16 Packaging Machines with Images and Descriptions

The term packaging machine is a wide-ranging mix of machines covering many industries. There are thousands of packaging machines from large to small. Packaging machines can fill liquids, wrap products, weigh products, and protect products from transportation and storage.

The list of machines below are common packaging machines used throughout the world. Machines can vary in size dramatically, but still perform the same basic functions. All of the machines are related to the process of packaging products for transport, storage, and sale. There are many more custom and standard packaging machines used throughout the world.



Placed at the end of a packaging line to sort and gather finished products. Accumulators save space by rotating products in a collection area. There are many different sizes and configurations of accumulators depending on the application and product being packaged.

Air Pillow Machines

Air Pillow Bagging Machine

Air pillow machines insert air into pouches to create an air pillow. The air pillows are used to cushion products during transport. The air reduces voids within the package to keep products from moving during transit.

Bag Openers

Bag Opener

Bag openers use air to open different bags. A must have for higher speed bag filling operations. Most bag openers use wicketed bags or bags on rolls. As the air blows the bag open, products are inserted for packaging.

Bag Sealers

Bag Sealer

Bag sealers are used to fully enclose bags made from many different materials. The term “bag sealers” includes many different machines all designed to fully enclose and seal bags. Most bag sealers are flat wire seals to make wider and stronger seals.

Bagging Machines

Bagging Machine

Bagging machines pour products into bags after being opened. Bagging machines allow users to have consistent amounts of products placed into bags every time.

Capping Machines

Capping machine

 Cappers can be used with jugs, bottles, and jars to apply lid caps after the product fills the container. Cappers for large automated packaging lines can cap thousands of products per hour.

Carton Sealers

Carton Sealer

Carton sealers use tape to close boxes. As the box moves through the carton sealer, tape is applied. Top and bottom carton sealers seal all open box sides. Carton sealers with the right tape can reduce product damage and increase efficiency.

Case Erectors

Case Erector

Flat boxes are formed and folded for products to be inserted into. Placed at the beginning of a packaging line before a carton sealer for boxes to move along a conveyor and be packed.



With the use of a conveyor belt, a checkweigher accurately matches the weight of a product as it passes by on a conveyor belt. Users can preset a desired weight and the conveyor will stop if products are not within the desired weight.



Conveyors transport products from one location to another desired location. Conveyors can be used anytime within a packaging line. Continuous packaging lines are fully automated with conveyors from start to finish. They are one of the most important parts of fully automated packaging line. They come in a variety of sizes and types. Some are gravity powered, but most are electrically powered.

Filling Machines

Filling Machine

Filling machines are used with liquids and gels to regulate a consistent amount of liquids being placed into a bottle, jar, or other container.

Flow wrappers

Flow Wrapper

Food products all over the globe are wrapped using flow wrappers. Products wrapped with a flow wrapper have the easy tear rigid edges. Flow wrappers are for high speed packaging applications. Most flow wrappers wrap a minimum of 60 – 80 products per minute.



Used to apply labels to packages, products, containers, and more. A labeler can be handheld and used in a warehouse for labeling products and boxes. Labelers can also be on a packaging line to apply labels to bottles or finished products.

Lidding Machine

Lidding Machine

A lidding machine is used to seal a tamper evident lid over products to ensure customers products have not been opened before consumption. Sealed lids can be found under the cap of many bottles containing liquids.

Luggage Wrapping Machines

Luggage Wrapping Machine

Some airports offer the option of using a luggage wrapping machine. Many companies handling and shipping luggage use a luggage wrapping machine to bundle multiple pieces of luggage together. They help to consolidate products and reduce tampering while in transit. 

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