Not everyone may know and be interested in a vacuum packaging machine, but this equipment has made a huge impact on the packaging industry. It has also made a difference in everyone’s life, one way or another. In fact, it has become a popular smart kitchen accessory over the years.
Other terms used to refer to this machine are the chamber vacuum packer and the external vacuum packer or external bag machine. The external bag machine is ideal for home use, while the chamber vacuum machine, which is big and heavy, is commonly used in commercial settings.
Vacuum Packaging Machines for Home Use
A vacuum packaging machine helps reduce waste, allowing food to last longer. If you want to get your own external bag machine, you need to decide on your budget. If you buy cheap ones, you will get what you pay for. Choose the machine that works well and will keep working well for a long time. Check out also the warranty provided for the machine you will purchase.
This home use vacuum packer has an open port the vacuum bag is attached. When you switch the machine on, the air is emptied. With some external bag machines, the heat sealing of the bag is done at the same time. While with other vacuum packers, sealing of the bag is done separately.
Vacuum Packaging Machines for Business
In the past, only the major fruit and vegetable exporters have the access to vacuum packaging machines. However, because of the recession, prices of these machines fell dramatically, making them far more accessible and affordable to smaller businesses. The problem, however, with these businesses is that they are not used to maintain and keep these machines. Keep in mind that if these machines are not maintained to a good standard, they are most likely to go wrong and you will be spending on repairs. The main areas to monitor include the seals and the heating strip.
The entire process of vacuum packaging greatly depends upon the quality of the seals used. Otherwise, it will not be good to use anymore. When the bag is fastened to the machine, the entire area around it must be sealed to create a vacuum. Then, all the air is sucked out, which is why it is called vacuum. Eventually, after many uses, the seals have a tendency to wear out and lose its ability to create a seal.
The heating strip is another important part of the machine. You’ll often find the strip covered with Teflon. This covering prevents the strip from sticking to the bag. The Teflon can last for several years, depending on the usage and maintenance, but a qualified technician can easily replace it if the need arises. You will know that it is time to replace it when the strip starts to stick to the bags.