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Flow Wrapping Machine

Flow Wrapping Machine

TEFUDE, a professional solution provider for flow wrapping machine, has been providing flow packing service and solution for years. You will be in good hands with the TEFUDE equipment manufacturer for discussing the options for your packaging machinery, or directly purchasing from us. No matter what flow packaging machine you are interested in, here we supply what you need.

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What is the flow wrapping machine?

The flow wrapping machine is as known as a horizontal wrapping machine, flow pack machine, or Pillow packing machine for the shape of the sealed package is pillow-like. The flow wrap machine has a strong packaging capacity and suitable for food and non-food packaging regardless. Its packaging process is carried out horizontally. The heating acts on the bottom and ends of the film to form a sealed, flexible package that is already full of products.

Pillow packing machine is a high-performance device that packaging quantities of nubbly items with film, which has been widely applied in industries such as food, hardware, daily necessities, medicine production industry, and so on.

Horizontal packaging equipment seals the product in a plastic film, which extends the shelf life by preventing dust, moisture, and air from entering the protective packaging. Packaging speeds can be as high as 300 bags per minute, depending on the industry, product, and machine model.

How does a flow wrap machine work?

The horizontal flow wrapper basically consists of an in-feed convey area, a film feed assembly, a bag former area, an end sealer, and a cutter, and an output conveys area.

  1. The individual product is placed on the in-feed conveyor to enter the forming area.
  2. The forming area makes a film tube around the product while a fin-seal is made.
  3. The end sealer and cutter make the end seals while it separates the items into the individual wrapping.
  4. The sealed and wrapped products are sent out from the output conveyor and ready to be packed ina

Why Use a Flow Wrapping Machine?

The design of the horizontal flow packing machine takes speed and efficiency into consideration. The packaging speed can be in the range from 35 bags to 300 bags per minute, depending on the product, industry, and machine model. Available in the automatic and semi-automatic, the flow wrapper can be made-to-order as per the specific needs.

1. Supreme Versatility

The market is flooded with numerous products that are flow-wrapped, which are ubiquitous in daily life. No matter what shape or feature the items are, they can be wrapped. Common applications include dry fruit, baker, medicine, daily products, hardware, toys, candy, scratch cards, and so on. The versatility is the main attraction of flow packaging equipment.

2. An Added Protective Layer

The horizontal flow wrapper packs the product into the film, which protects the product from being damaged, worn, and contaminated from outside, and prolongs the shelf life.

3. Increased Throughput

Time is money. A high-speed flow packing machine can save both time and money. The automatic machine becomes an alternative of packaging to manual-packing. Flow-wrap equipment provides a highly efficient packaging solution to wrap a wide collection of products, which packing speed can be up to 300 bags per minute.

4. Promotes Brand Awareness and Increases Brand Loyalty

There are various reasons for a consumer to buy products, including whether the items are eye-catching to draw people. Printed flow-wrap packaging comes with different colors and designs to highlight the brand. A clear flow wrap package can increase the visibility of the product, and the customer enjoys an unobstructed view of it.

5. Fast Convert

When the product is flow-packed, it is easy to convert one package size to another. The integrated conveying systems can be quickly adjusted to the needed width. The on-board computer systems can save multiple pack specifications, and the trim length and belt speed can be adjusted with the push of a button.

When a product is flow-wrapped, the film will be cut to the appropriate size of the product. Since the bag is made to size on the horizontal flow-pack machine, there is little movement in the bag once the product is packed.

What Kind of Material does Flow Wrap Machines Commonly Use?

Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene film (BOPP film), commonly used in horizontal flow packaging machinery, with high strength and clarity, is suitable for coating, printing, and laminating applications. The versatility of BOPP film makes it an ideal choice for the packaging of food, candy, and household products.

Flow pack machine price

In addition to quality, price is what customers care about most. As the flow packaging machine is customizable, and price varies, depending on the customized machine model. Normally, the market price of the pillow packing machine is generally no less than the US $23000. The complete automatic production line can reach the US $265000, which includes feeding, sorting, alignment, distribution, counting and packing, and other processes. The final cost is subject to customization. In terms of price, the most suitable is the best.

Furthermore, in addition to considering the price of the product, the purchase of a pillow packaging machine should also consider the import and export tariffs, transportation costs, and other business costs of different countries. If you are interested in the price of pillow packing machinery, you can email us to get the customized price.

Types of flow wrapping machine

Pillow type packaging machinery is often custom-tailored and designed for specific products or industries. The equipment is generally purpose-built to go along with different industries, products, and budget.

Below are the most popular packaging machines on the market.

  • Chips Packing Machine
  • Snacks Packing Machine
  • Biscuit Packing Machine
  • Candy Wrapping Machine / Confectionery Packaging Machine
  • Chocolate Packing Machine(chocolate wrapping machine, chocolate packaging machine, chocolate bar wrapping machine)
  • Bread Packing Machine
  • Banana Chips PackagingEquipment
  • Grain Packing Machine
  • Dry Fruits Packing Machine
  • Cashew Packing Machine
  • Nuts Packaging Machine

In addition to the above machines, the equipment for packing other regular items are also available such as medicine packing machine, etc. In the packaging machine industry, TEFUDE is an expert in the flow wrapping machine and will have an overall package solution to satisfy you.

Flow Wrap Machine & Pillow packing machine specification and features

1. Flow wrap machine technology specifications

Model TFD600S TFD480S TFD380S TFD320S
Bag size L 80-480mm/ W 30-220mm L 80-480mm/ W 30-220mm L 80-480mm/ W 30-220mm L 80-480mm/ W 30-220mm
Product height H 5-80mm H 5-80mm H 5-60mm H 5-35mm
Packing speed 35-120bags/min 35-220bags/min 35-300bags/min 35-300bags/min
Film width 80-550mm 80-450mm 80-350mm 80-300mm
Power supply AC 220V 50Hz AC 220V 50Hz AC 220V 50Hz AC 220V 50Hz
Total power 5.0KW 5.0KW 5.0KW 5.0KW
Machine weight 550kg 550kg 550kg 550kg
Machine size(L*W*H) 4000x950x1600mm 4000x950x1600mm 4000x950x1600mm 4000x950x1600mm

2. Flow wrap machine features:

  • Double frequency converter control, the bag length can be set and cut immediately, with no need to adjust the empty run, one step in place, saving time and film.
  • Three servo driving, motion control system CPU
  • With the humanized visual control interface, the parameter setting is convenient and quick.
  • Easy to adjust the packing speed and bag length.
  • With a high-precision and high-sensitive electric eye-tracking system, it can accurately control product position,making sealing and cutting position more accurately.
  • Independent sealing temperature control system
  • Fault self-diagnosis & eliminate function
  • Anti-cutting material, standby function without product.
  • Suitable for many kinds of packaging materials,beautiful and tight sealing.
  • A simple transmission system is simple, the work is more reliable, and the maintenance is more convenient.
  • All controls are realized by software, which is convenient for function adjustment and technology upgrade, and never lags behind.
  • Optional devices: printer, nitrogen charging device, and alcohol spraying device


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