Form, Fill and Seal Machine
Form, fill, and seal machines are packaging equipment that use flexible,
heat-sealable, plastic film to form packages that can be filled with a
product and then sealed, and cut. There are many types of form, fill, and
seal machines. Forming machines form packages, but do not fill or seal them.
Filling machines load previously formed packages with a specific product
quantity, but do not provide closing or sealing action. Seal-only equipment
wraps or secures products, but does not form packages or fill them.
Fully automatic Form, fill, and seal machines require limited operator
intervention. Typically, operators need only replenish packaging components
by loading supply hoppers or removing completed cartons.
Form, fill, and seal machines are used to process liquids, granules,
powders, and sprays for consumer, bulk and original equipment manufacturer
(OEM) supply shipments. Packaging materials include aerosol containers, bags
and pouches, blister packs, bottles and jars, cartons and boxes, cans,
capsules, cartridges, cases, cups and trays, drums and kegs, pallets and
pails, and tubes and vials.