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The supply hopper, located above the bagging scale, is about 14’ above the floor. A supply conveyor, sometimes called feed conveyor, is used to get the processed product up and in to the bagger's supply hopper. Feed conveyors can be used to move products from a variety of upstream process equipment (i.e. mixers, blenders, dryers) or bulk bags (FIBC). Most... Read more

Valve type bags are filled with a tube inserted in a small opening (valve) on the top corner of the bag. After filling, this valve then is closed, sealing the bag. One advantage of using a valve type bags is that they do not require a bag sewing machine or bag sealer to close the bag. There are three styles... Read more

While equipment that fills bags with product can be very accurate (i.e. +/- 0.5%), they are not weight certifiable for products for sale. This is because: (1) the product is moving while it is being weighed and (2) the bag filling equipment has moving parts that can wear or be adjusted. The bag filler is not a fixed, stable platform... Read more

To fill a bag, bagging scales need a spout that fits inside the bag. The spout is determined by the application, the size of the bag and the material  of the bag.  Types: There are 2 basic types of spouts for open mouth bags: non-clamp and clamp. Non-Clamping Spouts The non-clamp spout is a simple tapered funnel where the bag... Read more

Bulk bags are used to transport and store large quantities (1,000 to 4,000 pounds) of dry materials. Bulk bags sometimes called: super sacks, FIBCs, totes or big bags are perfect for dry, pelleted, flaked, granular, or powdered products. Typically made of a poly-woven fabric, bulk bags and may have a polypropylene coating &/or a liner (poly or foil) to prevent... Read more

One of the most often used and cheapest methods to closed paper bags is to sew them closed.  There are 2 types of paper bag sewers: portable and fixed head sewing systems. Videos on bag sewers.   Portable, or handheld, sewers are usually used in: an entry level bagging operations (<5 bags/minute), when there just a few bags to sew... Read more

Poly (plastic) bag sealers use heat to “melt” the bag closed. Inpak Systems offers three types of commercial poly bag sealers: band sealers, jaw sealers and hot air sealers.   Band Sealers: Band sealers have two bands (belts), typically infused with PTFE to prevent sticking, that hold the top of the bag and carry it between heating elements which seal... Read more