How Does Vertical Form Fill Seal Machine(VFFS) Work?

A vertical form fill seal machine is frequently used for packing various products into bags, which are also known as VFFS. With the development of industrial technology, vertical form fill seal machines are becoming more and more popular. They are widely used in almost all industries because they are fast and economical packaging solutions and can save factory space. Whether you are a newcomer to packing machinery or a veteran who already has some experience, you may be curious about how they work. This article will introduce how the vertical fill seal machine converts film rolls into finished bags.

What is VFFS Machine?

To understand how the vertical form fill seal machine works, we must first understand what it is. Vertical form fill seal machine, also called VFFS, is a bag making and filling machine with a vertical structure. It can form the roll film into a bag, then put the product into the bag and seal it for shipment. This can not only provide a convenient and effective automatic packaging method but also save a lot of time and cost. For decades, Henan Top Packing Machinery Company has been committed to the development of this field. With rich experience and professional technology, we can provide you with the highest quality and most efficient vertical form fill seal machine.

Automatic large powder packaging machine
automatic large powder packaging machine

How Does a Vertical Form Fill Seal Machine Work?

The first step is bag making. Place the roll film on the film reel, and then the machine will pass the roll film through the bag maker to form a bag. And the bag former can be replaced, you can choose a different bag former according to your product size. Next is filling. This process is accomplished by connecting the bagging machine to a multi-head weigher or other filling machines (such as auger or pump). The last step is sealing. When the product is put into the bag, the top of the bag is sealed and then cut off. The top of the previous bag is sealed to become the bottom of the next bag, and the process is repeated. Then the wrapped bags are collected for use.

What is VFFS Packing Machine Used for?

The vertical form fill seal machine (VFFS) plays an important role in product packaging. On the one hand, it can keep items fresh for use and consumption. On the other hand, it can extend the shelf life of items for storage and transportation. Because of these advantages, the VFFS machine is widely used in the packaging of various materials:

1. Granular products: peanuts, melon seeds, popcorn, grains, soybeans, rice, coffee beans, potato chips, nails, bolts, and nuts, etc.

2. Liquid products: milk, water, wine, alcoholic beverages, soy milk, beverages, juice, yogurt, vinegar, soy sauce, etc.

3. Powder products: milk powder, chili powder, soy powder, tea powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder, coffee powder, flour, and so on.

Applications of powder packaging machine
Applications For Powder
Applications of granule packing machine
Applications Of Granule Packing Machine

What is the Structure of VFFS Packaging Machine?

A VFFS packaging machine mainly consists of the following sections:

Control System: It uses an advanced touch screen, the operation is simple and easy to understand.

Hopper: Different hoppers can convey different materials. This part can be a hopper, auger, or pump.

Bag Former: The roll film can be made into a bag through the former, and the former is replaceable. You can customize different bags former according to the size of the material.

Sealing system: It is made of pure copper and adopts advanced heat sealing technology to ensure better sealing performance.

Cutting system: The packaged products are connected together and can be cut into individual packaging bags by a cutter.

Vertical powder packing machine
structures of vertical powder packing machine

Tips for Buying a VFFS(Vertical Form Fill Seal) Machine

1. Looking for a simple man-machine interface. When buying a machine, check whether the operation interface is simple and easy to understand. Consider whether the staff can easily operate the machine after training.

2. Ask whether the machine has an automatic fault diagnosis function, including an interface that can display faults.

3. Consider whether the operation of the machine is flexible and stable. The stable and flexible operation of the machine can improve work efficiency and reduce maintenance costs.

4. Don’t buy on price. The price of the product is definitely higher than its production cost. If you only pursue low prices, you may fall into a price trap. Because many businesses sacrifice quality to lower prices in order to attract customers.

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