduce the checking time and save time for you. You can download the Excel table at the end of this part.
download the Excel table at the end of this part.
01 What kind of product you are going to pack? If we can get some samples/photos to assess?
02 Could you tell us the packing weight range?
03 Do you have the sample bags and bag size?
04 If you can send us your bag photos or design? If you can send us your bags to our factory address to test?
If send sample bags need around 100-200 bags.
05 Could you let us know your plant size or layout? Is there any celling height limit?
06 What’s your factory power supply voltage type?
07 When you are going to apply this set of machines?
08 For self-use or resale to others? Which Country?
09 The packing speed requirements.
10 Other requirements for the packing process.
When you’re in the market for a Vertical Form Fill Seal (VFFS) packaging machine, the choice of the manufacturer is as important as the machine itself. Here are some factors to consider when choosing a VFFS machine and its manufacturer:
Manufacturer Reputation and Expertise: First and foremost, the reputation and expertise of the manufacturer should be taken into consideration. Research on their experience in the industry, the quality of their machines, and their track record in terms of customer satisfaction.
Machine Features and Capabilities:It’s important to fully understand the capabilities of the VFFS machine you’re considering. Key factors to assess include the types of bags it can produce, its speed, its compatibility with different packaging materials, and its ability to accommodate the specific product you intend to package.
Integration with Your Current Setup: Consider how well the new machine will integrate with your existing production line. Check whether it can seamlessly fit into your current processes or if modifications will be necessary.
Training and Support: A good manufacturer will offer comprehensive training to your staff on the operation and maintenance of the machine. They should also provide a solid after-sales service, including quick response times for technical support and readily available spare parts.
Cost is always a major factor when purchasing new equipment. However, rather than focusing solely on the initial cost, consider the total cost of ownership over the life of the machine, which includes maintenance, energy use, and consumables.
Technology and Innovation：Lastly, consider how forward-thinking the manufacturer is. Do they stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technological advancements in the packaging industry? Are their machines adaptable and upgradeable to accommodate future needs?
Proper maintenance of a VFFS machine is essential for ensuring a long and productive life. Here are some best practices:
Wearing part replacement:
VFFS Machine Maintaining:
In conclusion, investing in a VFFS machine is not just an investment in a piece of equipment; it’s an investment in efficiency, versatility, and the future of packaging. With a keen understanding of the capabilities and advantages of VFFS machines, businesses can leverage these powerful tools to drive their success and growth in the competitive global market.
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