If you’re looking for the latest prices of sealing machines in South Africa, you’re just on the right page. Whether you’re looking to buy a nylon or polythene sealing machine or a chin-chin or pure water sachet sealing machine, you’ll learn more on this page about sealing machines as well as the prices of the various types and brands available.
A rotten tomato or a robust and fresh one? Crunchy chips or a soft and soggy one? Nobody picks stale food over fresh ones. All things fresh and crispy, the sealing machine preserves them all. From processing to the delivery of consumables, the sealing machine helps you keep food fresh and safe from contamination.
Sealing items, whether perishable or not, in plastic packaging is crucial to consumer consumption. Ranging from the food industry to the medical, industrial packaging and nuclear energy among others, sealing machines have vast use.
Why Own a Sealing Machine?
If you’re in any of the industries highlighted above, the need for a sealing machine cannot be overemphasized. Some of the advantages of using a sealing machine include:
Fresh Food Preservation
Sealing machines helps enclose delicate food items such as meat in plastic bags keeping them fresh and free from contamination before they get into the hands of the consumer.
Asides the food industry, the cosmetic, vitamin and electrical companies use sealing machines as well. Sealing machines have been widely used in the packing industry for years as plastic bags are inexpensive to fill, seal and ship.
Sealing machines are simple and cost effective to be maintained compared to other alternatives. Plastic packaging has been proven as a reliable, safe system that protects packaged goods throughout the delivery and shelf life of your products.
Sealing machine prices in South Africa
From manual sealing machines to automatic, in pneumatic, electric or stainless steel version, portable, placed on a table or on a rack with wheels, there is a wide range of sealing machines that can meet different needs to close all kind of bags and flexible pouches, from 200 up to 1800 millimetres wide, vertical or horizontal, by heat or impulse sealing.
The prices of sealing machines vary from one machine to the other based on a number of factors which include the type of plastic bag, item to be bagged, the mode and function of the sealer.
Here are the current prices of sealing machines in South Africa:
- Food Nylon Sealer Machine === R$54 – R$1,000
- Portable Household Anti Air & Water Erosion Electric Vacuum Packing Machine === R$1,000 – R$1,000
- Electric Nylon Bag Sealer & Re-sealer Machine === R$1,500
- Multifunctional Vacuum Food Sealer Automatic Sealing Packer Packing Machine === R$15,000 – R$2,000
- Battery Operated Handheld Mini Nylon Sealer/ Resealer Machine === R$1,000 – R$1,500
- Impulse Nylon Sealer === R$1,000 – R$15,000
- Compact Portable Food Sealer Automatic Electric Snacks Bag Sealing Machine === R$1,310 – R$1,000
- 110V Food Home Electric Vacuum Sealer Packaging Machine Sealer Vacuum Packer === R$12,500
- Nylon Sealing Machine === R$1,500 – R$1,000
- QASA – Nylon Sealer – QNS-3200HI === R$1,000 – N 20,000
- High Quality Nylon Sealer + Cartridge Gas === R$1,500 – N 10,000
- Electric Nylon Sealing Machine === R$1,000 – N 20,000
- Mini Plastic Bag Sealer === R$1,500 – R$1,000
Things to consider before buying a sealing machine
There are different types of sealing and packing machines available in the market and hence, it is better to understand your needs before you start shopping.
The most important factor to consider is the cost of the sealing machine with respect to your budget and needs. You must take note of the brand and model of the sealing machines according to their features and benefits. Sealers that perform lesser packaging require lesser features and are cheaper compared to those with complex packaging stages. Thus, it is best to keep in mind the necessary stages of food packaging that are covered by the equipment.
Type of storage bags
There are different types of storage bags for different purposes. It is important to know which one best suits the kind of sealing machine you expect to purchase as well as the type of product to be bagged. To ensure that your sealer is capable of sealing your material, you should know its thickness and width before purchase.
Basically, there are two main types of food packing machines; the automatic packaging machine and the semi-automatic packing machine. Vacuum and seal are the two types of controls common with basic model sealers. More controls are available with advanced models.
Another important reminder is to choose sealing machines according to the type of physical appearance of the product. The sealing machine used for powder or grainy foods differs from that used for liquid-based food items. Hence, choose which type of equipment that efficiently preserves the quality of your products.
Sealing machines in South Africa: Other Considerations
The size of a sealer depends on the width of the material to be sealed. We usually recommend adding one inch to the width of material to be sealed for easier handling. Cutters on the sealer usually trim at slightly less than width of the sealer arm.
Basically, there are two main types of sealers; impulse heat and direct heat. Impulse sealers require no warm up time and are best suited for thermoplastic materials such as polythene, nylon, bubble wraps and foil.
Direct heat or constant heat sealers use power as long as the machine is turned on and are better for sealing thick materials. Other types of sealers used for more specific types of applications include vacuum sealers, portable sealers, hand sealers, foot sealers, automatic sealers and continuous band sealers.
Heating elements are made of nickel-chromium and determine the width of the seal. There are two types of heating elements: round or flat which are interchangeable in most sealers. Sealers with two heating elements have faster heat penetration, ideal for sealing thicker materials.
Heat sealing machines are available in different sizes according to your requirements. Ranging from 200mm, 300mm, 400mm and 500mm, the sizes are determined by the sealing bar. With each sealing bar size, the size of the unit and the power output increases. The weight of the smallest units starts at 2.3kg up to the largest unit at 5.5kg. The corresponding power output starts at 0.26 kilowatts up to 0.65 kilowatts.