What to Consider When Training an Employee on Impulse Sealers

Considerations when investing in an impulse sealer are not just about initial impulse sealer costs, but need to address a whole range of other factors, including what this means in terms of training employees in the use of such equipment.

These factors include, for instance, how long it will take to train them in the first place – let’s face it, not all employees working on packaging lines are necessarily technically savvy. Some pieces of equipment can be extremely complicated, requiring training for days, if not weeks, before workers are competent and confident in handling them.

This, however, is not the case with simple and easy to use Fuji impulse sealers. Required training is minimal and will be completed in next to no time, ensuring overall impulse sealer costs are not driven higher and higher by days/ weeks of time – and materials – wasted in training sessions.

Then, of course, there are the health and safety aspects of heat sealers. Constant heat sealers, for instance, represent a continual risk of injuries through employees accidentally touching permanently hot surfaces. Because impulse sealers only apply heat when in use, this risk is removed.

Additional safety features prevent fingers or other foreign objects becoming trapped, and cut-out features prevent over-heating of sealers.

In other words, impulse sealer costs will not be added to by having to pay employees on sick leave; having to find cover for them; potential compensation and other unpleasant injury related expenses.

Another health aspect to consider is keeping environmental temperatures at reasonable levels. Required to do so by law, employers often have to pay huge amounts for energy consumed by air conditioning. This cost is reduced significantly by the fact that impulse sealers do not impact environmental temperatures. As no constant heat is applied, the surrounding area is not heated up beyond safe limits, meaning A/C units can be kept running at a minimum.

Another advantage of heat being applied only when the sealer is in use is the fact that this also means energy is only being consumed when seals are being produced – no power is applied to the heater ribbon until required, keeping running costs low. This also prevents lots of time being wasted waiting for the equipment to pre-heat – impulse sealers are instantly ready for action.

In other words, impulse sealer costs do not include paying for employees standing around twiddling their thumbs while waiting for their equipment to be ready.

Naturally, it is also necessary to consider efficiency and quality of seals. Instantly ready for action, impulse sealers can produce between 1,000 and 3,000 packages per day (depending on the type of sealer) and significantly reduce labor costs by reducing packaging times.

Unlike constant heat sealers – which continually experience fluctuations in seal temperatures (caused by over-heating followed by A/C units blasting out cold air) and are subsequently prone to deteriorating seal quality – impulse sealers produce perfect high quality seals even after prolonged periods of use. The reason for this is simple. Once the precise parameters (temperature, sealing/ cooling duration, etc.) have been entered, the unit’s internal control system continually monitors and adjusts the heater ribbon’s temperature, thereby maintaining optimal conditions for strong, clean seals even during prolonged production runs.

To cut a long story short, impulse heat sealers produce consistently strong, high quality seals in large quantities, while minimal training requirements due to ease of use; low energy consumption; reduced packaging times and subsequently reduced labor expenses – as well as reduced expenses incurred through health and safety issues – mean impulse sealer costs are continually kept at a minimum. This makes them the most efficient and cost-effective solution to all packaging needs.