10 packaging machines with description and images

Metal Detectors

Metal Detector

Metal detectors are used with conveyor belts to detect metal in products. Metal detectors can be used on automated packaging lines in conjunction with checkweighers. Metal detectors can feature an auto ejection feature to automatically remove products with metal in them.



 A thin PVC film, a tray, and heat pad are used with overwrappers. Many meats, vegetables, and fruits are wrapped with overwrappers. High speed overwrappers can wrap hundreds, even thousands of products per hour. The overwrap protects consumable products from insects, dust, and other external elements.


Packaging Robot

Robots are efficient and accurate. In today’s high production packaging lines, robots are an integral part in many areas throughout the line. Robot designs and sizes can be dramatically different depending on each application.



 A scale can be used for weighing products or a collection of products within a fully automated packaging line. Scales are also an important part of packaging and shipping products via parcel or freight. All outgoing products should be measured and weighed when shipping via parcel.

Shrink Tunnels

Shrink Tunnel

Using heat and a conveyor belt, shrink tunnels move products through a heated chamber. The heat from the tunnel causes shrink wrap materials to shrink and conform to the product being wrapped.

Shrink Wrap Sealers

Shrink Wrap Sealer

Shrink wrap sealers use heat to mend shrink wrap materials together. Shrink wrap sealers seal and cut excess film for better looking seals. Different than bag sealers which feature wider seals for better closure.

Skin Packaging Machines

Skin Packaging Machine

Skin packaging machines use heat and a vacuum to pull a clear facing onto a backerboard. The clear film has an adhesive for the film to stick to the backer board. Heavy products can be skin packaged to prevent movement during shipping.

Strapping Machines

Strapping Machines

Strapping machines are perfect for bundling multiple items together. A polypropylene strapping is wrapped around products to increase strength or attach multiple products together. Fully automatic strapping machines are capable of doing more than a strap per second.

Stretch Wrap Machines

Stretch Wrap Machine

Stretch wrap machines are used to apply stretch film to pallets of products. The stretch film pulls tightly around the pallet being wrapped to hold products in place during shipping. There are many different designs for stretch wrap machines based on production levels. The most common stretch wrap machines are turntable stretch wrap machines. The turntable rotates pallets as the film is being applied.

Vacuum Sealers

Vacuum Sealer

Vacuum sealers are used to modify the air within a package. Modified Air Packaging or MAP is used to help extended the shelf life of consumable products. By reducing oxygen content within a package products can last longer and spoilage can be reduced.

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